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Spacious gardens
Patio seating overlooking the pond
Cosy up with the wood burner
Plenty of room for all
Open plan lounge/diner
Dining area
Great for socialising
King-size bedroom
Lots for everyone to do
Enjoy the views
King-size bedroom
En-suite
Bathroom
Twin bedroom
Classicly decorated
Light and airy
Enjoy the garden on a sunny day
Take a seat in the sun
Pond in the garden
Originally built as the village school
1 / 20  Spacious gardens
2 / 20  Patio seating overlooking the pond
3 / 20  Cosy up with the wood burner
4 / 20  Plenty of room for all
5 / 20  Open plan lounge/diner
6 / 20  Dining area
7 / 20  Great for socialising
8 / 20  King-size bedroom
9 / 20  Lots for everyone to do
10 / 20  Enjoy the views
11 / 20  King-size bedroom
12 / 20  En-suite
13 / 20  Bathroom
14 / 20  Twin bedroom
15 / 20  Classicly decorated
16 / 20  Light and airy
17 / 20  Enjoy the garden on a sunny day
18 / 20  Take a seat in the sun
19 / 20  Pond in the garden
20 / 20  Originally built as the village school

Grammar School House

Watermillock, Lake District
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious family-friendly detached property sleeping eight guests
  • Finished to a high-standard throughout and recognised by Visit England with its highest five star gold award
  • Superbly equipped and with extensive and regularly-updated in-house information designed to enhance the Lakeland holiday experience
  • Plenty of space for everyone to relax with large family kitchen/diner and two separate lounges Wifi, two TVs both providing Sky and Sky Sports
  • Delightful private garden with woodland area, lawns and pond, frequented by much wildlife and especially red squirrels
  • Located in the lakeside village of Watermillock, above the western shore of Ullswater
  • Situated in a tranquil part of the Lake District with easy access to lakeside trails
Property code: LCC20

This property enjoys a stunning and peaceful, rural location above the western shoreline of Ullswater. There is a wealth of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. A hundred yards from the front door is the spectacularly scenic Ullswater Way, a twenty mile path that cir-cumnavigates the entire lake. This can be done in its entirety or done in sections, maybe using the Ullswater Steamers for transport from one section to another. One part of this path goes from the house to the impressive Aira Force waterfall. At the south end of the lake there is access to high-level walking in the Helvellyn range and Place Fell. As well as proximity to fabulous high and low level walking and cycling this area provides activities ranging from lake-based adventures, sailing and canoeing, to adrenaline-fuelled abseiling, canyoning and cliff jumping. In the village is an activity centre offering a large range of fun-filled activities suitable for families, groups, couples with all the necessary support and equipment. Watermillock is ideally placed for food enthusiasts with a number of great restaurants in the village itself, in nearby Pooley Bridge or within easy access, including the famous Sharrow Bay Hotel just on the opposite shore of Ullswater.

This property was originally built as the village school in the 19th century and now pro-vides a spacious and comfortable place to stay. On arrival, guests will find a very warm welcome in the open-plan kitchen/diner, which is the heart of the house. At one end is the kitchen area with its Aga and American-style fridge freezer, in the centre is a large dining table, and by the patio doors to the garden there is a lounge area with sofa, arm-chairs, toy chest and a TV with Sky channels. A utility room houses the washing machine and tumble drier. The first lounge has a wood burner, tv with Sky channels, and patio doors opening to the pond area of the garden. For those looking for a quiet retreat from the communal living areas, a second lounge is the perfect place to escape. Here there is a sofa with recliners. There is also an upright piano for musically-minded guests. Upstairs there are four bedrooms off a spacious landing which houses the bar-football table. The master bedroom is king-size with an en-suite shower and WC. The second bedroom is another attractive and spacious king-size room and there are two further twin-bedded rooms. On the first floor there is a bathroom with WC, and a separate shower room with WC.

Outside, the house is surrounded by its own generously-sized delightful and private gar-den, bordered by a babbling beck, and including lawns, a lily pond and woodland area. There is little noise other than from birds and farm animals and there is no light pollution allowing spectacular views, on a clear night, of the night sky. Garden furniture is provided, as well as a BBQ and secure storage for bikes. There is off-road parking available for up to six cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £200 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 2 twins
  • Bathroom with bath and WC 2 shower rooms (1 en-suite) each with shower and WC
  • 2 TVs/DVDs both with Sky channels including Sky Sports, iPod dock, and DAB radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner AGA oven, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Laundry room with washing machine, and tumble dryer
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 6 cars
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Piano in second lounge

Take part in kayaking or canoeing from an activity centre in Watermillock. Pull on your walking boots and follow as much of the 20-mile long Ullswater Way as you fancy. This goes all the way round the beautiful body of water and passes some dramatic scenery. Walk approximately 3 miles to Aira Force waterfall in one direction and about the same distance to the village of Pooley Bridge in the other. Book a steamer trip out on the lake from here or hire a boat to take your party out for the day. Drive 10 miles to bustling Penrith, with its 14th-century castle. Visit the Penrith and Eden Museum, book a table in a restaurant and perhaps climb 3 miles to the top of Beacon Hill, with its astounding views.

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Spacious gardens
Patio seating overlooking the pond
Cosy up with the wood burner
Plenty of room for all
Open plan lounge/diner
Dining area
Great for socialising
King-size bedroom
Lots for everyone to do
Enjoy the views
King-size bedroom
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Holly Popham

This property is personally managed by Holly.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tony 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Steve 25th September 2020

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This is a lovely very spacious house in a location where you can walk straight out onto the Ulswater Way. There is plenty of room for a family of 8. The equipment in the house is extensive and of good quality. The information provided by the owner about the house, places to visit and walk and also places to eat was extremely helpful.The garden is lRead moreovely with outside table and chairs and sun loungers. There are maps & books on the Lake District in the Piano Room with suggested walks. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 11th September 2020

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Grammar School is an awesome house in a Beautiful secluded setting. The owners have thought of everything to ensure you have a happy holiday. There are fantastic walks straight out from the property. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Simon 28th August 2020

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Reviewed by Terry 3rd January 2020

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Absolutely beautiful home with top of the range furniture and every conceivable item you might need in the kitchen and elsewhere in the house. We were very pleasantly surprised. The only downside is the late check in and early check out as you basically lose a whole day.

Reviewed by Jayne 19th December 2019

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Reviewed by Dave 26th July 2019

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This was a well-equipped and spacious property. Wonderfully located on the Ullswater path, we enjoyed some fabulous walks direct from the front door! Quality fittings throughout, this was a home from home.

Reviewed by Donna 19th July 2019

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Reviewed by Richard 15th June 2019

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Reviewed by Louise 31st May 2019

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Reviewed by Michael 10th May 2019

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Fantastic cottage which has excellent facilities. Very comfortable and spacious. Liked the fact that it is right on a major footpath to Pooley Bridge and Aria Force. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others

Reviewed by June 19th April 2019

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Beautiful well equipped house. We had a lovely family break and would have no hesitation In recommending.

Reviewed by Anthony 14th March 2019

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th February 2019

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This must be the best equipped holiday let we have ever had. Aga, central heating, Sky TV in 2 rooms, massage chair, table football, piano, didgeridoo, games, books, maps - the list goes on. Position good for northern lakes and walking.

Reviewed by Mark 8th February 2019

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Wow! This house was kitted out with everything you could need! We have 5 children that age in 9, 8,7,2 and 0. There was everything from toys, to high chairs to travel cots, dvds. Everything in the house was high quality from the furniture to the showers. Children were never bored which is saying something for my 5. Also we have a puppy and they eveRead moren cared for her. Washing machine is always a much even on holiday and tumble dryer makes it home from home! I could go on and on but we loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 23rd December 2018

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Great house for 8 people and dogs . Super walks straight from the door . Amazingly equipped including dog beds if needed. Lots of space inside and three bathrooms . We here in winter so very light and airy but not sure what its like in summer with all trees in full leaf .. if you want too see red squirrels .... we had a family entertain us all weekRead more .. a highlight . Hide

Reviewed by Iain 19th October 2018

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LOCATION

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