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Old School House - Matterdale

Matterdale, Lake District

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Christmas week availability - 7 nights from Tuesday 20th December 2022 - please call to book
  • High above the Ullswater Valley, the views are spectacular over fields and fells
  • Fantastic network of paths from your door so you can leave the car behind
  • Brimming with character, the open-plan lounge/diner caters brilliantly for sociable times
Property code: SZ367

Large rooms mean you can chat or find some peace and quiet after days in the great outdoors. Admire stunning fell views from the comfort of home or spend time in the garden.

Gaze out at the dramatic mountain views when you stay at this spacious holiday home in Matterdale, high above magnificent Ullswater. Sleeping up to eight guests, and also accommodating two of their canine companions, the generous, four-bedroom holiday home is in a perfect location for a group of family or friends seeking to immerse themselves in the scenery of the Lake District National Park. From here, strike out straight from the cottage on hikes across the fells to nearby beauty spots. Walk 1.5 miles to see the famous Aira Force Waterfall or 2 miles down to the shores of the lake. Follow the 20-mile route that goes all the way around beautiful Ullswater. Find cafes and pubs in Glenridding, 4.5 miles away, or Pooley Bridge, 6.5 miles away, when you want to eat out.

Open the door on to this substantial abode, store shoes and jackets in the porch, and make your way through into the open-plan lounge/diner. Stoke up the wood burner, then settle down to watch your favourite programme on TV, or a DVD, in its cosy glow. Take three steps up into the kitchen to make everyone a cup of tea and cut them a slice of cake that you can pick up from the tea shop in Pooley Bridge. Whip up a tasty meal in here too with the other produce you have bought, then serve it up later at the splendid table next door. Find there is also a utility room, plus a shower room and a twin bedroom, which can be arranged as a super-king-size bed if discussed in advance, downstairs too. Make your way upstairs and pause on the galleried landing to absorb the sweeping Lakeland vistas. Take a few more steps up to a twin room, plus a double, with a Jack and Jill shower room, and a king-size, with a Jack and Jill bathroom. Both the Jack and Jill bathrooms can be accessed from the landing if required. Soak up the sunshine out in the enclosed garden across the road from the house. Alternatively, dine outside in the courtyard garden behind the property, where it is also pleasant to enjoy a glass of wine as the sun goes down. Find parking for up to four cars and wall racks to which you can secure five bicycles with your own locks at the house.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 2 twins (1 twin can be made up as super-king-size on request at time of booking), 1 king-size, 1 double
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC (can be en-suite to king-size room)
  • Range-style oven with hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Utility room with sink, ironing board, washing machine, tumble dryer and hanging rack
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included only suitable for browsing due to the remote location
  • Cot available
  • Enclosed garden area across the quiet lane from the house - care should be taken with children when crossing, gravelled area at the rear
  • Parking for 3 to 4 cars
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 4 wall-mounted bike racks at the back of the house. Guests will need to provide their own bike locks.
  • Shop within 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • There are three steps to access the ground floor bedroom and shower room and other internal steps throughout the property
  • The access road to the cottage can be icy in the winter - there is a grit box on the lane available for use
  • Group bookings - these may need to be checked with the owner first before confirming
  • Please note a stream runs through one end of the garden so it is fenced off for safety although still available to use
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. 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

Head down to Glenridding to take your party on a voyage on one of the famous Ullswater steamboats. Plan a day out to Keswick, 12 miles away, to potter in the colourful shops there, dine out and perhaps go to the Theatre by the Lake. Take a trip on Derwentwater too while you are here or embark on the 10-mile walk around the lake.

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This property is personally managed by Tessa.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 12th August 2022

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Reviewed by Jenny 29th July 2022

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Beautiful house. Lovely surroundings! We had a fantastic time.

Reviewed by Charlotte 24th June 2022

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This house is great for a larger group or family with plenty of living space and a large well equipped kitchen. The rooms have great views and are very comfortable, plenty of hot water and good showers. We had a great long weekend with a group of friends who were all impressed with the house. Wonderful location with walks from the house and to the Read morepub! Easy access off the motorway and only 6 miles from Penrith. Would definitely recommend The Old Schoolhouse! Hide

Reviewed by Julie 17th June 2022

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Beautiful well equipped and comfortable holiday home. We had a fabulous week walking from the doorstep and exploring. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Ethne 3rd June 2022

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Very comfortable, spacious house, well equipped and in a very picturesque setting.

Reviewed by Jane 27th May 2022

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Beautiful comfortable well equipped house perfectly located near Ullswater. Amazing wildlife - red squirrels and tawny owls - seen from house and the views of the hills are superb. Great bedrooms and bathrooms. Lovely local pub. We hope to stay again soon! Thank you

Reviewed by Peter 22nd April 2022

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Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. Very comfortable with great bedroom facilities. Great views and walking out of the door. Quite small rear garden. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Luis 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 4th March 2022

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This is the second time we have booked the old schoolhouse its brilliant , stunning views , plenty of room for everyone , very comfortable we love it and will Be back

Reviewed by Sue 5th November 2021

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Beautiful house amazingly renovated to provide fantastic accommodation for a family or friends get together. There was lots of space and the downstairs bedroom with shower room adjacent was perfect as I am disable (there are 3 easily managed steps that some might find a little difficult). The modern well equipped kitchen was great for a large groupRead more with a range style oven. Upstairs had been laid brilliantly and flexible. Enclosed garden great. Hide

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