Our latest guest comments...

Below are some of the lovely reviews we have received from past guests…

A. Lawson (November 2023)

"Fabulous property for our family reunion. Very clean and comfortable with everything and more you require."

T. Cochrane (October 2023)

"Kevin & Leah were very helpful & always on hand, nothing was too much trouble & always on hand. The house was more than adequate @ had everything we needed. Cannot rate this property high enough & we will defo be coming back. So thank you Kevin & Leah was a pleasure."

T. Hardcastle (October 2023)

"A fabulous cottage, clean, comfortable with every thing we needed and more to make our stay just perfect. The views were amazing. The hamper and homemade cake a delicious and welcome surprise."

T. Lockhart (September 2023)

"The very best self-catering holiday cottage experience we have had.
Everything has been thought of, we want for nothing.
Special mention must be made of the accessible room. This room sets a standard that all other businesses could learn something from.
Great location, luxurious quality, very well equipped… you owe it to yourself to try Vesta View."

S. McEwan (September 2023)

"It was a fantastic place to stay, every room was modern with a touch of country living. The views of the surrounding area was stunning from the bedrooms and garden area. One thing we all liked as a group of 9 was it was very secluded and quiet. I would return again in a heart beat. I would highly recommend."

S. Scott – Malden (August 2023)

Great location for visiting Hadrian’s Wall.
"Shepherd’s Retreat is in a wonderful location for visiting Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads. The views from the house are beautiful and the house is small but comfortable and in a very peaceful location. The kitchen is well stocked and the owners leave some nice welcome items to greet you. The information given to you in advance is very detailed and helpful".

C. Graham (June 2023)

“Very and kind and welcoming hosts. There were lots of lovely personal touches which made the stay for a birthday very special. Lovely surroundings in the middle of the Northumberland national park, literally on Hadrians Wall. Would definitely recommend this stay.”

E. Gnaulati (June 2023)

"Perfect "bookend" to our three -week vacation in the UK. Great jumping off point to various locations on Hadrian's Wall! Lovely cottage! Loved the chickens too"

V. Hoy (June 2023)

"What an amazing retreat from the hustle bustle of tourism. Beautiful weather (Thanks for including this in the letting!) and fascinating history, walks and countryside. Loves being on the farm - we should have stayed longer! Everything we needed."

S.B. Narayanan (May 2023)

"We had a lovely weekend!!! Lovely house with a fab view, all set to welcome us. Everything was beyond our expectations. Not to forget the friendly / hens/ roosters and cattle. Thank you for the delicious cake and welcome hamper. Definitely will come back and will recommend to others"

D. Horsley (April 2023)

"We had a wonderful few days, the house came equipped with everything needed! Despite the poor weather the BBQ was a touch! Would absolutely return to this property. Everyone slept well it even comes equipped with natural alarm clocks :)"

S. Mckirdy (March 2023)

"Vesta View was a wonderful setting for a family gathering. It was probably the best equipped holiday house we’ve ever stayed in. The setting was beautiful and the hosts Leah and Kevin were friendly and helpful. We would defiantly stay there again Thanks for a relaxing and comfortable stay."

V. Trandeva (March 2023)

"Thank you very much for the lovely welcome pack!

Your place is lovely, we had an amazing time here. You have thought about everything and we did not miss a thing.

Thank you very much Kevin and Leah for making our stay very special!"


Alison (March 2023)

"Wonderful stay - would highly recommend

Fantastic location and peaceful surroundings."

J. Parnaby (January 2023)

"We booked this place to get the family together for a belated Christmas celebration. My family and I loved it and I definitely have scored a lot of brownie points for finding and arranging. Place was spotless, facilities excellent and all equipped to a high standard. Area was remotish yet easy to find with the host instructions. Views of sunrise and sunset and everything in between were stunning. Would re-book without hesitation. Thank you."

K. Robertson (January 2023)

"We stayed here for my partners 30th 10 friends together and it was absolutely lovely, beautiful location and stay. Will most definitely be returning 🥳"

V. Frankish (December 2022)

"A great place in a beautiful location, definitely improved by the snow! Kevin & Leah were great hosts and the property had everything we needed for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Would highly recommend this lovely property in a beautiful part of the world."

via Euans Guide Website

"A beautiful spacious house for a family gathering in a lovely location with great views.
I am a wheelchair user and the space was perfect. The wet room was ideal and had everything for someone with limited mobility. The house is surrounded by trees and the garden bird life was amazing. The grandchildren specially loved the chickens in the garden. Leah and Kevin make sure we had everything we needed and they even left us a homemade chocolate cake a lovely touch".

via Accessible Holiday Escapes Website

"Kevin and Leah’s beautiful home is arguably one of the best I have ever stayed in! Spacious bedrooms and bathrooms which were absolutely immaculate. I would highly recommend Carraw to groups of all ages especially families. Carraw is an enchantment within its own right".

via Accessible Holiday Escapes Website

"Such a beautiful house! Well thought out supplies provided for the weekend. Beautiful views and a fantastic log-burner. We even got complimentary homemade chocolate cake and jams. 10/10…we’ll definitely be back".

via Accessible Holiday Escapes Website

"The wheelchair-accessible ground floor room is well thought out with good wet-room facilities. The views are stunning. Had a very relaxing evening sat in the lounge watching the sun cast beautiful shadows over the fells. Perfect".

via Accessible Holiday Escapes Website

"Just back from an amazing stay at Vesta View. Fabulous spacious house which was immaculate and very well equipped to a very high standard, Leah and Kevin have literally thought of everything. Plenty of space to cook and relax together and the bedrooms were lovely, all with en-suite facilities. We are a family group of 10 (3 generations) and the house was perfect for all of us. Would definitely recommend this as an amazing place to stay and the extra bonus is the fabulous view".

via Accessible Holiday Escapes Website

"After many years of experience of holiday homes, we all agreed that Vesta View is the best. The booking process was straightforward and Leah is a kind and helpful host, while also mindful of visitors’ privacy. The house itself is immaculate and all 5 bedrooms boast superb en-suite facilities. We really appreciated the space and the accessibility of the downstairs bedrooms, which made holidaying with an elderly person with disabilities so much easier. The kitchen and utility areas are well equipped and we are already missing those 180 degree views from the lounge windows."