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The Old School Room

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



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  • Icon/Feature/EVChargePoint Electric car charging
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, warm & cosy in the cold weather , well equipped , would recommend to people …."

    .thanks Howard

    Reviewed by HowardNov 2021

  • "Great central location and very friendly village."

    Great hosts.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2021

  • "What more could you want - comfy clean cottage with all the utensils you could ever need, an amazing welcome pack and even little gifts on the bed."

    Fantastic location to see Northumberland and a cute shop with fresh produce just round the corner.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "Really nice accommodation and ideal touring base."

    Food in the local is outstanding

    Reviewed by KevJul 2021

  • "Friendly and helpful owners with a welcome welcome pack of milk, bread, biscuits and wine."

    Lovely big space tastefully decorated in keeping with the age of the property. Very handy for visiting Northumbrian coast and Newcastle. A comfortable and lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by KathyMay 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a fantastic location, within easy distance of beaches and the National Park."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped and the welcome package was much appreciated - we were provided with basics, such as milk, bread and biscuits, and a bottle of wine and some dog biscuits for our two pooches! Clare and Scott were helpful hosts and the cottage was immaculate. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "The area is so peaceful and the people friendly."

    We didn't eat out at all this time due to Covid 19, the facilities in the cottage enabled us to cook everything we needed. Home from Home. xx

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2020

  • "This is a small but well equipped cottage."

    We stayed with our two children. The owners are brilliantly helpful and think of everything. The location is a beautiful village with a wonderful local shop and pub. Also a great playing field and playground for youngsters - although the playground was closed due to Covid. We made the most of being between mountains in the national park and the beautiful coast. A great stay

    Reviewed by TrudiAug 2020

  • "Location is ideally situated for visiting Northumbria's many attractions and the coast."

    The cottage is comfy and well-equiped and we had a warm welcome. Had a most enjoyable week there.

    Reviewed by LeeOct 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday and the cottage was beautifully decorated and very clean."

    We really appreciated the free biscuits, milk and bread on arrival. The bottle of wine in the fridge was a lovely gesture too, although we didn't drink it on this occasion. A few minor improvements would have improved our experience: - somewhere to hang up our coats. - the sofa bed was pretty uncomfortable unfortunately. Alas, I fear this is just sofa beds, and it's no worse that others I have slept on. Mountains of cushions all over the place meant the place was very untidy in the morning. - we couldn't shut the bathroom window fully. - Because of the shape of the window the blinds didn't go all the way to the top and consequently the bedroom was very light. However, we understand that other options would detract from the lovely decorating. Worth bearing in mind if you or your children need darkness to go to sleep. - we didn't notice there was no dishwasher! Oops! These are all minor suggestion however. The cottage was well equipped, clean, and comfortable with a nice selection of books and DVDs too. It's a lovely village in a great location provided you have access to a car, and there is a lovely play park for the children a short walk away. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MairiJul 2019

  • "We had stayed here before - 5years ago."

    It was very good then but has changed owners during that time and has, in our view improved!

    Reviewed by KenJun 2019

  • "Good location nice welcome to a clean and comfortable cottage friendly host would definitely return"

    Reviewed by SeanMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely break in this comfortable cottage, just a couple of minutes walk from the local pub and really convenient for exploring the area."

    Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by JanMar 2019

  • "Really nice property in good situation for exploring the stunning surroundings."

    Welcome pack was well received.

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2018

  • "Excellent for dog walking."

    Shop and pub very convenient and of a very good standard. Welcome pack exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by BernardMay 2018

  • "The cottage miss having a bigger mirror there was only a shaving mirror in the ..."

    The cottage miss having a bigger mirror there was only a shaving mirror in the bathroom and there was no were in the shower to put your shampoo and shower gel you had o put them on the floor of the shower there was no instructions on how to work the tv

    Reviewed by MaryApr 2018

  • "Stayed end Mar/18,warm&cosy,on a mixed weather week,inc."

    Rain&snow,quiet,central village location&for coast/ country,well equiped,room to manage2dogs.appreciated welcome pack,biscuits,+wine!&consumables.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2018

  • "Everything was ready and available to us even though we arrived earlier than ..."

    Everything was ready and available to us even though we arrived earlier than planned Spotlessly clean and tidy with lots of "home from home" comforts, really good and appreciated More than happy to recommend this property

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2018

  • "Ideally located for all places worth visiting, friendly owners left pack of ..."

    Ideally located for all places worth visiting, friendly owners left pack of essentials to save us going shopping when we arrived, beautiful little village with a great pub serving cask beers & good food

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2018

  • "Longhorsley is a great central location for seeing Northumberland being only 20 mins from Morpeth, Alnwick and Rothbury."

    The Old School Room is small(ish) but perfectly formed and well run by Clare and Scott. Wholly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2017

  • "The whole process from choosing, booking, paying, arriving and finally departing was easy."

    The cottage was beautiful and stress-free which enabled us to get on with the holiday.

    Reviewed by ValerieAug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in nice location."

    lots to see and do. made very welcome

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2017

  • "The village is wonderfully convenient for visiting all the lovely attractions of this part of Northumberland and the owners of The Old Schoolroom were very helpful."

    We and our two dogs had a very happy and relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by JaclynMay 2017

  • "The owners were extremely friendly and helpful."

    They were generous in their attitude - for example, the lovely welcome pack (even treats for the dogs) and inviting us to use their garden, especially when they were away for a few days. We felt very much at ease.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2017

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage, providing an ideal base for exploring Northumberland."

    Communication with the owners was pleasant and informative. Lots of extra touches - fresh flowers, wine and basics provides. No hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by AliceApr 2017

  • "Great to receive a welcome pack of bread, kids biscuits, prosecco and milk."

    Even better to see jams, cereals, teas and coffee in the cupboards! Huge selection of games and DVDs - think I can safety say, the most fully "stocked" place I've stayed! Lovely, warm and comfortable and in a great location x

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2016

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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 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 Sky with Sky Movies and Sky Sports packages, DVD, 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
  • Electric car UV charge point
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared use of owners' rear lawned garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome.Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Bike hire is available at additional charge, booking required prior to stay made directly with owner.

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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 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
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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