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
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
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