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The Gallery

Lesbury, Northumberland

A charming, two-bedroom cottage ideally positioned to enjoy the best of coast and country.

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The Gallery

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Overview

A charming, two-bedroom cottage ideally positioned to enjoy the best of coast and country.

Just over a mile’s stroll from pretty Alnmouth village and beach

Located in the hamlet of Lesbury, with riverside walks on your doorstep, The Gallery sits between historic Alnwick Market Town and the golden sands of the Northumberland coastline.

Approached up the winding front path, this traditional stone cottage is simply packed with character. The open-plan living space with its soft grey walls, large profile floor titles and tactile furnishings welcomes you inside and sets the tone for the warm and inviting ambience that flows throughout. With seating and dining areas and a sleek brown Shaker-style kitchen with a breakfast bar, this open-plan space has been designed to feel relaxed and social. It’s a place to cook and dine together before curling up on a sofa in front of the log-burning stove. 

The sitting area is centred around the striking inglenook stone fireplace, around which rich chestnut leather sofas are positioned – this is the ideal spot for an evening glass of wine while dinner is being rustled up in the corner. To one side, patio doors open into the front garden, creating a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow.

In the ground floor bedroom, elegant grey tones and warm timber finishes create a soothing atmosphere in which to drift off in on the king-size bed. With a door that leads directly to the parking area at the rear of the cottage – as well as its own marble-titled bathroom with rainfall shower and underfloor heating – this bedroom suite is ideal for guests of limited mobility.

Wind your way upstairs, past the picture gallery and the small study area – perfect if you need a dedicated space to catch up on emails – on the landing. Featuring local artwork from seascape and sketches of marine life, many of the pieces throughout The Gallery come from The Old School Gallery in the neighbouring village of Alnmouth, which is within walking distance of the cottage, in case you’d like to find an artwork to take home.  

With its dramatic vaulted roof space featuring timber beams and super-king bed edged with a snuggly sheepskin rug to keep your toes cosy as you hop in and out of bed, the master bedroom offers a luxurious haven. Double doors open into a spacious en-suite bathroom where you’ll find a wet room-style rainfall shower and a deep, freestanding contemporary tub – perfect for soaking in after a day spent exploring. 

Ideally placed for visiting Northumberland’s quaint villages and wealth of historic sites, including nearby Warkworth Castle and the bustling town of Alnwick you won’t be short of things to do if you want to adventure from the house. With it being so close to the coastline to, there are wonderful coastal walks and expansive beaches just waiting to be discovered too – all of which are dog-friendly all year round, so you can enjoy them with your four-legged friend whenever you decide to visit.

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

Rear access door directly into the open plan living space comprising:

Sitting room with two-seater sofa, a large three-seater sofa, armchair, coffee table, large wood burner set in a pretty stone inglenook, side cabinet containing board games, and Smart TV (Netflix account not provided – guests need to log in to their own account). Patio doors lead from the living area to the front garden. 

Dining area with round dining table and four chairs.

Kitchen containing breakfast bar with two stools, 4-ring gas hob, electric fan oven, built in microwave, 4-slice toaster, Nespresso coffee machine, integrated fridge and freezer, and integrated dishwasher. 

Separate utility room in the porch at the front of the cottage containing washer/dryer combi, Belfast sink. Front access door to front patio and garden.  

Bedroom one accessed from the living area with king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, hanging hooks, and wall-mounted Smart TV. There is an access door from this bedroom out to the rear of the cottage, handy for unloading luggage.

En-suite shower room containing shower with rainforest shower head and additional shower attachment, basin with illuminated mirror above, WC, and heated towel rail.

 

FIRST FLOOR

First floor landing with chair and writing table.

Bedroom two master bedroom with super king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, bedroom bench, chest of drawers, hanging rail and coat hangers in the alcove, shelves with books, two armchairs, and side tables. 

En-suite bathroom with large freestanding soaking bath, separate shower with rainforest shower head and additional attachment, two basins each with an illuminated mirror above, WC, and two heated towel rails.

OUTSIDE

Pretty enclosed garden to the front of the property surrounded by an attractive shrub border and comprising of a stone and gravel patio with lawned garden separated by hedge and archway, providing privacy on the patio from the roadside. A small front gate in the lawned garden provides access to the public pathway through the village.  

Four outdoor chairs and dining table on the patio, available from Spring 2024.

PARKING

There is dedicated parking for two cars at the rear of the property.

Please note, this parking area forms part of an access lane to other neighbouring properties and cars must be parked close to the wall. 

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

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

DOGS

Two dogs are welcome at the property. There is a charge of £25 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 utility room. Crates can be provided on request.

GUEST AMENITIES

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.

HEATING

Central heating throughout the property (thermostatically controlled), with underfloor heating in ground floor en-suite shower room. There is a wood burner in the sitting room/open plan living area with initial basket of logs supplied. Additional logs can be purchased from the owners directly.

GUEST PRIVACY

This is a semi-detached property which sits within the village of Lesbury.

There is a row of cottages and an access lane to neighbouring properties sitting to the rear of the cottage. 

ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION

For guests looking to holiday together, this property can be booked alongside Coach House, sleeping 6, Miller's Cottage, sleeping 2, Lesbury House Lodge, sleeping 2, and Bowls Cottage, sleeping 6. The properties are a short distance from each other. 

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) 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.

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. 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.

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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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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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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

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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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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

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

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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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 cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Reviews

"It was fantastic! It is located in a great location near to Almouth, main line station, beaches, supermarkets and a short drive to Alnwick. The cottage oozes quality with two beautiful bedrooms delightfully furnished both en-suite with the upstairs having a large bath as well as walk in shower, an open plan modern fully equipped kitchen that leads onto a lovely living space with dining table, leather sofas and fantastic fireplace accompanied with a log burner. There are patio doors which lead into a patio area and a large garden. The ‘ Gallery’ has been named for the amount of quantity artwork displayed around the cottage which gives it a homely feeling. This cottage is a lovely place to stay and we can’t imagine anyone not loving it and wanting to return, I know we will, tomorrow if we could!"

Mr & Mrs Walsh

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Location In the village of Lesbury - just over 1 mile from Alnmouth.
DOGS
  • Strictly two dogs only are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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"Getting back to the cottage after a day of coastal walks, and sinking into a hot bubble bath."
Kat, Crabtree & Crabtree
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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