Local schools are in Swarland and Rothbury with the usual support services on offer.
The closest retail therapy can be found in Morpeth and Alnwick, no more than a 20 minute drive away with an array of boutiques and market days as well as retail parks and supermarkets. The city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the MetroCentre in Gateshead are both less than an hour away.
The great outdoors is on your doorstep, whether your preference is for hills, forest or coast. All are just a short drive away.
The landscape of the Coquet Valley and Thrunton Woods provide unspoilt terrain and trails for walkers, climbers and cyclists of every ability. Championship golf courses both parkland and links are close by.
The dramatic Northumberland coast, its historical castles and its charming villages offer the freshest sea air, stunning scenery and a variety of watersports.