This superb listed building was once a school for Howick Village, and is part of the Howick Estate, which was the home of the 2nd Earl Grey for whom the famous tea was blended. He became Prime Minister in 1830 and his monument stands at the top of Grey Street in Newcastle. Guests are provided with a free pass to the extensive grounds and formal gardens which surround nearby Howick Hall, which are open to the public from early February to mid November. The pass also includes the arboretum, approx. 65 acres of woodland walks all year round. The shoreline is just 400 metres away on a stunning coastal stretch designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest where you can enjoy spectacular views of Dunstanburgh Castle, interesting bird life and wild flowers on a walk to Craster or Alnmouth.
Ground floor - Living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, TV with Freeview, DVD and CD radio. Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with over bath shower and WC.
First floor - Bedroom 1 - Super king-size bed, en-suite WC and hand basin.
Electricity and oil central heating included. Shaver point. Phone. Large enclosed garden, patio and furniture. Off road parking. Storage shed. Shop/PO/pub/TIC 2 miles. Duvets with linen and towels. Sorry no cot or highchair. 2 pets welcome @ £15 per pet per week.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 2
- 1 bedroom
- 1 bathroom
- 2 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Central heating
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 0.4 mile from a beach
- 2 miles from a pub
- 2 miles from a shop
- No smoking
A lovely week. Anna next door was so helpful, informative and always happy to help.Mr Phil Kennedy - 7th December 2019
Standard of cleanliness on arrival was excellent. It was a pleasure to enter the property.Mrs Catherine Whitaker - 24th November 2019
new-found second home...now our second year of using. excellent location and close coastal walking.Mrs A Douglass - 17th September 2019
Full disclosure: I attended this school as an infant and so of course remember it from then and feel a nostalgic connection. It has been delightfully converted, almost beyond recognition, with the addition of a mezzanine floor over the lobby, kitchen and bathroom, while the living room still has the full height of the building, with large windows. The heating is good making it warm and comfortable to spend time in, even in the winter, which can be bleak (and dark) on the Northumbrian coast. The conversion is very spacious for two people, with a large sitting room (two settees where both can stretch out and read); a good kitchen and bathroom downstairs, with a second toilet and basin upstairs by the bedroom, which has a big bed and plenty of wardrobe space. The mobile signal is poor in Howick, but there's wifi. There's no shop or post office any more, and there never was a pub, but buses run from right outside the School to Craster in one direction and Alnwick in the other, both lovely and blessed with great places to eat and drink. There are parking spaces outside the door and it only takes a few minutes to drive to Craster or Embleton, twenty minutes to Alnwick. You can walk to Craster in summer, one of the best walks to be found anywhere in the world. The whole area is really lovely.Fred Taylor, Oxford - 28th March 2018
We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This classic case oozes class and is perfect to give you various flavours from across the globe! Enjoy 2 bottles of each wine to encourage sharing or indulgence...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Luxury Wine Selection
This 12 bottle case is packed full of wines to blow you away with flavours and complexities all round – a case guaranteed to impress all who get the pleas...
- Normal price
Sponge 15% off Sponge Cakes
Want to celebrate during your holiday? 15% discount on award winning handmade sponge cakes delivered to your holiday cottage.
Spicers of Hythe Ltd 20% discount on Hampers of Distinction
A hamper of distinction from Spicers of Hythe adds a little luxury to any occasion. We offer 20% off a beautifully presented hamper of gourmet delights...
Dragonfly Tea 20% off Dragonfly Tea
There’s nothing better than relaxing with a delicious cup of tea on your holiday, so we’re offering you 20% off Dragonfly Tea’s wonderful range.
Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Celebratory Wine Selection
A true Prosecco lovers case! No excuse is needed for this beautiful selection (so don’t let others tell you any different!). Start with the wonderful flor...
- Normal price
Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Classic Wine Selection
This 6 bottle classic case is perfect for those wanting to try something of everything – carefully selected to incorporate crowd pleasers from across the ...
- Normal price
Europcar Car Hire
Europcar, our preferred car hire partner, are offering you great quality UK car hire at affordable prices. With our dedicated offer you will save up to 27%.<...
Dineindulge Private Chef Service by Dineindulge
Would you be interested in having a private chef cater for you during your stay from as little as £25 per head?
Access Statement for Old School, Howick
The Old School is situated within the village of Howick, near Alnwick, Northumberland. Car parking is near the house and there is a ramp up to the front door. Bedroom accommodation is upstairs.
- The nearest town, Alnwick, is 5 miles.
- Public transport is nearby but timings are very limited with no 'special access' vehicles.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
- Car parking is nearby is just outside the property and space for one car is available for the property's use.
- The entrance to the property is a gravel path.
- There is rear access to a vehicle once it is parked.
- The surface from the car park to the ramp is gravel.
- There is a ramp from the car parking area to the front door
Main Entrance, Reception & Ticketing Area
The main entrance is level but sleeping areas are upstairs.
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc
Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc
Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe
Conference & Meeting Rooms, Banqueting
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas
The sleeping areas in Old School are all upstairs.
Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [Ensuite or Shared]
There is bathroom with a shower over the bath on the ground floor.
The ground is level from the front door and the flooring is tiled. The door width is 76cm. The bath height is 75cm and the width is 55cm. The width between the bath and the wall is 87cm.
There is a small en suite loo/handbasin in the upstairs bathroom.
The kitchen at The Old School is accessible to wheelchairs and on flat level ground from the entrance.
The cooker, sink, freezer and crockery storage are all above 900cm high.
Caravans, Holiday Homes & Twin Units
Touring Facilities (Holiday Parks)
Boats - Narrow Boat, Cruiser & Hotel Boat
Attractions (Displays, exhibits, rides etc.)
Grounds and Gardens
There is a step down into the garden.
Local public transport numbers: Travelsure Bus Company 01665 720907