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School Cottage

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Troutbeck Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "This holiday cottage is an absolute dream."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will certainly return. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked with kitchen utensils, pots and crockery. The living room is very spacious but yet cosy with a fireplace. The property was incredibly clean and well maintained, towels and bedding were provided. The property has a lot of charm and character and sits in a wonderful location, with a stunning view from the front bedroom window. Thank you so much for this wonderful experience, we felt so comfortable and relaxed in the cottage and will certainly return to this little gem.

    Reviewed by Ines5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was brilliant, the owners had thought of everything to make our stay fantastic, can’t wait to return in the future."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed in this property before and we will definitely be returning."

    It has everything you could possibly need for a fantastic stay. Brilliant location and fabulous views, especially from the upstairs window. Counting down the days until next year.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2023

  • "A nice property in a good location."

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Jun 2023

  • "Property was ideal for us, and close to where we wanted to visit in the Lake District."

    I'm sure we will return to your property in the future. David and Jeanie

    Thank you for your kind comments, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage."

    Thoughtfully equipped. A peaceful and pleasant stay.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned from our short break at School Cottage and found it a wonderful place to stay."

    Bedrooms were spacious with lots of storage space, comfortable beds and both a bath and shower in the bathroom. The place was warm and a cosy with everything you would need for your stay there. There were maps provided which we used to go for some lovely walks and got the chance to visit some lovely places which we hadn’t been to before. This cottage was definitely value for money and we would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a peacefully, relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2022

  • "School House Cottage was accurately described:very clean with easy access and in a quiet secluded location."

    Park immediately outside the property. Those with mobility issues may need to consider the fact that to access and leave the property, would need to negotiate the deep steps. The property was comfortable and heating temperature could be adjusted. Please note that mobile telephone signal was non existent unless stood in the main double bedroom. The TV signal allowed us to access BCC1 and 2. However, there were plenty of dvds and Netflix etc if you had an account. More than enough kitchen utensils and crockery provided and kitchen was modern and very clean. You may wish to take washing up liquid even though a tiny bottle was provided in the welcome pack along with a few dishwasher tablets. The living room dining area was also adequate and comfortable with a 4 seat dining table. Maps of the lakes were provided as well as activity promotional leaflets. Books to read and family board games. The bathroom was modern with a deep bath and powerful shower.The ensuite in the double bedroom was the same without a bath. Take toilet paper if you plan to stay more than a week. Enough storage for clothes etc. The second bedroom had 2 single beds etc with a travelling cot in the cupboard if needed. The bed was comfortable and bedding very warm which was needed as we used the cottage during the first week of October. The rear yard is private for your use and the same applied to the front with a seating area.The view of the fells from the main bedroom window was stunning on a clear day. A car parking disc is provided for areas with limited period of stay but cannot be used in a pay and display carparks of which there are many in the surrounding areas approximately £3 per hour. Overall we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Oct 2022

  • "Third time at School Cottage and still love it - this time, it appears to have had some redecoration and upgrading and it's even better!"

    Fantastic, we will be back! :)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "Nice cottage in a lovely location."

    Was disappointed there was no welcome pack with items like tea, coffee and milk as when we have booked with other companies we have always had one. Also it is the only place we have stayed were there was no soap in the bathrooms! Cleaning was not up to standard as plenty of cobwebs and kitchen units needing a good wipe down.

    Reviewed by Louise3.4Sep 2022

  • "Had the best stay in school cottage, the images don’t do it justice!"

    ! It’s so beautiful with the most stunning view from the front bedroom window. All sorts of games and bits and bobs to keep you busy. Plenty of bits in the kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine. Fab location to almost everything. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by Courtney5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, it had everything you could possibly need and more."

    Stunning views especially from the master bedroom. We had a fabulous stay and can't wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage which felt like home from home."

    We found the cupboards well stocked, the beds so comfortable and generally very clean.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at School Cottage-a beautiful place with amazing views."

    It was everything we could have wished for and we would definitely recommend to others, in fact we already have to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything was perfect think you!"

    Very clean and well maintained. We appreciated the modern touches (up to date smart tv and fast Internet) without interfering with the classic feel of the cottage. The location was great and the view from the main bedroom is excellent. Watching the small birds bobbing around the front garden from the large living room windows was nice too. The rooms were all warm and comfy for a winter stay and the kitchen is modern and very well kitted out too. Would very gladly stay again and have already had demands from our 6 year old daughter to come back :-D

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Feb 2022

  • "It's a really comfortable cottage."

    Very well equipped and very warm. The property appears to have been recently refurbished and is in excellent condition. TV reception can be a bit patchy but there are a large supply of DVDs in the property. Beds are very comfortable and warm. View from main bedroom is good when it's not cloudy or raining. Pubs in Windermere are 1.2 miles away. Can recommend the Crafty Baa and also Homeground Coffee shop. Nearest pub is the Sun at the bottom of the lane it's OK but lacking in atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beds too soft Duvets too small Poor tv reception Only a three star site Decoration needs upgrading Fireplace needs attention cleaning!"

    I am disappointed to read your comments as they seem contrary to those received from the majority of other guests who have all given positive feedback. We take pride and great care to ensure the property is of a high standard . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith1.9Oct 2021

  • "Lovely luxurious cottage and so cosy too."

    The views from the windows were great you could see Langdale pike in the distance. Windamere town wasn’t too far away, we walked to it a few times it about 40 minutes to the town and another 15 to Bowness. The local bus stop was near and covered all the local lakes towns. Would definitely recommend staying in this property

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was fantastic!"

    Extremely comfortable, great facilities, loved everything about it. Would definitely recommend and would love to go back next year!

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very nice quiet accommodation, well equipped and comfy."

    Maybe needs a warning that the drive in is a bit tight. No problem for me although the parking sensors played a symphony it might be of concern to nervous drivers.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2021

  • "Bed small, no music, no Freesat box"

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at school cottage - the cottage has been updated since the photos on the website and it looks even better inside."

    The house is very comfortable and we found it very well appointed.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "School Cottage is beautiful."

    Has everything you could possibly need. The cottage is spotless and made you feel very much at home.The bed is so comfortable. The scenery around the cottage is stunning. Holehird Gardens is close by and definitely worth a visit. When taking a holiday in the Lake District you always feel you need to have a car. It would be quite easy to get to Windermere by train and then the bus station is right by the side of the station. A number of buses pass very close to the cottage and it is only a short walk to the accommodation. We used the buses frequently and found them to be punctual with very helpful drivers. You can also use your bus pass.It saves you struggling to find a parking space when you visit towns and villages in the lakes. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage has been refurbished beautifully We stayed here a few years ago and it ..."

    Cottage has been refurbished beautifully We stayed here a few years ago and it was lovely then but new owners have done a great job with some refurbishment Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2021

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite WC and basin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV, Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Private parking for one car
  • Enclosed front patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

This charming and comfortable two-bedroom Lakeland stone-built cottage is set in an elevated position with lovely westerly views towards Coniston Old Man and the Langdale Pikes.

It is one of four attractive cottages that were formed from the late Victorian school, chapel and headmaster’s house at Troutbeck Bridge.

It is situated in a peaceful setting, just a short stroll to a well-stocked shop and a pub. Walk one mile or take a one stop bus ride to Brockhole, the National Park’s Visitor Centre.

Here, try the exciting tree top adventure and zip wire, enjoy a drink on the terrace or take a cruise across beautiful Lake Windermere or to Ambleside.

Walk from your doorstep to connect with one of the many stunning walking trails available in this gorgeous part of the world. You are also perfectly placed to discover beautiful lakes, traditional Lakeland villages and gorgeous scenery on one of the many scenic drives through the Lake District Go through your front door, take the few steps up into the hallway, hang up your outdoor clothes and go into your tastefully decorated sitting room with dining area.

You are certain to like the two distinctive floor-to-ceiling, west facing windows and the French doors, which help to make this room so bright and cheerful.

Sit and relax on the comfortable suite with your favourite drink and take in the original stone 'school room' fireplace and the cosy log burning stove.

Go and find your modern fitted kitchen, prepare a bite to eat and enjoy it on your pretty patio garden while you plan your next day’s adventures.

Walk upstairs to your pretty bedrooms with beamed ceilings and attractive rooflines.

The front double room has a deeply set feature window with spectacular views and an en-suite WC and basin.

The rear bedroom is a comfortable cosy twin.

The family bathroom has a bath with separate walk-in corner shower.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

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Note: Logs for stove can be purchased locally

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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