A five-star gold self-catering holiday home
n historic and luxurious holiday cottage set amid some of England’s most stunning countryside, Waitby School – rated as Five-Star Gold by Enjoy England and finalist in the Cumbrian Tourism Awards 2010 – is the perfect getaway for all seasons
Originally built in 1680, Grade II listed Waitby and Smardale School is now stylish boutique-style holiday accommodation sleeping 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.
Waitby is a house for all seasons and tastes: ideal for couples seeking a romantic idyll; practical for walking or cycling enthusiasts (Kirkby Stephen is on Wainwright’s legendary Coast-to-Coast route); safe for families with children; and a perfect stepping stone for guests wanting to explore the natural magnifience and breathtaking views of the Lakes, Dales, County Durham or the Pennines.
This is not just another holiday let – self-catering does not mean compromise in quality, comfort or design. Waitby School has under-floor heating, a Jacuzzi and luxury hand-made kitchen. These are complemented by quality oak and slate flooring, a wood burning stove and hand crafted Buttermere slate surfaces in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Whenever feasible, materials and supplies have been sourced locally, from the windows and the hand-built kitchen, the slate in the kitchen and bathrooms, and the stone floors, to the luxury bed linen and towels.
A flat screen entertainment and Bose sound system with Sky package, a comprehensive DVD and CD collection – for both adults and children – along with a carefully selected library of books, are all designed to help guests relax and ease away the pressures of modern life.