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Wreay Farmhouse

Watermillock, near Ullswater, Cumbria
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms 7
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

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/11/2018
    Beautiful cottage with gorgeous views. Could do with a lick of paint but very cosy for such a big property. Neighbours were also really lovely. We also enjoyed going back in time using the vhs facilities!Would be nice to have more of a village town centre close by..not many shops even in the closest one but some lovely pub options:-)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/09/2018
    We love staying. Feels like a real family home for the 4 days we stay. Lots of room. The table is the highlight of the farm house! We all get round it with room to spare making every meal and night in an occasion. Take away the table and you remove the heart of the home in this house. A starting point to just about everywhere in Cumbria national park. Will be back on a regular basis.Thank you

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2018
    We chose this property for the number of bedrooms it offered and were impressed by the very large oak table in the dining room which our party could all sit round. There are great views of the lake but the bushes etc in front of the house have been allowed to grow wild obscuring this view and encroaching onto the patio are. The chairs and tables on the patio are shabby (not chic) as is the decor and a lot of the furniture in the house. The caretaker was excellent and very helpful. All the time we were there we had an infestation of flies. A previous comment in the guest book also mentioned this and there was little to keep them out. All in all I thought it was overpriced and poor value for the amount we paid

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Lovely house and location. Huge problem with flies! But we appreciate this to be down to climate and an exceptional problem that existed in northern England at this time generally.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2018
    Beautiful location, huge house with plenty of rooms and bathrooms, lots of equipment in the kitchen utilities (dryer, washing machine, fridges and freezers). Not the most modern of houses, more traditional but good for groups and those happy to without luxury and who will be outside a lot of the time! Would recommend and book again!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    A wonderful quirky cottage, warm and clean and full of curiosities as well as everything we needed.

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