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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
  • 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
  • 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.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo

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