The Old School House

Superb hosts and hospitality…

John and Maureen Burton have established an excellent reputation for their hospitality and comfortable home. Set in beautiful countryside just a few miles from historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, this lovely country B&B is an ideal base for exploring the Scottish Borders.

The house itself has been sympathetically converted from school to home, retaining many of the original features and furnished in a classic country style with antiques. A lovely walled garden gives an element of seclusion and there is a delightful outlook over the established trees and shrubs and mature vegetable garden.

The peaceful bed and breakfast guest rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, television and en suite or private bathrooms. On arrival, Wolsey Lodge guests are offered tea and Aga-baked homemade scones in front of a log fire in the drawing room or, in warmer months, in the spacious conservatory.

Breakfasts are ‘top class’ with fresh fruit, organic eggs, and kippers or smoked haddock being a speciality and on the rare occasion accompanied by John on the Organ.

Your B&B Hosts

John and Maureen have been in the farming and hospitality industry for many years both in Norfolk and Northumberland. They are excellent hosts, who will welcome you into the bosom of their home, where nothing is too much trouble.


Berwick-upon-Tweed, just 3 miles away, is England’s most northerly town and is midway between Edinburgh and Newcastle. It is the perfect stopover point for travellers taking the East Coast route. But there is so much to do it is worth staying longer. The area is close to the Northumberland National Park and steeped in history. Art galleries, stately homes, museums, walks, cycling routes abound. Wildlife enthusiasts are ideally placed for visiting the Farne Islands and of course Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castles.

01289 392 000


Closed Christmas & New Year

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John & Maureen Burton
The Old School House
The Old School House, Thornton, Northumberland, TD15 2LP, England

Tel: 01289 392 000
Mob: 077950 22705


Room Rate, based on 2 people sharing inclusive of breakfast
1 Super King/Twin B&B Room (2 x 3') (en suite) £100
1 King Size (5') B&B Room (en suite) £100
1 Double (4'6") B&B Room (private) £90
Single Supplement £70-75

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