Thistleyhaugh Farm

Morpeth, Northumberland

‘A twisty road’ leads to this ‘beautiful’ Georgian farmhouse B&B in ‘a wonderful location’ on an organic livestock farm on the River Coquet. More

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‘A twisty road’ leads to this ‘beautiful’ Georgian farmhouse B&B in ‘a wonderful location’ on an organic livestock farm on the River Coquet. The Nelless family have farmed here for four generations, raising sheep, cattle and poultry to high welfare standards. This is a real home-from-home, its rooms ‘full of nooks and crannies, and lots of beautiful furniture and ornaments’. A ‘large, well-equipped’ bedroom had fresh milk in a fridge, home-made shortbread, ‘exquisite bedlinen with drawn threadwork’, a bathroom with ‘a splendid roll-top bath and a powerful shower over it’. Another room sports a king-size American four-poster. But it is Mrs Nelless who ‘makes it so special’, with her friendly, open manner and a hug for one departing guest. A ‘lovely’ breakfast, served beneath an antique grandfather clock, sets guests up for a walk on Longhorsley Moor, or a drive to the coast. Other choices include a full English with Stornoway black pudding, local bacon and sausages; smoked salmon and scrambled egg. Dinner is no longer offered, but there is pub grub to be had at the Shoulder of Mutton in Longhorsley, and Morpeth is a seven-mile drive. (PB)

Hotel details

Address

Longhorsley
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 8RG
England

Telephone

01665 570629

Bedrooms

4.

Open

Feb–Christmas (closed at Christmas).

Facilities

2 lounges, garden room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 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 £80, double £110.

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