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Lesbury House Lodge

Lesbury, Northumberland

A perfect gate lodge for two sitting on the edge of the charming village of Lesbury, just 1.5 miles from the golden sands of Alnmouth on the Northumberland coast.

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Lesbury House Lodge

15% discount on 7+ night holidays and 10% discount on short breaks (3 nights minimum) between now and 8th March 2024.

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Overview

A perfect gate lodge for two sitting on the edge of the charming village of Lesbury, just 1.5 miles from the golden sands of Alnmouth on the Northumberland coast.

A perfect spot to hunker down

Nestling on the banks of the River Aln in the pretty village of Lesbury, this one bedroom gate lodge will appeal to those seeking a relaxing coastal getaway.

Set over one floor, the property comprises an open plan living, kitchen and dining area leading into a bedroom with super king bed, dressing room and a luxurious bathroom.

Filled with a collection of works by local artists, Jim Lawrence lighting, oak floorboards and rich fabrics, this offers a perfect spot to hunker down and enjoy a bit of boutique-style luxury in front of the warming heart of the fire.

The property is incredibly well placed for those looking to travel by train. The nearby railway station at Alnmouth (0.5 miles) links to 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.

The cosy, country pub The Coach Inn is just a short stroll from the cottage in the centre of Lesbury – a great spot for a relaxing drink after a beach walk or country hike (Open Wednesday – Sunday).

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan living space comprising:

Sitting room - with small leather chesterfield sofa, single armchair, wood burning stove (initial basket of logs supplied), Smart TV.

Kitchen - with electric oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave and Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine with an initial supply of pods.

Utility room - with a washer/dryer, freezer.

Bedroom - with super king bed, dressing room.

En suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Outside

There is no designated private garden at The Lodge, however there is a communal garden shared with nearby Miller's Cottage which guests are welcome to use. There is sufficient garden furniture for both cottages.

Directly outside the cottage is an ancient bridge which sits over the River Aln.  This is a no-through road for vehicles. 

Please note that the garden will be maintained at weekends. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Parking

There is parking directly behind Lesbury House Lodge, accessed through the stone pillars to the right of the property.

Electric Vehicle Charging

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

Babies & Children

The property is designed for one-two people but can accommodate an infant up to the age of 12 months.  A travel cot and high chair can be made available on request.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is supplied.

Wi-Fi & mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available with good speeds. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

The heating is thermostatically controlled. There is underfloor heating in the utility room and the bathroom. Wood burning stove in the open plan living area with initial supply of logs.

Guest privacy

The cottage is not overlooked. As a gate lodge, it provides access into the wider estate therefore there will be occasional passing vehicles, but otherwise sits at the end of a no-through road over the River Aln. 

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together but have their own privacy, the cottage can be booked alongside Miller's Cottage sleeping 2, The Gallery sleeping 4, Coach House sleeping 8, and Bowls Cottage sleeping 6.

Miller's Cottage, Coach House and Lesbury House Lodge all sit in close proximity, with The Gallery sitting on the opposite side of the road and Bowls Cottage sitting a few hundred yards along the road. 

Location

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 – a great spot for a relaxing drink (Open Wednesday – Sunday).

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) links to 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.

While there, seek out Barter Books, one of Europe’s largest book shops with thousands of paperbacks, hardbacks and collector’s editions based in a beautiful former railway station where you can ‘while-away’ an afternoon in blissful book heaven!

Activities

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. During the season, shooting can be arranged on a number of nearby estates offering excellent opportunities for sporting and corporate parties.

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.

C&C experiences

C&C experiences

We invite you to enjoy the most coveted and exclusive local experiences available in the North of England and the South of Scotland on your next Crabtree & Crabtree adventure.

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Children and families

Children and families

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Wine delivery

Wine delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

"Wonderful property, thank you for such a relaxing weekend. The fire was amazing!"

Mr Whiting

"Lesbury House Lodge was one of the best self-catering properties we have been in, we loved the whole area. Although we had been to Northumbria twice before, we hadn't stayed in this area so it was good to explore somewhere different as well as revisit old favourites."

Ms Emberson

"The cottage is totally superb, complete luxury. Great to come back to relax in after a day out. Thank you! We spent most of our time walking on the beaches and shoreline."

Mrs & Mr Birt

"We had a very pleasant stay last week and the property was excellent. Hope to be back next year"

Mr Cairney

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Location In the village of Lesbury - just over one mile from Alnmouth.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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