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The Old School Room

Longhorsley near Morpeth and Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 942898)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


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

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 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 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 is the local pub, Shoulder of Mutton, serving good food and real ale, and a useful local store.

Longframlington is only four miles north on the A697 with its award-winning grocer's store and Rothbury Butchers at Highley Gate.

Bywell shooting ground and Burgham Park Golf and Leisure 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.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 40 miles north, here you can visit the Lindisfarne’s 16th century castle – the island is accessible from the mainland at low tide by means of a causeway.

This lovely 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 basic Sky with Sky Movies and Sky Sports packages, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared use of owners' rear lawned garden with furniture, BBQ and Koi fish pond (with safety grill over)
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome.Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk.

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 a local pub serving good food, a hairdressers 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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas