The School

Keswick, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042842)

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Yasmine

    “Great house.”

    Lovely location. Perfect for two families.

    Lovely location. Perfect for two families. Only comment - there’s a really annoying alarm on the freezer which comes on intermittently. As it’s in the kitchen, you really notice it when relaxing after a days walk. Would recommend getting this sorted as it was the only annoying thing about this lovely house. Thank you.

    - Yasmine, April 2022


The property

The former School is a Grade II listed property built in 1835 from local stone and slate. It was used as the village school until the early 1960s when it was changed to a private dwelling with dual use as the village post office - there is still a post box at the end of the drive. The School was completely transformed in 2006 into a luxury, architect designed home. The property is situated north east of the church in the small village of Mungrisdale in the Lake District National Park. Raven Crags rises behind the house with outstanding views over the North Lakes area. Guests have direct access on to the fell to the rear and there is a good sized south-west facing enclosed front garden. Those of you who love walking in the high fells will take great delight in the hills around with paths to the summits of Skiddaw, Blencathra and the Caldbeck Fells starting from the door. The Mill Inn at Mungrisdale is famous for its bar food and there are other excellent country pubs in the area, especially at Caldbeck and Threlkeld. Shopping, live theatre and golf at Keswick, cruises on both Derwentwater and Ullswater lakes will complete your holiday in this beautiful property. Accommodation: From the garage walk around the side of the house to the fell at the back where you will find the entrance into a hallway where there is room to hang coats and leave shoes and boots. Up a couple of steps on to the main level where you will find the large double-height sitting/dining room with beautiful views out over Mungrisdale through the large fan-shaped windows, an impressive fireplace with multi-fuel stove, TV free wi-fi (basic sky package) and DVD/CD player. The kitchen leads off from the dining area with cream shaker style units and granite worktops, breakfast bar and large range cooker. On this level is also a small twin room with views to the rear. (This bedroom has sole use of the shower room down one flight of stairs which also acts as the main cloakroom.) Downstairs there are two bedrooms - one twin with en-suite (shower, wc and basin) and a double with king-size bed and sliding patio doors out to the garden and en-suite bathroom (bath, separate shower cubicle, basin and wc). There is a large open plan lounge area with sliding patio doors out to the garden and a second kitchen with dining table. There is a separate laundry and utility room. This floor can be used as a separate 'apartment'. On the top floor are two spacious master bedrooms, both of which have glass gallery windows enabling you to look out over the lounge area below. Both bedrooms have king-size beds, comfortable seating and en-suite bathrooms (bath with shower over, basin and wc). The whole interior is very comfortable and spacious and has been professionally styled with designer fabrics and furnishings, oak flooring in the main living areas, carpeting in the bedrooms and tiling to bathrooms. Double glazing and oil central (underfloor) heating and hot water. Outside: Good sized south-west facing landscaped garden with flower beds and shrubs, and terrace with garden seating and lovely fell views. Double garage and parking in the drive for three or four cars. Nearest pub The Mill Inn at Mungrisdale less than a mile. Keswick approx 9 miles or 15 mins drive.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
  • Annex: Kitchen/diner and sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric range cooker with double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Sky and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed garden and terrace with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Bassenthwaite 7 miles, Ullswater 16.6 miles; Cockermouth 13 miles.

The popular town of Keswick is the holiday centre of the North of the Lake District and has plenty to offer the visitor at any time of year. The town boasts numerous shops and restaurants to suit all tastes, as well as offering miniature golf, excellent parks, the famous Theatre by the Lake, a charming cinema, the Pencil Museum, a climbing wall, fishing and great mountain biking opportunities, whilst the beautiful lake of Derwentwater at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley is only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Nearby, between Braithwaite and Buttermere is the beautiful Newlands Valley, while picturesque Bassenthwaite Lake is well worth a visit. From a gentle countryside ramble to a challenging hike up Skiddaw or the famous Catbells, there really is something for everyone. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, the Jennings Brewery and Mirehouse, a grand house and gardens on the shores of the Bassenthwaite Lake, or take a fabulous boat trip around Derwentwater. With plenty of attractions for the kids, lovely parks and the nearby Lake District Wildlife Park this is a great Lakeland destination whatever the time of year.

Note: Fuel for wood burning stove can be purchased locally.
Note: Guests are welcome to use the Keswick Leisure Pool for the duration of their holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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