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Old School House, Allenheads Hexham Northumberland

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
12 guests
2 nights minimum
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Overlooking England's highest village, the Old School House offers panoramic views over the stunning rural landscape of the North Pennines. It is an ideal place for a relaxing yet invigorating escape from the daily routine. A great base for walking, cycling, bird watching and gazing at the night sky at our on-site North Pennines Observatory. Ask for details. The west wing of the Victorian schoolhouse, originally used as a classroom and library, has recently been refurbished to provide spacious, self-contained, accommodation for visitors. It is a beautiful space which includes an open-plan living area with high ceilings, a wood-burning stove, big comfortable sofas and a long dining table with a fitted oak kitchen. Since summer 2012 we have had a number of delighted visitors includin...Overlooking England's highest village, the Old School House offers panoramic views over the stunning rural landscape of the North Pennines. It is an ideal place for a relaxing yet invigorating escape from the daily routine. A great base for walking, cycling, bird watching and gazing at the night sky at our on-site North Pennines Observatory. Ask for details. The west wing of the Victorian schoolhouse, originally used as a classroom and library, has recently been refurbished to provide spacious, self-contained, accommodation for visitors. It is a beautiful space which includes an open-plan living area with high ceilings, a wood-burning stove, big comfortable sofas and a long dining table with a fitted oak kitchen. Since summer 2012 we have had a number of delighted visitors including groups of friends and families, artists, writers and poetry groups, musicians, film makers, photographers, and cyclists on the coast to coast route. The property has been listed in the September 2016 edition of The Guardian’s top places to stay in the UK over Christmas and New Year and is one of the darkest regions in the country for viewing the constellations, milky way and meteor showers. 'I'm not looking forward to going back to the real world, this has been an amazing place to stay.' - Ditte Elly, Newcastle “It would be hard to find a place more rural and remote, yet on the inside it has the feel of a New York studio loft.” - Elaine Williams, The Guardian. Location: The village of Allenheads has a friendly pub, a café serving delicious home-made food, a village shop with a small range of basic provisions (supermarket deliveries available from Tesco and Waitrose), Heritage Centre and Nature Trail. For anyone wanting to tour the North of England and Scottish Borders the Old School House in Allenheads is the perfect location, and only about one hour's drive from the A1 or M1. At 1350 feet it is England's highest village and situated within a designated area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). It is just over an hour's drive from the nearest cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Sunderland, Middlesborough and Carlisle, but it feels a world apart within the rolling North Pennine hills. Bedrooms: The Old School House sleeps a maximum of 12. There are 2 rooms with 4 bunk beds in each. There are 2 rooms that are doubles or twin rooms. Please let us know in advance which you require. All bedding is provided. Please bring your own towels, toiletries, toilet paper, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. Pets: Well behaved dogs are welcome at a surcharge of £10 per dog. Please dispose of all waste properly and remove fallen fur. Please let us know your eta and the number of cars you will arrive in for parking.More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Needed a place that could accommodate a large family for a special wedding anniversary. The Old Schoolhouse certainly fitted the bill with two twin rooms and two bunk rooms that both slept four. Two bathrooms was a godsend! The open plan kitchen/living space had three...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank StevenG3073
Management response:Responded 23 August 2017

Hi Steven - thanks for such a lovely and thoughtful review! It was an absolute pleasure to host your family so we're really pleased it worked well for you all. Sorry I had to leave without saying goodbye - but hope you might be back...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We needed a place with plenty of rooms to take daughters and grandchildren away in some beautiful countryside, yet not too far from Newcastle so the sons-in-law could join us for some days. The Old School House at Allenheads certainly fitted that bill. It sits...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank drcolin
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Very pleased with our break. 12 of us made very welcome. Ideal.little getaway, clean and does the job. Couldnt believe how warm it was. Beds comfy and fantastic views. Would definitely go back again.

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Karen M
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Thanks very much for the lovely review Karen. You would all be very welcome to come back in the future. Helen

Reviewed 25 July 2016

Just stayed here with a large group doing the C2C. Excellent spot, clean, comfortable, roomy, everything you need. Lovely guy that runs the place, friendly and would do anything for you. Beds were gorgeous in the 2, 2 bedded rooms. Lads said the bunks were...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank stephanie005_12
Management response:Responded 31 July 2016

Thanks very much for that lovely review Stephanie - so glad your guys had a great time!!

About the Owner
Helen R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
You have your own entrance to your private accommodation in the west wing of the old school house, so you can come and go as you please; the hosts live on location in the middle part of the building and are available for any help needed or any questions you might have.
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About the neighbourhood
The area is filled history with the Armstrong Engine, Blacksmiths, the Heritage Centre and a the Allenheads Contemporary Arts Gallery. In the warmer months there is the hustle and bustle of Cyclists, walkers, shooter, loaders and in the winter months, skiers and folk who love the area of outstanding natural beauty - The North Pennines! There will be a dark skies observatory opening in spring 2017. You will be able to enjoy a lovely meal and a hard earned pint in the Allenheads Inn. There is also a cafe serving delicious home made food called The Hemmel.
Getting around
The bus stop is at a short walk's distance down the hill. There are several buses going in to Hexham every day except on Sundays. In Hexham you can do groceries and visit shops, but also travel further by train to Newcastle and other near-by cities.
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