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Beautiful Listed Old School in Rural Spot Nr Berwick Upon Tweed *Special Offers

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Tranquil rural location in easy reach of Berwick Upon Tweed. No rush hour here!!

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Last updated: 05/19/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Old School sits in the tiny hamlet of Mordington Clappers, 4 miles inland of Berwick-upon-Tweed and dates back to the mid-19th Century and is a grade 2 listed building. It was converted in 2006 after many years as a School (until the 2nd World War) village hall and community centre. It retains many of it's original features including wood panelling and large sash windows.

The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin). There is a double sofa bed in the lounge which adds flexibility of sleeping arrangements. There is also a self contained 'flat' to the rear of the main house offering spacious accommodation for 2 to 4 people which is ideal for a family group.

The internal layout of the main house is modern and benefits from central heating. The cloakroom/boot room leads to the large newly fitted and well equipped oak kitchen/breakfast room. This leads to a very large, open plan, lounge and formal dining area with an additional sitting area to the rear of the room with a double sofa bed. This whole area has original wood panelling throughout. An open staircase takes you to the 1st floor which has 3 lovely bedrooms. (2 doubles and a twin room). One of the double bed rooms has a 2 seater sofa and the other has 2 easy chairs. There is a very large family bathroom with double shower and roll top bath and an ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom. The first floor has a number of floor to ceiling and velux windows which add light and character to the accommodation.

The self contained flat to the rear of the school has a double bedroom (with additional double sofa bed), a sitting area and an ensuite bathroom.

The Old School has been designed to cater for all your needs, featuring up-to-date appliances and plentiful facilities. All linen and towels are provided, as are basic stocks of spices, condiments and fresh coffee beans. We provide a welcome pack and an information pack and extensive literature on activities in the local area, including walking guides, bird-watching books and other useful information.

The Old School is a perfect place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by. Most passing traffic tends to be farm machinery as the Old School is located in rural / farming land, so you can guarantee an uninterrupted and hassle-free stay.

You may choose to simply relax and socialise in The Old School. You can cook and eat informally in the kitchen / breakfast room, or more formally at the big oak dining table. Of course you may also choose to dine out at one of the range of excellent local restaurants.

Feel free to use the extensive array of glassware in the cocktail cabinet to chill out with a good wine, cocktail or a wee dram of Scotch Whisky!

You could even host your own murder mystery dinner. A number of fun murder mystery games are provided for you to have a go. We have had many memorable nights playing amateur sleuth and had great fun!

We have endeavoured to provide everything you need to make your stay a memorable occasion. In The Old School you'll find a range of books and DVDs. Please feel free to use them.

The little ones have their own place in the house. In a special area of the lounge they'll find a table and chairs where the Teacher Bear (Bruin) presides over activities! Children love this area – they can have a tea party, draw and colour and even play school in The School!

For the more active there are walks, beaches, historic sights to see. A wealth of other activities are available in the local area The location is an ideal base for exploring the cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle and is also perfect for exploring , the Scottish Borders and the Northumberland coast which are rural and coastal areas of great natural beauty and tranquillity, yet are full of life and rich in history. There are plentiful attractions and activities of all types as well as numerous eateries. The Old School is 10 minutes drive from the nearby beaches of Scremerston, Coldingham and Spittal. The spectacular Northumberland coast is easily accessible and it is only a 20 minute drive to Bamburgh (with the famous castle), Seahouses (with boat trips to the Farne Islands) and Holy Island. The Old School is located within easy reach of a number of links golf courses, the nearest of which is in Berwick Upon Tweed some 4 miles away. Do feel free to use the set of golf clubs provided for your convenience at the Old School.

The Old School is so spacious it lends itself to family get-togethers with the wider family and groups of couples and / or friends. Holidays in all seasons are fun at The Old School and special times such as Christmas and New Year can be celebrated here.

Every effort is made to make any occasion special. Let us know if you have any special requirements and we will endeavour to meet them.

If you would like to book The Old School for something special please check our availability or contact us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 70 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 1 double, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Bedroom 1: 1 double

    Very spacious with 2 easy chairs and an en suite bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Very spacious, has 2 seater sofa....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 is very spacious with 4 windows and a velux window letting lots of light in. It has a double bed, ensuite bathroom and lovely furniture, including a dressing table with mirror and 2 easy chairs. Bedrooms 2 is very spacious and has 3 windows (one floor to ceiling) letting in lots of light. It has a double bed, leather sofa and a range of oak furniture including a dressing table with mirror and bookcases. Bedroom 3 has 2 velux windows letting in lots of light. it has twin beds. Bedroom 4 is very spacious and has 3 windows and double patio doors leading to the landscaped garden. It has a double bed, an ensuite bathroom and is within a self contained flat with a double sofa bed in the adjacent lounge area. It has a flat screen TV and DVD player and bookcase. All linen is provided and all beds have luxury quilts and cushions. (See photos for details)....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    Double Drench shower and roll top bath....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ensuite bathroom to Bedroom 2....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 4....moreless

  • The family bathroom has a wc, roll top bath and double drench shower and wash hand basin, the ensuite to bedroom one has a wc, shower and wash hand basin, the ensuite to bedroom 4 has a a wc, shower and wash hand basin. All showers have toiletry dispensers with shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • There are no hidden extra costs at the Old School. Towels and linen are included as are shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, liquid hand soap and dishwasher powder. The property is thoroughly cleaned by our changeover team before your stay. The Old School is located within easy reach of a number of links golf courses, the nearest of which is in Berwick Upon Tweed some 4 miles away. Do feel free to use the set of golf clubs provided for your convenience at the Old School. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A wide range of books in the lounge, bedroom 1 and bedroom 4....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    DVD players in lounge and bedroom 4 and a wide range of DVDs provided....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Stereo:

    Bose stereo system in the lounge and portable CD player in bedroom 4....moreless

  • Television:

    37 inche flat screen TV in main lounge and flat screen TV/DVD in bedroom 4....moreless

  • Toys:

    Toys and books and childrens table and chairs in Bear Corner....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining area is spacious, light, open plan and wood panelled. Napkins and candles are provided and there is a large cocktail cabinet with a wide range of glassware and tableware....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linen provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living area in the main house is spacious, light, open plan and wood panelled and has 2 seating areas with a TV, DVD player, Bose CD Player, books and games and a special children’s area.. ...moreless

  • Parking
  • Towels Provided:

    A hand towel and bath towel is provided for each guest....moreless

  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a Gaggia coffee maker and a Nespresso coffee maker and milk heater/frother. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    A wide range of crockery, cutlery, glasses, knives etc. Food Processor, electric knife, electric whisk, slow cooker and a good range of pans and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Integrated dishwasher. Dishwasher tablets provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen/breakfast room is newly fitted with oak units & a dining table seating 10. It is very spacious and well equipped & has a hob & oven, integral fridge, freezer, dishwasher & washing machine...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide basic stocks of salt, pepper, spices etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Large integrated fridge/freezer....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Rear enclosed landscaped garden with large Nautical Star stone circle, grass, seating/dining & lockable gate. Front courtyard with a table & chairs & bench with a table at the front of the property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Fire pit/ barbecue in rear garden with large circular table and seating....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 16 - Sep 2, 2016
4 night min stay
$524
$2,095
Xmas 2016
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$589
$2,226
New Year
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2017
4 night min stay
$655
$2,881
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$524
$1,964

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $261.87
  • No additional mandatory fees

Notes:

Weekly bookings run from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday, but we can be flexible.

EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL OFFER FOR SUMMER 2014, CONTACT US ON 07779267879 FOR DETAILS

We do have other special offers throughout the year so do give us a call on 07779267879 to discuss.

We also offer short breaks throughout the year at a cost


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Location

53 Miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Berwick upon Tweed
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Newcastle
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Berwick upon Tweed
4 Miles
Nearest Train
Berwick upon Tweed
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Berwick Upon Tweed
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Berwick upon Tweed

Car: Necessary

The Old School is five minutes drive from the coast at Berwick upon Tweed and 10 minutes drive from the nearby beaches of Scremerston, Coldingham and Spittal. The spectacular Northumberland coast is easily accessible and it is only a 20 minute drive to Bamburgh (with the famous castle), Sea houses (with boat trips to the Farne Islands) and Holy Island.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: Andrew is an Architect living in Manchester and Helen recently retired. We bought the Old School in 2007 as a holiday home where we could relax and escape the pressures of work! We have spent many happy times there with family and friends in all seasons. We have worked hard to lovingly and sympathetically restore and enhance it to a very high standard. We made the decision to offer the property to rent recently and it will be available to rent from November 2012. We wanted to retain the use of it ourselves as the Old School and local people have become dear to us. We hope that people who rent it will be renting year after year as they too are charmed by the property and the area.... Year purchased: 2010

Why the Owner Chose Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, UK:
We chose this property to use initially as a holiday home but with the intention of retiring here as an escape from the rat race. Unfortunately, Mr Dempster has another 5 years to work so we are letting it to guests whom we are sure will love it too. The Old School is so spacious and full of character. We loved the area as it is a quiet rural location with the advantage of a town and all it's facilities (Berwick Upon Tweed) only 5 minutes drive away.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It is easy to imagine life as it was when pupils attended school here. Some local villagers were pupils at the Old School and it was the focus of all social activities when it became a village hall until it was converted into a luxury house in 2006. It has a warm feeling, a happy place. We loved the huge windows and all the light and space. All rooms are spacious and the living space is perfect for entertaining.


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Photos

  • Tranquil rural location in easy reach of Berwick Upon Tweed. No rush hour here!!

    Tranquil rural location in easy reach of Berwick Upon Tweed. No rush hour here!!

  • Main Lounge. Guests reaction is 'wow' it's huge the photos don't do it justice!

    Main Lounge. Guests reaction is 'wow' it's huge the photos don't do it justice!

  • Teaching the bear essentials in bear corner!!

    Teaching the bear essentials in bear corner!!

  • Room 2. Spacious and light with lovely oak furniture.

    Room 2. Spacious and light with lovely oak furniture.

  • Twin room/Bedroom 3. Light and cosy.

    Twin room/Bedroom 3. Light and cosy.

  • The Self Contained Flat/ Bedroom 4 Lounge Area. TV, DVD and Books.

    The Self Contained Flat/ Bedroom 4 Lounge Area. TV, DVD and Books.

  • Toiletry dispensers with shower gel, shampoo & conditioner in all 3 bathrooms.

    Toiletry dispensers with shower gel, shampoo & conditioner in all 3 bathrooms.

  • Back of the School. Fully enclosed and safe for children.

    Back of the School. Fully enclosed and safe for children.

  • Landscaped garden with seating, barbeque & lighting. Enclosed & safe for kids.

    Landscaped garden with seating, barbeque & lighting. Enclosed & safe for kids.

  • The Old School now. Peaceful and tranquil setting & full of history and charm.

    The Old School now. Peaceful and tranquil setting & full of history and charm.

  • Holy Island Abbey - a must see. Only 20 minutes drive from The Old School.

    Holy Island Abbey - a must see. Only 20 minutes drive from The Old School.

  • The bridge over the Tweed at Berwick.

    The bridge over the Tweed at Berwick.

  • Oak Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Spacious, light and very well equipped.

    Oak Kitchen/Breakfast Room. Spacious, light and very well equipped.

  • Spacious and luxurious lounge. Seats 10 adults plus several children.

    Spacious and luxurious lounge. Seats 10 adults plus several children.

  • Dining room set for dinner.

    Dining room set for dinner.

  • Bedroom 2. Sitting area.

    Bedroom 2. Sitting area.

  • Self contained flat/Bedroom 4. Double Bed and Sofa Bed. Sleeps 4

    Self contained flat/Bedroom 4. Double Bed and Sofa Bed. Sleeps 4

  • Family bathroom. Very spacious with double drench shower and roll top bath.

    Family bathroom. Very spacious with double drench shower and roll top bath.

  • Front Courtyard. Catches the evening sun.

    Front Courtyard. Catches the evening sun.

  • Bedroom 1. Spacious and light with en-suite bathroom and 2 easy chairs.

    Bedroom 1. Spacious and light with en-suite bathroom and 2 easy chairs.

  • The Old School in 1912 complete with pupils in smocks and horse drawn carriage!

    The Old School in 1912 complete with pupils in smocks and horse drawn carriage!

  • Traffic at the Old School Lane!! Peace and quiet and no rush hour here!!!

    Traffic at the Old School Lane!! Peace and quiet and no rush hour here!!!

  • Eyemouth Harbour. Maritime Museum worth a look. Lots of great cafes and restaurants.

    Eyemouth Harbour. Maritime Museum worth a look. Lots of great cafes and restaurants.

  • Welcome to the Old School. We hope to see you soon!!!

    Welcome to the Old School. We hope to see you soon!!!

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