Thistleyhaugh Farm

‘Take time to admire the sheep’, and much more besides, at this creeper-smothered Georgian farmhouse on an organic farm on the River Coquet. More

Contact details

Thistleyhaugh Farm
Longhorsley
Northumberland
NE65 8RG
England
01665 570098

Hotel information

Bedrooms

4

Open

Feb–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, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed (kennels nearby).

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B single £70–£90, double £50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Take time to admire the sheep’, and much more besides, at this creeper-smothered Georgian farmhouse on an organic farm on the River Coquet. The farm dates from 1780, and the Nelless family have ploughed their furrow here for three generations; Enid Nelless and her daughter-in-law, Zoë, are today’s ‘sweet, sincere’ hostesses. Come in to the comforts of a family home. Spacious bedrooms are traditionally furnished; there are antiques, artwork, fresh milk and home-baked biscuits. The B&B is a good base for exploring the area: head north to the hare-brained Hotspur’s Alnwick Castle, or drive to the coast (perhaps to Craster, where the breakfast kippers come from). In the morning, choose from local sausages, home-cured bacon and organic eggs from free-range hens – or conjure up another order entirely. ‘If there is something else you’d like and we haven’t got it, we’ll get it for you the following day,’ the hostesses say. Bring a good map: the farmhouse is approached via winding back roads, giving it a remote, ‘away from it all’ feel. ‘If we can find it again, we will return.’ (EMA)

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Thistleyhaugh Farm
Longhorsley
Northumberland
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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