The School House
Price from £700
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.Check Availability & Book View Video Guest Login
Two-seater sofa, two club armchairs, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, dining space with seating for four. Wood burning stove.
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.
With fixed king size bed, side tables, club armchair, stool, wardrobe with hanging and a chest of draws.
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
Bath with overhead shower. Ensuite shower room in the second bedroom.
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.
High quality bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with luxury guest toiletries from Penhaligons of London. A hairdryer is provided.
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.
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.
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.
Star Gazing Kits
Stargazing kits are available to hire at this property. The basket will include a flask for two, Choc Affair hot chocolate, Choc Affair chocolate bar, Northumberland Bakery cookies, two hot water bottles, Stargazing for Beginners guide, 2023 Guide to the Night Sky, a practical guide to the key constellations, 10×50 Binoculars, travel telescope, large picnic rug, and two fleece blankets.
Holistic Healing Cabin
Take some time to fully relax and rejuvenate with our fully qualified Complementary Therapist at The Holistic Healing Cabin. There are various treatments available, such as a soothing aromatherapy massage, facials, reflexology or crystal therapy to name a few. Further details will be sent to you before your arrival. Booking in advance is required, subject to availability. Please contact us for further information.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request but please note that we do not supply mattresses or cot bedding.
You can view our tailored Accessibility Statement for The School House here.
Wi-fi and mobile coverage
We now have fibre broadband in each cottage and you will also find a good 4G signal with most mobile providers.
Our cottages are powered by solar trackers and wind turbines, water is pumped from two boreholes and filtered on-site, and two biowaste systems naturally treat and dispose of your wastewater.
Wind-felled logs from the land are used for our log stores and everything we do is as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. It is a different way of life which I am sure you will enjoy experiencing.
No Smoking or Candles
The property is strictly non-smoking and due to new fire regulations candles are no longer permitted in the cottages.
You have parking at the side of The School House for two cars.
Electric Car Charging
We are very limited as to how many car chargers we can have at present as we are off-grid and are powered by wind and solar. The Oak, The Maple and The Hemmel have their own chargers but all other cottages currently do not.
Our villages of Alwinton and Harbottle now have charging points outside the local inns and the food is great, so charging in the evenings couldn’t be nicer. 🙂
Due to insurance and safety plugging your car into domestic plug sockets at the cottages is not permitted.
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. Please be advised that during the winter months of November through to March we recommend winter tyers and 4×4 vehicles. You will be climbing to 1400 feet above sea level and the extra grip is recommended. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
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. The village also has a Shell Spa and petrol station.
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.