The Lodge, Lesbury
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 superking 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.
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 and microwave.
Utility room - with a washer/dryer, freezer.
Bedroom - with super king bed, dressing room.
En-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower.
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.
There is parking directly to the side of The Lodge or opposite next to the bridge which is a no-through road for vehicles.
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.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
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.
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.
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.
Miller's Cottage, Coach House and The Lodge all sit in close proximity, with Bowls Cottage sitting a few hundred yards along the road.
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 charming 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) 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!
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.
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- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Supporting local artists with an alluring collection of pieces from nearby galleries."Emilia, owner of The Lodge at Lesbury