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Barton School House

Pooley Bridge, Lake District
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A short walk into Pooley Bridge with its shops, pubs and eateries.
  • Close to stunning Ullswater where you can take a trip out on the Ullswater steamers to take in the views
  • A great base to explore the Lake District National Park with walks from the door
Property code: 80430

Detached, converted school just a short walk away from Pooley Bridge village and Lake Ullswater. A great location for extended family and friends to explore the Lake District, enjoy the fells, climbing, have a trip on one of the Ullswater Steamers or visit the local market towns.

Overflowing with character, this beautifully-renovated former Victorian schoolhouse just outside Pooley Bridge is dotted with impressive original features, like its bell tower. Sleeping six people across three bedrooms, it’s the ideal detached, single-storey holiday home for families or groups of friends who want to get together to enjoy the best of the Lake District. Spend your days hiking at Aira Force Waterfall, exploring Lowther Castle or cruising Ullswater, and your evenings spotting red squirrels in the garden or warming your toes by the wood burner in the lounge.

Step into the lobby and you’ll find that it opens up into the spacious kitchen and a light and bright south-facing dining area. Cook up a storm for your loved ones and gather everyone together to eat around the dining table. After dinner, pour a glass of wine and head out into the garden to take in the views across the fields. If you’re lucky, you may spot a red squirrel. Or make your way to the lounge to slip onto a sofa and catch up on your favourite TV shows by the glow of the wood burner. When the day is done, there are three lovely bedrooms to choose from.

Spend an afternoon browsing the local shops in Pooley Bridge (0.5 miles), where you’re sure to find plenty of local fudge and gin. Stop off for afternoon tea in a traditional teashop or enjoy a pint in one of the village pubs. Alternatively, take a trip on one of the famous Ullswater Steamers, which have connected Pooley Bridge, Howtown, Glenridding and Aira Force for 160 years. You can even take your bikes on board if you want to check out the different bike routes around Ullswater. Take a trip to Rheged (5 miles), to explore the gallery, shops and creative spaces.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with shower and WC and 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included)
  • Geo-thermal heating included
  • Smart TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Private enclosed garden
  • Private parking on drive for up to 4 cars
  • Pub and shops within walking distance
  • Regret no pets
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 16th April 2022

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This is a very spacious and well equipped cottage. The beds were really comfortable. All rooms were of a good size. It has all the amenities and benefits from two en-suites bathrooms and a family bathroom. It has the advantage of a washing machine and dishwasher. Lovely spacious sitting room. Lovely garden for the grandchildren to play in which canRead more be secured by the large gate. A lovely family property and very clean. Hide

Reviewed by Neil 26th March 2022

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Just wanted to say thanks for a great week at your Barton School House. We were a family of 4 adults. Great location, great house with character and well proportioned accommodation with 2 en-suites and a bathroom. Parking so easy with such a large drive. Red squirrels , woodpeckers and other bird life a bonus. House was well specced, kitchen had alRead morel the equipment you could want with separate fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, etc. House throughout was very clean. Def recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Gillian 13th November 2021

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A lovely house . Comfortable and interesting .

Reviewed by Amanda 25th September 2021

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The Old School House was a delightful place to spend the week and was very welcoming and cosy. We had everything we needed and it was like a home from home. Well placed to explore the Northern Lakes and close to the M6 junction. We would also recommend Dalemain House where we had an excellent guided tour and Honister Slate mine where we also had a Read morewonderful tour, our son Climbed the Mine which was an adrenaline rush and the Borrowdale scenery is stunning. Enjoy! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 18th September 2021

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We loved this light, spacious, and comfortable cottage. It was quiet being a little off the road and the surrounding garden and fields were lovely. We wanted to explore the Ullswater and Penrith area and this cottage proved to be well placed for this. We discovered Lowther Castle! What a place! It's now a fascinating ruin surrounded by extensive grRead moreounds and the most wonderful castle/adventure playground in the woods for children. Well worth a visit. The lake is beautiful as are the walks. Hide

Reviewed by Derrick 4th September 2021

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Characterful cottage in a good location. Comfortable for the time of year (early Sept). Reasonable sized bedrooms and good portioned social spaces. Had all the facilities we needed. Short walk to Pooley Bridge, only 10 mins and mostly off road. Good area to do walks, bike rides and water sports. Only 15 mins to Penrith if anything major needed (supRead moreermarkets etc). Hide

Reviewed by Alan 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Rebecca 14th August 2021

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Wonderful cottage in great location

Reviewed by Alan 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Russell 26th June 2021

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This is a very comfortable cottage, and it was just right for our party of 5 adults. Bedrooms and bathrooms tidy, clean and comfortable, with showers that work well. Living room also comfortable. Kitchen well-equipped, and with a good-sized dining table - and a nice view of the red squirrel collecting snacks from next door's feeder. Plenty of lawn Read morespace, with a "bonus" of use the owners' beautiful garden when they are not using their annexe (they were not present during our stay). Hide

Reviewed by Martin 12th June 2021

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The cottage is in a beautiful quiet location, surrounded by a large pretty garden with fields on two sides. Yet it is only a 15-20 minute walk into Pooley Bridge. The interior is very nicely furnished and comfortable and has been well maintained. It was spotlessly clean. We felt very much at home there for the week.

Reviewed by Arthur 22nd May 2021

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Quaint but homely cottage. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A little further out of Pooley Bridge than anticipated. Surrounded by nature.

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Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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