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Waitby School

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Kirkby Stephen, Eden District, Lake District, Cumbria, England
An historic and luxurious holiday cottage set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park amid some of England's most stunning countryside, Waitby School - which is rated as five-star gold by visit Britain - is the perfect getaway for all seasons

Built in 1680, Grade II listed Waitby and Smardale school is now stylish and elegant boutique-style holiday accommodation that sleeps six to seven people in complete comfort.

Standing alone on a breathtaking fell near Kirkby Stephen in the Eden Valley, Waitby School enjoys glorious uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside. This cottage is perfect for unwinding in complete luxury, set in absolute tranquillity, but close enough to Kirkby Stephen for guests not to feel isolated.

There is a raft of attractions nearby - castles and historic houses, waterfalls and rivers, spectacular fells a...
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About the Owner
George A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:56%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:February 2010
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Waitby Cottage is exceptional in many ways. It has been beautifully renovated- very sensitive to history, both locality and the building itself. It is set in lovely private grounds with great views. The finishings are expensive and stylish The books were like a taste of...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Inspire551111, VR Owner at Waitby School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the comprehensive review highlighting the positives of Waitby and those aspects that didn`t quite work for your family, your feedback is really apricated as we constantly try to make the house as amazing as we can within the constraints of a...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Can’t write a bad word about this cottage it was absolutely gorgeous and amazingly equipped with lots of locally sourced accessories and I must mention lovely white company handsoaps/shampoo etc in every bathroom. It has that middle of nowhere feel with just surrounding fields/hills of...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Inspire551111, VR Owner at Waitby School, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

So glad you enjoyed Waitby, thank you for staying and hope you can visit again

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Had a truly wonderful week in early May 2018 at Waitby School. The house has been decorated to a very high standard, with some lovely touches incorporating the history of the building. It's a great location for exploring the Dales/Lakes. Some lovely walks around local...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Twins
    2 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: $253 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Surrounded by spectacular scenery, the ancient market town of Kirkby Stephen in the Upper Eden Valley enjoys an enviable position between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks. The town is also close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cumbria's first 'Walkers are Welcome' town and winner of the prestigious title of Calor® 'English Village of the Year', Kirkby Stephen makes an ideal base for exploring not only the local area but further afield.

Kirkby Stephen which has a station on the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway line, about 1.5 miles west of the town offers a good selection of places to eat.In summer the town is vibrant with floral displays and attractive gardens - helping to make Kirkby Stephen a Cumbria in Bloom winner....
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How to get there
Airport: Manchester: 101.3 mi
Railway: Kirkby Stephen: 1.0 mi
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