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Waitby School - Cottage holidays in Waitby, Cumbria

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Waitby School - at a glance

Sleeps 7 persons | Bedrooms 3

Pub close by Short Break Golf Nearby Fishing on site or near by Wifi or internet available No smoking Washing Machine

Waitby School was built on Waitby Fell in 1680 by James Highmore, a local to the area, for the children of Waitby and Smardale. About a mile and a half west of Kirkby Stephen, Waitby is said to have been an ancient market town, with a castle, chapel and cemetery, but no trace of either is now to be seen. However, the school remains, standing proud on the fellside and, having been purchased recently by another local family, has been lovingly restored, in conjunction with English Heritage, to offer luxurious holiday accommodation. The property stands alone and enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, dotted with livestock and the occasional farmer and tractor at "doin up time".

Many original features have been retained in the restoration of the School, including wood panelling, wooden double doors, the outside boys lavatory, complete with seat, and, of course, the school bell. After much careful planning, these characterful features have been successfully combined with state of the art fixtures and fittings to create and individual holiday home of great distinction, and a most unique holiday experience.

Wi-Fi or Internet Access

Wifi or internet accessThere is wifi or internet access available at Waitby School in Waitby. Perfect for searching for things to do whilst on holiday, catching up on emails or even work if you have to.


GardenOn nice days, when you want to relax you can sit out in Waitby School's garden and enjoy the sun shine. Children also love the outdoors so it can be a great place for them. Although, with young children you should always check any garden is safe for them.

Open Fire / Log Burning Stove

Open FirePlanning a winter break in Cumbria? A lovely way to enjoy a cold winter's evening is to spend it in front of the open fire or log burning stove. So if you are looking for that authentic country cottage feel on a winters evening then Waitby School could be your perfect choice.


BBQThere is one or more televisions at Waitby School. Ideal if you want to catch up with the latest on your favourite programmes or just fancy a quiet night in relaxing in front of the box.

Short cottage breaks in Cumbria

Available for short breaksGreat news if you just want to get away for a long weekend or short break. Waitby School accepts bookings for short breaks. So if you fancy a few days in Cumbria to recharge your batteries then this cottage is well worth consideration.

Family holidays in Cumbria

Family Cottage BreaksWaitby School sleeps up to 7 people so could be perfect for your family or group. So if you are looking for a family holiday in Cumbria then Waitby School could be just the ticket.

More about Waitby School

Ground Floor Accommodation

The property has oil fired central heating and comprises:

Entrance through original school cloarkroom are with original coat pegs and double doors, leading through to open plan living accommodation.

Lounge area: With with sumptuous seating, quality wood flooring, wood burning stove, state of the art colour TV and stereo with Sky package.

Kitchen area: Luxury fitted hand made kitchen with range cooker, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble drier, microwave and dishwashing machine.

Cloakroom: With toilet and hand basin.

Bedroom 1: Luxuriously appointed double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with jaccuzzi bath, hand basin and toilet This room also has two sets of French doors leading to either the front or back gardens.

First Floor Accommodation

Bedroom 2: With double bed with quality fittings and accessories.

Bedroom 3: With three single beds furnished in a contemporary style with quality furnishings and accessories.

Shower Room: With spacious shower cubicle, hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.

All electric, fuel, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and high chair available (request on booking). Payphone for incoming calls.

Large gardens to all sides of the property with furniture provided. Off road parking for up to 4 cars.

A refundable damage deposit of 100 is payable one week prior to arrival.

This cottage Sleeps 7

Price: £ from £390


Cottage address: Waitby School, Waitby, Cumbria.131123

As you can see Waitby School is located in a great location. The perfect base for any holiday around Waitby. And well suited to explore the whole of Cumbria.

Enjoy an evening drink or a pub lunch at the nearby pub



 Things to do & places to visit in Cumbria near Waitby School

Fishing holiday in Cumbria?

Fishing near byIf you enjoy fishing and fancy a bit of fishing in Cumbria then Waitby School could be perfect as there are fishing opportunities close to the cottage. You will probably need a rod licence but you can always check what's needed when you book.

Golfing holiday in Cumbria?

Golf course near byIf you enjoy a round of golf and would like to combine your holiday in Cumbria with a game of golf then Waitby School could be perfect for you.

There are plenty of great places to vist near Waitby School. Take a look at out holiday ideas pages for details of many places that are well worth considering visiting whilst on holiday at Waitby School.

houses-gardens - places to go in Cumbria

Muncaster Castle, Gardens & Owl Centre

CA18 1RQ
01229 717 614

tourist-information - places to go in Cumbria

SellaField Tourist Information Centre

CA20 1PG
019467 765 10

tourist-information - places to go in Cumbria

Ullswater Tourist Information Centre

CA11 0PA
017684 824 14

tourist-information - places to go in Cumbria

Penrith Tourist Information Centre

CA11 7PT
01768 867 466

castle - places to go in Cumbria

Naworth Castle

016977 32 29

tourist-information - places to go in Cumbria

Grange-over-Sands Tourist Information Centre

Main Street
LA11 6DP
015395 340 26

museum - places to go in Cumbria

Windermere Steamboat Museum

Rayrigg Road
LA23 1BN
01539 44 55 65

museum - places to go in Cumbria

Kendal Museum

Station Road
01539 721374

tourist-information - places to go in Cumbria

Lowes Court Gallery & Egremont Tourist Information

Main Street
CA22 2DW
01946 820 693

tourist-information - places to go in Cumbria

Grasmere Tourist Information Centre

LA22 9SW
015394 352 45

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