Reviews 2017

We aren’t on tripadvisor, or any of the other big sites, so these are reviews written by our guests at Singdean. You can also see some here on the Sawdays website. 

A few days to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. wonderfully relaxing place to unwind, drink prosecco and indulge in the sauna and hot tub. Highly recommend a moonlit dip - the water was still easily warm enough for an 100pm full moon star lit experience. Great way to unwind after mountain biking at Kielder. Thank you Christa and Del for your welcome.

N and R, Lancaster, August


My wife and i came to relax for a couple of days after our wedding and how relaxed we were! The sauna and hot tub along with all the little touches and fragrances were just perfect. Our first trip but definitely not our last! Thank you Christa and Del

M and G, August


All the entries intros book are so complimentary because the experience that Singdean offers is so unique.

The peace and tranquility suggested by the website drew us here and have certainly had a calming effect. We haven’t slept as well in a long time!

The weather has been lively for the duration of our stay so our walks and visits have not lacked atmosphere. Hermitage Castle under brooding and laden skies will live in the memory! Our walk around Kielder when the rain was prolonged and torrential at times was particularly enjoyable because we knew we had Singdean to return to. The sauna and hot tub in bright sunshine were blissfully relaxing.

We wish Christa and Del all the best with the new chalet with its many frustrations. We look forward to booking it sometime not too long in the future.

J and S, Cheltenham, July


We booked this special B and B to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary, just a week after returning from Switzerland just to sustain the Alpine feel! We enjoyed the friendly, relaxed welcome from christa and Del who really put themselves out to ensure your stay is everything you could wish for. The accommodation is comfortable, quirky and charming. Very importantly, the bed is really comfy! Also the breakfast is great and quietly served up without fuss behind the curtains….!

The location of Singdean is lovely and tranquil, with plenty of wildlife to observe, a pleasant thing to do when you are relaxing in the hot tub. Unfortunately not even Christa and Del can control the weather and we had some heavy rain! We had booked the observatory on Friday evening which was very interesting but didn’t;t see a single star. Ah well, there’s always next time. 

Many thanks to Christa and Del and all the best with the Big Chalet Build!

G and N, Hartlepool, July


Thank you Christa and Del! Our first visit but I’m sure it won’t be the last. We have enjoyed the whole wonderful experience from the beautiful decor, scenery and lovely breakfasts! The sauna and hot tub are the icing on the cake. They make it an even more magical experience. So very relaxed now but back to the real world but hope to be back. All the best with the Chalet and hope it opens on time, Looking forward to seeing git finished!

S and B, Edinburgh, July


Well, this is our 4th visit and the 2nd this year! We absolutely love love coming here to visit, always made to feel welcome. The new hot tub is hot, hot, hot!!We also loved pulling up and seeing your next adventure in motion and I have no doubt that it will be as magical as the b and b. We will be back for the grand opening! 

H and G, July


Singdean, an oasis in a busy life…the host and hostess couldn’t have made our stay any more special, from the warm welcome and attention to detail and off course the elves that prepared the delivered breakfast each morning. Our stay was perfect in every way and will definitely be back soon… Thank you again Christa and Del

C and S, Leicester, July


After a rather stressful year, I was wanting to escape entirely from the modern world and seek some much needed quiet relaxation -  and I absolutely found it. Singdean is such a beautiful little jewel in the refreshingly beatific landscape of the Scottish Borders. It feels immediately like home, and is incredibly well designed, all the of the interior details are gorgeous right down to the way it smells.

I had a fantastic and silent nights sleep in a very comfy bed and woke up to fresh coffee, birdsong and an extremely tasty and thoughtful breakfast.

The sauna and hot tub are quite simply the icing not eh cake - I spent hours sitting in the rain whilst perfectly and blissfully relaxed, listening to nature. 

Lastly but most importantly, the hosts Christa and Del make you feel very at home and are very lovely people who should be so proud of the experience they provide to people here. As someone who’s working life does not give me much opportunity for quiet, the absolute silence and wonderful atmosphere were lovely! I will make this a yearly treat : )

N, Beverley, Hull, July


Our 2nd visit to the beautiful, tranquil, relaxing Singdean. We loved it as much as our first visit. Just as we remembered it, nothings changed except for the nearly built ‘chalet’ which we are looking forward to booking for next years visit. We’re sure it will be as perfect to stay in as our room here now. With Christa and Dels attention to detail and design making yet another very special place to stay. 

Had a couple of days ‘off grid’ to catch up on ourselves and celebrate our anniversary. Thank you for your hospitality once more. You’re both doing a great job here, so welcoming and friendly. We will be back, many thanks.

S and G, Lancashire, June


What a wonderful place! So relaxing, room so cosy, loved hot tub and sauna. Slept like a log… Del and Christa so welcoming, definitely be returning. Should be on everyones bucket list : )

J and M, Whitby, June


Beautiful birthday treat. Our 2nd visit here and loved it more than the first time. We will be back.

K and A June


Our first visit to Singdean and it definitely won’t be our last! From the moment of arrival we were made to feel very welcome. Your attention to detail is amazing and helped us relax and unwind from our busy lives. The hot tub and sauna were truly amazing. You’re both great hosts and we look forward to seeing you in the near future!

J and N, Co Durham, June



We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Singdean but now we have a bit of a dilemma. We want to shout from the rooftops of our wonderful experience here but at the same time we don’t want it to be overbooked for when we decide to return! You have made us feel so very welcome and have made celebrating our silver wedding anniversary so much more special. We honestly couldn’t ask for anything more (OK, maybe a bit of sun but we’ll try next time!) Again many thanks for you hospitality Christa and Del and hope to see you again. All the best

T and N, South Tyneside, June



Our 4th visit to Singdean and we can honestly say we never tire of visiting here. It has been great to come and witness the construction of ‘The Chalet’ and we are really looking forward to returning to stay there! As warm a welcome as ever from Christa and Del, the best nights sleep, the loveliest breakfasts and the fab hot tub and sauna make Singdean a perfect place for a break. George the dog feels quite at home now too! Thank you Christa and Del yet again for a lovely stay and look forward to seeing you again soon!

E and A and G, May



Thank you for an amazing stay! We fell in love with the place as soon as we arrived. Every detail of Singdean has been made with such love and thoughtfulness and that is felt. Thank you for being such lovely hosts, we will be back next year!

J and C, Whitley Bay, May



Where to start…Thank you so much Del and Christa for providing us with the most tranquil and relaxing mini break anyone could ask for. From the moment we arrived and were greeted so warmly it was very obvious we were going to enjoy every moment. Walking to the room we were astounded by the attention to detail; everything Alpine and more. We were made to feel so welcome it helped to de-stress and forget about the everyday grind.

The sauna and hot tub were an incredible experience, fairy lights, nature, the sound of silence, who could ask for more. A brilliant way to unwind in magnificent surroundings.

We feel sad that we are leaving but have been sent away with the most incredible Alpine breakfast which reminded me so much of Austria; meat, cheese, porridge to die for and the perfect toast.

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your prefect home, we will surely be back (sooner rather than later hopefully). A wonderful experience with special memories made.

R and T, May



A magical 2 night stay on our way back to Manchester from Dornoch. We will be back. You have created a warm, welcoming and wonderful place to stay. Calm. Tranquil. Relaxing. And we were able to enjoy super weather during the day and clear nights. Hoping to create some of the sense of the place by buying up half the stock in the shop next door!

M and S, April


Wow - what a wonderful place! It is absolutely beautiful and everything is so cosy and tactile. And what an amazing experience to sit in the hot tub under a clear incredibly starry sky. Hope we may visit again

D and S, April


Stayed on the way back from my sisters wedding as my sister told me it was her favourite place and she knew I’d love it. The perfect place to relax after a busy weekend! Sunning views. Amazing hot tub and sauna. Great secluded location. Comfortable bed. Great breakfast. Hopefully we’ll get to visit again sometime, we’d definitely recommend!

C and D, March


Just came back from a week abroad and wanted something special for our last night before going back to reality. Well, Singdean couldn’t have been more perfect. The suite was cosy and warm with a delightfully comfy bed. All the little touches just made it extra special. The sauna and hot tub are magnificent. It really is something amazing in a beautiful location. Thank you for such a lovely stay and we hope it won’t be the last.

N and L, March


This was our 2nd visit and we loved it just as much as the first time. We’ve had 4 seasons in one stay. Sun, fog, rain and snow - and it all adds to the experience.

Very buzz word at the moment, the the Danish word ‘hygge’ could definitely have been invented for Singdean. Meik Wiking has written a book about it all and he says it’s ‘about an experience and an atmosphere rather than about things. it is about being with people we love. A feeling that we are safe, that we are shielded from the world and that we allow ourselves to let our guard down’ If that is so, then Singdean is Hygge.Thanks in a large part to Christa and Dels easy warmth and welcoming hospitality. . Thank you both and can’t wait to come back again.

S and I,  February


A surprise for my husbands birthday and we have had an amazing time. Away from the hustle and bustle and time to relax and just enjoy being ‘us’. Only thing I’d change is the fog! But a great excuse to come again. Hot tub and sauna was a lovely way to spend a few hours.

Thank you for a lovely stay

L and P, Newcastle upon Tyne, February


This was bought for us as a gift and it has been just amazing. really wish we could stay for longer! Feel we experienced Singdean at a magical time with ll the snow. Sitting in an amazing hot tub with snow falling is very surreal!

Can't fault the place, all the small details inside and out are so well thought out. We felt so spoilt staying here. We will definitely be recommending Singdean to all our friends who crave a night away from their kinds! We only came from Jedburgh but if feels like we are miles and miles away from everything. So relaxing. Would love to come back in the Summer months and enjoy an evening by the fire pit.

We will be sorry to leave Singdean and our happy snowman 'Burt' behind. Feel so refreshed!

K and A. February


Peaceful, cleansing and most definitely 'Gemuetlich'. Thank you for your sincere hospitality and for sharing this gem of a space with us. Sadly we didn't experience the clear skies we had hoped for but perhaps this is an incentive to return! : ) The sauna and hot tub are a welcome extension of a tasteful and well thought out home away from home. We appreciate your attention to detail. Many Many thanks and continued success in your progress.

K and T. February


One wouldn't expect to find paradise in the Scottish Borders in the beginning of February but that is exactly what you've created! Highlights included birdsong with our morning coffee followed by a fresh delicious breakfast and snowfall in the hottub! Thank you for a wonderful few days. Until next time...

M and D. February


We've had such a relaxing and rejuvenating nights stay. My favourite place - the natural beauty and the beauty you have created. Just perfect for mind, body and soul. Thank you both so much.

K and A. February


Thank you for another wonderful stay at your magical place. You really have created something special - the setting, the decor, the scent, the food, your hospitality - every last detail is just perfect. No doubt we'll see you again next year!

F and P. January


Our first visit and we have already booked for the second. We feel as if we have been here for months. Completely relaxed, taking life as it comes. Whatever the weather, the views are breathtaking and we have watched the mists roll in and then disappear in moments. It has been lovely being 'off grid' and very tempting to barricade ourselves in and stay : )

The hot tub and sauna and a revelation, we never thought that we would be tempted to go outside with little more than a bath robe and slippers on, as we watched the frost creeping up but sitting in the warmth of the hot tub gazing at the stars made us wonder why we don't do it all the time. Thank you Christa and Del, see you again soon

T and M, Cumbria. January


Wow - what can we say! Singdean is absolutely incredible. The most amazing romantic place we have ever stayed in. Singdean was recommended by some friends and what a fabulous recommendation. Everything from the location, the friendliness of Christa and Del, to the superb attention to detail. When breakfast arrived this morning, it was as though Santa had just arrived - secretive, yet perfect in every possible way. The only downside is that we have to leave. However, we will definitely be returning and definitely be recommending Singdean to all that we know. Huge huge thanks

H and J, Newcastle. January


What a special place! The attention to detail here is unlike any I've seen - the robes, the clogs, the freshly pressed apple juice, the smells. the setting is very picturesque and romantic - we woke up to frost, birds feeding outside and the sun streaming in. the bed was so comfortable and it was lovely and dark, resulting in a fantastic nights sleep.

Christa and Del are fantastic hosts, nothing seemed too much trouble. I will remember for a long time sitting in the hot tub with a glass of champagne under an incredible sky full of stars.

I will absolutely recommend Singdean, thank you so much for some very special memories.

T and J. January


Our 3rd visit here at Singdean and is still as breathtaking as the first time we came. Every time we come things are being added and it's lovely to see it develop. Can't wait to see the next development, and I'm sure it will be fab, we say just do it!!

Del and Christa, what can I say - fabulous hosts as always. Coco the dog has loved her stay here and can't wait to come back for more fussing.

G and H. January 


This is our 4th visit to Singdean and it has confirmed that it is one of our favourite getaways! We have now visited in all four seasons and have decided Autumn and Winter are our favourites. Cold dark nights for the hot tub and sauna followed by bright crisp mornings for walks. It's lovely to see all the changes. The pond now looks like it's always been part of the landscape. All the local wildlife seen to enjoy it - including Mr Heron! (perhaps he enjoys it a little too much!) We love the peace nd tranquility up here and will be back again in a few months for some more time out. Christa and Del, thank you for being such fantastic hosts as always.

C and C. January


Wow, where do we start? This is our friends (and not the last) visit to Singdean, a very thoughtful gift from our friends. We felt relaxed as soon as we pulled into Singdean, the views were breathtaking. Christa and Del were very welcoming and instantly made us feel at ease. The room is unreal and smells amazing. The sauna and hot tub were a perfect end to a perfect day! 

We woke up after the best sleep we have had in a very long time to a breakfast that had been put together with so much thought and attention and ever so lovely.

Thank you, everything you do here is just perfect. we will be back.

R and L, Darlington. January


Absolute bliss! have never felt so relaxed and refreshed. from the wonderfully warm and welcoming nature of Christa and Del to the soothing aroma of when you enter such a tasteful and calming abode, everything was superb and hopefully we can have the pleasure of experiencing it all again in the near future. Many thanks indeed for your hospitality.

V and M, Billingham. January


Amazing!! This was our second trip down here and it was just as magical as the first. Everything is just perfect. This break away from reality was exactly what we both needed, we now feel refreshed and ready for 2017.

Christa and Del - thank you for being such lovely hosts, nothing is too much trouble for you. Already planning our 3rd trip. We wish you both all the best for 2017.

J and T, Easy Lothian. January