The former College Valley School has been lovingly renovated to accommodate four people. The property is fully central heated and carpeted throughout. Outside there is a private enclosed garden (dog proof) with expansive views up the valley to Cheviot. There is plenty of parking space. Dogs are allowed on the hard floored areas in the house. The College Valley is an exceptional place, a magical hidden gem in today's world, once seen never forgotten; twelve cars are granted permits to use the private road system each day so traffic is unlikely to be a problem. The cottages are literally sitting on the foot of the Cheviot Massif in the National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At night the only light is from the stars and moon. Northumberland National Park Authority, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society were awarded the title of Northumberland Dark Sky Park in December 2013, making Northumberland, Europe's largest Dark Sky Park. There are wild goats, deer, peregrine, buzzards, ravens, kestrels and many others. If you are quiet you may be lucky enough to see one of the most charming residents, the red squirrel. This is a perfect spot for all the countryside has to offer; walking, fishing, golfing, riding, cycling, bird-watching, historic houses, gardens, churches and castles or for driving the short distance to the coast where there are beautiful beaches, Holy Island and trips to the Farne Islands. Wooler is 10 miles, the village is friendly and offers a wide range of shops selling locally produced meat, bread and vegetables. There are several good pubs and restaurants in the area, nearest bar/restaurant 8 miles.
Can be booked with code 317 Coldburn Cottage, 344 Dunsdale House and 396 Hethpool Mill.
BOOKINGS CAN START ON ANY DAY OF THE WEEK AND LEAVE ANY DAY WITH A MINIMUM LET OF 3 NIGHTS.
Accommodation all on one level
Spacious open plan living room with dining area, open fire, TV (No TV reception), DVD, CD radio, MP3 dock.
Fully equipped kitchen with vinyl flooring, gas cooker, microwave. Walk-in Larder with fridge/freezer. Utility room with washing machine.
Bedroom 1 - Super king-size bed.
Bedroom 2 - Twin beds. All loose covers, linen and towels are cotton and synthetic duvets and pillows are available on request.
Bathroom with underfloor heating, bath, shower and WC.
Wifi. Electricity and oil central heating. Firewood and coal for fire provided. Shaver point. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Storage for bikes. Large enclosed garden with furniture and barbecue. Off road parking. Bar/restaurant 8 miles. Shops/PO/pub/restaurant 10 miles Wooler. Duvets with linen and towels. Dogs welcome in kitchen at an additional charge. New purpose built kennels with runs for up to 6 dogs in out building.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathroom
- 3 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Private parking available
- 24 miles from a beach
- 11 miles from a pub
- 11 miles from a shop
- No smoking
We absolutely loved the school house, the location is stunning, very comfortable, well equipped, it's so peaceful and a massive plus that there is no signal or wifi, completely cut off from the world. Perfect. Our dogs were very secure in the garden and loved having so much space to run around outside and we were confident to let them knowing they couldn't escape. Glad we took insect repellent as the midges were out in full force but only at certain times of the day and repellant works just fine to keep them away. The further off the beaten track you ho the sat nav signal gets weaker then cuts out completely but the directions are excellent down to the smallest detail right to the front door. We're already looking at when we can return and have recommended to friends. 100% recommend as an retreat from the world. We can also recommend a trip to Alnwick Castle and Barter Books. The nearest supermarket is Lidl in Alnwick & the town itself is very pretty. For dog owners, nearby Happy Hounds is a very good, friendly kennel if your dog can't go on a visit with you. We can't wait to go back to The School House. Mrs Elizabeth White - 6th September 2019
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The nearest bus stop is: Wooler, approx. 11 miles
The nearest train station is: Berwick Upon Tweed - 27 miles
The nearest food shop is: Co-op Wooler -11 miles
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Wooler – 11 miles
The nearest petrol station is; Wooler on A697
The nearest Mobility equipment hire is: Berwick Upon Tweed - 27 miles
Arrival and car parking
Short steep road to property
Type of parking available: Directly outside cottage
For what sized cars? Any
Good space to unload once parked? Plenty of space
Number of spaces available: 2-3
The parking surface is: Tarmac and grass
Distance to property from parking: Directly outside and to the side of property
Is parking level? yes
Width of path to property is: 90mm
Steps en-route to property entrance: 1high step or 2 lower steps
How many entrances to property? 2
Door width is: Front door 800mm Back door 600mm
Keyhole height is: 120mm
How many steps at entrance? 1
The flooring is: Carpet
The door width is: 1520mm
Is there good space between the furniture? Yes
Is furniture moveable or fixed? Moveable
The flooring is: Tiled
The door width is: 730mm.Doorway (no door) to back hall 680mm door width to utility room 700mm
The worktop height is: 930mm
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: Low
The freezer height is: Low
Is crockery stored high or low? High
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area. No
Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? Property all one level
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 700m
Bed sizes are: 6ft 6inches
Is the bedroom furniture fixed or moveable? Mostly Moveable. Super king bed not moveable
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The flooring is: Laminate
The door widths are: 700mm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? No
Is there an accessible bath/shower? No
Does the bath/shower have a fitted grab rail or handle? No
Is access to shower flat or a step over? Step over into bath
External areas are stepped or level? Some steps
Permanent seating is provided? Yes
Is there outside lighting? Yes
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired
Garden area fully fenced with 2 wicket gates.
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features.
Garden slopes steeply on edges in parts
Is there a landline for guests to use? Yes
Mobile reception details: None
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture? Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? No
Any other information: There is an open coal fire