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The Old School

Winton, near Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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This charming conversion of a former village school sits on the edge of the green in the pretty Cumbrian village of Winton, in the beautiful Eden Valley.

This charming conversion of a former village school sits on the edge of the green in the pretty Cumbrian village of Winton, in the beautiful Eden Valley. Elegantly furnished and thoughtfully equipped, this characterful property is an ideal rural retreat. A bustling and popular country pub lies directly across the green and the ancient market town of Kirkby Stephen is just 1 mile away, with its selection of shops, pubs and cafés. The local area provides excellent walking and cycling, with golf and fishing also available nearby. The spectacular scenery of the Howgill Fells lies immediately to the south and the property is on the south-western fringe of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk passes through Kirkby Stephen, which also has a station on the scenic Settle-Carlisle railway line. National cycle routes pass through the village. The property is an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with historic Carlisle, the Borders and Hadrian’s Wall also within easy travelling distance. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 20 yards.

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Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and low sloping ceiling.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • WiFi
  • Shower over bath
    Shower over bath
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • School Conversions
    School Conversions
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/01/2019
    Lovely cottage in proper rural surroundings. Good food at the local pub and Kirkby Stephen very close by. An excellent place to explore the area. The cottage was spotless and very well equipped. We would return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Excellent weekend at the Old School , it is in a nice village with walks from the door step and a good pub that serves excellent food and is very welcoming. We could not fault the accommodation with good furnishings everything we needed and immaculately clean. we would not hesitate to recommend and will certainly return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2018
    Lovely cottage in beautiful village will definitely stay again .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    A very comfortable cottage in a quiet village. Well equipped and cosy with good walks on the doorstep.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/07/2018
    Had a really good break at the Old School. Very well placed for visiting the Lakes and the Dales and catching up with friends.The cottage is well situated in a lovely village. Welcome pack was an added bonus as were the flowers.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    Great location and very private but with everything you need for a perfect break on your doorstep.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/06/2018
    Lovely cottage very clean and well equipped

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    Really enjoyed our stay it ticked all the boxes for a relaxing break. The pub and the great food was a real bonus, we also took full advantage of accessing the footpath walks from the village into lovely countryside.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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