About this listing
The Old School is a the perfect holiday let for a family get-away. Located in the Lyth Valley, famous for its damsons and beautiful scenery. Well situated for amenities and routes to the further lakes and peaks.
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 property is managed by a local couple who can provide a range of welcome packs and tasters of local produce.
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).
The Schoolhouse is in a beautiful setting and has all that is needed to enjoy them. Good facilities and no hastle amenities. Anyone lloking for a quiet and realaxed and spacious country break would do well to consider it; and a good food pub is only minutes walk from the door!Top marks.
We had a fantastic time at The Old School. Ellen was very helpful and responded quickly to our questions. The house itself was spacious and had everything we needed, including a cot and high chair, a fantastic games chest and a tree house in the garden! There are also some lovely walks straight from the doorstep. Thanks very much.
The Old School is a great base for exploring the Lake District. We spent 4 days cycling and the location is perfect to getting to all the sights. The Old School is a brilliant property and has everything you need for a comfortable trip. Ellen was very helpful and responded to all of my questions. Highly Recommended.
The Old School in Underbarrow is a lovely place to spend time in the Lake District. Ellen was very helpful and made sure we knew everything we needed to.
The house is beautiful and extremely well equipped. We loved the detailed and welcoming info folder that encouraged us to feel at home. The village and surrounding walks are gorgeous, helped by the proliferation of daffodils and baby lambs everywhere!
We absolutely loved our visit in The Old School. It was such a cosy, warm home where we spent a very special Christmas. Everything was perfect and we really appreciated the Christmas tree, Christmas cake and the welcoming food supplies - very kind! Ellen was a very attentive host providing great directions, advice and communication during booking, and leading up to and throughout our stay. We couldn't be happier. Thank you so much Ellen!
We had a lovely time at the Old Schoolhouse. It was spacious but cosy and perfectly situated for exploring the south Lake District.