Teal House Learchild

Whittingham, Alnwick, Northumberland
+44 (0)7887 630340
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The farm is up its own track with wake-up Cheviot views over pine forests and fields of sheep. Luxurious bedrooms, large airy living space


4 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Find a heap of good things when you arrive: a generous pack including homemade cake, flowers, fresh fruit, milk, wine, Pilgrim’s coffee from Holy Island, chocolate from Alnwick, local papers. And on top, you can order a brimming breakfast hamper, meat for a week, local pies, a fridge full when you arrive, a chef to cook for you…Stare at the amazing views both north and south from the big open-plan living room/kitchen; light the wood-burner and play games; put on DVDs – the screen is big. You’ll love cooking here – incredible kitchen with huge central island and absolutely every mod con you can think of. Most of the bedrooms have doors out to the terrace – drift off to gentle baaing.Spa treatments can be organised, bikes too if you fancy exploring without the car, and you can walk from the walled garden into meadows and fells. Watch the sunsets from the wooden deck, cook on the barbecue on balmy eves – there’s a great big table to gather round. For dinner out, try The Tree House Restaurant in Alnwick (seven miles) or Felton’s Northumberland Arms which is a bit further.

Huge dining table in Teal House Learchild with open plan kitchen behind

We think you'll love

  • Exploring the remote Northumbrian countryside and coastline
  • Having the fridge filled up for when you get there
  • Coming with a group of friends
Alfesco dining on the terrace outside of Teal House Learchild

You should know

  • You need to get in the car for meals out


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm Friday-Friday
Check out
By 10am Friday-Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £156
Weekly price
from £1094
1 House for 8
From £1564 beds4 bedrooms


Excellent cottage 10/10. The reality is even better than what i could have hoped for. Very spacious, both in all the bedrooms and the main living area. All mod cons, easy to use, and can easily cope with 4 adult couples. Beautiful rural surroundings, with plenty of wildlife. A real gem :-)

Jonathan, Nottingham

I just wanted to say how very pleased we were with the beautiful accommodation at Teal House. The facilities were absolutely first class, and the extras such as the wine and flowers are a lovely touch, so thank you very much. We look forward to returning soon!


This was our second family holiday at Teal House, and all I can say is that staying there is a real treat. It's beautifully furnished and decorated, in lovely, peaceful surroundings, and feels very homely. Lydia, the owner, is lovely and friendly and always available to offer any help and guidance. She only ever wants to ensure that guests enjoy their stay. We can't wait to return!

Julia, Solihull

This is a gem of a property. We had an absolutely wonderful stay and will certainly return.

Ben, London

I just wanted to say we had an amazing stay at Teal House, thank you so much for the generous welcome pack and for managing our bedding requirements. It is such a beautiful property and was perfect for a family get away. We are already thinking of an excuse to come back! This is only the second time we have booked a property via Sawday’s and both times we have been blown away by the quality and unique setting. The property was awash with amenities and everything was finished to such a high standard.

Rebecca, York

Teal house is a 6 star treasure!! Set in the most beautiful location with breathtaking countryside capturing you from your first arrival. We were a family of eight staying in the cottage for a very special occasion and there was more than enough space for us all , the children found toys and games to keep them occupied when they weren’t exploring the gardens. Truly exceptional comfort and everything you could ask for to make our stay most enjoyable, we loved the panoramic views that allowed us to view all the wildlife. We were very sad to be leaving!

Melissa, Warkworth

Our stay at Teal House was memorable for the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful property and its awesome location deep in Northumberland's rugged landscape. It was a six star experience all the way in this beautifully appointed house with all mod cons and luxurious furnishings. Top drawer! We wrenched ourselves away from the rural idyll to explore the wild and wonderful beauty of the Northumberland coast which is a short drive away via the historic town of Alnwick.

Lloyd, Stamford

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The neighbourhood

You're 25 minutes away from Craster with its great smokery Robson & Sons – buy kippers, fresh crab, deli relishes; lovely walk from here to Dunstanburgh Castle. Alnwick has nice shops including Barter Books – an enormous bookshop selling old and new books and with two cafes with roaring fires; there are two riding schools on the outskirts of the town. Just over half an hour will take you to Bamburgh for the magnificent castle, Beadnell for paddle boarding and kite surfing, Seahouses to catch the boat to the Farne Isles for puffins. A fishing permit can be sorted for the river Coquet – lovely swimming here too – or book a private guided walk with a retired shepherd.

Local points of interest from Lydia Achard

  • Northumberland offers wild coastline, a string of sandy beaches, historic castles and forts, secret surf spots, chocolate box cottages and quaint harbour towns combined with dynamic mountain range scenery that will take your breath away.
  • Head to the picturesque seaside village of Alnmouth to discover bijou galleries hidden down cobbled streets. Don’t miss the renowned Art Festival in the summer which showcases over 70 artists, live music, street food and children’s workshops.
  • Enjoy a boat trip to the Farne Islands, one of the best spots to see a wide range of sea birds in the British Isles. It is the biggest Grey Seal sanctuary in England and one can find Puffins more plentiful here in season than almost anywhere else in the UK
  • Saddle up and enjoy country hacks near the banks of the nearby River Till to galloping in the heather on the moors overlooking the Cheviot Hills and cantering along the white beaches of Holy Island with one of the friendly local riding schools.
  • Northumberland has more castles than any other county in England. Many of these castles, including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne, stand guard along our dramatic coast.
  • With more than 30 miles of beaches, a galapagos of islands, hidden coves and designated areas of outstanding natural beauty. Head over to Beadnell beach, a hub of activity where you can enjoy windsurfing, waterskiing, coasteering, canoeing and sailing.


Lydia Achard

The estate has been family owned for many years; it's run by Lydia, who also manages a local shoot. She worked for Scott Dunn in London for several years before moving back up here with her young family, so she knows exactly how to look after people and to organise the holiday they want. She will meet and greet - unless you prefer to let yourselves in.