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Proving to be one of our most popular, this divine period cottage - newly renovated to an impeccable standard - provides a luxurious bolt-hole for two for any time of the year. Cosy and comfortable, it has lots of original features and is just yards from one of the best pubs in Northumberland. You can even walk to the beach from here too - what could be better?
Perfectly located in the heart of the conservation area of the pretty village of Lesbury, this lovely cottage is already proving to be one of our most popular cottages. Sleeps 2 plus cot if required. One well-behaved dog welcome. Graded 4 STAR by Visit England and granted a prestigous GOLD AWARD for excellence too.
Throstle cottage is a cosy Georgian cottage built around 1750 and perfectly situated in the conservation area of the pretty village of Lesbury. Lesbury is located close to Alnmouth and midway between Warkworth and Alnwick. The village sits on the banks of the winding River Aln and is a pleasant 1.5 miles walk or 5 minute drive to the sea. There are three delightful walks to Alnmouth beach, the shortest taking just 15 minutes. Alnmouth is just 5 minutes drive, where there is ample parking just yards from the beach. There is a small selection of good pubs, restaurants, cafe's and shops in Alnmouth, as well an excellent art gallery, housed in the old School House where original art depicting the local coast, countryside and beyond can be purchased.
One of the walks to Alnmouth village takes you through the highly regarded 18 hole Foxton Golf Club, which is open to non members. Howick Hall, the home of the famous Earls of Grey (one of which devised the now world famous Earl Grey tea) is less than 5 miles away. Craster, famous for its smoked kippers is just a bit further up the coast, followed by the beautiful Embleton bay with Dunstanburgh castle at its southern end.
The delightful village of Warkworth is just 4 miles south of Lesbury, where there is a good range of pubs, restaurants, cafes, lovely quirky shops and art galleries. The magnificent castle is fascinating to explore and there are lovely riverside walks, where the River Coquet encircles the village before meandering out to sea.
Throstle cottage is three doors away from the locally renowned Coach Inn, which is highly regarded for serving delicious meals in hearty quantities. Just a few yards from the cottage is a traditional village store and post office. Alnwick is just 10 minutes North, where there are numerous fine restaurants, the famous book store 'Barter Books', Alnwick Castle and the world class attraction of Alnwick Garden and Treehouse.
Throstle Cottage consists of the whole ground floor of a large Georgian Cottage. The upper floor is reserved for the owner's private use. Throstle Cottage has it's own private entrance via the front door and there is a shared rear entrance into a rear hallway. Both residences have their own separate entrance doorways from inside the rear hallway.
Parking is directly in front of the cottage on the roadside. All the accommodation is on the ground floor, but there are a few steps internally. The cottage is full of character, with many original features, including traditional Northumberland sandstone inglenook fireplaces, ledged and braced cottage doors and original beamed ceilings. There is a cosy wood burning stove in the lounge. Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access (Wi-Fi only, no wired connection available).
Throstle Cottage is cosy, comfortable and spacious for up to 2 people plus an infant, as there is a cot and highchair available upon request.
A spacious and comfortable south facing lounge with a original sandstone, inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove. Original sash window. Flat screen TV with digital channels, DVD player and Hi-Fi with iPod dock. Selection of books, music and DVD's. Telephone accepting incoming calls only (outgoing calls to emergency and freephone numbers only).
The kitchen is bespoke with granite work tops and a butler’s sink. Electric inset oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer. Microwave, toaster and kettle. Dishwasher. Dining table and chairs.
Just off the kitchen is a useful laundry room with a sink, a washing machine and separate tumble dryer.
Useful entrance from the rear patio area, where walking boots can be stored. This hallway is shared with the owners, when they are staying in the upper floor residence, but the doors to Throstle Cottage are bolted from the inside for security.
A spacious yet cosy room, it is south facing, so it light and airy all through the day. It has a fabulous king-size cast iron bedstead with a luxury pocket sprung mattress for optimum comfort and luxury bed linen. The original sandstone inglenook fireplace is a lovely decorative feature. There is plenty of wardrobe and drawer space. Cot and highchair available upon request. DAB radio alarm clock with iPod dock.
A very spacious room with benefit of a walk-in shower and a superb freestanding slipper bath as well as a wash hand basin and WC.
To the south-facing front of the cottage is a pretty cottage garden, stocked with traditional herbaceous plants. The garden is perfect for sitting out or dining in the warmer months and is private, having a high evergreen hedge shielding it from the quiet road. There is a garden bench seat as well as a separate small table and chairs. This lovely area catches the sun all day.
To the rear of the cottage is a pretty patio garden with a table and chairs, which is for the owner's private use, as they use the upper residence as their own holiday retreat. However, guests of Throstle Cottage are most welcome to use this garden when the owners are not there. There is a useful hosepipe here for washing muddy boots and dogs.
- Quiet yet central location, perfect for exploring Northumberland Coast and Country
- 50 yards from one of the best pubs in Northumberland, renowned for good food and ale
- Village shop within 50 yards
- 1 well behaved dog welcome (£20)
- Full central heating plus a cosy wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided Oct-Apr)
- Well-equipped dining kitchen
- Hi-Fi with iPod dock and digital flatscreen TV with Freeview
- Free Wi-Fi broadband internet access (wireless only)
- Telephone for incoming calls only (outgoing to emergency and freephone no's only)
- Selection of books, games, music and films
- Sunny, enclosed and private garden to sit out in
- Cot and highchair available upon request
- Large double bedroom with luxury cast iron bedstead and luxury mattress
- All luxury bed linen and towels provided
- Complimentary luxury toiletries
- Full gas central heating
- Short breaks available throughout the year
- Parking next to the cottage
- Fully equipped, including hairdryer, iron and ironing board
- No smoking in the house
Here is a floor plan of Throstle Cottage, to give you an idea of the layout:
Parking is available directly in front of Throstle Cottage on the roadside. There are no parking charges.
Throstle Cottage has been assessed by VisitEngland and awarded a grading of 4 Stars and also awarded a prestigious GOLD Award for excellence. In addition to this, further awards have been granted for the quality of our welcome and facilities provided to walkers and pets.
Where exactly is Throstle Cottage?
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There will be an initial supply of logs provided, along with kindling, firelighters and matches, for your first evening's fire. Further supplies can be purchased locally or if you contact us direct we can arrange for a supplier to deliver logs to the cottage on a cash-on-delivery basis.
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