|Short breaks||From £390||Prices||view details|
|2 person discount||No||Fire/Woodburner||Yes|
Waitby School was built on Waitby Fell in 1680 by James Highmore, a local to the area, for the children of Waitby and Smardale. About a mile and a half west of Kirkby Stephen, Waitby is said to have been an ancient market town, with a castle, chapel and cemetery, but no trace of either is now to be seen. However, the school remains, standing proud on the fellside and, having been purchased recently by another local family, has been lovingly restored, in conjunction with English Heritage, to offer luxurious holiday accommodation. The property stands alone and enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, dotted with livestock and the occasional farmer and tractor at "doin up time".
Many original features have been retained in the restoration of the School, including wood panelling, wooden double doors, the outside boys lavatory, complete with seat, and, of course, the school bell. After much careful planning, these characterful features have been successfully combined with state of the art fixtures and fittings to create and individual holiday home of great distinction, and a most unique holiday experience.Read more about Waitby School
The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Entrance through original school cloarkroom are with original coat pegs and double doors, leading through to open plan living accommodation.
Lounge area: With with sumptuous seating, quality wood flooring, wood burning stove, state of the art colour TV and stereo with Sky package.
Kitchen area: Luxury fitted hand made kitchen with range cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave and dishwasher.
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 1: Luxuriously appointed double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with jaccuzzi bath, hand basin and W.C. This room also has two sets of French doors leading to either the front or rear gardens.
Bedroom 2: With double bed with quality fittings and accessories.
Bedroom 3: With three single beds furnished in a contemporary style with quality furnishings and accessories.
Shower Room: With spacious shower cubicle, hand basin, W.C and heated towel rail.
All electric, fuel, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair available (request on booking). Payphone for incoming calls.
There are beds for 7 people in Waitby School , the prices shown are for the property not per person.
Large gardens to all sides of the property with furniture provided. Off road parking for up to 4 cars.
A refundable damage deposit of £100 is payable one week prior to arrival.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960http://www.waitbyschool.com
|Nearest town||Kirkby Stephen||Shops||1 1/2 miles|
|Distance||1 1/2 miles||Restaurant||1 1/2 miles|
|Nearest railway station||Kirkby Stephen||Pub||1 1/2 miles|
|Distance||1 1/2 miles||Beach||25 miles|
Kirkby Lonsdale is in Cumbria’s south east in between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; an historic market town in an area of great natural beauty with riverside and country walks.
There are many riverside and country walks in the area, and historic buildings to see in the town itself, including the 11th century Norman parish church. While some market towns have become spoilt over the years, Kirkby Lonsdale and its surrounding area of outstanding landscape still retain the same beauty appreciated by Constable, Turner, and Ruskin.
Further north lays Kirkby Stephen at the head of the Eden Valley, a popular centre for walkers and situated on the Cumbria Cycle Way – a great route for all keen cyclists.
Half an hour’s drive from Kirkby Stephen is the beautiful area of Silverdale - an Area of Outstanding Beauty, offering a truly inspiring escape from the pace and pressures of everyday life. Don’t miss the headland of Jack Scout leading to Jenny Brown’s Point. From here, look out across the bay to see Humphrey Head where, so legend has it, the last wolf in England was slain.
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From £390 for 3 nights
Call us: 01228 406701
Property is excellent, we could not find fault, small loo/shower is fine for a week on hol.
As usual the places we have stayed in have been perfect. Cumbrian cottages are A*
The house was very comfortable and luxurious, we loved the large selection of books and dvds.
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