The Old School Room
Longhorsley near Morpeth and Alnwick, Northumberland
This Longhorsley cottage is part of a delightful, converted, stone-built, former schoolhouse adjoining the owner's home in the pretty village, ideally situated in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, just 14 miles south of Alnwick and 5 miles north of Morpeth. The Old School Room was the school and parish room up until 1751, and still has its original bell tower. This Longhorsley cottage is comfortably furnished and well appointed throughout with wooden floors and original windows, and makes a great base for exploring this delightful area. To the rear of this Longhorsley cottage there is a pretty garden with furniture, an ideal spot for unwinding after a long day out and about. The friendly village of Longhorsley has everything you could want for a stay in the countryside; within walking distance are two pubs both serving good food and real ale, and a useful local store. Longframlington is only 4 miles north on the A697 with its award-winning grocer's store and butcher's shop. Bywell shooting ground and Burgham Park Golf Club lie just two miles to the west, whilst a few miles' drive north will take you to Thrunton Wood, just the spot for a woodland walk or mountain biking - the spectacular views of the Cheviots from the top are worth the effort. To the west lies Rothbury, with Cragside hall, the first home in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, and a very popular National Trust attraction. A little further away enjoy the delights of Northumberland's ancient castles including Warkworth, Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh and Alnwick with its amazing gardens. This Longhorsley cottage makes the ideal base for touring all of Northumberland's attractions throughout the year.
All ground floor. One twin bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with two double sofa beds.
Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. All electricity inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared use of owners' rear lawned garden with furniture and koi fish pond (with safety grill over). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk.
At a glance
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Garden / Patio
- Ground floor bedroom
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
About the location
Rothbury 9 miles; Alnwick 14 miles.
The pretty village of Longhorsley sits at the heart of rural Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the coast and provides great access to a range of great walks and cycle routes. The village offers several pubs serving good food and a local store. The bustling village of Rothbury lies just 9 miles to the west, nestling between the Simonside and Lordenshaw Hills with the River Coquet meandering through the centre. Brinkburn Priory is a pleasant, short drive away - a restored Augustinian Priory in a most lovely setting beside the River Coquet. On the outskirts of Rothbury is the National Trustís Cragside House and Gardens, whilst the Heritage Coast with its many grand, historic castles and miles of golden sandy beaches is just 20 minutesí drive to the east. The historic town of Alnwick, with its magnificent castle and garden, lies just 14 miles to the north and is a great day out for all the family. With the spectacular National Park also within easy reach, this is the perfect spot for exploring Northumberland or taking a relaxing break!