The Old School sitting room, with multi-fuel stove. The Old School dining room, with beautiful views of the garden.
The Old School, Underbarrow, Kendal
The Old School, Underbarrow, Kendal

8 guests

4 rooms

6 beds

1.5 baths

8 guests

4 rooms

6 beds

1.5 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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About this listing

The Old School is the perfect holiday let for a family get-away. Located in the Lyth Valley, famous for its damsons and beautiful scenery.


Security Deposit: $264
Weekend Price: $231 / night


The space

The Old School served the village of Underbarrow from 1859 until closure and conversion in the 1980s. We used it for family holidays from 2000 until we let it on holiday lets in 2007. We hope that it retains something of that family home atmosphere.

The house has 2 double bedrooms, and 1 twin single bedroom, 1 bedroom with a bunk bed, a large family sitting room with a multi-fuel stove, family dining room and newly refurbished kitchen, and a large garden leading down to a babbling beck.

The house can accommodate up to 12 through the use of a double sofa bed and 2 single 'z' beds.

Following guest reviews of the showers, we have installed a new power shower in the bedroom (August 2014).

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card

3 nights minimum stay

30 Reviews

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Nicholas User Profile
April 2017
Great place to stay. We especially enjoyed the wood burner and garden for the kids to run around in.

Simon User Profile
April 2017
This is a very spacious old school house in a quiet location with easy access to surrounding hills and Scout Scar Lots of bedrooms and a spacious sitting room and dining room. Popular pubs are close by with excellent food. A great place for a walking holiday for our family.

Lisa User Profile
April 2017
Fantastic house with lots of character and beautiful garden with stream and tree house. Lovely large rooms and comfy beds. Ellen was very helpful prior and after our trip with various requests and questions.

华清 User Profile
April 2017
The Old School is a very comfortable house for family to stay on the holiday. My kids like the flowing stream, tree house and nice garden. My wife like the fabulous view, the well fitted kitchen and the fireplace. We are satisfied with this house and would like to come back next time if it's possible. Just a little problem. We like harder mattress so the beds are too soft for us. But it's ok for us anyway. Thank you, Ellen.

John User Profile
November 2016
The Old School is a well appointed traditional home, converted from a former Lakeland school. Pleasantly decorated with lots of lovely furniture, landscape paintings, books and maps. Underbarrow is off the beaten track but easy to reach by car. A quiet a reflective spot with two lovely pubs a shrt distance away.

Layla User Profile
September 2016
We had a lovely 4 day stay. There were 2 families and we both had small children. Was the perfect little getaway. Lovely and close to Kendal and Wiindermere, plus we had a wet weather play day in the little garden stream and tree house which the children loved! This was the perfect house to stay in with children. Ellen was so helpful and prompt when emailing her with questions and everything was exactly as described. We would definitely, definitely stay again.

Glenn User Profile
August 2016
Super cottage, great for families as loads of space, great garden and in a nice village. Ate at the pub (Punch Bowl) twice and the food was excellent & good value. Thoroughly recommend staying here!

London, United Kingdom · Joined in February 2014
Ellen User Profile

Recent graduate with a love of the English countryside!

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