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Wreay Farmhouse

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Watermillock, near Ullswater, Cumbria
Grade 2 Star rating
Pets 3
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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 1: With open fire, CD player with a selection of CDs.
Living room 2.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen: With gas/electric range, 2 microwaves, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 4: With double bed, single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 5: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 6: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 7: With double bed.
Bedroom 8: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and bidet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Enclosed feature garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £150.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2018
    Fungi growing on an interior wall caused by a long-term water ingress. One shower not working. One toilet bowl not bolted to floor. One toilet seat wobbly but not adjustable due to corrosion of bolts. One window frame rotted through so that an attempt to open it resulted in the frame disintegrating where leaver is attached. One shower door that will not properly close. Generally eccentric electrics. A water leak in one bedroom dripping through an electrical wall mounted extractor fan. On the positive side, the house has a nice location and is warm but some attention from the owners to basics is needed.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We appreciate all customer feedback and take appropriate action to improve our accommodation at every opportunity. We are planning to refurbish the main 2 bathrooms from next week (January 2018). We sincerely hope that customers will notice some changes in the future.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    Very quirky cottage cosy and warm. Loved it.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017
    Great venue for large family group plus dog. Impressive large dinning table for long evening meals and open fire and great views. Quirky with nooks and crannies. More board games rather than videos would be welcome.

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