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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 31 October 2014

A half term break with 15 year old daughter and husband to celebrate a special birthday! Cosy cottage, comfortable lounge, great beds, large bath. really close to Booth's so you can stock up on whatever takes your fancy close enough to lakes for selected walks,...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank SandraNic
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We stayed at the Bronte School House for a week and had a wonderful time. It is a home from home and we felt very comfortable here. Attention to detail even on the small things. You can tell the owners have put 200% effort into...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank amandaging
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Thank you for a wonderful holiday - we couldn't have wished for a more beautiful cottage to spend time in, it has been perfect! Our 18 month daughter has thoroughly enjoyed exploring and looking for bunnies in your beautiful garden. Thanks for everything and we...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank familyfen
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This cottage was absolutely delightful. Our hosts were wonderful, engaging and hospitable. They are very knowledgeable of the area, and even leave a notebook detailing hiking trails, restaurants, information about the area, and recommendations. The cottage also comes with a washer and dry racks. I...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank Steven C
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Stayed at the Bronte School House May Spring Bank Holiday for a week with family and three kids (9, 12, 14). A beautifully restored period cottage with real history, with a lovely cottage garden. Really comfy beds (a big issue if you're 6'2"), cosy sitting...More

Date of stay: May 2014
Thank Amolyfamily
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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