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The School House

Dacre near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District

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The Property

This charming, well-presented detached cottage is in the small village of Dacre, superbly located in the Lake District National Park, within 2 miles of Ullswater, regarded by many as the most beautiful lake in England. Built in the 18th century as the village school, this quaint cottage near Ullswater has many original features and provides warm, cosy accommodation, perfect for couples wishing to enjoy the woodburning stove and generous garden. This Ullswater cottage has one double bedroom with original beams and a pitched ceiling, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with beams and a woodburning stove housed in an inglenook fireplace. The spacious lawned garden outside your Ullswater cottage provides a perfect place to plan your activities while catching the morning sun, or to unwind after a long day. The tiny village of Dacre is steeped in history with an ancient church and even its own castle! Not forgetting, of course, the local tavern, conveniently situated next door to this Ullswater cottage, which welcomes visitors with cask ales and traditional bar food. With Ullswater a short drive away guests can take in the beauty of the lake by embarking on a cruise on one of the Ullswater Steamers. The pretty village of Glenridding is also a popular destination, with many charming tea rooms and cafes. For the more experienced mountaineer Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in England, is close to hand and of course, the notorious Striding Edge - not for the faint hearted! Rheged visitor centre is also close by, which regularly holds art exhibitions and hosts special events. A 20 minute drive away is the bustling town of Keswick, situated on the shores of Derwentwater. This Ullswater cottage is a perfect base for couples, any time of the year.


One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


Electric heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 1 medium sized car. Lockable bike storage. Enclosed lawned garden to side and rear with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles. Village pub next door. Note: Stairs in the cottage are narrow and steep.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

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  • Christmas

At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

About the location


Ullswater 2 miles; Penrith 5 miles.

Dacre is a small, quiet village that sits within the Lake District National Park, set amongst rolling Cumbrian countryside. The village offers a pub serving food, with shops available 5 miles away in Penrith. St Andrew’s, the parish church in Dacre, has occupied the site for over 1,000 years and has an ancient cross, which is believed to be pre-Viking. The village also has a castle, which has recently been restored and is now a private residence. Dalemain, an historic house and gardens, is also close by and every year hosts the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. With Ullswater also on the doorstep, and magnificent scenery to be enjoyed down towards Glenridding and Patterdale, which travels southwards towards Ambleside over the Kirkstone Pass, Dacre makes a wonderful base for making the most of this spectacular region.

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Lovely characterful cottage, warm and cosy. Ideally placed for Ullswater, and the pub!

Mrs Preston, Altrincham, October 2013

The cottage was cosy, well equipped and an ideal location for Ullswater. The Horse and Farrier pub next door did excellent food, real ale and was very hospitable. Dacre is picturesque and sleepy. The little church is worth a visit. The cottage caters for dogs and there is satellite TV for nights in.

Miss Sibley, York, January 2013

Beautiful cottage, lovely location, we would definitely stay there again.

Miss Kennedy, Portsmouth, October 2012

Lovely village location, quiet, close to the pub and to north Lake District attractions. Very pretty little cottage, perfect for one or two.

Mr Rundell, Cambridge, August 2012

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