The Old School

Craster & Embleton Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • Free pass to the extensive grounds and gardens in Howick Hall for a romantic stroll

You can book this property from:

  • £555 per week
  • £79 per night


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles


  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

 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


Public WCs


Restaurant / Dining Room, Bar & Bar area, Take Away & Cafe




Treatment room/s


Leisure Facilities


Outdoor Facilities


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. 

Self-Catering Kitchen

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.


Additional Information

Local public transport numbers:  Travelsure Bus Company 01665 720907 


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. 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 at an additional charge.



The property is stone-built (thick walls) and therefore cosy in all weathers. Central heating works well. The accommodation is spacious and well designed. Within a short walking distance you have free access to the estate, its arboretum and Howick Hall with its historic tea-room and newly opened visitor centre. Also the coastal path and beaches are within half a mile.And there's a bus stop just by the house. We've been there twice and we loved it.

Mr H,

This was a beautiful cottage. Very clean,warm and well equipped. It was a bonus to have use of the hall gardens for our daily walks.

Mr C,

Clean, cosy cottage in a stunning location.

Mrs W,

Very pet friendly holiday home close to the sea, coastal path, and Alnwick, but without many immediate neighbours nor traffic. A lovely spot.

Mr H,

Great location - straight onto the coastal path. Perfect for exploring all of the great Northumbria locations. Walking heaven, lovely host, very helpful. Co-op just down the road for those additional items. Best of all so dark at night so you can enjoy the sky and listen to the sea

Mr A,

Excellent location, easy walking direct from the door. Great variety of walking too, woodland, countryside and coast path all on the doorstep with wildlife aplenty to watch (Barn owls hunt the field next door). Ideal accommodation, with plenty of room to spread out

Mr E,