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Wreay Farmhouse

Watermillock, nr. Ullswater Grade 3 Star rating View Map
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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.

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

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    What a lovely, rambling, eccentric old house. It's like borrowing somewhere from a distant relative. It was the perfect place for college reunion for five couples and their assorted kids. The best house ever for hide and seek and plenty to do if the weather is poor. True, the decor is a bit dated and some of the furnished a bit battered, but what could be more relaxing than not to have to constantly worry that the kids and dogs will damage something. Loved it and would definitely go back.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-28
    Aged 20months to 75, all 16of us had a truly delightful and memorable time in a house in which we felt instantly at home . There is masses to see and do within easy reach and the rambling nature of the house meant there were lots of peaceful corners to hide away in if a book and a quiet time was what was needed. Lots of space for meal times was great too.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-04
    Fantastic big old quirky house. Warm and comfortable.Best equipped house we have ever stayed in.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-22
    We had a wonderful week there. It was a family gathering ranging from a 66year old to a 10 month old. It was ideally located for lots of local attractions, particularly walking , riding the Ullswater Ferry, and visiting places to entertain small children e.g. Wray Castle. The cottage was well equipped and the 66 year old (me) particularly enjoyed the classical CD collection. We probably won't stay there again, not because we disliked or thought it unsatisfactory, but because there are lots of other places in the UK we want to visit.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2014-12-28
    Really warm on arrival and stayed that way all week. Space for all to spread out . Loved the dining experience all 14 around table comfortably only problem was passing things across. Directions to cottage could be made clearer by just saying turn right at Dacre turn off and take 1st right driveway.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-04
    Like all reviews, this is not objective! Ours was a party that loves the outdoors and live music, and included a couple of semi-pro musicians. The in-house piano surprisingly turned out to be a 1971 Yamaha U3, ie a very good instrument (and now in tune!). The CD collection is extensive and whilst the exclusive focus on classical music will have upset many, it gladdened my heart! Similarly, the relegation of the TV to the 'snug', and the lack of wi-fi, are also major plus points in my book. You are coming to the Lakes to walk, aren't you? The house is cluttered and the decor eclectic, but again that went down well with our crew. There is a very large fridge and at least another 3 normal size fridges. In this respect, the property is better equipped than anything other holiday property that I have used The two sitting rooms were also a winner. The kids could watch a VHS or DVD from the great selection, whilst the adults could make music in the larger sitting room. The lack of wardrobes has been mentioned by earlier reviewers, as the bedrooms are mostly too small. We managed, as mostly our clothes were for outdoor activities. A trouser press is not in my list of "must-haves". All in all, a great place, although I can imagine that others might disagree. Tip: it's easy to find the place. The second junction is NOT a crossroads, but a T-junction. Take the very sharp right here, and then right again down the first dirt track.

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