Bronte School House
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Brontë School House is a delightful 18th century Grade II listed stone cottage, VisitEngland 4 star rated; most famously known as the Clergy Daughter's School attended by Charlotte & Emily Brontë. Retaining many original features it offers a real sense of history whilst providing spacious, well-appointed & comfortable accommodation.
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 or gaze out to the garden;
- 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 a georgian brass bed and window-seat with views to the sheep or cattle grazing in the neighbouring field;
There is a beautiful cottage garden, where the children can run around in, where you can enjoy views across rolling countryside or where you can simply sit and listen to the sound of Leck Beck running just beyond the garden wall.
There is off-road private parking for two vehicles.
Unlimited 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Silverdale 25 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 120 km, Nearest railway: Lancaster 29 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Cumbria/Lake District
Bronte School House sits in the Lune Valley between the Lake District & the Yorkshire Dales. The Lake District probably needs no introduction but, in my opinion, is surely one of the most beautiful places on earth and is in fact the UK's UNESCO World Heritage nomination for 2016.The Lune Valley itself is a timeless landscape of beautiful unspoilt countryside & ancient stone-built villages and the Yorkshire Dales is home to some of England's finest limestone scenery including one of the longest and most complex cave systems in Britain. If you like the outdoors you cannot help but fall in love with this region. Come and see for yourself - you will not be disappointed!
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 bar only a half mile walk away (boots recommended though and not high heels!).
This whole area is a walkers paradise in all seasons. With walks a-plenty straight from the doorstep and many more only a short drive away - you'll definitely need more than a week to do the area justice!
In addition to walking there are any number of other outdoor pursuits in the area: Potholing/Caving, Climbing/Abseiling, Cycling, Canoeing, Sailing, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding. Go to our website: http://www.bronteschoolhouse.com/ for more details.
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30 Aug 2014
"Gorgeous, delightful, restored and homely!!"
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 owner… More
11 Jul 2014
"Perfect family holiday cottage"
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 … More
28 Jun 2014
"Oasis away from home"
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, info… More
1 Jun 2014
"Beautiful period cottage in a gorgeous setting"
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. Real… More
3 Dec 2013
"Perfect get away in lovely location"
We stayed here on a cold wet windy weekend in November and we could not have had a better time. Beautifully restored cottage, really cosy and comfortable and we wanted for nothing. The owners Sandra a… More
1 Dec 2013
"Wish we could be there every week.... just perfect!"
A quality property let, with original features, oozing with character and views to die for. The property provides all the comforts of home, with the added bonus of being steeped in history.On arrival… More
30 Nov 2013
"Ticked all the boxes"
Had a truly wonderful time in this beautiful part of England. The cottage is superb and extremely comfortable with a perfect location close to good walks, pubs and restaurants. Highly recommend The Su… More
15 Sep 2013
"We will be back, its wonderful!!!"
Had a perfect week at the cottage. A wonderful retreat. Slept like logs. Will tell our friends here about it and our friends in Australia. The whole area is awe-inspiring. The cottage is perfectly cle… More
17 Jul 2013
"Beautiful Cottage- 'Home from home'"
2nd-9th JulyWe have really enjoyed our weeks stay - a real "home" from "home". Blessed to have had an amazing sunny week and met some lovely friendly people and neighbours. Beautif… More
28 May 2013
"Fantastic cottage with lots of history in a great location"
Our family of five really enjoyed the house (Great for hide and seek!!). The house is well laid out with all the essential requirements for a holiday let. Quality decor and furnishings. Everything has… More
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