What our Visitors Say
“The birds in the garden are always a pleasure to watch and this time we have seen Mr Squirrel three times!”
“Thank you so much for our wonderful stay at the Old School House. The cottage is lovely: cosy, well-equipped and in the most fabulous location. We hope to return shortly”
“The cottage has a lovely comfortable feel and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. “
“Our first stay in the Old School House and what a delight it’s been! A warm, cosy and comfy place to relax in one of our favourite parts of the country, and some great walks straight from the door. We have never before been anywhere so generously provisioned for self-caterers”.
“Wonderful cottage. The wood burner made for nice cosy evenings. This was our first visit to Northumberland and it certainly didn’t disappoint”.
“Lovely cottage, great walks and fabulous scenery. We particularly enjoyed just sitting quietly and watching the wildlife in the garden!” April 2017
‘We had such a pleasant stay and we’re finding it hard to let go of it. Looking forward to coming back already’
‘What a beautiful cottage – knew we were going to love it just walking through the garden to the door! We’ve never stayed in such a well-appointed cottage’
‘Loved the cosy cottage; very well-equipped and comfortable. Stunning scenery, lovely walking and friendly locals. Would definitely come here again’ April 2016
‘The cottage was lovely and cosy and we had a great few days” March 2016
‘The cosiest and best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in’
‘What a lovely cottage, one of the cosiest we’ver ever stayed in. August 2015
‘We had a wonderful stay in your delightful cottage’ September 2015
‘We instantly felt the stress melt away as we settled with a cup of tea and soaked up the peaceful atmosphere.
‘Northumberland and the Borders have been a revelation and so much still to discover – highlights: the walk up the path to the kitchen door, big skies, vast empty spaces’
‘loved the peace and quiet, plenty of walks for the dogs, loved the cottage. we will miss it’
‘Highlight was Kielder Observatory. We drove back over Forest Drive with an array of wildlife in our headlights. Lovely warm and comfortable cottage to return to’
‘Great cottage, great walks, great part of the country’
‘The children adored the ponies in the field behind’
‘After coming for several years we have just realised pipistrelle bats roost in the roof of the log store’ just love all the various walks in the woods. Set off in any direction and there’s a path’
‘Lovely cottage. Bed lovely and comfortable with crisp clean cotton sheets. Home from home’.
‘A wonderful cottage in stunning surroundings- everything you could possibly want from a country retreat’
‘Saw the red squirrels and loved the different birds that visited the garden each day.’
‘The cottage was exactly what we wanted. The scenery was awe inspiring’
“A lovely cosy cottage and the wildlife was phenomenal. Our dog thinks he’s in heaven. Lots of lovely walks”
‘Even after two great weeks we’re sad to be leaving. A fantastic visit we won’t forget. Kielder Water is a must see, especially on a still bright day and the view from the hills behind the cottage was breath-taking. Thank you.’
Sports & Activities
Cycling, mountain biking, water sports, golf, quad biking and horse riding are all available locally and Kielder Forest Park and Water is a must destination for outdoor all enthusiasts ...
Local Walks & Paths
Forest and riverside walks are numerous, with something for all levels of ability. For the energetic, the Pennine Way rises steeply from the cottage door to the summit of Byrness ...
Place to Visit
Northumberland and the Borders are steeped in history to which the many ancient castles, magnificent houses, bastles and Peles (fortified houses) and museums testify. Hadrian's Wall ...