Waitby School ref: CC131123

Waitby near Kirkby Stephen, Kirkby Lonsdale and South East Cumbria

5 Stars

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Max sleeps
7
Sleeps
Bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets allowed
No pets
Changeover day
SAT
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • School Conversions 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Waitby School was built on Waitby Fell in 1680 by James Highmore, a local to the area, for the children of Waitby and Smardale. About a mile and a half west of Kirkby Stephen, Waitby is said to have been an ancient market town, with a castle, chapel and cemetery, but no trace of either is now to be seen. However, the school remains, standing proud on the fellside and, having been purchased recently by another local family, has been lovingly restored, in conjunction with English Heritage, to offer luxurious holiday accommodation.  The property stands alone and enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, dotted with livestock and the occasional farmer and tractor at "doin up time".
Many original features have been retained in the restoration of the School, including wood panelling, wooden double doors, the outside boys lavatory, complete with seat, and, of course, the school bell. After much careful planning, these characterful features have been successfully combined with state of the art fixtures and fittings to create and individual holiday home of great distinction, and a most unique holiday experience.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property has oil fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor, radiators on the first floor and comprises:
Entrance through original school cloakroom with original coat pegs and double doors, leading through to open plan living accommodation...
Lounge area: With sumptuous seating, quality wood flooring, wood burning stove, state of the art TV with Sky package and a stereo.
Kitchen area: Hand made with electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave and dishwasher.
Cloakroom: With WC and hand basin.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with jacuzzi bath, hand basin and WC. This room also has two sets of French doors leading to either the front or rear gardens.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed, quality fittings and accessories and an en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 3: With three single beds furnished in a contemporary style with quality furnishings and accessories.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electric, fuel, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair available (request on booking). Wi-Fi.
There are beds for 7 people in Waitby School, the prices shown are for the property not per person.

Miscellaneous

Large enclosed gardens to all sides of the property with furniture provided. Off road parking for up to 4 cars. Cycle store. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.
Please note: There is an access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
    Kirkby Stephen
  • Shops
  • Distance
    1 1/2 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Kirkby Stephen
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    1.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Kirkby Lonsdale is in Cumbria's south east in between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales; an historic market town in an area of great natural beauty with riverside and country walks.

There are many riverside and country walks in the area, and historic buildings to see in the town itself, including the 11th century Norman parish church. While some market towns have become spoilt over the years, Kirkby Lonsdale and its surrounding area of outstanding landscape still retain the same beauty appreciated by Constable, Turner, and Ruskin.

Further north lays Kirkby Stephen at the head of the Eden Valley, a popular centre for walkers and situated on the Cumbria Cycle Way - a great route for all keen cyclists.

Half an hour's drive from Kirkby Stephen is the beautiful area of Silverdale - an Area of Outstanding Beauty, offering a truly inspiring escape from the pace and pressures of everyday life. Don't miss the headland of Jack Scout leading to Jenny Brown's Point. From here, look out across the bay to see Humphrey Head where, so legend has it, the last wolf in England was slain.

Things to do nearby

Docker Park Farm

Docker Park farm offers a fabulous day out for all the family with lots to see and do. Pigs, piglets, rabbits, cows and goats create an exciting atmosphere for children with an opportunity to feed the lambs in spring and summer. The tea room on site provides delicious homemade goodies with a shop selling locally produced food.

Carus Green Golf Club

Situated a mile from Kendal is Carus Green Golf Club, a fantastic place to visit for a round of golf.

Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club
Kirkby Lonsdale Golf Club

Located in the idyllic village of Barbon close to Kirkby Lonsdale this 18 hole golf course offers spectacular views of the Cumbrian countryside. Designed by Bill Squires it offers a challenging game and is a genuine test of stamina and patience. Tel: 01524 276365

The Chocolate Mine!

Located below the chocolate shop in Kirkby Lonsdale this `mine' has an interesting history. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was a regular visitor to Kirkby Lonsdale.

Capernwray Diving Centre

Capernwray Diving Centre offers the best place to dive in Lancashire.

David Barrett Photography
David Barrett Photography

David Barrett offers five types of workshops suitable for new and existing digital SLR owners from beginners right up to the experienced photographer.

Sillfield Farm Shop

Sillfield Farm's Peter Gott took part in Jamie Olivers TV programme to train young chefs and now runs a unique farm shop selling rare breed sheep, pigs and chickens full of flavour.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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