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Spacious Grade II Listed Cottage, previously school of Charlotte & Emily Bronte

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Bronte School House, Cowan Bridge, Nr. Kirkby Lonsdale - Situated In the beautiful Lune Valley, nestling between the Lake District & the Yorkshire Dales.

Nestling in the Lune Valley between the Lake District & Yorkshire Dales, this Visit England 4 star rated, grade II listed stone cottage, dating back to 1770, is most famously known as the Clergy Daughters' School attended by Charlotte and Emily Brontë 1824-1825. The cottage has been restored using traditional techniques & materials and retains a wealth of character & charm whilst incorporating essential modern comforts. The Lake District probably needs no introduction but, in my opinion, is surely one of the most beautiful places on earth and is the UK's UNESCO World Heritage nomination for 2017. 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 and of course the Three Peaks of Yorkshire with majestic Ingleborough being clearly visible from the village of Cowan Bridge. With wonderful walks from the doorstep and many more only a short drive away 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!

Check out our website for lots more information: www.bronteschoolhouse.com

More Details
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My husband and I are both fanatical about old properties & as you can imagine discovering this property standing empty, as indeed it had been for 30 years, was just so, exciting! And then to find that this was the school infamised by Charlotte Bronte in Jane Eyre just ratcheted up that excitement. This building was crying out for someone to care for it, to breathe life back into it; that someone was me!

Being a keen traveller myself I know that accommodation is key to a good trip. Finding somewhere built in the local vernacular, that feels warm & welcoming and that also provides 21st century comforts is vital to making you feel part of, and at home in, wherever in the world you happen to be. This is what I’ve striven for, and I do believe achieved, in Bronte School House. I look forward to warmly welcoming you!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful cottage, very comfortable, with everything you need!"



"Perfect family holiday cottage"



"A true oasis away from home"



"Beautiful period cottage in a gorgeous setting"



"Cottage is fab, surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous what wonderful landscape."



"We have really enjoyed our weeks stay - a real "home" from "home". Beautiful and comfortable cottage - we highly recommend staying here."



"The Bronte Cottage for me was a perfect weekend getaway."



"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bronte School House. It was a perfect place to snuggle up after our long walks in the beautiful snowy mountains. What can I say? They thought of everything-lovely wood burning stove to get cosy after long days trekking, roll top bath to relax tired muscles, books to read when all you want to do is chill...perfect!"



"Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this beautiful cottage steeped in literary history."



"A lovingly restored & obviously cherished property makes this cottage a striking & memorable place to stay."



"What a beautiful, unique & well presented cottage! Spacious & well cared for."



For Trip Advisor reviews please see:

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/VacationRentalReview-g315929-d3943715-Bronte_School_House-Kirkby_Lonsdale_Cumbria_England.html
Nov 2015
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4 Reviews

4.5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Bronte School House

  • 3 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Bronte School House. It is a very interesting building and we found it to be very comfortable. The local area is lovely especially because there are such lovely walks from the door. The little village shop and café we found to be very handy and took advantage of it throughout the week. It is a shame that the cottage could not be better protected from the road noise but we understand the restriction with listed building.

George and Kate Ankers

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback George and Kate, so glad you enjoyed your stay. Perhaps I should clarify the situation regarding the road for everyone: we are situated in the village of Cowan Bridge and there are speed restrictions in force throughout the village. Bronte School House is perpendicular to the road (not overlooking it) and our adjoining next door neighbour is between us and the road (hence we are set back from the road). It is however a main road running through the village so there is some road noise, particularly during the day; it tends to drop off in the evening and at night though. Most people do not find the road noise intrusive, however if you are looking for total peace and quiet perhaps this is not the place for you. The advantage of the road though is that it makes the cottage very accessible, even in winter, as the road is gritted when we have icy conditions and we have never been cut off by snow or flooding.
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5

Lovely cosy cottage, well equipped, comfortable and with literary connections!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five, including two teenagers, just spent a lovely long weekend in this delightful cottage near Kirkby Lonsdale. The cottage is well equipped and furnished comfortably with a lovely log burner- very welcome after a day going up a snow capped Ingleborough! The beds are exceptionally comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped. Very homely and comfortable in a perfect location . Although fabulous for visiting the Dales and the Lakes, the immediate area is lovely in its own right. We had a lovely long weekend and hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Stylish and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The house is very beautiful and a great deal of attention has been paid to all the fixtures and fittings. The kitchen was very well equipped (an important detail for us as we love cooking). The beds were extremely comfortable: we all commented on that. The house is simply but stylishly refurbished, had excellent heating (useful even in April) and a lovely wood-burning stove.

All the details of our stay were handled in an exemplary manner.

Thanks very much to Sandra for her flexibility, hospitality and her professionalism.

I think all visitors should go to the café over the road for great cakes but also crazy knitted items.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to host you and your family Bridget, you're all welcome back any time!
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5

Perfect get away in lovely location

  • 5 of 5

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 and Malik really made us feel at home. Spotless accommodation and lovely comfortable beds. It was our intention to explore the area but to be honest we stayed in all weekend feeding the log burner, reading and chilling out. The perfect weekend away but next time we will stay a full week. Might even go out! Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Walk into Bronte School House and you fall in love with it! The old stone limewashed walls and the ancient floorboards welcome you home. The Lune Valley where it sits really is one of those hidden gems - nestling between the Lake District & the Yorkshire Dales - with luscious green rolling countryside it truly captures you in its beauty; this is quintessential english countryside at its best.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester at 74 Miles Nearest Train : Clapham at 8 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 motorway at 8 Miles Car: recommended

In Cowan Bridge village, where the cottage is located, there is a general store/newsagents and a café which serves delicious cakes! There are two restaurants and a bar within a mile and several further restaurants and bars within 2 miles in the beautiful historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale. The excellent Booths supermarket is only 2 miles away in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The surrounding area is particularly well served by many highly commended restaurants and pubs, many of which specialise in local produce and locally brewed ales as well as having good wine selections. The delightful historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale is home to numerous enticing cafés and bakeries, award winning pubs and restaurants, an excellent supermarket and a plethora of small independent shops. 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. The Yorkshire Dales village of Ingleton is served by outdoor activity shops including bike hire, several good food-serving pubs and an open air swimming pool (summer only). The whole area is wonderful walking country with many walks going straight from the doorstep. Walks range in scale from a gentle stroll along Leck Beck to Helvellyn or The Three Peaks of Yorkshire for the more energetic! Unmissable of course is the spectacular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. There are great cycle routes, both on and off road, to suit all levels of fitness. For experienced pot-holers the Lancaster Pot and Easegill Cave System, believed to be the longest and most complex cave system in Britain, is on your doorstep. For those without specialist equipment the spectacular Whitescar Caves and Ingleborough Cave can be easily explored. Canoeists will be interested to know that they only have to travel about two miles to reach the put-in for Leck Beck which runs past the end of the cottage garden. For horse riders Holmescales riding centre Old Hutton (12 miles from cottage) welcomes novices and experienced riders for treks and hacks in the Lake District. Also within a few miles: Bronte Parsonage Museum at Howarth; Settle to Carlisle railway-one of England’s most scenic railway journeys; Lancaster Castle; Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hill Top; Levens Hall; Sizergh Castle; and Leighton Hall.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
30 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£116
£495
 
 
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£425
 
 
Spring half-term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
Low
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£425
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£655
for 7 nights
£655
 
 
Low
22 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£425
 
 
Spring
28 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£134
£575
 
 
Spring-bank hol
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£765
for 7 nights
£765
 
 
Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£438
for 3 nights
From
£146
£625
 
 
Summer hols
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Sept
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£134
£575
 
 
Oct
1 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£495
 
 
Half-term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
 
 
Low
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
£425
 
 
Xmas/NY
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£348
for 3 nights
From
£116
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Changeover day is flexible. The cottage is available to guests from 4pm on day of arrival to 10am on day of departure unless agreed otherwise.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in £ sterling. Price includes: electric, heating, large basket of logs for the log-burner, linen, towels and unlimited internet/wifi.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Ground floor - bathroom with claw foot bath, separate shower, toilet and wash basin. First floor – toilet and wash basin.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Bed can be accessed from only one side.
  • Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, king sized brass bed with pocket sprung matress. Bedroom 2, two 3 ft single iron beds with pocket sprung matresses. Bedroom 3, brass georgian bed.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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