The Old School House

01289 386779
TD15 1XA
Situated in the quiet open countryside just yards from the Scotland-England border, and just four miles from the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Old School House at Mordington holds a very warm welcome for all its guests.

This beautiful 1840 family home, once the home of Mordington's schoolmaster, is absolutely delightful. The owners are extremely dedicated to providing an exemplary service to all their guests. The attention to detail and quality of service is fantastic. They also offer a transport service to and from the station at Berwick-upon-Tweed, and dinner, by arrangement, if required.

The Old School House has two guest bedrooms: A family room, with its own TV, bathroom and separate WC, which can sleep up to four in comfort.

A smaller single room is also available. Guests have the use of a charming sitting room and a magnificent library, where breakfast is served, as well as the mature garden.

The elevated views of the surrounding countryside and the Cheviot Hills are absolutely stunning.

Local attractions include: the Elizabethan fortifications with cannons at Berwick; the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the cradle of Christianity in England with its ruined abbey, & the castle restored by the famous architect and designer, Sir Edwin Lutyens.

It has a walled garden by the inimitable garden designer, and great friend of Lutyens, Gertrude Jekyll; the imposing castle at Bamburgh, the largest fortress in the north; the famous castle & gardens of the Duke of Northumberland at Alnwick, which is the scene of many films such as the Harry Potter movies.

Paxton, Manderston, and Mellerstain, all beautiful stately homes with great histories, are a short drive and are open to the public.

40 miles west are the magnificent ruined abbeys of Melrose, where Robert the Bruce's heart is buried, and Dryburgh, resting place of Sir Walter Scott.

There are many country pursuits to engage in within the area. You could try walking, cycling, diving in the sea at St Abbs, golf, trout and salmon fishing on the Tweed, clay pigeon shooting, or even just relaxing on the stunning empty golden sandy beaches.

Edinburgh and Newcastle, where there are international airports, are just an hour's drive away on the A1, and mainline trains from Berwick-upon-Tweed all make Mordington easily accessible from anywhere in the country, or even the world.

Sarah-Jane Lauder-Frost