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School Cottage

Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1042638)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • Sarah

    “We had a fabulous stay at School Cottage-a beautiful place with amazing views.”

    It was everything we could have wished for and we would definitely recommend to others, in fact we already have to our family and friends.

    It was everything we could have wished for and we would definitely recommend to others, in fact we already have to our family and friends.

    - Sarah, April 2022


The property

A comfortable and attractive late Victorian Lakeland stone-built cottage formerly part of the old school in Troutbeck Bridge and ideal in any season. The school, the chapel and the headmaster's house were sympathetically converted into a small cluster of cottages set in an elevated position with fine westerly views to Coniston Old Man and the Langdale Pikes in the distance. This is an excellent holiday base with village amenities close to hand - within easy walking distance of a well-stocked village store for day to day needs and a pub. There are excellent walks in the area and ample opportunities for touring, lake cruises on nearby Windermere and a good choice of eating places for those who wish to dine out. The National Park visitor centre at Brockhole is about one mile away. Accommodation: Front door entrance up a few steps into the hallway which has hanging space for your outdoor gear. Comfy lounge/dining room with two large west facing windows to make the most of the view (TV, wi-fi broadband) whilst the original stone 'school room' fireplace has a log burning stove. French doors to rear. Modern fitted well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs there are two pretty bedrooms with beamed ceilings and attractive rooflines - the front bedroom has a double bed, feature window providing panoramic views and en-suite wc. The rear bedroom is a twin. Main bathroom with bath, separate walk-in corner shower, basin and wc. Furnishings throughout are comfortable with fitted carpets. Outside: Enclosed pretty patio garden to the front and rear - a pleasant place to sit on sunny summer evenings whilst you plan your next busy day. Garden furniture provided. The Sun Pub at Troutbeck just 50 yards away. Private parking for one car.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite WC and basin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview/Freesat and DVD Player, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Private parking for one car
  • Enclosed front patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

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

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About the location


Windermere 4 miles; Grasmere 4 mile; Keswick 15 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

Note: Logs for stove can be purchased locally

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