The School House

Wooler and Cheviots, National Park

You can book this property from:

  • £465 per week
  • £66 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


  • Garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am


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.


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.  


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 @ £15 per pet per week.  New purpose built kennels with runs for up to 6 dogs in out building. 


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 W,