Low Longthwaite Farm & Grammar School House, Watermillock, Ullswater, Cumbria
Low Longthwaite Farm and Grammar School House are a pair of self catering holiday homes at Watermillock, near Ullswater in Cumbria. Offering the perfect location for family holidays in the northern Lake District, they are ideally suited for easy access, being 7 miles into the National Park from Penrith, yet off the tourist trail offering true peace and seclusion.
Low Longthwaite Farm sleeps 8. If you are looking for a large farmhouse with superb views across to lake and mountain, then this could well be for you. The views from the property are inspiring, with Ullswater thought by many to be the most beautiful of the lakes. Low Longthwaite Farm, a 16th century farm and barn, offers guests a super house, set in the very heart of the Lake District. From the front entrance you step into a spacious sitting room, with plump sofas set around a roaring log burning stove, adding that extra touch of warmth and ambience in winter. Come summer, light floods in through large windows, where the view is filled by lake and mountain. Adjoining the sitting room is a dining area with a fine table, perfect for lazy lunches and long suppers well into the night. There is a small snug with sofa bed and arm chair. This can be used for occasional guests or may be just the ticket as the childrenís den. The kitchen is large, well equipped and with a breakfast table. Off the kitchen is a scullery with laundry facilities, a good storage area for boots and bits and, to the rear, the downstairs shower room with shower, basin and WC. A wide, winding staircase leads to the upper landing and the four bedrooms. Choose between two delightful doubles, one with en-suite shower, these along with two twin bedded rooms. Finally upstairs is the master bathroom, well equipped with bath, large shower cubicle, basin and WC. Outside the grounds surround the house. Across the private drive is a walled, meadow garden where the sun shines down all day and the view is perfect. To the rear of the house is a large gravelled parking space.
Grammar School House sleeps 8. Was built 150 years ago as the local school, there is an interesting history and the headmasterís log is a quaint testament to this. It has been completely refurbished to suit modern tastes and comfort. The very large kitchen is the heart of the house with its AGA, rustic furniture, soft leather sofa and large plasma TV. Wide, glazed doors look out to the garden, and the whole makes for perfect lazy lunches and cosy dinners, long into the night. There are two sitting rooms for you to spread around and relax. Both comfortably furnished, one has a further TV, the other a piano along with a luxurious massage chair. Wi-Fi and Sky TV will further enhance the comfort and enjoyment of your stay. Upstairs the bedrooms are large and spacious. Two are king sized double rooms, one of these having an en suite shower, with the remaining two rooms offering twin beds. As well as the en-suite shower room, there is a family bathroom and a further shower room. The gardens are a delight, surrounding the house with lawns, trees, shrubs and a garden pond. You can relax under a shady tree with a good book, gaze out at the fell and watch the abundant wildlife that has found a home in the grounds, or is simply passing by - all in all pretty perfect.
A short distance from the shores of Ullswater, you can have plenty of fun in and on the water, walks onto high fell and mountain, with the perfect houses to come home to relax and unwind after your dayís activity.
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Telephone: 01539 760741
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Sleeps: 1 to 8