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The Old School House

Rochester, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1122243)

3.8

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Diane

    “The School house is a lovely property and perfect for couple and small families with dogs.”

    The surrounds of and the approach to the house are very overgrown. We drove past it and had to turn at the Rectory. The smell of rotting vegetation as you approach the back door is not good. There is a note in the bathroom about the water which is a bit disconcerting. What is wrong with the water? Perhaps a note in the description to say bring bottled would be a good idea. Inside the main areas used were clean but it just looked like it needed to be closed for a couple of days and give it a ...

    The surrounds of and the approach to the house are very overgrown. We drove past it and had to turn at the Rectory. The smell of rotting vegetation as you approach the back door is not good. There is a note in the bathroom about the water which is a bit disconcerting. What is wrong with the water? Perhaps a note in the description to say bring bottled would be a good idea. Inside the main areas used were clean but it just looked like it needed to be closed for a couple of days and give it a thorough clean. For instance the trays in the bottom of the raeburn and things things on the shelf to the right of it looked like they had not been touched in years. If not being used, get rid, less to clean.

    - Diane, November 2023

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired Rayburn
  • Range oven, electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gardens, patio, patio furniture, storage for 2 bikes
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Logs for woodburning stove provided
  • Note: Both bedrooms are under roof eaves so have restricted headroom
  • Note: There is a refundable security deposit of £100 to pay
  • Note: This property does NOT offer Wifi.

The property

The Old School House is a lovely rustic and traditional styled detached stone cottage situated in the Border Forest within Northumberland National Park, and has wonderful walks and cycling on the doorstep. Near the A68 in a quiet cul-de-sac screened by trees, the cottage is ideal for exploring Kielder, Hadrian’s Wall and Borders. The coast and Alnwick are within easy reach. There are forest views from the bedrooms and the pub a few miles up the road serves food and real ale. This cottage offers a comfortable year round base. GROUND FLOOR Living room with log burning stove, TV/DVD, radio. Kitchen/dining room with oil Rayburn cooker, electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer. Shower room with shower, WC and basin. FIRST FLOOR Open tread staircase leading to bedrooms. Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. OTHER FACILITIES Patio and enclosed rear garden with furniture. Oil Rayburn operating from 1 Oct to 1 May (included in rent). Other times immersion heater (or Rayburn on request). All electricity, unlimited logs, towels and bed linen included in rent. Parking outside property. Covered rack for 2 bikes. Both bedrooms are under eaves and have limited headroom to sides. £100.00 refundable security deposit required.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

ROCHESTER

Otterburn 5 miles; Bellingham 11 miles; Carter Bar 11 miles; Keilder Water 20 miles.

The historical little village of Rochester, which dates back to Roman times, sits in the heart of the Northumberland National Park, just ten miles from the border with Scotland at Carter Bar. This area was set at the very edge of the Roman Empire and the remains of the fort of Bremenium, built to protect the important road of Dere Street, form part of the village green. Rochester is surrounded by stunning rolling hills and moorland, and lies close to the banks of the River Rede, offering some of the best salmon and trout fishing in England. Visitors will find a good local pub and restaurant, The Redesdale Arms, and what is affectionately known as The Last Café in England, The Camien. There are endless opportunities for walking and cycling from the village, whilst watersports including canoeing, sailing and water skiing can all be enjoyed at nearby Keilder Water. Five miles south lies Otterburn, the former home of a busy weaving industry, and the popular attraction of Otterburn Mill marks the village's historic past. Nearby Bellingham, built predominantly from local stone and slate, houses a handful of shops, pubs and tea rooms and a highly-regarded 18-hole golf course. Visit the majestic stately homes of Wallington Hall and Cragside, or the significant market town of Alnwick, with its stunning castle and gardens, which can be found in just under an hour’s drive should you fancy a day trip. Rochester is a superb location for a relaxing holiday all year round.

Note: Logs for woodburning stove provided.
Note: Both bedrooms are under roof eaves so have restricted headroom
Note: There is a refundable security deposit of £100 to pay
Note: This property does not have Wifi.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter