A Luxurious Family-Size Retreat in Pretty Lesbury Village, close to the Coast
Larch House in Lesbury is a beautiful family-size home with no expense spared to make every inch of this coastal retreat comfortable, luxurious and spacious. This gorgeous holiday home in Lesbury is close to Alnmouth beach and within easy walking distance of Alnmouth train station where you can reach Edinburgh in less than an hour. You can walk to Alnmouth beach in around 25 minutes and the medieval town of Alnwick can be reached in less than 10 minutes in the car.
Inside this contemporary yet classic property you’ll find a cosy lounge with a wood burning stove, additional ‘snug’ with a large Smart TV and a range of games. The kitchen is bright with French doors leading out to the lawned garden and is an ideal space for entertaining. The south-facing garden is a sun trap too.
Larch House is perfect for many different dynamics, from couples to families to groups of friends holidaying together. There is private, off-road parking and one dog is very welcome here at this premium Northumberland holiday cottage.
In addition to the photo gallery below, please click on the Read More link below to see more photographs and a description of each area of the cottage:
Larch House in Lesbury village is a beautiful home sleeping up to eight guests in four bedrooms. Two bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and there is also an additional family bathroom.
On the ground floor you’ll find a cosy, spacious lounge with a wood burning stove, light and airy dining kitchen and utility room with a cloakroom and WC. Larch House is tucked away in a quiet area of Lesbury, less than 5 miles stroll to the local pub and 25 minutes walk to beautiful Alnmouth beach.
Through the half-glass front door you’ll enter into the tiled hallway where you can reach the cloakroom WC and a cupboard for storing additional coats and shoes.
The bright and airy kitchen is beautifully furnished with solid wood worktops and painted cabinets. You can reach the utility room from the kitchen and there are French doors from the south-facing dining area.
The kitchen comprises of an American fridge-freezer with ice and water machine; electric range oven with part-gas and part-induction hob; double Belfast sink; 4-slice toaster; kettle; cafetiere; Nespresso machine with initial supply of pods; Bluetooth speaker, and a microwave is in the utility room.
The dining table seats eight guests and has double doors out to the south-east facing garden and south-facing patio.
The cosy lounge has windows on three elevations and hosts a feature fireplace with wood burning stove (initial supply of logs provided between October-April). There is a corner sofa and additional four-seater sofa providing ample seating for all guests. There’s a 55″ Smart TV with Bluetooth soundbar, and a bookshelf with a selection of books provided.
The snug is just next door to the lounge and contains a corner sofa, a further 43″ Smart TV and an XBox 360 with a selection of games and board games.
The utility room has part-under-floor heating so is a cosy place for dogs to sleep at night. There is a washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, sink and additional surface space. There is a back door leading out to the side of the house, which is useful for arriving back to the house after a walk.
The downstairs WC is very spacious and has a WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. There is a shoe rack in the WC, and space for hanging coats in the additional cupboard in the hall.
Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom
This lovely spacious bedroom has a king size bed (5ft wide) and a double, south-facing window looking over the garden, walk-in wardrobe, dressing table and 32 inch Smart TV. Luxury bed linen and towels provided. The en-suite bathroom has a feature bath, separate large walk-in shower with rainfall head, double sink, WC, heated towel rail, electric toothbrush point under the sink and two heated wall mirrors. There is also underfloor heating in the en-suite. Complimentary toiletries are provided by Temple Spa.
Bedroom 2 with En-suite Shower Room
Located on the same elevation, this bedroom also has a double south-facing window looking out to the garden. The bed is king size (5ft wide) and there is a double built-in wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawers. Luxury bed linen and towels are provided.
The en-suite shower room has underfloor heating, a large walk-in shower, WC, wash hand basin and large wall-size heated mirror. Complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa are provided.
This bedroom also has a south-facing window looking onto the back garden and has twin beds (each 3ft wide) that can be converted into a super-king-size (6ft wide) upon request (you can request this on your booking form). There is a built-in single wardrobe and luxury bed linen and towels are provided.
Looking out to the front through the north-facing window, this bedroom has twin single beds (each 3ft wide) (not possible to convert to a superking bed). There is a wardrobe, a chest of drawers and luxury bedlinen and towels are provided.
The fully tiled family bathroom has a shower over the bath, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and under-sink storage. Complimentary toiletries by Temple Spa are provided.
Garden and Parking
The enclosed, south-facing lawned garden is a sun trap and contains an outside dining table with seating for up to 8. Parking for two cars (three at a squeeze) on the private, gated driveway. Additional cars can be parked on the quiet side road before you drive down the lane to Larch House.
Larch House in Lesbury, Northumberland
Every Inch Luxurious
Larch House has been beautifully designed and built with comfort, luxury and timeless decor. The house lends itself so perfectly to families and couples looking to holiday together but also have their own space. Larch House ticks every box.
Facts & Features
Up to 8 guests and 1 baby.
Two infants welcome. 1 travel cot and 1 highchair available upon request.
4 bedrooms ; 2 king-size rooms (5ft wide beds), 1 twin bedroom that can be converted into a super king (3ft wide beds/6ft wide bed), 1 fixed twin room (2 x 3ft wide beds).
All non-feather bedding, suitable for those with allergies.
There is 1 family bathroom, 2 en suite bathrooms and 1 ground floor cloakroom. Please see the individual room descriptions for more information (click ‘Read More’ after the introduction).
Garden & Outside
The lawned, enclosed garden is south-facing with patio dining furniture for up to 8 guests.
There is no BBQ provided at Larch House, and guests are not permitted to bring their own for use on the property.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival days are Friday or Monday (short breaks available)
COVID-19 Special Arrangements
New arrival and departure times have been introduced from July 2020 to accommodate the enhanced cleaning protocols necessary to ensure the safety of guests and housekeeping staff.
Arrival: from 6pm Departure: by 9am Click here for more details.
An exceptional Welcome Hamper is provided, which includes some lovely basics including locally-baked bread, butter, milk, tea, coffee and wine. Temple Spa complimentary toiletries are included. A bespoke property and local area guide tells you all you need to know to make the most of your stay. Free Wi-Fi for cosy nights in.
American-style fridge/freezer with ice and water machine, electric range oven with half-gas and half-induction hob, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cafetiere and Nespresso machine (initial supply of pods provided). Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board, clothes airer and vacuum. Hairdryer provided in each bedroom, books and plenty of board games. Central heating and underfloor heating is provided throughout as well as the wood burning stove in the main lounge (initial supply of logs provided between October and April).
55″ Smart TV’s in the lounge, 43″ Smart TV and the snug, and a 32″ Smart TV in the main bedroom. Bluetooth sound bar in the lounge and a Bluetooth portable speaker in the kitchen. Free Wi-Fi.
Accommodation across 2 floors. Level access in through the front door.
There is private, gated parking on the driveway for 2 large cars or 3 small cars at a push. Additional parking is on the quiet side road before you drive down the lane to Larch House.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages occur or exceptional cleaning over and above the usual changeover clean is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
You have the option of paying either a £250 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £46 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £250. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
Map & Local Area
Larch House is located in a peaceful spot in the pretty, postcard-perfect village of Lesbury. Ideal for a quiet family holiday within close reach of the beach and the market town of Alnwick.
The village of Lesbury has many lovely walks around the village and is also home to the locally renowned pub, The Coach Inn, which is highly regarded for serving delicious meals in hearty quantities. On the main road in the village is a traditional village store and post office selling some locally made produce and essentials.
Alnwick is just 10 minutes drive north, where there are numerous fine restaurants, the world-famous book store ‘Barter Books’, Alnwick Castle and the world class attraction of Alnwick Garden and The Treehouse Restaurant.
One of the walks to Alnmouth village from Lesbury takes you through the highly regarded 18 hole Foxton Golf Club, which is open to non members. Howick Hall and Gardens, 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 few minute’s 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.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
Tips from a local
Have a day out at Alnmouth Beach. Take a picnic hamper, flask of tea, bucket and spade and kite and enjoy a traditional seaside afternoon on the stunning Northumberland coastline.
Or take the Alnmouth to Warkworth cycle route! Alnmouth is 3.5 miles north of Warkworth Village which is very popular with cyclists and walkers alike.
Tips from a local
Visit Scott’s Deli
The jewel in the crown in Alnmouth is the newly opened Scott’s Deli. A delightful and refreshing addition to this gorgeous little village is the deli which serves an exciting mix of premium products as well as their fresh selection of cheeses, baked goods, deli sandwiches and much more. Any gin lovers should stop by here to admire the great selection of gins they have on offer, especially local ones too.
It is well recommended you stop by the deli during your stay in Alnmouth or anywhere close by, to pick up some tasty treats to take back to your cottage.
Tips from a local
Head over the road to The Old School Gallery and view the interesting exhibitions of local artists, have a browse around the gift shop, and relax with a brew and slice of cake in the cosy tea room.
In the summer, the gallery boasts street food available in their pretty courtyard for you to enjoy in the sun.
Tips from a local
Alnwick Farmer’s Markets
Every Saturday the market square hosts a Farmers Market but from April to August they also host a Thursday market, which specialises in artisan local produce.
On the last Friday of every month, the marketplace hosts a monthly Farmers & Craft market encouraging local artists and a variety of food stalls. Occasionally there is music in the square and birds of prey.
Tips from a local
Treat yourselves to Sunday lunch at The Market Tavern Steakhouse in Alnwick on Fenkle Street, around 10 minutes easy walk from the cottage.
The restaurant itself is good on any day, but their Sunday lunches are a favourite with the locals. The atmosphere is cosy and romantic and they serve until 8pm on Sunday.
Owners of Larch House
We asked The McArtneys why they fell in love with Northumberland…
“Our family has been coming to Northumberland for over 20 years, and my husband and I many years before that. We have enjoyed lovely holidays here, and in more recent years we have brought our dog along with us – much to his delight! The beaches are gorgeous and dog friendly year-round, and most cafes, restaurants, and pubs are more than welcoming for dogs and dog owners. We found Larch House in the lovely village of Lesbury and decided that this was the house for us. We wish you a wonderful holiday and hope you enjoy the house as much as we do!”
Tracy, David, James, Elisabeth, and Milo the Cocker Spaniel.
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