Guest book 2013

Can we both just say a massive thank you! Our welcome could not have been more welcoming or friendly and this set the tone for a fantastic night. After a hectic year, in particular the last 6 weeks, this was the perfect de-stress needed before Christmas. the location and room were and are outstanding. As the visit was a surprise for me, discovering the hot tub and sauna was an added bonus. On a cold but clear night I cannot think of anywhere else in the world I'd rather have been. the bed is so good, I cannot tell you the last time I slept that long or so well! I don't even know where to begin with breakfast...! We will certainly be back! P.S. Writing this on the massage chair - another brilliant feature!

C and R, Edinburgh, December 2013


What a wonderful remote outpost - the perfect remedy and opportunity to unwind. So glad to have found you. Such incredible attention to detail - you really have thought of everything. Thanks for looking after us so well. We loved the room, our evenings in the sauna and hot tub under the stars and of course the amazing breakfasts we demolished each morning! We will definitely be back.

L and D, Glasgow, November 2013


I like check lists! They are informative and give you what you need to know quickly and succinctly without getting lost in endless prose...

Stunning location - tick

Beautiful accommodation - tick

Quirky with lovely personal touch - tick

Genuinely friendly hosts - tick

Fantastic hot tub and sauna - tick

Gorgeous and plentiful breakfast - tick

Lots of beautiful walks / rides / views - tick

Cute and friendly dogs to provide ad hoc entertainment - tick

Their own shop selling lovely and unusual products - tick

Will come again - BIG tick!

I would also add that any one with even the slightest interest in the stars should check out the Kielder Observatory. we went along to a public star gazing event and although the Gods were unkind and we attended in atrocious weather and had difficulty in seeing the road let alone the stars, we still had a fantastic evening with a very informative talk given by the lead astronomer, who (even though apparently had a brain the size of a planet) still managed to convey things in an understandable and interesting way. Thanks again Christa and Del, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

J and L, North Yorks, November 2013



Thank you for a lovely nights stay. I am so happy I chose Singdean over larger hotels such as Gleneagles or Cameron House. The room, location, experience and Breakfast were all far superior. we absolutely loved the sauna and hot tub as well as all the attention to detail in the room. The only problem we have now is do we tell our friends or keep this place special to us. I am sure you will see us again.

M and M, Perthshire, November 2103


Thank you Christa and Del for a fantastic and relaxing stay. Singdean truly is a magical place and we felt far removed from the everyday grind. The suite is so comfortable and cosy, we loved all the little touches and the breakfasts were delicious and the hot tub and sauna absolutely perfect. Iain was very pleased to be able to show off his knowledge of the sky at night! We can't wait to come back! Many many thanks.

L and I, Edinburgh, November 2013



Thank you for such a wonderful weekend...it was everything we imagined and more and certainly just what the doctor ordered! Every detail was just perfect and the breakfast, delicious! Highly recommend the Sunday roast, what a treat! The 26 mile bike track around Kielder Water was exhausting but well worth it for the views - take the whole day, we had to rush in 4 hours! The Pheasant for supper was ideal - good ale, lovely food and relaxing atmosphere. Overall an idyllic location, excellent concept and wonderful hosts. We will be back.

P and J, Oxford, October 2013


Many thanks for making our short break away very special. The room is beautiful, the scenery fantastic and we felt so relaxed after our stint in the hot tub and sauna - perfect! And as if it couldn't get any better, our breakfast - c'etait un vraiment plaisir manger tous les petits plats gre vous avez prepares! Already planning our return...merci bien!

K and T, Glasgow, October 2013


Thank you for making our 3rd anniversary so special - we've had a wonderful time and really wish we could stay longer! Love all the little decorative details in the room. It's so cosy and comfortable and you've provided everything we could need and more. The Alpine style breakfast was a refreshing change from a full English and a great way to wake up. Took loads of photos of the gorgeous landscape ( and 100's of re toadstools!) on our walk through the forests around Singdean and Hermitage Castle was well worth a visit - bleak and spooky MacBeth-y in the mist! We loved the hot tub and sauna so much - fragrant and relaxing and rather romantic!

C and R, W. Yorks, September 2013


The perfect B and B! Christa and Del have thought of everything - fantastic! We will be back - in the meantime off home to see how we can fit a sauna in the back garden! With all good wishes,

A and A, North Berwick, September 2013


Thank you very much - fantastic location, lovely suite and 'yummy' breakfasts - and all your help in enabling us to continue our 'round England' walk (yes we know we're in Scotland!). All the best in the future.

M and D, September 2013


Ticks all the boxes! Daisy - our dog, has never felt so welcome (as were we)! The decor, location, hot tub , sauna and food is wonderful. Christa and Del certainly know how to run a 4 star B and B! Lovely place, lovely people. We will be telling everyone about you! Thank you for a great stay.

L and E, Bath, September 2013


We really do congratulate you for creating such an amazing country getaway. It is rare in the UK to be truly 'off grid' anywhere that is remotely hospitable, and yet there is hospitality in abundance, but none of the modern terror that is mobile phone connection! In the spirit of things, we have kept the TV off and managed to get back some of the other things on our list (for me, grappling with a novel that I've been working on for years! - for the Doc, a conference paper due in 2 weeks!). The facilities are perfect, the breakfast exquisite. The sauna and hot tub are inspired. We really hoe you have continued success with the B and B and the shop, and will definitely recommend this experience to our friends. After all, who can resist the twittering of the house martins and the affectionate nibbles of the worlds cutest dog?!

J and C, Sheffield, September 2013


Can only echo what others have said, absolutely wonderful setting, fantastic place with friendly and helpful owners. Everything was perfect - you knew as soon as you stepped through the door that you were going to be cosy and comfy with all the beautiful furnishings and little touches here and there to make the place what it is, a lovely little retreat. Thank you Christa and Del, you have done a wonderful job here and best of luck with your future projects.

C and S, Wooler, August 2013


Thank you for a wonderful stay - just what we needed on the last night of our holiday. The facilities and hospitality were outstanding - everything we could've wanted had been thought through. The surroundings were amazing - the journey here made it all the more special. Thanks again.

V and A, Fife, August 2013


A beautiful place to relax, unwind and let the world go by...The most relaxed B and B we've ever stayed in, hot tub, breakfasts, the room, the bed, everything about Singdean is amazing! We will return.

J and L, July 2013


This I think is the most wonderful place / B and B I've stayed in, in the UK. So peaceful, so welcoming and very hospitable. We have thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days here and will definitely be recommending to friends back home. The breakfast were gorgeous and the bed sooo comfy : ) You've done a fantastic job making this little gem of a getaway special and homely...THANK YOU

H and A, Hampshire, July 2013


Wow! What an amazing place, we were absolutely blown away. It is truly magical, fabulous hosts and quirky room, never stayed in anything like it before!! Never been anywhere that felt so homely and comfortable, left reality for a short while!! Lots of fun with Milka, really enjoyed the views, walks, hot tub, sauna and lovely filling breakfasts! Will definitely be back again, all the best for the future, see you soon,

J and C, Manchester, June 2013


Singdean is 'proper' good!!!Comfortable and relaxed with great hosts. Highlights were the sauna and hot tub particularly at night watching the stars on a crystal clear night. Also almost got lost in 'Hellshole'. Take a map if you go walking there. The 'Horse and Hound' in Bonchester did great pub food and were very friendly. All in all, just a great weekend and we will be back. PS the breakfasts were fantastic!!

N and N, June 2013


Wow!! What an amazing place. From the warm welcome when we arrived from Christa and Del, to the fantastic scenery, quirky suite, hot tub and sauna. All of it absolutely superb. Special mention to the beautiful and rather filling breakfasts, that set us up for a day of exploring this remote part of the UK. We will definitely  be returning again in the future as it ticked all the boxes and more, for a great relaxing weekend getaway. The bed is so comfortable and all the little treats from the muffins to the shortbread make this an extra special place to stay. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.

G and H, County Durham, May 2013


What a find!!  A little piece of Heaven in so many ways – thank you Christa and Del – you provided us with the perfect last night to our holiday.  Your attention to detail, welcome and quality combine to make something very special – I have made so many friends envious when I tell them about Singdean and hanselundgretel.  My impulse purchase on leaving has also proved well worth it as I have never, ever had such a comfortable pair of shoes – thank you! We will be in touch to book a return, only shame we are not a little nearer as the odd weekend break would be wonderful.

H and D, Birmingham, May 2013


We've had a lovely time and were so impressed with everything. We loved the fabrics, woods, textures (rough, woody, cosy), the colours, sitting in the hot tub (twice!), looking at the stars with candles flickering. It was so kind of Del to drive us to the pub so I didn't have to dive. Thank you! And the breakfast! Delicious. Brought by elves in the morning...What a delightful treat. All in all a wonderful treat, a wonderful couple and we'll certainly be back! We've had a relaxing time, a fabulous sleep and so enjoyed the scents and comfort of an Alpine style stay in the Borders.

S and P, May 2013


As outstanding the surroundings undoubtedly are, the most fabulous part of the night away for us were our charming hosts and the beautiful suite. Literally everything we could have asked for and so much more. If Carlsberg made Bed and Breakfast........Many thanks

N and A, Edinburgh, April 2013


Thank you to Christa and Del for helping to make our 1st wedding anniversary such a special occasion at Singdean. We were thrilled with the attention to detail and friendly welcome, the beauty of the natural surroundings, as well as the cosy accommodation, amazing sauna and hot tub and totally delicious breakfast! It was a completely luxurious and relaxing break and we loved every minute! It's proving hard to readjust to everyday life afterwards!

E and T


Hi Christa,thanks again to you and Del for a great stay at Singdean this weekend, we loved every minute!  We hope to be back one day... Also to say I forgot to pick up the champagne cork from your garden on Saturday night.  We popped it at the table outside the hot tub, and it flew quite far down (much to our surprise!).  I just don't want Milka to find it first...!
Thanks again

J and F


Many thanks for the lovely warm welcome... The cosy mountain retreat was just what I needed, sleep was wonderful!! And all the little treats made me feel very special! Thank you so much.

S


What a magical start to the year Singdean has been. Driving into Singdean was an absolute joy - rolling Scottish landscape, forests as far as the eye can see and big Winter skies. Highlights for us have been the warmest of welcomes along with the beautiful interiors of the suite and the sweeping Scottish landscape - oh and the breakfast has been a big treat too! Thank you Christa and Del for a really magical start to 2013 - Singdean has blown us away and we literally cannot wait to come back.

A,A,E and A

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