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Wreay Farmhouse

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Watermillock, near Ullswater
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This large farmhouse is adorned with period features and homely décor plus lake views from the majority of the bedrooms!

An inscription over the lake-facing door dates Wreay Farmhouse to 1787, but parts are much older and the house is mentioned in documents from the 13th century. This detached holiday home is full of character with beams, it commands views over Ullswater. Seven of the eight bedrooms overlook the lake. There is a large library of books, videos and classical CDs with good playback equipment in the public areas. The living room with its open fire is cosy, and the conservatory facing south-east catches the morning sun. Watermillock is admirably placed for visiting the Northern Lakes and fells, with excellent walking and cycling amid splendid scenery. Water sports nearby, and steamers cruise the lake throughout the year. The Brackenrigg Inn (10 mins walk) is noted for its food and the picturesque village of Pooley Bridge (3 pubs) is 2 miles away. The lakeside road meanders over the Kirkstone Pass. Enjoy the spectacular scenery, then drop down into Ambleside and Windermere and Grasmere nearby. Shops 2 miles, pub ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. Conservatory. Utility room. 3 double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 double bedrooms, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping) and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one with additional single (for alternative sleeping) and en-suite shower room with toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. Stereo/CD and small library. Dual fuel Range cooker. 2 microwaves. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. 2 freezers. Wi-fi. Enclosed feature garden and furniture. Terrace. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    The farmhouse is old and full of character. There is plenty of room for members of a large group to find peace and quiet as well as room for bikes etc. The beautiful views and impeccable cleanliness was marred by an abundance of flies in the hot weather.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/05/2016
    I booked the cottage for a family week end of 16 for a get together and it was just what we needed, plenty room in the right spot. the cottage was built in the 17 hundreds and needs some work doing to it to keep it nice. a great big family dinning table to sit 16 people, and nice and clean. This is a great place for a large family week end

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016
    kitchen equipment very good. property very pleasant . well stocked with books and CDs and electronic equipment. communal rooms - lounge & dining room very comfortable and pleasant to use. good to have 8 bedrooms, many with ensuite. Perhaps not all should have double beds, some twin bedrooms would be useful . Bed mattresses could be upgraded. pleasant garden and patio.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2016
    Great location, n plenty of room for large groups to spread out. Lounge furniture not really for lounging, generally decor tired and in need of a lick of paint. Provision of ample wood and coal for fire created a good atmosphere.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2016
    Spent 3 super days in a quirky farmhouse which was perfect for our party of 6 adults, 7 children and one small dog. In spite of the persistent rain everyone including the dog had a most enjoyable time. Especially enjoyed the beautiful large dining table around which many hours were spent chatting as well as eating. House was very cosy and comfy.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/02/2016
    We were celebrating an 80th birthday. A family group of 13 , ages from 12 to 81. Wreay Farmhouse was the only one available at half-term. Looking at the pictures we probably couldn't have chosen it. We were really glad we did. It is a very quirky house but very interesting. We have never been in a house with so much equipment : we were not short of anything. There was a lovely big table which easily sits 16 people. We didn't expect the open fire with plenty of logs and coal to burn. The views were lovely with snow on the hills although cold outside it was nice and warm indoors. Everybody really enjoyed the 3 days we had and we are planning to return

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