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Bronte School House: spacious cottage steeped in history

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Perfectly located for exploring both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Bronte School House is a beautiful period holiday cottage simply steeped in history: it was the old Clergy Daughters' School attended by Charlotte and Emily Brontë 1824-25. The property has been sensitively restored preserving the historical character whilst also including modern-day comforts: step inside and you will find snowy-white limewashed walls, original floorboards and beams, exposed stonework and cushioned window seats. The property is well equipped with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Enjoy relaxing by the log-burner in the cosy sitting room or taking a long soak in the big roll-top bath after a day's hiking before sinking into the crisp white cotton bedlinen. On sunn...Perfectly located for exploring both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks, Bronte School House is a beautiful period holiday cottage simply steeped in history: it was the old Clergy Daughters' School attended by Charlotte and Emily Brontë 1824-25. The property has been sensitively restored preserving the historical character whilst also including modern-day comforts: step inside and you will find snowy-white limewashed walls, original floorboards and beams, exposed stonework and cushioned window seats. The property is well equipped with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Enjoy relaxing by the log-burner in the cosy sitting room or taking a long soak in the big roll-top bath after a day's hiking before sinking into the crisp white cotton bedlinen. On sunny days you can take advantage of the lovely large garden: dine al fresco under the shade of a tree then enjoy relaxing to the sound of the water of Leck Beck with a post lunch coffee, or maybe a glass of something, whilst the kids run around in the garden making their own fun and games! Brontë School House comfortably sleeps five adults in three bedrooms. On the ground floor is: - a light and spacious Lounge housing comfy sofas, a wood-burning stove, bookshelves laden with books and magazines, television with digital freeview and DVD player with DVDs; a large bay window provides glorious vistas to the garden and countryside beyond; - a separate Dining Room with georgian cast-iron columns and wooden panelling dating from an eighteenth century extension to the original property, housing a six seater dining table and chairs; a cushioned window-seat below a victorian sash window provides the perfect spot to sit and read a book; - a Kitchen with free standing wooden units, ceramic hob/electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and fully equipped with crockery, glassware, cutlery and cooking utensils so that you can do as much or as little cooking as you wish! - a Bathroom with a wonderful claw foot bath for lazy soaks, a separate freestanding shower, toilet & wash basin. Original stone stairs lead to the first floor where there are three bedrooms and a separate toilet & wash-basin. - the Master Bedroom houses a king size brass bed with pocket sprung matress, Victorian cast-iron fireplace and dual window-seats overlooking the garden and open countryside beyond; - the second Bedroom has twin iron bedsteads with pocket sprung matresses, Victorian cast-iron fireplace and window-seat with views to open countryside; and - the third Bedroom with its exposed stonework has an edwardian brass bed with pocket sprung mattress and window-seat with views to the sheep or cattle grazing in the neighbouring field; There is off-road private parking for two vehicles. Unlimited superfast Internet/Wi-fi at the cottage. A detailed Access Statement for the cottage is available, please request this when you send an enquiry if you wish to see it. More
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About the Owner
Sandra B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2013
Interaction with guests
Wherever possible I will meet you at the cottage to give you the keys and show you around, let you know how everything works and to answer any questions you might have about the cottage or the surrounding area. I live only half an hour away in Lancaster and am available at the other end of the phone/via e-mail/messaging/Whatsapp in case of any problems or should you need any information.
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

We had a delightful stay at Bronte Cottage. The place was immaculate on arrival and the cottage was accurately depicted in the pictures we saw before booking. Our host, Sandra, was great. She had clearly put a lot of time and love into this cottage...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank SarahIrisQ
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This beautifully restored cottage is a wonderful home from home. Spacious, great bathroom, well equipped and very comfy beds! The location is perfect. We stayed for 2 weeks and explored both the Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District, never short of wonderful places to visit...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank S_Agar620
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

The house is very beautiful and comfortable. You'll find all you need there. The house is remarkably renovated to keep the history and yet to accommodate it to modern standards. Sandra high end taste is signed in any detail of the house. Sandra is very...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank YehudaC12
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

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Date of stay: June 2017
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We stayed a week in this utterly delightful cottage and could have stayed longer. It was so tastefully decorated and loving restored a real slice of history. Sandra had thought of everything and we had a really comfortable stay. We loved the log fire and...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank Candolim78
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
Brontë School House is situated in the village of Cowan Bridge only 2 miles from the wonderful historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale; the cottage is ideally situated for exploring both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks as well as the beautiful Lune Valley in which it sits. Kirkby Lonsdale is an absolutely delightful historic market town home to numerous enticing cafés, bars, restaurants and small independent shops as well as an excellent supermarket. The view of the River Lune, as painted by Turner and praised by John Ruskin as 'one of the loveliest views in England', can be seen from St Mary's churchyard in Kirkby Lonsdale. Cowan Bridge: is a small village with an excellent general store/newsagents and cafe run by Geoff and Steven. It also has two restaurants and a...
Getting around
Having a car is the easiest way to get around but there is a local bus (No.581) takes you from Cowan Bridge to Kirkby Lonsdale to the west or Ingleton and Settle to the east. And then you can take a ride on the famous Settle to Carlisle railway line: one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the country (personally I would recommend the Settle to Appleby stretch as the best).
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