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 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.
Henry and Enid Nelless are the third generation of 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.
Thistleyhaugh is the ideal place for a weekend break or a longer, more leisurely holiday. We have five, luxurious, guest rooms, all of which are en-suite and individually designed to make your stay with us as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Guests have exclusive use of the farmhouse dining room and lounge. Open fires, comfortable furnishings and a well tendered garden all add to the experience which makes Thistleyhaugh such a popular choice. Dinner is served in our dining room where all of our guests sit together. From several years of experience, this usually sparks a lot of laughter and lively conversation. As well as a hearty Northumbrian breakfast, a four course evening meal with wine is available as an optional extra. We cook traditional roast dinners, soups and puddings and wherever possible, our produce is locally sourced and home-made.