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  • Attractive and comfortable living room | The Old School House - The Old School House & Studio, Waverton, near Wigton - The Old School House
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  • Attractive and comfortable living room | The Old School House - The Old School House & Studio, Waverton, near Wigton - The Old School House
  • Basic info

    • Bedrooms: 7
    • Sleeps: 16
    • Baths: 4
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    • Open fire

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    The Old School House sleeping up to 16 guests

    With seven bedrooms this spacious property also has a snug area and games room with a snooker table. . 2 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With electric coal-effect fire, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Snug: With wood burner.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen: With breakfast area, Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Shower room 1: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    Games room: With wood burner and snooker table.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed and dressing room.
    Bedroom 5: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 6: With bunk bed.
    Bedroom 7: With double bed and 2 single beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cots and highchairs available on request. Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace and garden furniture. Kennel and dog run. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking.
    At The Old School House, you get all the space you need to have a special reunion with family or friends. Set in a rural location, there is all the privacy you could want, and with the property being so close to the Solway Coast or Lake District National Park, there will be a whole host of activities to suit all.
    This is an imposing, detached family house, forming part of the estate belonging to the grounds of Blaithwaite House, and a wealth of activities are available by direct arrangement with the owners (at cost). These include clay pigeon shooting, archery, laser tag, mountainboarding, mini golf, climbing, relaxing guided walks and craft workshops. The woodland is made up of rare specialist trees and fascinating wetlands, which you can explore for hours in peace.
    The spacious accommodation is set over two floors, and has a large family living room with ample comfy seating. There is a delightful snug with a wood burner, which you can sit in front of and read a good book, or you can make use of the feature games room, which has a snooker table. There is a double bedroom and a family shower room also situated on the ground floor. A further six bedrooms (two with en-suite facilities) and family bathroom are located on the first floor. Outside, ample parking space can be found adjacent to the property, along with a large, enclosed garden and secluded patio area.
    Should you wish to explore further afield, the popular Lake District market town of Keswick is just a short drive away. Visit historic Carlisle, with its Roman history and castle, or head to the coast, where you will find the Solway Estuary, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its abundance of wildlife. Beach 9 miles. Shop and pub 4½ miles, restaurant 2¾ miles.
    The Old School House can be be booked together with The Old School House Studio (ref UKC4002) to accommodate up to 18 guests.

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    9 Customer Reviews

    Confirmed purchaser – 25 Feb 2020
    "House was much bigger than the photos showed. Really nicely decorated and everything we needed. Great separate games roomNo WiFi."
    Emma – 12 Jan 2020
    "Lots of rooms to spread out into.Very clean and well kept. well equipped for 15 people and dogs Felt very personal, over the festive season there was a lovely warm Christmas feel to the houseThe aga was a lot to deal with when cooking for large amounts of people. Even with being prepped and starting early."
    Julie – 1 Dec 2019
    "This is a great cottage for a family gathering. Everything was spotlessly clean, the house was warm on a very cold weekend. The sleeping accommodation was excellent and the pool table was a very big hit. Cooking for 13 on the Aga was challenging needing some forward planning but we had the knack of it by the last day! A couple of points we felt could be improved - more side lighting in the living room and better working lighting in the kitchen. Also whilst the cooking pots supplied were adequate, we were cooking for a large number and had taken a large baking tray and pot just in case - we did use them. All in all we loved it and hope to make a return visit sometime."
    Sam – 12 Nov 2019
    "We had a great time at the Old School House. Lovely property, perfect for a family get together. We had a beautiful and bracing! walk around Sale Fell near Bassenthwaite. The pool table kept the teenagers and adults occupied too."
    Charlotte – 9 Nov 2019
    "The house was fabulously spacious for my mum's 70th birthday celebrations as we were quite a few children and adults! Children and adults alike loved the huge pool table. The house is very tastefully decorated and full of character, with everything you could need. Bottle of red wine on arrival was a nice touch and much appreciated! We all had a great time."
    Ange – 22 Oct 2019
    "Really enjoyed our stay, once we had worked out the aga. Beds were really comfortable. Just could have done with a walkable pub. Otherwise great."
    Ann – 7 Oct 2019
    "Lovely cottage. Had a wonderful family weekend celebration. Very tastefully decorated. Lots of hot water for baths and showers. Well equipped. Gorgeous Aga in the kitchen that did cause some concern as we hadn’t cooked on one before but we got there in the end. Would recommend it and consider booking in the future"
    Lee – 24 Sep 2019
    "Stayed for 2 nights with 11 other family members. Spacious, great layout and relaxed! Would book again in future. Pool table was a great treat for the family along with all the little novelty items!"
    Julie – 4 Sep 2019
    "Had a amazing weekend with the family here there is enough cooking utensils glasses etc the rooms are so nice and cleanthere was a problem with the ensuite shower they came out straight away to fix it but there was no rush its a beautiful place very relaxing the only problem we had to leave rubbish at side of the bin need another bin esp for big families defo booking again highly recommended ."
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