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The Old School

Where history and luxury blend together

Where history and luxury blend together

A high specification, luxury two bedroom stone home surrounded by the Northumbrian countryside and bordered by the wildlife rich Glebe. Ideal for short or longer stays and an ideal base from which to explore our rich and diverse region.

In the heart of Northumberland

On the edge of the Glebe is The Old School, on the outside a traditional Northumbrian stone structure, built in approximately 1855 by the local vicar with interiors offering a high level of comfort and luxury following a recent complete renovation, while still maintaining a nod to its traditional beginnings. The emphasis is on luxury with every need catered for. The spacious master bedroom has a super king size bed with high thread Egyptian cotton and is supplemented by a second bedroom that can be set up as either a double or twin room. 

The stunning bathroom features freestanding stone bath and basin as well as a walk in shower and complimentary Noble Isle toiletries.

The interiors feature lighting by David Hunt and Ralph Lauren as well as furnishings by Timothy Oulton and Mulberry. The Old School is designed to be comfortable all year round with garden seating and BBQ/Fire pit for the summer and a wood burning stove for cosy nights in during the winter months.

There is no shortage of entertainment including 55" smart TV with Netflix, Bang and Olufsen speaker and super fast broadband. There is a games room with table football, playstation and numerous boardgames.

The Old school is the ideal base to return to after a busy day exploring Northumberland or for spending lazy days.

Additional information for your stay at The Old School

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  • Included in your stay

    • Luxury bedlinen and towels
    • Initial supply of fire wood and lighters ( additional fire wood available to purchase)
    • Luxury welcome hamper
    • Noble Isle toiletries
    • Initial supply of Nespresso coffee pods ( Vertuo capsules)
    • Complimentary Netflix
    • Complimentary super fast broadband


    The details

    • Off street parking for up to 3 cars
    • Fully equipped luxury kitchen with venting induction hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with freezer compartment, toaster and kettle
    • Luxury bathroom with freestanding stone bath and basin and a walk in shower
    • Mobile phone signal depending on network
    • Bang and Olufsen blue tooth speaker
    • 55" smart TV
    • Master bedroom with super king size bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Second bedroom with either double or twin beds
    • Outdoor garden with BBQ/Fire pit area and table and chairs
    • Oil fired central heating
    • Wood burning stove
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Supply of boardgames
    • Games room with table football and playstation
    • Asgaard metal storage locker for up to 3 bikes or golf/sports equipment
  • Parking & Travel

    • There are three parking spaces on the private drive directly next to the accommodation with enough space around the car to manoeuvre a wheelchair
    • The most accessible bus station is Alnwick bus station which has step-free access
    • The nearest accessible train station is Alnmouth which has step-free access


    Site & Space Access

    • The driveway and path to the front door are gravel
    • 3 steps up to accommodation (80cm wide and 25cm high) - Total height of steps 0.75m
    • Limited space around the patio area which is paved
    • Entrance door is a single door approx 75cm wide that opens into a tight inner hallway
    • The side patio has an opening french door approx 80cm wide with only one step
    • Bedroom and bathroom door is approximately 65-70cm wide
    • The mirrors in the bedroom and bathroom are at a high level and cannot be adjusted
    • The stone freestanding  bath could be considered high sided


    Things You Should Know

    • Accessible fittings are not available (i.e grab rails, shower chair, hoist etc)
    • Assistance dogs are welcome
    • The TV has Netflix where programmes may include subtitles


    Accessible Places to Visit

    • Alnwick Castle - Visit Alnwick Castle website for the accessibility information.
    • Alnwick Garden - Visit Alnwick Garden website for the accessibility information.
    • Northumberland National Park - Visit Northumberland National Park website for the accessibility information.
    • Holy Island - Can be accessed by car or public transport and may have pubs and restaurants that are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • Farne Islands - Visit Farne Island website for the accessibility information.
  • At The Old School


    • Wildlife spotting
    • Star gazing - Northumberland is famous for its protected dark skies
    • Netflix movie night
    • Relaxing around the fire pit
    • Walking 
    • Visit our 11th century church - one of the oldest in the country
    • Visit the castle ruins


    On your Doorstep

    National Trust's Cragside House and Gardens (7.8 miles away) - Visit this grand Victorian mansion powered by hydroelectricity and hydraulics which harnessed the power from nearby lakes.

    Edlingham Castle (0.4 miles away) - The riverside ruins of a manor house progressively fortified against the Scots during the 14th century.

    Alnwick Castle (6 miles away) 

    Alnwick Gardens (6 miles away) - A complex of formal gardens adjacent to Alnwick Castle in the town of Alnwick.

    Lilidorei at Alnwick Gardens (6 miles away) - The largest play structure in the world. A magical village that encourages both imaginary and physical play, aimed at 11yr olds and under.

    Thrunton Woods (4.6 miles away) - Lofty crags for walking or mountain biking.

    Simonside Hills ( 10 miles away) - Walk with stunning views of surrounding countryside.


    Not Far Away

    Northumberland National Park (12.8 miles away) - Home to the iconic Hadrian's wall and other breath taking scenery.

    Farne Islands (24 miles away) - An internationally important breeding colony of thousands of seabirds and grey seals.

    Holy Island (32.6 miles away) - A tidal island that holds pubs and cafes a-plenty, coastal Lindisfarne Castle and ancient Lindisfarne Priory.

    Chillingham Castle (14.6 miles away) - Britain's most haunted castle and home to wild cattle.

    Bamburgh Castle (22.7 miles away) - The king of castles occupied for over 10 000 years.

    Warkworth Castle and Hermitage (12 miles away) - Hilltop castle above the River Coquet.

    Breamish Valley (10 miles away)- A picturesque landscape of high hills and open moorland.

    Kielder Water (45 miles away) - England's largest forest and Northern Europe's largest lake.

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The Glebe Retreat as featured in The Times magazine

Named one of the Times "25 Best Cabin Stays in the UK"

"There's something of the vintage aircraft hangar about the shape of this curvaceous new wooden hideaway, the only one on a site in the village of Edlingham, just outside Alnwick with its famous medieval castle, and ten miles from the Northumberland coast."

- Gemma Bowes and Holly Tuppen

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