The School House

Price from £550

Na me sa me’ Between the earth and the sky, that is how I would describe Kidlandlee…..

Forming part of Kidland School in 1914 the old Farmhouse and gardens have been lovingly restored to capture the true essence of Kidlandlee once more.

Sitting 1400 feet above sea level the views across the Upper Coquet Valley are truly amazing and with walking and cycling right from your doorstep, there is no better place in which to start your Northumberland adventure.

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Sleeps 4
2 Bedrooms
Child Friendly
Pet Friendly

This beautiful stone Farmhouse also formed part of Kidland School which had a larger wooden barn/ hall attached to the back. Steeped in history and beautifully refurbished The School House benefits from not just two but a third little cottage garden used and designed by the school Tutor and the children.

The Master Bedroom has wonderful views on both sides with French doors opening up to the cottage garden. The twin bedroom has an ensuite shower room with twin beds that can be made up into a Super King on request. There is a family bathroom and a separate toilet to the rear of the property all supplied with products from Penhaligon’s of London for you to indulge in.

A luxury Hospitality basket full of local goodies, fresh flowers and a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd English Sparkling wine greats you on arrival along with bread, milk, eggs and butter popped away in the kitchen.

The spacious living dining area features a wonderful log burner which is filled using wind felled logs from the land and is perfect for those cosy nights in after a busy adventurous day.

With a shared garden at the front to star gaze and enjoy the views and your own private garden to the rear there is plenty of space to watch the wildlife amble along over a glass of that Berry Bros & Rudd glass of sparkling wine!

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Sitting Room

Two-seater sofa, two club armchairs, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for four. Wood burning stove.

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Kitchen with granite work surfaces, gas hob, oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher since the off-grid power supply is unable to support both a dishwasher and washing machine.

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Bedroom One

With fixed king size bed, side tables, club armchair, stool,  wardrobe with hanging and a chest of draws.

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Bedroom Two

Zip and Link twin beds that can be made into a  Super king size bed, on request, built in wardrobe and chest of draws, Ensuite Shower

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Bath with overhead shower. Ensuite shower room in the second bedroom.

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Oil boiler central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room. Wind felled logs are provided and can be topped up from the log store.

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Guest Amenities

High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with luxury guest toiletries from Penhaligons of London. A hairdryer is provided.

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Welcome Pack

With the help of Tully’s of Rothbury a gift bag of locally sourced products awaits you along with a bottle of Berry Bros & Rudd English sparkling wine. A vegan option is available.

Dog Friendly


Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a cost of £20 per dog per stay. They must be clean before access into the property and are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.

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Gardens and Grounds

There is a private enclosed garden to the rear of the property with outside furniture. An Outback barbecue will be available in the spring and summer months. The garden to the front of the cottage is shared with the adjoining Tutors Lodge  but does have its own sitting area. Cottage Garden to the side of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Wi-fi and mobile coverage

Please note that due to the remote location of Kidlandlee wi-fi can be quite slow. We have installed an unlimited 4G router which is great for Wi-Fi calling, emails, surfing the internet. Streaming can buffer.


Please note that Kidlandlee is not on the national grid and is dependent on wind and solar power, with a generator for back-up. This means that the number of electrical appliances in the property is limited to the key essentials and a dishwasher cannot be supported.


There is private parking to the side of The School House.

No Smoking

The property is strictly no smoking.

Access – Important

While the cottage is situated in a fabulous, secluded position, it is important to note that this is accessed by a three-mile-long Forestry Commission track which comprises loose gravel and cattle grids. This is steep in places and care should be taken, especially during the winter months, as any adverse weather can leave the track rutted. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface. Sports cars and low suspension vehicles should be avoided. Four-wheel drive vehicles may be required during winter conditions. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Accessibility Statement

You can view our tailored Accessibility Statement for The School House here.


Local amenities

A drive of 4 miles will take you into Harbottle where you will find our little local pub The Star Inn. The little village shop at the back can provide you with essentials and whilst there it is worth checking out their amazing menu! Takeaways are just the ticket if you don’t feel like cooking.

Thropton (12 miles) has two pubs including the highly regarded Three Wheat Heads, a traditional 300-year-old coaching inn which has a cosy lounge bar and fine dining restaurant serving a varied and interesting menu using fine local produce from the Coquet Valley. A new shop is currently being built in the village.

The charming village of Rothbury (14 miles) has a super selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes as well as a deli, bakery and butcher’s shop. It is worth taking a stroll along the river bank too whilst you are there as it is quite picturesque.

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