Thistleyhaugh Farm

Longhorsley, Northumberland

A perfect example of a traditional farmhouse B&B: huge and comfortable bedrooms, generous hospitality, breakfasts to fuel the day, and the restorative peace of the countryside. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A perfect example of a traditional farmhouse B&B: huge and comfortable bedrooms, generous hospitality, breakfasts to fuel the day, and the restorative peace of the countryside. The Nelless family’s organic farm feels remote (down a network of country lanes), yet is only two miles from the main road. ‘A wonderful and peaceful location in rural Northumberland,’ say fans. The creeper-covered Georgian farmhouse, surrounded by gardens and farmland, is picture-book-perfect. Inside, Enid Nelless’s passion for art and antiques is clear: polished tables, collections of silver and china, paintings and sketches fill the rooms. Bedrooms are elegantly old-fashioned – mahogany wardrobes, ‘proper towel rails and dressing tables’, pretty lampshades and broderie anglaise bedcovers. All rooms have fresh milk and home-made biscuits; there are roll-top baths in the bathrooms. Enid and her daughters-in-law, Zoe and Janice, are praised for their ‘endlessly helpful’ manner, whether suggesting walks or nearby pubs, or drying muddy clothes. ‘Lovely’ breakfasts include home-produced bacon, eggs and honey from neighbours, and local Craster kippers. (HP)

Hotel details

Address

Longhorsley
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 8RG
England

Telephone

01665 570629

Bedrooms

4.

Open

all year except 18 Dec–8 Jan.

Facilities

lounge, garden/breakfast room, hall, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden (summer house), fishing, shooting, golf, riding nearby.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed (kennels nearby).

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £75–£90, double £100. Snack supper £12.50.

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