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The School House

Dacre near Ullswater, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 15290)

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  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    Ms Mccartin

    “Ideal location, central to all roads to other areas.”

    Cottage was cosy and ideal for our weekend stay

    Cottage was cosy and ideal for our weekend stay


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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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 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.

You will find pubs offering a wider menu in nearby Pooley Bridge.

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 bedroom with king size bed. 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
  • Note: Stairs in the cottage are narrow and steep.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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