Bronte School House -home from home

House - Entire home/apt · Bronte Cottages, Cowan Bridge, LA6 2HS, United Kingdom

Enjoy staying in a cosy & comfortable Grade II listed stone cottage -formerly the Clergy Daughter's School attended by Charlotte & Emily Brontë- situated in the beautiful Lune Valley nestling between the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales National Parks

The Space

Brontë School House comfortably sleeps five adults in three bedrooms. On the ground floor is:

- a light and spacious Lounge housing comfy sofas, a wood-burning stove, bookshelves laden with books and magazines, television with digital freeview and DVD player with DVDs; a large bay window provides glorious vistas to the garden and countryside beyond;

- a separate Dining Room, with Georgian cast-iron columns and wooden panelling dating from an eighteenth century extension to the original property, housing a six seater dining table and chairs; a cushioned window-seat below a Victorian sash window provides the perfect spot to sit and read a book or gaze out to the garden;

- a Kitchen with free standing wooden units, ceramic hob/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and fully equipped with crockery, glassware, cutlery and cooking utensils so that you can do as much or as little cooking as you wish!

- a Bathroom with a wonderful claw foot bath for lazy soaks, a separate freestanding shower, toilet & wash basin.

Original stone stairs lead to the first floor where there are three bedrooms and a separate toilet & wash-basin.

- the Master Bedroom houses a king size brass bed with pocket sprung matress, Victorian cast-iron fireplace and dual window-seats overlooking the garden and open countryside beyond;

- the second Bedroom has twin iron bedsteads with pocket sprung matresses, Victorian cast-iron fireplace and window-seat with views to open countryside; and

- the third Bedroom with its exposed stonework has a georgian brass bed and window-seat with views to the sheep or cattle grazing in the neighbouring field;

There is a beautiful cottage garden, where the children can run around, where you can enjoy views across rolling countryside or where you can simply sit and listen to the sound of Leck Beck running just beyond the garden wall.

There is off-road private parking for two vehicles.

Unlimited Internet/Wi-fi at the cottage.

Guest Access

Guests have full access to both the house and garden.

Interaction with Guests

I always meet guests at the cottage to give you the keys and show you around, let you know how everything works and to answer any questions you might have on the cottage or surrounding area. I live only half an hour away in Lancaster and am always available at the other end of the phone in case of any problems.

The Neighborhood

Brontë School House is located in the village of Cowan Bridge only 2 miles from the wonderful historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; the cottage is ideally situated for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks as well as the beautiful Lune Valley in which it sits.

The Lake District probably needs no introduction, it is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places on earth and is in fact the UK's UNESCO World Heritage nomination for 2016. The Lune Valley itself is a timeless landscape of beautiful unspoilt countryside & ancient stone-built villages and the Yorkshire Dales is home to some of England's finest limestone scenery including one of the longest and most complex cave systems in Britain. If you like the outdoors you cannot help but fall in love with this region.

Kirkby Lonsdale is an absolutely delightful historic market town home to numerous enticing cafés, bars, restaurants and small independent shops as well as an excellent supermarket. The view of the River Lune, as painted by Turner and praised by John Ruskin as "one of the loveliest views in England", can be seen from St Mary's churchyard in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Cowan Bridge: is a small village with an excellent general store/newsagents and cafe run by Geoff and Steven. It also has two restaurants and a bar only a half mile walk away (boots recommended though and not high heels!).

This whole area is a walkers paradise in all seasons. With walks a-plenty straight from the doorstep and many more only a short drive away - you'll definitely need more than a week to do the area justice!

In addition to walking there are any number of other outdoor pursuits in the area: Potholing/Caving, Climbing/Abseiling, Cycling, Canoeing, Sailing, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding.

Other Things to Note

The price includes electric, heating, large basket of logs for the log-burner, linen, towels and unlimited internet/wifi.

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Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $777 /week
Security Deposit: $130
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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I am passionate about ancient buildings and the need to preserve our heritage. It was during the very hands-on two year renovation of Bronte School House (a grade II listed building) that I became quite obsessed with learning about and utilising the materials that were originally used to build properties of this era and with finding out about the history of the building. The link to the Brontes ignited an interest in their literature and I have spent many hours browsing second-hand bookshops seeking out old hard-back copies of their novels to read. The language they use is just so beautiful, it's a shame that much of their vocabulary has now sadly dropped from common parlance. I love nothing more than finding a receptive audience to whom I can read aloud passages from the Brontes! Their novels deserve to be read aloud. I guess my other main interest is travelling: to experience different cultures, different ways of living, different outlooks on life, different ways of being. I am fortunate to have found a great travelling companion in my husband Malik. We both have a particular soft spot for India and have spent a great deal of time travelling, primarily by train, throughout that fascinating nation. This year though we are heading in the opposite direction: to Argentina and Chile - can't wait! Two new countries for both of us (dare I confess we have somewhat of an ongoing competition over who has visited the most countries- problem is it all gets down to: how do you define a country and what constitutes a visit!)
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