Thistleyhaugh Farm

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César award in 2011

Guests are ‘guaranteed a warm welcome’ at this ‘beautiful’ Georgian farmhouse on the banks of the River Coquet. It is owned and run by Enid Nelless, ‘who makes it so special, with her friendliness and easy conversation’. The Nelless family have farmed locally for three generations; the house, on the family’s 720-acre organic livestock farm, is ‘a peaceful spot – except for the sheepdogs rounding up the squealing pigs, which was great fun to watch’. There are ‘lovely furniture and ornaments’ in the public rooms; the spacious bedrooms are decorated with art and antiques. ‘Our room was very large and well equipped, with lots of storage, exquisite bedlinen; fresh milk in the fridge, and home-made biscuits. The splendid roll-top bath had a powerful shower over it.’ Guests meet for a glass of sherry in the garden room before dinner; evening meals, cooked by Enid Nelless and her daughter-in-law, Zoë, are taken communally. A typical dish: ‘delicious’ roast organic lamb from the farm, with seasonal vegetables. Breakfast is ‘very good and set us up for a day’s walking’. (MH, and others)
  • I confirm all the salient points in the GHG review. Interesting fellow guests. Take time to admire the sheep.

    E M Arnold, 01/11/2015

  • Excellent hospitality and cooking.

    Gwyn Morgan, 15/06/2015

  • We have stayed here before, and it was like coming home: such a beautiful house, full of nooks and crannies, and with lots of beautiful furniture and ornaments - but it's Mrs. Nelless who makes it so special, with her friendliness and easy conversation. Our room was large and well equipped: lots of storage, exquisite bedlinen, fresh milk in the fridge and home-made biscuits. The bathroom had a splendid roll-top bath with a powerful shower over it. Breakfasts were very good. Evening meals, as always, were delicious - especially the roast lamb and accompanying vegetables. We had a very nice bottle of wine and of course the pre-dinner sherry was welcome

    Mary Hewson, 07/08/2013

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Local attractions

Lindisfarne
An area of outstanding natural beauty, off the Northumberland coast.
Hadrian's Wall World Heritage Site
The best-known frontier in the Roman Empire.
Durham
Visit the Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle.

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Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts the following discount vouchers:

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Contact Details

Thistleyhaugh Farm

LONGHORSLEY Northumberland England NE65 8RG

Telephone

01665 570629

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

5.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year, Jan, dining room closed Sat eve.

Facilities

2 lounges, garden room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 720-acre farm, ¼-acre garden (summer house), fishing, shooting, golf, riding nearby, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed (kennels nearby).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £50, D,B&B £75.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates