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“Lovely Georgian farmhouse set in sprawling farmland”

“Lovely Georgian farmhouse set in sprawling farmland”

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The family in that run the charming Georgian farmhouse are more than up to the job since they are third generation farmers who have tended the land for over a hundred years. Their long and honourable tenure is characterised by the wealth of antiques and absorbing artworks in their lovely Georgian farmhouse. Traditiional roast dinners are served around a single table in the evening and naturally most of the food is their own produce. Each of the five guest bedrooms has its own distinct character as well as being bright, comfortable and sizeable. The house is surrounded by 720 acres of sprawling organic farmland and the beautiful Northumberland coastline is close at hand. If farmhouse guesthouses are your thing, this is a really good one.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape

Written by Anna Hextall

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Great walks
  • Wildlife Area
  • Restaurant
  • Remote
  • Quiet
  • Organic food
  • House party feel
  • Secluded setting
  • Views
  • B+B
  • Farmhouse
  • Charming
  • Romantic


  • Restaurant
  • Communal Dining
  • Not suitable for disabled guests
  • Views
  • Garden


  • Great walks
  • Wildlife Area

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Thistleyhaugh is a picturesque Georgian farmhouse situated on the banks of the River Coquet in the heart of rural Northumberland. Set in 720 acres of Organic farmland, this beautiful rural retreat is the ideal location from which to sample the rugged beauty of the Cheviot Hills, the striking Coquetdale landscape and the magnificent Northumberland coastline.

The Nelless's are third generation working farmers, who for over 100 years have tended the land, reared their livestock and been guardians of the countryside in this idyllic part of Northumberland. They work in harmony with nature and have embarked on projects to preserve a natural environment for indigenous wildlife. Thistleyhaugh working farm dates back to 1780 and retains much of the charm and many of the historic features found in a traditional Georgian farmhouse. These characteristics are combined with a wide range of modern amenities and thoughtful home comforts that make Thistleyhaugh such a special place to stay.

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