Beautifully appointed, the Coach House is perfectly positioned for both coast and country and offers a perfect retreat to indulge family, friends or corporate guests to a stay in luxury surroundings.
Just a five minute drive to the golden sands of Alnmouth
Formerly the old coach house for the Lesbury Estate, a great deal of thought has gone into the development of this property and the result is a perfect fusion of comfort and elegance with meticulous attention to detail.
The ground floor has immediate impact opening up into a generous open plan living space which flows seamlessly from the high spec catering kitchen with granite surfaces, walnut bar and wine fridge to a superb dining space which seats eight comfortably.
With high vaulted ceilings, the property has grand proportions yet retains warmth and intimacy with a double-sided wood burner connecting the dining area to the sitting area, all beautifully balanced with original stonework, rich oak floors and beams, vintage leather and Harris Tweed to introduce warmth and texture to this incredibly atmospheric space.
The four en-suite bedrooms are serene and streamlined featuring a neutral colour palette and high quality finishes which perfectly complements the rest of the property. Super king beds, luxurious duck down duvets, high quality White Company bed linen and underfloor heating in the bathrooms all add to the feeling of quality and well-being.
For country sports enthusiasts, facilities include a boot room (with underfloor heating) and gun cabinet, with kennels and stables available to guests at additional cost. Outside, there is a private courtyard with outdoor seating for al-fresco dining and summer barbecues, external storage, a communal garden, and off-street parking for four vehicles.
25% low occupancy discount available for two guests making use of one bedroom during low season dates.
15% low occupancy discount available for parties of up to four guests making use of two bedrooms during low season dates.
Large open-plan living/dining/kitchen with vaulted ceilings and oak flooring throughout. The sitting room features elegant furnishings with large double sofas and armchairs in leather and tweed offering a comfortable space to relax. Double-sided wood burner with logs supplied. Technology includes a large wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player and selection of DVDs.
The dining area seats eight comfortably around a large oak dining table. The professional catering kitchen with granite work surfaces is fully equipped with a 5 burner hob with wok ring, double Range cooker, full size double fridge/freezer, microwave, integrated dishwasher, and a walnut bar area with wine fridge. Large glazed doors open out into the front courtyard area.
Boot room with storage, hanging space for outdoor kit, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required, side tables, double wardrobe, flat screen TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with large bath, separate walk in shower, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be adapted to super king or twin as required, double wardrobe, side tables, flat screen TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with underfloor heating, large walk in rainforest shower, heated towel rail, WC, and basin.
Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, dressing table, storage cupboard, TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with walk-in shower and rainforest head, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, basin, WC.
Bedroom three with super king bed, side tables, dressing table, TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with large rainforest walk-in shower, bath, underfloor heating, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is an enclosed cobbled courtyard to the front and rear of the house with outside furniture. Please note that part of the groundskeeper's house sits opposite this space. A charcoal barbecue can be provided on request. A lawned garden sits to the side of the property which is shared with two nearby estate cottages. Directly opposite the property sits the River Aln which has an attractive lawned area with tables for picnics.
There is a secure outside storage for outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs.
Please note that the garden will be maintained at weekends. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
There is private parking for four cars in the courtyard to the front of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Dogs & Other pets
Two dogs are welcome at Coach House. There is a charge of £20 per dog. Dogs must be kept to the downstairs area of the property and are not permitted on the furniture. We would ask that dogs sleep in the boot room area. Crates can be provided on request.
Stabling is available to guests wishing to bring their own horses for an additional fee - please enquire for details.
The beds are made up with high quality White Company bed linen, and a hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Central heating throughout the property (thermostatically controlled), with underfloor heating in each of the en-suite bathrooms and boot room. Double-sided wood burner in the sitting room/dining room with initial basket of logs supplied. Additional logs can be purchased from the owners directly.
Sitting on the banks of the River Aln in the picturesque hamlet of Lesbury, there is a village shop for essential provisions, and a gentle five minute stroll from the property will take guests to the Coach Inn for good hearty food and real ales in warm, ambient surroundings (please note that the pub is currently closed at the moment - call to check status if this is essential to your stay).
The property is incredibly well placed, sitting just off the main A1 which runs right through the Northumberland coast. The nearby railway station at Alnmouth (0.5 miles) is on the main East Coast rail line, providing easy access from Edinburgh and the North, or from Newcastle and beyond from the South. Pick-ups can be arranged from the train station if required.
Guests will find a more extensive range of amenities in the coastal villages of Alnmouth (1.5 miles) and Warkworth (4.3 miles) which have plenty of restaurants, galleries, pubs, coffee shops and gift shops to choose from, all set amidst stunning surroundings.
Alternatively, a little further inland you will find an excellent range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (4 miles), home to the fantastic Alnwick Castle and Gardens and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops where you can wander the cobbled streets and gift shops around the marketplace, or stop-off at one of the many quaint cafes across the area for a decadent cake and freshly roasted coffee.
Set within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the wide golden sands of Alnmouth with its colourful coastal cottages will be an instant draw for visitors offering great walking, cycling and wildlife or simply rest and relaxation with a picnic full of foods from the Northumberland heartlands. The beach is easily accessible from Lesbury - a scenic twenty minute walk or a short five minute drive will take you directly onto this wonderful stretch of coastline.
From here head north and south to explore the pretty coastal villages of Craster and Warkworth, or take a boat charter from the docks of Amble Harbour to the RSPB reserve of Coquet Island which is home to over 36,000 sea birds, including thousands of characterful puffins.
For those seeking high energy adventures, the area is popular for surfing and kite surfing and there are a number of accredited surf and watersports schools up and down the coast for those looking to try something new in a relaxed teaching environment.
There are a number of walks from Lesbury to Alnmouth, including an extremely pretty 6km loop which takes in the meandering course of the River Aln, superb views of the ’18 arches’ railway viaduct, all the way down to the estuary, harbour and beach. For long distance walking routes, St.Oswald’s Way and the North Sea Trail both run nearby, and cyclists will delight at the many coves, magnificent heritage sites and wildlife havens along the Coast & Castles route which runs all the way from Edinburgh to Newcastle.
For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the River Aln with permits available locally. For sporting and corporate parties, shooting can be arranged on a number of nearby estates offering excellent opportunities for both driven or walked-up shooting days. Bespoke packages can be arranged on request.
History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle and Gardens or Chillingham Castle for a super day out.
For something different, why not head to Ingram to experience a star-gazing treat under the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park, or pack your mountain bike, walking boots and climbing kit to experience the endless traffic-free trails and dramatic open landscapes of the Cheviot and Simonside Hills, taking in iron-age hill forts, Hadrian’s Wall and some amazing panoramic vistas along the way.
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"I have to say the Coach House more than met our expectations. It was brilliant to find a property suitable for an adult group, all en suite rooms, large king sized beds, proper wooden shutters for a dark, quiet room, it was wonderful to have such a comfortable environment for best sleep we’ve had in ages. The kitchen was marvellous too, so much space and well equipped. Also loads of space in the laundry area for our golf clubs and secure storage for the bikes meant we were never tripping over anything. We loved the outdoor space too, made use of the BBQ a couple of nights and the garden was a delight as was the village itself, so yes, definitely intend to book again as there’s so much to see and do in the area. Thanks also for making the booking process flexible whilst we were waiting for the restrictions to lift."Ms MacBain
"The Coach House is fantastic and the service we had from Jane was absolutely superb - please pass on our thanks. The house is gorgeous, and very well located. We were there to celebrate my daughters wedding in the Alnwick Gardens Treehouse and the house gave us a fantastic base, with lots of room for everyone to have their own space. Thanks again, we will certainly be booking with you in the future."Richards family
"We have recently returned from a great holiday in this most beautiful barn. Congratulations must go to the owners as they have made this house a delight to stay in. The quality of the furnishings, bedding , toiletries and all the very generous extras that they provide is very much appreciated. The hamper and quality of the food in it was extremely kind , and very much enjoyed by all. Housekeeping staff to be congratulated on standard of cleanliness. In all a beautiful house to stay in. I must also thank the team at Crabtree & Crabtree for all the help that they have given me over the years that I have been dealing with them. We go on holiday a lot but the quality and professional way they work is first class. In my opinion they are the best agents in the business. We have never been disappointed with any of the houses we have rented. Keep up the good work. Thank you all."Mrs Stewart
"The property was of a very high standard and we really enjoyed our stay."Williams family
"As you know we stayed at the Coach House in Lesbury last week and I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed it. The house was superbly equipped, very spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. We would certainly recommend it to others and hope to return there sometime in the future."Mr Yellowlees
"Just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed our stay at the Coach House. It is a beautiful property and every bit as gorgeous as it looks online."Whitby family
"We would like to say we had a brilliant holiday last week. The weather was very kind to us - we did several beach walks in Alnmouth, Bamburgh and Amble. Some of visited the Farne Islands and actually saw puffins for the first time - we have always come up too late in the year before. This is our first time with your company and if all of your cottages are of the same standard at Coach House, then we would certainly use you again. The house was beautiful and fulfilled every need we had. We have never had so many nice touches before (and we have stayed in many, many cottages). The hamper was lovely and very welcome."Hamilton family
"Many thanks for allowing us the use of the Coach House. It was beautifully presented in every way. Lesbury as we found out was a lovely centre for us explore Northumberland. From the coast to Kelso we wandered far and wide enjoying your beautiful county."Matthews family
"We had a lovely weekend, thank you. The Coach House is a beautiful property that has been kept to a very high standard. We will definitely be staying here again."Parker family
"We enjoyed the house very much. It is very well appointed and in an excellent location. We would certainly recommend the Coach House and would return ourselves."Bryden family
"We had a lovely stay at the Coach House, Lesbury - thank you. Everyone commented on how stunning the property was from the minute they opened the door. The living area space was wonderful for a group of 8 - so cosy and definitely had the "wow" factor. Bedrooms and bathrooms were lovely-comfy beds and cosy linen and it was commented by a few of the ladies that it was lovely to have such nice toiletries in the bathroom. Welcome hamper was very much appreciated and such a lovely touch. We felt that both the interior/exterior look of the house was presented to a very high standard. You expect to have a weekend away in a house that you could only dream of being your own....and this one certainly lived up to expectations! Thank you again-we are already planning our next Crabtree & Crabtree weekend away."Cowe family
"We had an excellent stay at the Coach House and I would recommend it without hesitation. Crabtree & Crabtree service was outstanding and I have nothing to suggest that needs improving. Thank you for your assistance in arranging our holiday."Whitlie family
"We had a wonderful time at the Coach House and already working out when we can return next year! The house and surroundings are beautiful!"Mccartney family
"Just to say we enjoyed our stay at the Coach House very much... a lovely property in an excellent location. All very good, and in retrospect we all wished we had booked for longer. Hopefully we might be back!"Sadler family
"I only have good things to say about Crabtree & Crabtree and the property that we hired for the weekend. The booking process and information I received was first class and I couldn't fault the service. Coach House at Lesbury was absolutely stunning. A beautifully restored and decorated building that had plenty of space for the 4 couples staying at the property. All of the bedrooms were an excellent size with very comfortable beds. It is a luxury to be able to find a property that has 4 en-suite bedrooms, a large lounge and dining room and a beautiful kitchen. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, glasses etc. And even though I had taken things like salt, pepper, oil, tin foil, cleaning materials, tea and coffee, it was lovely to see that these things had been left from previous visitors as some rental properties leave nothing at all. The 'welcome' pack left for us was amazing and had some very tasty goodies in it!! I wouldn't hesitate in using or recommending Crabtree & Crabtree again for holiday rentals and hope to stay at the Coach House again."Magnay family
"We had a fantastic weekend, thank you – the cottage was wonderful, really high spec and beautifully decorated. We would definitely stay at the Coach House again, hopefully for longer than a weekend."Lucas family
"We have just returned home from a very relaxing weekend. The staff were friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful, well designed and of very high quality. There was a very generous welcome basket to greet us. Our time there was far too short and we hope to return soon. It is the first time we have booked through Crabtree & Crabtree and found the booking process efficient and easy."Ibbotson family
- Strictly two dogs only are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The double sided log burner that radiates a magical warmth throughout the living area."Emilia, owner of Coach House