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The Old School House

This property is just 70 yards from the local pub, and is nestled in the unspoilt countryside, with idyllic views towards the National Park.. Built in 1840 as the local village schoolhouse, this charming and quirky end-terrace holiday home is set in peaceful unspoilt countryside along the A68. With great views towards Northumberland National Park and Hadrian’s Wall Country, it’s the perfect base for exploring what is said to be England’s friendliest county. The cottage retains its original character, including features such as an inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burner and additional electric heaters in all rooms. At the end of a day’s sight-seeing, you can settle down on cooler evenings in front of the TV and roaring log fire to plan your next trip out. The Old Schoolhouse is only an hour’s drive from the coast and in easy reach of many famous attractions, including historic Cragside, Alnwick Castle, Hexham Abbey and Kielder Water & Forest Park. Kielder is a popular destination with walkers, cyclists, water sports enthusiasts or fishermen, and its International Dark Skies Observatory is a must for star-gazers. There are two dog-friendly pubs nearby offering good food and ale, and Bellingham is just 6 miles away, with further amenities including a post office, bank, local shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Nearest shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 70 yards.. All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With multi-fuel burner, 32" Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix, DVD player and beams.
Dining/sun room: With tiled floor and French doors leading to yard.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
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Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
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Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.. Solid fuel central heating, electric heaters, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Highchair available on request. Doggy extras. Enclosed yard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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Cottage · Rooms 2 · Sleeps 3

In association with Passpawt

Listing Address

16 Westmacott Street
Ridsdale, near Bellingham
NE48 2TJ

Listing Details

Can Leave Dog Unattended


Exercise Area


Limit On Dog Size

No Limit

No. Of Dogs Allowed


Charge For Dogs








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