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Old School House - Matterdale

Matterdale, Cumbria
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
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

  • 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.

Enjoy your quiet spot in the village of Matterdale whilst being close to many bustling spots. Walk 1.5 miles to the beautiful Aira Force waterfall where you can walk up to Gowbarrow terrace for spectacular views of Ullswater. Make the 4.5-mile trip to Glenridding where you can board an Ullswater Steamer with dogs in tow and enjoy a cruise of the lake. Jump off at Howtown, Pooley Bridge and Aira Force to wander the surrounding villages and fells. Pooley Bridge (6.5 miles) is a great spot to enjoy a bite to eat. The local market town of Penrith has all you need to need throughout your stay to keep your cupboards stocked with goodies and is a lovely place to spend a morning wandering shops.

Step inside the porch where, in addition to the hallway, there is plenty of room to leave boots, leads and coats after adventures. A fantastic space in which to spend time together, the open-plan lounge/diner exudes charm and character. Perfectly arranged around the wood burner, which sits in the majestic fireplace, antique chairs offer you somewhere to relax in front of the TV or a DVD. Sharing its space with the dining table, there is plenty of room for all guests to sit and enjoy dinner together and the room is dotted with beautiful, carved, antique furniture. Up three steps is the kitchen with a Range-style oven with ceramic hob, a substantial fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and all the crockery and cookware you will need for your stay. The ground floor bedroom with fell views has three steps up to access and has twin beds that can be made up as a super-king-size on request at the time of booking and has access to the shower room next to it. A utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer completes the ground floor. Upstairs, a mezzanine-style landing with sloping ceiling boasts fantastic views and somewhere to sit with a good book. The remaining bedrooms can be found up some further steps. Two of the bedrooms are configured with inner doors for privacy and outer sliding doors. The outer doors can make them into en-suites or keep the sliding doors open so that everyone has access to the bathrooms. The first double has a built-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with WC between the inner door and sliding door. The next bedroom is a twin bedroom which is suited to both adults and children. The final bedroom is king-sized with plenty of space for clothes. Between a sliding door and the inner door is the bathroom, hence it can be used as an en-suite or family bathroom. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, WC and fellside views.

Over the lane, an enclosed garden has seating so you can take a drink outside and bask in the sun. Take care when crossing the lane, though there should not be much traffic. Giving you another spot to sit in is the rear, enclosed gravelled area with outside table and chairs, which captures the sun in the evening. There is parking to the side of the house for three to four cars and four wall-mounted bike racks at the back of the house. Please provide your own bike locks.

  • 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
  • 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

Tessa McDonald

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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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Location

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