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
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
5
star
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.

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.

  • 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 within walking distance
  • Piano in second lounge
  • Arrival: 16:00 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

Lyndsey Casson

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary Bernadette, 17th June 2022

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Great house in wonderful setting.

Reviewed by Geoff, 10th June 2022

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Fabulous cottage myself and the family stayed 5 of us in Total. Plenty of space, kitchen is huge with all the equipment you could think of the complimentary tea/coffee etc, was lovely touch on the arrival. The rooms are beautiful spacious clean beds, linning, towels and shower/bath soaps provided. Modern bathrooms. Cleanliness was 5*. The enclosed Read moregarden is beautifull and location of the cottage is ideal, Pooley Bridge 15mins, Keswick 18mins etc. Will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Christine, 29th April 2022

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Just home from a wonderful two weeks in this fabulous house. All agreed that this is the most lovely, well-equipped cottage of the many we have stayed in! Beds very very comfy! The welcome pack, pre-holiday information and cottage instructions provided was excellent. Brilliant aga, a joy to use! Location is perfect, near lakes, shops, pubs, and yetRead more peacefully set within the fells, with walks direct from the door. Loved seeing birds, red squirrels, deer, lambs etc and cannot wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by Harry, 22nd April 2022

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Fantastic cottage in a lovely location with everything you need. Comfortable beds and furniture. Spacious rooms. Nice bathrooms, Plenty of room for car parking. Abundant wildlife in the area especially red squirrels and deer. Ullswater Way right on the doorstep We are looking forward to revisiting in the near future.

Reviewed by Julie, 18th February 2022

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Reviewed by Rosemary, 6th January 2022

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Fabulous house in a beautiful location.Very well equipped and spotlessly clean.Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Harriet, 29th December 2021

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Fabulously equipment kitchen. Beds very comfy. Very homely feel when you walk in.

Reviewed by Isobel, 22nd December 2021

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Lovely, spacious, very well equipped house with every comfort. Very happy family holiday!

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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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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Location

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