Thistleyhaugh Farm

‘Wonderful location in rural Northumberland. More

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NE65 8RG

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2 lounges, garden room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden (summer house), fishing, shooting, golf, riding nearby.

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all ages welcomed.


not allowed (kennels nearby).

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MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B single £70–£90, double £100.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Wonderful location in rural Northumberland. Friendly, peaceful; superb dinners and a lovely breakfast.’ Everything hit the sweet spot for one reader this year, at this Georgian farmhouse on the fringe of an organic livestock farm on Northumberland’s River Coquet. The Nelless family has farmed here for three generations, and now Enid and daughter-in-law Zoë are welcoming hostesses, ‘creating a home-from-home’. Spacious, pretty bedrooms, traditionally styled with antiques and paintings, are supplied with fresh milk and home-made biscuits, while fires burn in cosy lounges. At breakfast – and at dinner, for those who wish – guests sit down together around a beautifully set, polished table. The day might start with local sausages, home-cured bacon, free-range eggs, kippers from Craster. If there is anything you particularly want, readers report, just ask and the Nellesses will provide it next day. The wild and remote countryside offers memorable drives to gloriously photogenic Bamburgh Castle and ruined Dunstanburgh. A glass of sherry awaits your return, before a home-cooked three-course meal, perhaps roast lamb or chicken, a fruit Pavlova. (Philip Bright)

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Thistleyhaugh Farm
NE65 8RG

Guest comments

'Wonderful location in rural Northumberland. Friendly, peaceful, superb set dinners, and a lovely breakfast. We had a large and comfortable room. ' - Philip Bright - September, 2017
'I confirm all the salient points in the GHG review. Interesting fellow guests. Take time to admire the sheep. ' - E M Arnold - October, 2015
'We have stayed here before, and it was like coming home: such a beautiful house, full of nooks and crannies, 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. The bathroom had a splendid roll-top bath with a powerful shower over it. Breakfasts were very good. Evening meals, as always, were delicious . We had a very nice bottle of wine and of course the pre-dinner sherry was welcome ' - Mary Hewson - July, 2013

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide