Thistleyhaugh Farm

Longhorsley, Northumberland

This 'excellent, traditional farmhouse B&B', with huge bedrooms, generous hospitality and breakfasts to fuel the day, is now in the capable hands of the family’s second generation of hosts. More

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An ‘excellent, traditional farmhouse B&B’, with huge bedrooms, generous hospitality and breakfasts to fuel the day, Thistleyhaugh is in the capable hands of the Nelless family’s second-generation of hosts. Their organic farm, reached by country lanes, feels remote yet is only two miles from the main road. In autumn, the ‘picture-book perfect’ Georgian farmhouse’s Virginia creeper-covered walls ‘glow like a scarlet beacon in the quiet Northumbrian countryside’. Downstairs rooms are understatedly elegant with polished antiques and well-upholstered sofas while ‘very comfortable’ bedrooms have huge mahogany wardrobes, ‘proper towel rails and dressing tables’, and broderie anglaise bedcovers. ‘Well-stocked’ trolleys include fresh milk and home-made biscuits; there are roll-top baths in the bathrooms. ‘Breakfast was excellent with fresh orange juice’ and a range of cooked items. ‘Extremely good’ light suppers of sandwiches, ‘a delicious dessert and excellent cheeseboard’ are served in the fire-warmed sitting room. Zoe and Janice continue the famed Nelless hospitality; ‘the welcome is unchanged and is as warm as ever’. (MH, and others)

Hotel details


NE65 8RG


01665 570629




all year except 1 Nov-8 Jan.


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

Background music



all ages welcomed, free cot.


not allowed (kennels nearby).

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £130. Light supper (book ahead) £15.

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Comments about Thistleyhaugh Farm

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

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