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Wreay Farmhouse

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Watermillock, nr. Ullswater
Grade 3 Star rating
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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

  • 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

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2015
    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.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2015
    House suited us fine, although looked rather run down from the outside, including overflowing bins. Once inside everything worked and we had a great week. Good kitchen equipment and large dining room table to seat a big party. A number of light bulbs not working and a few things stuck together with selotape and bluetac!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/08/2015
    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.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 14/08/2015
    We enjoyed outr stay. The house is old so some things needed repair but that is to be expected.

  • 10

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

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/05/2015
    large quirky cottage in a fabulous location. Lovely views from the bedrooms, lots of nooks and crannies to explore inside and in the garden. Only one comfy sofa sadly Dining room table is HUGE more than enough room for everyone. Every piece of equipment you could think of and enough books to open a library. Plenty of parking space and a lovely garden was not totally enclosed however as advertised and this was an issue with a 3 year old and a dog. The pub down the road is to be recommended and it's a good base

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/05/2015
    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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