The Old Schoolhouse

Charming 18th century stone-built cottage

Beautifully restored in 2010

Attractive contemporary interior

Double-glazed and centrally heated

Open log fire

Sleeps 4

"Wow! What an amazing place. Opening the curtains in the morning is like unveiling God’s masterpiece."

Originally built in 1794, The Old Schoolhouse has been beautifully restored to provide an enchanting self-catering holiday cottage combining 18th century character with 21st century style and comfort. The Old Schoolhouse is situated close to the Meggat Water and is surrounded by the rolling Eskdale Hills. The original local stone and slate roof construction of the cottage has been retained, while the interior has been thoughtfully converted to provide accommodation of an exceptionally high standard.
The spacious kitchen/dining area is well equipped with all appliances fully integrated within hand-crafted units and solid beech worktops.

The kitchen leads into the south-facing sitting room which is furnished with solid oak furniture and large comfortable chairs around a traditional open log fire. A flat screen television, DVD player and good selection of DVDs are provided along with books, maps and leaflets of local places of interest.

A passage leads from the kitchen area to two warm double bedrooms and the stone-tiled wet room. There is an additional cloakroom and small utility room. The emphasis is on comfort, with quality soft furnishings, bed linen and luxurious towels provided. There are fitted carpets and tiled floors throughout. Framed prints on the walls are by local artists.

The parking area and garden are enclosed and there is a paved sitting area with garden furniture. Views from the cottage are of rolling unspoilt hills and grazing sheep.


Open January - December

Price per week: from £575
Short breaks: from £125 per night
Christmas/New Year/Special Events: Please enquire