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“A haven of tranquility”
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Thistleyhaugh
Ranked #1 of 2 Longhorsley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 August 2013

My husband and I stayed for only one night but it was one of the most memorable experiences of our three week holiday. This lovely working farm is located deep in the heart of the countryside and while it was a bit of a challenge to find, the instructions from our hosts were clear. From the time of our arrival until we departed the following day we were made to feel very welcome by Zoe our host. She was always cheerful and obliging and had a great sense of humour. Our room was lovely as were the house and the gardens. Beautiful baskets of hanging flowers were arranged around the barn areas which provided further indication of the care and attention devoted to this lovely place. We stayed for an evening meal which was a sumptuous affair. All that we ate was the product of the farm itself. The same can be said of the substantial breakfast provided on the morning that we left which kept us going until we arrived in Edinburgh that evening. I wish we had been able to stay longer and we will most definitely return. Thistleyhaugh is truly an oasis of peace and tranquility.

Room Tip: We had the Hardy Room which had both a bath and a shower, was very quiet and beautifully appointed...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

Only stayed the one night but quite simply this is a gem of a place. The location is beautiful (if a bit tricky to find), from the second we walked through the door we were made to feel very welcome. The rooms are very comfortable and full of tasteful antiques and art but not over done. There are lots of great little home comforts (homemade shortbread etc) that you just don't get in big hotels. The cooked breakfast was sublime. Bacon and sausage were the best I have ever had. Nothing was too much trouble.

Overall we had a lovely stay, the family should be very proud of the standards and service they provide.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

We stayed for 5 nights Enid &Zoe Nelless made us very welcome indeed, everybody on the farm is friendly and helpful. Our room was perfect, nothing was too much trouble, the large shower was very good and the bath was a delight. On the second day we had appalling weather and none of us were able to leave due to the flooding. But Enid and Zoe made scones for lunch and a gorgeous fruit cake, we just sat and chatted with the other guests which passed the day very well as they were all such good company. Dinner each evening was a delight, beautiful starters perfectly executed, followed by very generous helpings of Salmon, Lamb, Chicken, Steak Pie (on different evenings). The puddings were to die for each better than the last, coffee was first class. The breakfasts were superb great local sausages free range eggs, home cured bacon, toast from home made bread, homemade Lemon Curd, homemade Marmalade. Conclusion the best ever b&b.

Room Tip: All great rooms good views quiet
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

This was our second visit to Thistleyhaugh and it was as good as the first. The accommodation is excellent and you have the choice of two sitting rooms.

We had an evening meal on two evenings and met some lovely people who were also staying there.

The location is good because you can easily get to Cragside, NT property, Rothbury and Alnwick. This time we visited the border country ie Jedburgh, Mulrose and Kelso. We will return.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank cheshirecheshire13
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

A three night stay at this working farm is both relaxing and intriguing. Relaxation through the great comfort it provides and its beautiful location. Intrigue through the small window on another way of life unknown to city dwellers. A way of life which makes the best of modern conveniences and technology combined with the traditions of many generations of farming folk. You will sleep well, eat well and enjoy the friendly kindness provided by your hostess.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

We had a wonderfully relaxing couple of nights at Thistleyhaugh in late February. Simply finding it was good fun, as we arrived later than planned, and driving deeper and deeper into the countryside in the dark was an adventure in itself! Fortunately, Enid's directions were immaculate, and we soon pulled up to the impressive Thistleyhaugh. Our first impression was just how fantastic (and rare) it is to hear complete silence these days - and our second was how lovely it is to have silence broken by someone as warm and welcoming as Enid. She immediately showed us into her home, took us to our beautiful, cosy room, and then sat us down to a delicious, varied and more than satisfying meal.

Thistleyhaugh is perfectly located for trips to the stunning Northumberland coast, and also for journeys south to Hadrian's Wall. But you don't need to travel that far for beautiful countryside walks - they literally surround Thistleyhaugh. And the food - whether the hearty breakfasts or Zoe's superb evening meals - is one of Thistleyhaugh's greatest attractions, and the perfect start and end to the day. We're very much hoping to return...

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

We certainly couldn't! An absolutely outstanding haven run in the way that would shame much more expensive and pretentious 'boutique hotels' What an amazing find. Enid and her team make you feel that you are family ( in a good sense) whilst allowing you to stay in what feels like an National trust setting and sample quite excellent food. All this without airs and graces AND with a most resonable price tag.
The most accomodating accomodation. Don't tell any one else please.
PS though so remote it's hard to find, keep going. The noise from the concrete farm road made us all feel like the exaughts had fallen off and , yes, we stopped to check, it was only noise.

Room Tip: Just ask! Enid let us choose when we got there. The garden rooms are just beautiful
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Address: Longhorsley, Morpeth NE65 8RG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Morpeth > Longhorsley
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Longhorsley
Number of rooms: 5
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Thistleyhaugh Longhorsley, Northumberland

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