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The Old School

  • Code:
  • 350
  • Town/City:
  • Craster
  • Region:
  • Coastal
  • Sleeps:
  • 2
  • Bedrooms:
  • 1
  • Bathrooms:
  • 1
  • Wifi/Internet Access:
  • YES
  • Cottage Availability:
  • All Year / Short Breaks by arrangement
  • Our Own Grading:

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Description

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.

Layout

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.

Services

Electricity and oil central heating included.  Shaver point.  Phone.  Large enclosed garden, patio and furniture.  On-site parking with dedicated parking bay.  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.

*NB:  Off peak price reduction call for details on 016977 46777.

  • Visit England 4 Star Award

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Availability & Pricing

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Once you have selected your month and year and how many nights you wish to stay please select your desired start date for your holiday by clicking Book Now - The property changeover/start day is a Saturday

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October 2018

 

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£ 425.00

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Note: ** Deposit is one third of total rent. A booking fee including VAT is chargeable at £ 25.00 per booking. Short breaks are a minimum of 3 nights charged at two thirds of the weekly price. 4th night charged at 15% of the weekly price. For breaks of 5 or 6 nights please contact us for pricing. Short breaks can only be booked with the owners consent and cannot usually be booked far in advance. **

Testimonials

Spacious, comfortable and beautifully located

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

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