Old School House (Matterdale) reviews

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Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 12 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Cambridge GB Family
The house exceeded expectations. It was spacious, clean, well equipped and well laid out. The entrance hall had a space for walking boots, the lounge area had good seating, the dining table was large and would easily cater for 8, we were 6 people. Kitchen was modern, with most equipment needed. Downstairs bedroom was made up as a king size, the bed was really comfortable. The upstairs bedrooms were well laid out, showers and bath were modern and all worked well.
The local area is pretty, the Royal Hotel in Dockray definitely worth a visit - we had a very nice meal with good local produce. Short drive to Ullswater, nearest shops in Glenridding. Paddle boarding on the lake a must, as well as lots of local mountains, we really liked Catstycam.
Would definitely recommend.
Confirmed guest: 25 June 2021
Published on: 02 July 2021

Hello Neil, What fabulous feedback and so many useful tips for future visitors - thank you! Come back any time, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

10 out of 10


York GB Family
A beautiful house in a stunning location, with fantastic access to the fells right on the doorstep.
I note comments from previous reviewers about the comfort of the seating in the lounge and think these are probably fair. There are a couple of very comfortable armchairs, but the sofas felt a bit tired. However, this didn't spoil our enjoyment. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, and I would definitely return.
Confirmed guest: 21 May 2021
Published on: 28 May 2021

Hello Helen - thank you so much for your review from your stay at Old School House Matterdale! It's such a gem isn't it?! I love that part of Ullswater, so many special fells. I appreciate your feedback on the seating in the lounge and can confirm that the owner has bought new, softer cushions and a new sofa in there. Of course this will always come down to personal preference, but they have taken on the feedback to improve visitors' enjoyment. I am delighted to hear that you would return to the property and hope to welcome you again soon!

10 out of 10


Bedford GB Couple
Beautiful house. Spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Magnificent views. Not much else to say really.
Confirmed guest: 23 April 2021
Published on: 24 April 2021

Hello Peter, I love getting feedback like this, thank you so much! Come back any time, you can be sure of a very warm welcome.