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Old School Muncaster House

Ravenglass near Holmrook, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1118505)


Lakelovers rating

  • 18 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Stuart

    “Excellent property for a 3 generation family celebration.”

    Facilities and grounds were 1st class. Castle grounds across the road, steam train 2 minutes drive away and pub food available near by. Highly recommended

    Facilities and grounds were 1st class. Castle grounds across the road, steam train 2 minutes drive away and pub food available near by. Highly recommended

    - Stuart, May 2024


  • Newly refurbished property to provide better experience for our guests. Ten bedrooms over 2 floors with 7 ensuites, a ground floor WC with basin and a first floor bathroom with bath, basin and a separate WC
  • Ground floor consists of the following rooms
  • 4 x King size bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x King with ensuite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 triple family room with 1 x Superking and 1 x single bed plus ensuite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x Single room with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single bedroom, please note this single room does not have an ensuite
  • There is a ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First floor consists of the following bedrooms and bathrooms
  • 1 x king size bedroom, 1 x single room
  • Please note these bedrooms do not have ensuites
  • The first floor has a bathroom with a bath and basin and a separate WC room
  • There is also a snug room on the first floor with a corner sofa, table football, a Smart TV and a Playstation 4
  • Remaining ground floor rooms are as follows
  • Dining room with sitting for 18 people
  • Ground floor sitting room with woodburning stove providing setting up to 18 people
  • There is also a sofa bed in the ground floor sitting room and a Smart TV, selection of books, games, DVD player with DVDs
  • There is a Ground floor kitchen and a further ground floor kitchenette
  • The main kitchen has hob/electric oven, microwave, 1 x undercounter fridge, 2 x dishwasher The kitchenette also has an undercounter fridge, electric oven and hob
  • There is also a utility room that has a tall fridge and tall freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
  • The property has central heating, wifi throughout and bed linen, fuel and power are also included in the rent but guest do need to bring their own towels
  • Travel cot / highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking for 6 cars
  • The property also has an enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, NO smoking and NO pets
  • Petrol station 2.6 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Towels are NOT provided.

The property

Well-positioned in the Lake District National Park in Ravenglass near Holmrook, Cumbria is this fantastic abode, Old School Muncaster House. Showcasing period features throughout, an abundance of living spaces and flexible sleeping arrangements for all, Old School Muncaster House provides the ideal spot for families or friends of all ages to host, entertain and play all while enjoying the stunning destination of Cumbria. Be impressed by a spacious sitting room upon arrival, embellish with a plethora of sumptuous sofas, as well as a TV and woodburning stove so you can unwind and snuggle up on cooler evenings; enjoy a favourite tipple as the designated chef cooks up a storm in a fully-equipped kitchen, hosting all the appliances required to supplement your efforts in feeding a large group. Settle down at an impressive dining table to relish a feast or step outside to the enclosed garden to enjoy an alfresco affair and admire your stunning surroundings as your children play safely within the confines of an enclosed garden. An additional first-floor snug provides the ultimate hub for children, homing a TV, football table and plenty of books and games to keep them entertained. When the evening draws to a close, head to one of ten fabulous bedrooms to wind down; splendidly furnished with the added convenience of several en-suite bathroom or shower room, most of the bedrooms allow you to refresh and climb immediately into the haven of a plush bed. When you wish to discover what Cumbria has to offer, begin your day with a stroll into the local village where the impressive structure of Muncaster Castle awaits, as does the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway where you can embark on a scenic journey across the landscape. Further afield, experience the beauty of Stanley Ghyll Waterfall, or spend the day on Lake Windermere and try your hand at a variety of watersports including kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding; here you can also visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction as well as see the former home of the much-loved children’s author at Hill Top. Well-located to also enjoy the delights of Kendal, Ambleside, and Grasmere, you’ll never be short of things to fill your days. For a truly memorable getaway in Cumbria with those you hold dearest, stay at Old School Muncaster House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Seascale 3.5 miles; Whitehaven 14.5 miles.

Nestled in the countryside of the sought-after county of Cumbria, on the edge of the picturesque Lake District National Park, rests the pint-sized linear village of Holmrook. The village benefits from having a convenience store set within a petrol station, and a Post Office, along with a bar and restaurant nestled within a hotel, there's all of the essential amenities to ensure an enjoyable staycation! Resting on the banks of the River Irt, Holmrook is a lovely spot to watch the world go by with a scenic stroll, or for a more strenuous walk, venture further afield to climb the challenging peaks of The Lakes! The coastline is within easy reach, decorated with sand, dunes, and quaint towns, offering a plethora of walking and sightseeing opportunities. Holmrook is perfectly situated to explore the delights of both the coast and country of Cumbria.