The Old School House

Prices, Easter, Christmas, New Year, Short breaks and Late Availability offers Self Catering Cottage, Near Keswick, The Lake District, Cumbria


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How to Book

View Availability Calendar and then call us on 0161 928 6290 or e-mail, by clicking here to enquire about the cottage.


Once we have confirmed availability, a deposit of 20% of the rental price, or the full rental price, if within 6 weeks of arrival, is required within 5 days. The balance of the rental must be received 6 weeks before your holiday commences.


Prices are fully inclusive of heating, electricity and bedding.  


Our weeks run from Saturday to Saturday and we usually let for a full week.


Please contact us to enquire if we have any late availability Special Offers  

Short breaks can be arranged out of season and at short notice during the high season  


Note: We do not use an agency so booking direct with us will save you £££ 




Price per week for 2018

(Please check Availability Calendar )


Date of Holiday Price per week
29/9-2/11 £560
3/11-21/12 £430
Xmas Break (7 nights)   22nd-28th Dec (inclusive)  £895
New Year (7 nights) 29th Dec-4 Jan (inclusive)  £895
Shorter breaks for Xmas and New Year maybe available


Price per week for 2019

(Please check Availability Calendar )


Date of Holiday Price per week
5/1-8/2 £405 
9/2-12/4 £445
13/4-26/4 £640
27/4-24/5 £575
25/5-19/7 £640
20/7-30/8 £795
31/8-27/9  £640
28/9-1/11 £575
2/11-20/12 £445
Xmas Break (7 nights)   21st-27th Dec (inclusive)  £895
New Year (7 nights) 28th Dec-3 Jan (inclusive)  £895
Shorter breaks for Xmas and New Year maybe available




Things to note before you book

The cottage is available from 3pm on the day of arrival and must be vacated by 10am on the day of departure. (Departure time for Short Breaks will be agreed)


Pets are allowed on the understanding that no sign of the pet is evident in the cottage or garden at the time of departure.  You will need to bring bed/food bowls etc for your pet.


If you have a baby/toddler you can use our travel cot and high chair but you will need to bring cot bedding plus all necessary equipment.  


Smoking is not allowed in the cottage.  


Please note the stairs are quite steep and so elderly guests and those with small children may want to discuss the suitability with us prior to booking.


All bed linen is provided and all beds will be made up before your arrival.  We do not provide towels.


For a 2 week stay the cleaner will come in on the middle weekend (Saturday morning at approx 10am) and change the bed linen and clean the cottage. 

Following receipt of your deposit, you will be sent confirmation of your reservation.  The contract of hire, and liability for the full rental, becomes effective on dispatch of this confirmation.

The balance of the rental must be received six weeks before your holiday commences, otherwise the booking may be deemed as cancelled.

In the event of cancellation more than 6 weeks before the start of your holiday your deposit will not be refunded unless the property is re-let for the same period.  Should cancellation take place less than 6 weeks before the start of the holiday the rental is payable in full.   It is therefore recommended that you take out holiday insurance.

To make a preliminary booking or for further information please call us on 0161 928 6290 or email here

This picture was taken on a circular walk from the cottage. The walk takes you from Threlkeld, past Tewitt Tarn,  to Low and then High Rigg. There is a lovely farm tea-shop half way around and then you return alongside the river in the valley bottom

'It was so nice to arrive at your cottage to find everything and 

more we ever needed to cater for our stay. 

It felt like home from the time we walked in. 

The cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable'

Ms S- Reading


'Absolutely fantastic cottage - perfect in everyway. Had a fabulous week -

but wanted to stay much longer, so much to do'

Mr & Mrs H  -Cambridgeshire


A lovely cottage, well-equipped and situated.  

Loved the views from every window….

from here we’ve covered peaks, lakes, castles and waterfalls. 

Will certainly remember the cottage next time we visit the Lakes’  

 Mrs P Cambridge

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For further information, contact Lucy Swarbrick:

Tel: 0161 928 6290, To e-mail, click here


Prices, Easter , Christmas, New Year, Short Breaks  and Late availability offers for Self catering holiday cottage accommodation near Keswick in the English Lake District