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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
VE We’re good to go scheme

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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

  • 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
Property code: LCC20

Fabulous converted old school house sleeping eight guests, situated in the fells above the western shore of Ullswater, in the tranquil lakeside village of Watermillock. Delightful private garden, rural views and with direct access to the stunning Ullswater Way walks.

Watch the wildlife from the privacy of your wooded garden in Watermillock or step out on to the Ullswater Way to hike across the Cumbrian fells and walk beside the lake. This unique former schoolhouse offers sumptuous accommodation for up to eight guests across four bedrooms and is set in a highly desirable Lakeland location for anyone seeking spectacular scenery or outdoor family activities.

Dating back to the 1800s and originally a village school, your character home offers very generous accommodation for its parties of guests. Here you will find two inviting lounges, where your group can choose to spend time together or indulge in separate activities. Relax in one to the inviting glow of the wood burner as you watch Sky TV. Recline in the other, with your magazine or novel, or perhaps open the piano to play a few tunes. Your open-plan kitchen/diner also has a lounge area, with an additional TV and comfortable seating, where you can keep an eye on the children as you prepare dinner. With an Aga to cook tempting meals on, and a large table for dining together, this welcoming area is likely to be the hub of your home during your time here. Climb the stairs to find another great area, where a landing doubles as a games space. Enter all four of your bedrooms at this level too. One of these has an en-suite shower room while the others share the main bathroom and a family shower room. On fine days, spend as much time as possible out in your pretty garden, which is bordered by a small stream. Sit by the lily pond, take in the views and enjoy star gazing at night. Find ample space for up to six cars as well as excellent bicycle storage within your grounds. Light up the BBQ, pull up a chair and just absorb the silence.

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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Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Angela 22nd November 2021

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As never been to The Lakes, this was my first experience and what an experience it was. The property was located not far from Ullswater which was beautiful. Lovely walks on your doorstep, breathtaking. Seeing deer on the grounds by the property and not forgetting the red squirrels. It was the perfect getaway, peaceful and quiet just what the doctorRead more ordered. Would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 5th November 2021

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A wonderful spacious and comfortable house. A great week was had by all!

Reviewed by LEONARD 15th October 2021

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Exceptional cottage. We were a group of 8 with many years of Lake District cottage experience. We all agreed this property was the best we've stayed in so far. The attention to all details was excellent; nothing seemed to be too much trouble to provide. The location was remote yet provided a real walking experience for those who like to get outdoorRead mores. Information from the history of the cottage to local attractions were provided. For the men, the bonus of Sky Sports was unprecedented. 5 stars !! Hide

Reviewed by Karen 6th October 2021

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Absolutely beautiful holiday home in a stunning location. Spotlessly clean and filled with everything we needed for a relaxing break away from the crowds. Plenty of space and privacy to spread out in for the remote workers and hobbyists in our group. Easy walking from the doorstep and more challenging stuff a short drive away. We will definitely reRead moreturn. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 1st October 2021

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First rate accommodation in a beautiful location. Very well planned and equipped accommodation. The guests manual prepared by the owners is a model of information and clarity.

Reviewed by Maria 24th September 2021

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Really lovely house in a perfect situation. Its our second visit and we would definitely keep returning. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived. Lovely comfortable beds and beautiful bedding, we all slept well. Wonderfully equipped kitchen and loads of room for the family, with little ones provided for. Thank you.

Reviewed by Jacqui 17th September 2021

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Lovely house, well positioned, well equipped, plenty of space, clean, and comfortable. We would definitely recommend it, and would stay here ourselves again.

Reviewed by Michael 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by John 20th August 2021

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Reviewed by Morag 9th July 2021

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We absolutely loved the property - I think our favourite cottage ever! Plenty of space inside, very comfortable beds with quality bed linen. Kitchen seemed to provide more equipment than we needed, with plenty of good crockery pots and pans. We had never used an Aga before but enjoyed trying this. The house is surrounded by a private garden which iRead mores not overlooked by neighbours. There are views to some fells from the garden. Perfect location which was very peaceful. (5 adults) Hide

Reviewed by John 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Josephine 18th June 2021

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Fantastic property in a gorgeous location. We have stayed in many UK self catering properties over the years and hands down this was the best. It had absolutely everything needed, very smart, clean and comfortable, good wifi and tv, smashing showers and the best appointed kitchen I have ever used! A lot of thought, care and attention has been put iRead morento this lovely house and we will definitely look to return. Hide

Reviewed by Janice 11th June 2021

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Beautiful, spacious house in a lovely location. The owners really have put a lot of thought into providing everything you could possibly need. We had a wonderful family holiday. We loved how secluded the property felt, even though there were lots of activities nearby. The only disappointment was that we had only booked one week, rather than two. WoRead moreuld highly recommend this house and we all agreed we would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Dominic 28th May 2021

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Beautiful place to stay, lovely walk to Gowbarrow Fell and Aira Force from the doorstep. Wildlife in the garden was lovely.

Reviewed by Jean 21st May 2021

Reviewed by Zafer 30th October 2020

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Grammar School cottage set in own grounds with stunning views all around it, We had a fantastic time perfect location to have a quiet holiday ,very close to all the walks, house itself spacious and comfortable, AGA cooker made house extra warm ,cooking food very tasty and easy, we will definitely recommend it and hope to booked it again for spring.Read moreBest cottage we stayed in so far. Hide

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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