The views and the cosy feel, size/location/type of property. Ideal for us. Very pleased with over all facilities, condition, etc and yes, yes, yes, would love to come again!23-Sep-2017
Further Guest Reviews
The location of School Cottage was in an area where we wanted to be. Quality of the cottage. Cosy feel. Peacefulness. Cleanliness excellent. Very good value for money. A superb cottage02-Sep-2017
Location and the cottage had all facilities we wanted, well equipped. One of the cleanest cottages we've stayed in27-May-2017
In the area we love, looked lovely, only for two so not paying for facilities not needed. Love the co-ordination of furnishings. Right price, the views, spotlessly clean, without a doubt would come again.22-Apr-2017
Warm, clean, well equipped, comfortable bed. Satisfied with cleanliness and products provided to maintain cleanliness. Very comfortable and thoughtfully selected. Useful guest information book. Would like to return01-Apr-2017
Everything very pleasing! Cleanliness excellent. Wouldn't change a thing! Will definitely return!18-Mar-2017
A very unique cottage. Lovely period internal details. Cleanliness up to a very high standard. The bathroom sparkled 10/10! Nothing to disappoint here! Cosy with a spacious feel. Excellent condition throughout.22-Oct-2016
Location, the look, the interior, cleanliness, just what we were looking for. Bath amazing, decor and over all feel of property lovely. Good price. Village is idyllic15-Oct-2016
We've stayed at School Cottage a few times before and love it. Privacy, location, perfect for two people and love the views. 10/10 for cleanliness, excellent. We always sleep really well in the comfy bed. The whole cottage is a home from home.30-Jul-2016
This is a well designed and furnished cottage for two, beautifully appointed, lovely setting and views with the garden, patio and planting enhancing the cottage. With many years of self-catering accommodation experience we consider this the best we have had.25-Jul-2016
Have stayed here before, love the location, love the cottage, the space even though only two rooms! The decor. Extremely clean, could not fault it. A true home from home.30-Apr-2016
Wood, kindling, newspaper provided for the first nights fire. Welcome tea hamper. Candles, books, maps, walking info. Well equipped throughout. Wifi was very good.23-Nov-2015
- Bedrooms: 1
- Sleeps: 2
- Pets: No
- Price £290 - £507 per week
LATE AVAILABILITY 11 November - 9 December 7 nights £296, 3 nights £224. 4, 5 and 6 nights available too.
Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Thermostatically controlled electric radiators, 1 basket of logs for wood-burning stove, electricity included.
Television, Freesat, DVD, radio, CD player, MP3 dock, hob, oven,microwave oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer/dryer, hairdryer, garden furniture.
Off road parking at cottage (small space) or layby few yards away. Free WiFi. Please note due to the rural nature of the property, internet access cannot be guaranteed at all times.
Pub 400 yards, shop and bus Thoralby and West Burton 1+ miles. Sorry, not suitable for pets. Strictly non smoking.
Description and Location
Almost central to the village, close to Millbeck Bridge and waterfall is a short row of four terraced houses which includes School Cottage. Built in 1880, it was originally part of the adjacent farmhouse with the ground floor used as a barn store and the first floor as a schoolroom for local children. Its social importance led to it being built with a dash of Victorian splendour typified by decorative masonry, tall chimneys, large windows and high ceilings very appropriate for a school. These basic features still remain and some less durable such as the beautiful sweeping plaster cornices have recently been restored to their former glory.
Entry is to a small hallway leading to a large living area with oak flooring, lounge seating around a wood-burning stove with flagged hearth, a dining area and a well fitted kitchen space. A further hallway at the rear of the cottage leads to a patio garden with flower borders and ample space for summer evening dining. An open staircase winds from the living room to a large double bedroom and en-suite bathroom with roll top bath, shower cabinet, washbasin and toilet. The bedroom has a high ceiling and two large windows which give wonderful space and light to the room along with distant views to the far fells.
A cosy cottage whose space created by open plan and high ornate ceilings belies its size. The meticulous detail of the recent conversion along with period fittings, such as chandeliers and window shutters against a traditional but simple decor make this charming cottage a joy to stay in.
In lower Bishopdale where the glacial moraine and drumlins cause small undulations in the landscape the village of Newbiggin nestles close to the valley floor on the south side of the dale.
The village is peaceful, long and linear with the houses intermittent about a narrow street that is linked to the B6160 by a minor road and small lane but has no through traffic.
Although Newbiggin means 'New Buildings' the term is relative since here are some of the finest examples of 17th century dwellings in the dales.