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Old School Muncaster House

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Ravenglass near Holmrook, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 18 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property for a 3 generation family celebration."

    Facilities and grounds were 1st class. Castle grounds across the road, steam train 2 minutes drive away and pub food available near by. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2024

  • "I would like to recommend old school muncaster house because lots of spacious nice and clean all rooms kitchen bath room especially large living room ."

    We are enjoyed very well thank you muncaster house

    Thank you for such wonderful feedback. We are happy to know that you all had good time. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jinu5.0Apr 2024

  • "Our recent stay at 'Old School Muncaster House' was nothing short of exceptional, especially considering the unique circumstance of 5 families sharing this remarkable retreat."

    Nestled amidst nature's embrace, this historic schoolhouse-turned-cottage provided an unforgettable experience that seamlessly blended the charm of yesteryears with modern comfort. From the moment we stepped through the doors, we were enamored by the cottage's rustic yet cozy ambiance, which perfectly accommodated our large group. The spacious interior and thoughtful layout ensured that each family had ample room to relax and unwind, while still fostering a sense of togetherness and camaraderie. The breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside served as the perfect backdrop for our memorable gathering. We were gathered around the fireplace sharing stories, or enjoying meals together on the patio, every moment spent at 'Old School Muncaster House' was filled with warmth and laughter. Despite its secluded location, the cottage was conveniently close to a variety of attractions and activities, ensuring that there was never a dull moment during our stay. From exploring nearby hiking trails to discovering charming local villages, there was something for everyone to enjoy. In conclusion, our time at 'Old School Muncaster House' was an unforgettable experience that brought 5 families together in a truly special way. Whether you're planning a reunion or simply seeking a peaceful retreat with loved ones, this historic cottage offers the perfect setting for creating lasting memories. We can't recommend it highly enough and look forward to returning in the future.

    Hi Murali, Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. We really appreciate. We are delighted to learn that you all had fabulous time. We are still improving the facilities to our guests and hope you can return again. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Murali5.0Mar 2024

  • "What a fab place to stay."

    Group of 18, for the grans 83rd birthday. Youngest person 24, and all ages in-between. Plenty of room to relax, loads of bedrooms for all, great facilities, Internet hit and miss due to the number of people all trying to get on ( but, that's not important, we were there for a birthday party). Very warm once the heaters had kicked in and the wood burner was up and lit. Large enough kitchen to provide for all. And a dinner table that all were able to sit around at 1 sitting. Lovely grounds too, and ample parking. Description wasn't quite accurate, the place is better than the description. Would definitely stop here again. Only thing it needs, is an outdoor, metal ash bin for cleaning out the fire place.

    Thank you for such a lovely feedback. Will are still making improvements to the property and by your next visit the internet issues will be sorted. See you soon. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

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  • Newly refurbished property to provide better experience for our guests. Ten bedrooms over 2 floors with 7 ensuites, a ground floor WC with basin and a first floor bathroom with bath, basin and a separate WC
  • Ground floor consists of the following rooms
  • 4 x King size bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x King with ensuite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 triple family room with 1 x Superking and 1 x single bed plus ensuite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x Single room with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single bedroom, please note this single room does not have an ensuite
  • There is a ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First floor consists of the following bedrooms and bathrooms
  • 1 x king size bedroom, 1 x single room
  • Please note these bedrooms do not have ensuites
  • The first floor has a bathroom with a bath and basin and a separate WC room
  • There is also a snug room on the first floor with a corner sofa, table football, a Smart TV and a Playstation 4
  • Remaining ground floor rooms are as follows
  • Dining room with sitting for 18 people
  • Ground floor sitting room with woodburning stove providing setting up to 18 people
  • There is also a sofa bed in the ground floor sitting room and a Smart TV, selection of books, games, DVD player with DVDs
  • There is a Ground floor kitchen and a further ground floor kitchenette
  • The main kitchen has hob/electric oven, microwave, 1 x undercounter fridge, 2 x dishwasher The kitchenette also has an undercounter fridge, electric oven and hob
  • There is also a utility room that has a tall fridge and tall freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board
  • The property has central heating, wifi throughout and bed linen, fuel and power are also included in the rent but guest do need to bring their own towels
  • Travel cot / highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking for 6 cars
  • The property also has an enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, NO smoking and NO pets
  • Petrol station 2.6 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Note: Towels are NOT provided.

The property

Well-positioned in the Lake District National Park in Ravenglass near Holmrook, Cumbria is this fantastic abode, Old School Muncaster House.

Showcasing period features throughout, an abundance of living spaces and flexible sleeping arrangements for all, Old School Muncaster House provides the ideal spot for families or friends of all ages to host, entertain and play all while enjoying the stunning destination of Cumbria.

Be impressed by a spacious sitting room upon arrival, embellish with a plethora of sumptuous sofas, as well as a TV and woodburning stove so you can unwind and snuggle up on cooler evenings; enjoy a favourite tipple as the designated chef cooks up a storm in a fully-equipped kitchen, hosting all the appliances required to supplement your efforts in feeding a large group.

Settle down at an impressive dining table to relish a feast or step outside to the enclosed garden to enjoy an alfresco affair and admire your stunning surroundings as your children play safely within the confines of an enclosed garden.

An additional first-floor snug provides the ultimate hub for children, homing a TV, football table and plenty of books and games to keep them entertained.

When the evening draws to a close, head to one of ten fabulous bedrooms to wind down; splendidly furnished with the added convenience of several en-suite bathroom or shower room, most of the bedrooms allow you to refresh and climb immediately into the haven of a plush bed.

When you wish to discover what Cumbria has to offer, begin your day with a stroll into the local village where the impressive structure of Muncaster Castle awaits, as does the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway where you can embark on a scenic journey across the landscape.

Further afield, experience the beauty of Stanley Ghyll Waterfall, or spend the day on Lake Windermere and try your hand at a variety of watersports including kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding; here you can also visit The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction as well as see the former home of the much-loved children’s author at Hill Top.

Well-located to also enjoy the delights of Kendal, Ambleside, and Grasmere, you’ll never be short of things to fill your days.

For a truly memorable getaway in Cumbria with those you hold dearest, stay at Old School Muncaster House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Seascale 3.5 miles; Whitehaven 14.5 miles.

Nestled in the countryside of the sought-after county of Cumbria, on the edge of the picturesque Lake District National Park, rests the pint-sized linear village of Holmrook. The village benefits from having a convenience store set within a petrol station, and a Post Office, along with a bar and restaurant nestled within a hotel, there's all of the essential amenities to ensure an enjoyable staycation! Resting on the banks of the River Irt, Holmrook is a lovely spot to watch the world go by with a scenic stroll, or for a more strenuous walk, venture further afield to climb the challenging peaks of The Lakes! The coastline is within easy reach, decorated with sand, dunes, and quaint towns, offering a plethora of walking and sightseeing opportunities. Holmrook is perfectly situated to explore the delights of both the coast and country of Cumbria.