We had stayed in this cottage a few years before. We noticed that the cottage had different owners (as the guest book did not go back beyond 18 months, so our previous review was not in the book). The cottage was comfortable, but not so welcoming as previously (I believe on arrival we had a welcome bowl of fruit, milk and bread previously). The garden was overgrown, whereas before it had been well looked after, and when we contacted the owners about a small issue (recycling food) they seemed annoyed that we had called. Despite this, we had a lovely stay and I would recommend this cottage as a good base for exploring the Northumberland coast.