Shilbottle has its own primary school and there is a further choice of schools both primary and secondary in Alnwick.
Alnwick also has all the usual support services on offer, healthcare, doctors, clinics and dentists, as well as a great selection of attractive boutiques and gift shops and the famous traditional market days in the town centre.
There is an array of big retailers and supermarkets on the retail parks on the outskirts of the town all with free parking with Sainsbury’s and M&S Food being closest!
The city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Metro Centre in Gateshead are both less than 40 minutes’ drive South. Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, can be reached in a couple of hours too.
The great outdoors is on your doorstep, whether your preference is for hills, forest or coast, all are just a short drive away.
With trails and adventure in the National Park for walkers, climbers and cyclists of every ability, and a range of water sports available on the heritage coastline, Northumberland is the most beautiful county to visit. The historical links golf courses of Alnmouth Village Golf Club and the splendour of Alnmouth Golf Club at Foxton Hall, the 4th oldest club in England, are just minutes away.