The Old School Room

Longhorsley near Morpeth and Alnwick, Northumbria (Ref. 13778)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Great location, great value for money and great character”
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    • “This cottage is full of character, comfy, cosy, great value for money and an excellent base for seeing Northumberland. We stayed for a week at the end of September and had an excellent week. Neil & Catherine were great hosts and not all intrusive - which is great considering the cottage is attached to their house. The facilities in the cottage were more than enough for two people. As someone else mentioned there is no wifi but we found it liberating & relaxing. There is a TV and DVD player if you need entertainment. The location is excellent and within an hours drive there are many many things to see & do. We filled a week easily and there is plenty more to see. Can recommend staying here and we are planning to visit again.”

    Wazz1000, London, United Kingdom, October 2014

    • “Excellent base for exploring the area and Lonhorsley itself.”
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    • “Friendly owner - on call, not popping in unless asked (Lives in main house, next door). Longhorsely itself is a quiet village but has a good pub, where some good grub is to be had, and a handy shop within easy walking distance. (They take newspaper orders and accept the tokens for them). No bath but one of the best showers I've found in hotel or guest-room Easy to control and plenty of pressure. If there is any drawback, there is no WiFi except for a rather weak signal BT Fon that is to be found occasionally. Also - not a big problem, we found, but the day before we left, a power mower had cut the grass in front of the cottage and in doing so, had moved one of the path slabs, making it a bit unstable. We took easy drives to Cragside, Holy Isle, Beamish (3 times, one ticket each which lasts for a year.) Barter Books, on the old train station at Alnwick, and 'The world's oldest railway, Tanfield. All very enjoyable trip - among many others available, Hadrian's wall for instance. It does have to be said, we *were* lucky with the weather. Some of those trips would have been less successful in the rain!”

    Ken_and_Barbara_D, Silverdale, United Kingdom, July 2014

    • “Excellent”
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    • “Everything about our stay was excellent, couldn't fault anything”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Ashford Kent, October 2013

    • “A lovely stay”
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    • “This is a great little cottage, lots of character and well equipped in a lovely area. Both the coast and the Northumberland countryside are well worth exploring. Particularly recommend Cragside, Lindisfarne and Bamburgh.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Norwich, September 2012

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    • “The cottage was lovely and a great base for seeing Northumberland.”

    Mr Wilson, London, September 2014

    • “Location was great, very friendly people, lots of places to go. Very reasonable prices for everything. Fabulous scenery. Cottage was a delight to stay in, the village was perfectly located to get to places.”

    Mr Brooks, Nottingham, May 2014

    • “The property is set in a fantastic, quiet setting within easy access of all the major tourist attractions. The cottage is very clean, spacious and well equipped; the owners were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the local area and amenities, would not hesitate in returning.”

    Mr Allston, Norwich, April 2014

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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 Trust’s Cragside House and Gardens, whilst the Heritage Coast with its many grand, historic castles and miles of golden sandy beaches is just 20 minutes’ 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!

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