The School House

Wooler and Cheviots, Northumberland National Park

  • 4 Star
  • Hidden gem with private enclosed garden and fabulous views up the valley to Cheviot

You can book this property from:

  • £564 per week
  • £81 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine


  • Towels provided
  • Bath


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


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing


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

How far to ...?

  • Beach 24 miles
  • Pub 11 miles
  • Shop 11 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

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

Main entrance
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

Living rooms
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

Outdoor facilities
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


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. The cottage has a garage and 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, Smart TV,  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.  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.  2 purpose built kennels outside of property.


We have a fantastic week in the school house. My young children and dog absolutely loved the amazing garden, and enjoyed the freedom to run around. The house was super clean and very comfortable. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Mrs C,

Fantastic stay. A well put together, cosy cottage. Could not recommend enough

Mr C,

Such a wonderful, cosy little cottage! We loved the open fireplace which was very atmospheric during the windy evenings. The master bed was huge and so comfortable- gorgeous soft pillows and duvet. The location itself is like nothing on earth. Pure, raw, unspoiled nature farther than the eye can see. Incredible for hiking and wildlife watching. Small town (Wooler) 20 minutes drive away with all the necessities. We recommend the Tankerville Arms for a Sunday dinner.

Mrs C,

It was the perfect place to rest and enjoy the peace and quiet. The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. Thank you.

Mrs M,

Magnificent house and location

Mr S,

A place for peace, quiet and restoration. We enjoyed being away from the hubbub of busy lives. We had lovely long walks and even saw wild goats. There are a lot of sheep and they are everywhere, so be prepared to keep dogs on a lead.

ms W,

Perfect location for walking and climbing in northumberland. Due to the location it would be nice to have a welcome pack with a few essentials like milk and bread.

Miss G,

Couldn't find fault with anything

Mrs Heather L,

We enjoyed the holiday very much ,beautiful location

Ms Gillian F,

If your looking for peace and tranquility this holiday cottage is for you. The backdrop is very picturesque. The cottage was well equipped and presented perfectly. We would book this cottage again.

Mrs Catherine M,

We had a fantastic week in a fantastic location in a fantastic cottage what more could anyone want

Mr Jamie H,

Lovely cottage in a lovely location away from the hussle and bussle of life. No mobile phone signal means you can well and truly recharge your energy levels.

Mr Darren L,

The accommodation, comfort, location and facilities were all outstanding. Cannot recommended highly enough.

Mrs Barbara M,