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The School House

Staveley, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041669)

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ahern

    “Beautiful location.”

    Close to some great pubs and attractions. Dog Friendly locations nearby and great walks. If we wanted to eat at home Booths is near. Fabulous house with everythIng you need, wonderful comfy beds and lovely rooms.Great garden and outside dining and barbecue. Locals very friendly.

    Close to some great pubs and attractions. Dog Friendly locations nearby and great walks. If we wanted to eat at home Booths is near. Fabulous house with everythIng you need, wonderful comfy beds and lovely rooms.Great garden and outside dining and barbecue. Locals very friendly.

    - Mrs Ahern, Aug 2019


The property

Wonderful Lakeland holidays are made here at The School House, a substantial detached and simply magnificent Lake District residence built in 1799, occupying a secluded setting at the southern tip of Lake Windermere with spectacular far reaching surrounding views and above all a magical atmosphere. It's a 5 minute walk to the National Trust Fell Foot Park and Lake Windermere. This beautiful Lakeland residence is steeped in history being once a school house and still displaying a plaque on the exterior, yet inside the 'house school rules' are to relax and thoroughly enjoy... All this history and character are evident here blending effortlessly with modern day sophistication making this Lakeland hideaway something very special. The mixture of slate and carpeted floors, oak beams, picture windows and the warming wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace are complimented by sumptuous furnishings, "state of the art" 21st century 5 stars bathrooms and chic bedrooms. The conservatory is a great place to relax and enjoy formal dining together and the loft bedroom is that little bit special complete with star gazing facility from the comfort of your bed and don't forget the luxurious en-suite with roll top bath. Needless to say walks are tremendous straight from your door here including the National Trust 'Fell Foot Park' only a 5 minute stroll away where you can wander by the lake and soak up the breathtaking views. Your own acre of gardens and woodland are a delight and a full of great places to explore and the small hamlet of Newby Bridge is only a mile or so away. If searching for a magical Lakeland 'getaway from it all holiday', in this beautiful corner of England, then you will find The School House very hard to beat. == Accommodation to detail An entrance hall with slate floor and 17th century settle leads into the inner hallway with wonderful drawing room housing the inglenook fireplace and wood burner which opens into the dining conservatory overlooking the garden; a great place to relax, enjoy good food and wine and conversation late into the night. The recently refurbished breakfast kitchen has everything you need, including an American style fridge/freezer and an electric range with gas hob. From here there are doors opening out to the patio and garden. On the ground floor, there is a double bedroom and communal bathroom/WC with power shower (not next to the bed room). Also on the ground floor is the games room with pool table, here the competitive side of you will come out. Upstairs to the first floor; king size bedroom with beautiful views, flat screen TV, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with bath and separate double shower cubicle complete with power shower. There are two further bedrooms on this level; one double and one twin bedroom and a luxury shower room with double cubicle. Upstairs again to the loft bedroom (restricted headroom) complete with king size star gazing bed and beautiful en-suite with roll top bath. Outside are the gardens and woodland glade extending to an acre, with some beautiful vantage points and perfect for summer al-fresco living with the furniture provided. Not seen enough to make your minds up yet? Take a look at more information:- www.theschoolhousestaveley.co.uk


  • Five bedrooms over three floors: 1 x first floor king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, seperate shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x second floor king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double bedroom, 1 x first floor double bedroom, 1 x first floor twin bedroom
  • 1 x first floor shower room with basin and WC, 1 x ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area for 6 people
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory with dining furniture
  • Games room with pool table
  • Dressing room
  • No highchair
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in Inglenook fireplace and underfloor heating in dining conservatory
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, diswasher, TV, PlayStation 2, WiFi, pool table
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 travel cots available
  • No Highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Fixed BBQ
  • Secure bike storage
  • 1 acre of lawned garden and woodlands with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dog accepted (second dog at £25 charge)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 1 mile
  • 20 min walk to Fell Foot Park and Lake Windermere.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Windermere 5 miles; Kendal 5 miles.

The thriving Lakeland village of Staveley is situated on the eastern fringes of the Lake District National Park and offers superb access to the whole region. The beautiful Kentmere Valley is just a short walk away and with the River Kent tumbling its way through the valley to Staveley, it is very popular with mountain bikers and walkers alike. Staveley Mill Yard is a former wood turning mill at the heart of the village, which is now a thriving tourist attraction with cycle hire and outdoor shops, artisan bakery, brewery and the renowned Wilf's Cafe. This complements the excellent range of amenities in the village, which include a variety of shops, two village pubs, craft shops, a children's playground, a regular bus service and a railway station. Close by, the bustling towns of Kendal, Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside are popular with visitors, providing a range of amenities to suit all tastes. Lake Windermere offers boat trips, including a ferry to the Lakeside Aquarium and Grizedale Forest Park. The 'Windermere Steamboat Museum' displays a fascinating collection of boats whilst children will enjoy the 'World of Beatrix Potter' in Bowness, where technology brings her characters to life. Within easy reach of Coniston Water, Kendal, Keswick and the Lakeland Mountains, Staveley is ideally situated for exploring all that the region has to offer.

2 pets welcome
2 cots are available at the property, please notify at the time of booking if required.
Please note no highchairs, please provide your own
The BBQ is coal and supplies can be purchased from petrol station

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas