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The Old School

The Old School. Beautiful and spacious in a tranquil location. No rush hour here!
14 reviews
The Old School. Beautiful and spacious in a tranquil location. No rush hour here!
Beautiful newly landscaped garden. Fully enclosed and safe for children so adults can chill out!
Very Spacious and Well Equipped Oak Fitted Dining Kitchen. Seats 10 People.
Beautiful and Spacious Open Plan Lounge. Seats 10 People. Bose System, TV, WIFI and DVD.
Spacious Open Plan Dining Room with Cocktail Cabinet, Candles and Napkins.
Open Plan Lounge with Huge Windows and Original Wood Panelling.
Teaching the Bear Essentials in Bear Corner with Toys, Books and Games Provided.
Bedroom 1: The Luxurious Ballet Room with En Suite Bathroom, Seating Areas and 5 Windows.
Bedroom 2: The Red Room. Spacious with Oak Furniture, Sitting Area and Floor to Ceiling Windows.
Bedroom 2: The Red Room. Spacious with Oak Furniture, Sitting Area and Floor to Ceiling Windows.
Bedroom 3: The Twin Room. Lots of Light From 2 Velux Windows.
Spacious Family Bathroom with Double Drench Shower and Roll Top Bath.
Spacious Family Bathroom. Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel and Soap in Complimentary Dispensers.
The Self Contained Flat/Bedroom 4: With En Suite Bathroom, Sitting Area with Sofa Bed, TV and Stereo
Bedroom 4: Spacious and Luxurious Within Self Contained Flat with En Suite Bathroom and Sofa Bed.
Spacious Sitting Area with Sofa Bed Within Self Contained Flat.
Dining Room Set For Dinner. Napkins, Candles and a Range of Glassware and Crockery Provided.
Afternoon Tea in the Spacious Kitchen. Breadmaker, Wine Fridge and Coffee Makers are Added Luxuries
Front Courtyard: Great for Watching the World Go By!!!
The Old School Lane. A Peaceful, Rural Setting Close to Local Beaches & Berwick Upon Tweed.
Rush Hour at The Old School !!!!
Nearby St Abbs Harbour. Famous diving site. Great cafe, crab sandwiches lovely!
Holy Island Abbey - a must see. Only 20 minutes drive from The Old School.
We Hope To Welcome You To The Old School Soon.
Generous Welcome Hamper.
Enjoying Xmas at the Old School
Spacious dining room.
White Xmas at the Old School
Xmas at the Old School
Spacious bathroom with roll top bath.
Double drench shower and roll top bath.
Berwick Upon Tweed.
Berwick Upon Tweed by night.
Spacious and well equipped oak kitchen.
Spacious lounge with TV, DVD, Bose Music System, books, games and toys.
Lounge with seating for 10 people.
Teacher bear in bear corner.
Rush hour at the Old School!
We hope to welcome you soon.
Organic farms nearby.
Beautiful nearby coastal St Abbs.
Local farms and their residents.
White Xmas at the Old School.
Time to watch the world go by.
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland, England
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.<BR><BR>The main house has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles and a twin). There is also a self contained 'flat' to the rear of the main house providing spacious accommodation for 2 to 4 people which is ideal for a family group. <BR><BR>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,... Read more
About the Owner, Helen D
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 3 days ago
Listed since : May 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 22 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL281394
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Anthony W
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

A warning. Holiday inn or Travelodge this is not. If this is what you want, then move on. BUT if you like a wonderful and delightful place run by an articulate, cultured and educated couple then this it. It is an oasis of art, music and literature. The original art work, history, books and location make this a must as...

Cheryl C
1 review
Reviewed August 30, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time in the old school. The owner was very helpful. My daughter particularly enjoyed the bear corner and my two sons enjoyed the murder mystery games. The cottage is situated on the border between Scotland and England.

Management response:

It was a pleasure to rent our home to Cheryl and her family. Cheryl was a lovely guest and good communicator and she respected our home and left it in good order. We hope Cheryl will return.


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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 21, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (10)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
The entrance hall/boot room has fitted wardrobes to store boots and coats.<BR><BR>The living area in the main house is spacious, light, open plan and wood panelled and has a dining area, very spacious main lounge area and a further lounge area with a double sofa bed. The lounge has a TV, DVD player, Bose CD Player, books and games. There is a 3rd lounge area with a double sofa bed,, TV and DVD in the flat.<BR><BR>The children's play area in the lounge has a table and chairs where the Teacher Bear (Bruin) presides over activities! Children love to play school in the school!!<BR><BR>The Kitchen/breakfast room is newly fitted with modern oak units and a dining table. It is very spacious and well equipped and has a hob and oven, integral fridge, freezer... more
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
Aug 12, 2017 -
Sep 2, 2017
4 nights
Dec 23, 2017 -
Dec 29, 2017
Xmas 2017
3 nights
Dec 30, 2017 -
Jan 6, 2018
New Year 2017/2018
3 nights
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We do offer special discounts and last minute offers periodically, so give us a call on 07779267879 to discuss your requirements. We will always endeavour to help you.We will always consider accepting well behaved dogs and we charge £50 per dog per booking.
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About the neighborhood
Berwick was once Scotland’s wealthiest Royal Burgh and greatest seaport. Its strategic location and commercial importance put Berwick in the front line enduring 300 years of warfare in the middle ages. The period 1296 to 1482 saw the castle and town change hands 13 times between the Scots and the English.<BR><BR>From the 16th century until 1836, Berwick was an independent borough, neither in Scotland nor in England. It’s ambiguous status led to the popular story that, through administrative error, the borough is still at war with Russia! Though its role as a garrison town ended in the 1960s, historic barracks are a reminder of Berwick’s military past.<BR><BR>Today Berwick lies peacefully behind its encircling walls, from which there are panoramic views up the Tweed... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Edinburgh: 52.8 mi
Railway: Berwick Upon Tweed: 4.3 mi
Ferry: Newcastle: 68.4 mi
The Old School is 4 miles from Berwick Upon Tweed where there is a mainline railway station with regular services from London, South West and the Midlands. There is also an extensive bus service. While there is a bus service from the end of the road near the property into Berwick Upon Tweed, to get the best from your holiday in this primarily rural area a car is recommended. <BR><BR>There are Airports in Edinburgh and Newcastle approximately 1 hours drive from the Old School.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.3 mi.
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