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Muncaster, Ravenglass, CA18

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Added on 29/12/2020
PFK, Cockermouth

Key features

  • 10 bed holiday accommodation
  • Former bed and breakfast
  • Details of income available
  • Extensive plot with car park
  • Lake District National Park
  • EPC rating E

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A truly fascinating 10 bedroom detached property occupying a prime position in the beautiful Lake District National Park next to Muncaster Castle and currently generating an attractive income as holiday letting accommodation. The Old School was trading as a successful bed and breakfast up to 2017, with details of income from both ventures to date, available to seriously interested purchasers.

The property itself occupies an extensive plot and beautifully appointed accommodation which has been well maintained ensuring that a purchaser would be able to continue trading as soon as the legal process is complete. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors with 2 reception rooms, a large dining area, kitchen, utility room, 1 en-suite family room, 5 en-suite double bedrooms, 1 en-suite single bedroom, a further double bedroom and 2 further singles. With many of the bedrooms boasting fine views over the gardens and open countryside it is easy to see why the property continues to enjoy repeat bookings. The layout of the property would also allow it to be split and utilised as a seven bedroom 2 story house with adjoining 2 bedroom single story cottage by utilising one of the bedrooms at this end of the house as another reception room, as there are already kitchen facilities installed. This possibility could really appeal to purchasers looking themselves for a permanent property in the area with the option of an annex for a dependent relative or for use on the holiday market (purchasers would need to make their own enquiries to the Lake District National Park Planning Board as to the likelihood of the appropriate planning being secured for residential use).

Externally, there is a large car park, a patio area and beautiful formal gardens lying to the rear with decked patio and substantial section of lawn , which backs onto open fields and creates a fantastic setting for families and children.

Viewing is essential in order to appreciate the presentation, location and income potential offered by this remarkable property. 

The Old School is located in the heart of the Western Lake District in the hamlet of Muncaster, close to the old Roman port of Ravenglass and the beautiful Eskdale and Wasdale valleys. Ravenglass is the only coastal village in the Lake District National Park and is home to the La'al Ratty (the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale railway) and the haunted Muncaster Castle, famous for its annual Festival of Fools and it's Hawk and Owl Centre. The natural beauty of this area is unsurpassed and some of the finest walking in England, including Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, is on the doorstep. Nearby Seascale is home both to an amazing beach and a golf club rated as one of the top 100 courses in England whilst also being one of the country's most scenic. Exceptional fishing can be found on the nearby rivers Esk and Irt.

Mains electricity and water. Shared waste treatment plant with two neighbours. Electric heating. Mains gas (currently disconnected). Double glazing installed throughout. Telephone and broadband connections installed subject to BT regulations. Please note the mention of any appliances/services within these particulars does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order.  We have been informed that the property has a shared water treatment plant and would advise any prospective purchaser to check it complies with current standards and rules introduced on 1st January 2020.

Travel south on the A595 from Whitehaven for approximately 15 miles passing through the village of Holmrook and continue on this road for another 4 miles. The Old School is on the left hand side of the road just after the entrance to Muncaster Castle.  





The property is accessed via a wooden entrance door into the vestibule and a further door into reception room 1.

Reception Room 1

8.6m x 4.8m (28' 3" x 15' 9") Large reception room featuring a wood burning stove with solid wooden mantel and slate hearth. Two front elevation windows, exposed ceiling timbers, electric heaters. Opens into the dining area.

Dining Room

8.38m x 2.03m (27' 6" x 6' 8") Featuring three rear aspect full length windows and uPVC doors leading out onto the decked patio. Electric heater and door to inner hallway.


3.82m x 3.91m (12' 6" x 12' 10")
Fitted with matching wall and base units with complementary roll-edge work surfacing incorporating a commercial double stainless steel sink with drainer. Plumbing for dishwasher. Tiled splashbacks. Two ovens with stainless steel splashbacks and extractor fan. Electric heater, storage cupboard, exposed ceiling timbers. Three side aspect windows and door to utility.

Utility Room

With plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for fridge freezer. Two front aspect windows with original stained glass panel in both. Door to outside.

Bedroom 8

3.32m x 1.97m (10' 11" x 6' 6")
With window and electric heater.

Bedroom 7

3.35m x 2.47m (11' 0" x 8' 1")
With window and electric heater.

En Suite Shower Room (for Bed 7)

2.03m x 1.37m (6' 8" x 4' 6")
Fitted with large panelled walk-in shower with electric shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. Chrome laddered radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom 6

3.17m x 4.17m (10' 5" x 13' 8")
Double bedroom with sliding patio door and electric heater.

En Suite Shower Room (for Bed 6)

1.4m x 2.2m (4' 7" x 7' 3")
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle with electric shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. Part-tiled walls and extractor fan.

Bedroom 5

2.87m x 5.65m (9' 5" x 18' 6")
Double bedroom with rear aspect window and electric heater.

En Suite Shower Room (for Bed 5)

2.36m x 1.62m (7' 9" x 5' 4")
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising panelled corner shower with electric shower, low level WC and wash hand basin. Obscured window, chrome laddered radiator, panelled walls.

Bedroom 4

4.06m x 3.01m (13' 4" x 9' 11")
A dual aspect double bedroom with windows to the side and rear elevations. Electric heater.

En Suite Bathroom (for Bed 4)

2.12m x 1.63m (6' 11" x 5' 4") maximum
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising P-shaped bath with electric shower over and PVC panelling to walls, low level WC and wash hand basin. Obscured window, tiled flooring and extractor fan.


Reception Area

4.77m x 4.83m (15' 8" x 15' 10")
With two velux rooflights, fitted units to one wall, electric heater and doors to bedrooms.

Laundry Room

2.21m x 3.23m (7' 3" x 10' 7")
With velux window and electric heater.

Bedroom 10

2.37m x 3.46m (7' 9" x 11' 4")
Velux window and electric heater.


1.86m x 1.47m (6' 1" x 4' 10") with some restricted head height.
Fitted with a two piece suite comprising panelled bath and wash hand basin. Electric heater and velux window.

Bedroom 9

3.95m x 3.39m (13' 0" x 11' 1")
Double bedroom with three feature arch windows to the side elevation in addition to velux rooflight, exposed ceiling timbers and electric heater.



1.67m x 2.32m (5' 6" x 7' 7")
Fitted with wall and base units and complementary work surfacing incorporating stainless steel sink and drainer. tiled splashbacks and electric heater. Electric oven and under-counter fridge. Door leading outside to the car park.

Bedroom 3

2.86m x 4.17m (9' 5" x 13' 8")
Dual aspect double bedroom with windows to side and front elevations. Wash hand basin set on vanity unit. Electric heater.

En Suite Shower Room (for Bed 3)

1.62m x 1.5m (5' 4" x 4' 11")
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising corner tiled shower enclosure with electric shower and low level WC. Chrome laddered radiator, wood-effect flooring and tiled walls. Extractor fan.

Bedroom 2

3.78m x 4.65m (12' 5" x 15' 3")
Double bedroom with two side aspect windows and two electric heaters.

En Suite Bathroom (for Bed 2)

2.13m x 1.82m (7' 0" x 6' 0")
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising P-shaped bath with electric shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. Part-tiled walls and floor, heated towel rail, obscured window and extractor fan.

Bedroom 1

4.53m x 2.73m (14' 10" x 8' 11")
Double bedroom with two rear aspect windows providing garden views. Electric heater.

En Suite Shower Room (for Bed 1)

2.31m x 1.47m (7' 7" x 4' 10")
Fitted with a three piece suite comprising corner shower cubicle with electric shower unit, low level WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail, extractor fan and obscured window.


Gardens and Parking

The property boasts a large car park to one side and a paved garden and patio area which is fully enclosed to the other side. There are formal gardens to the rear of the property incorporating a decked patio area and substantial lawned area which backs onto open countryside.


Referrals and Other Payments

PFK work with preferred providers for the delivery of certain services necessary for a house sale or purchase. Our providers price their products competitively, however you are under no obligation to use their services and may wish to compare them against other providers. Should you choose to utilise them PFK will receive a referral fee: Napthens, Bendles LLP, Scott Duff & Co Property Lawyers/Conveyancing Service - completion of a sale or purchase, PFK will receive a referral fee of £120 to £180 per transaction; Pollard & Scott/Independent Mortgage Advisors – arrangement of mortgage & other products/insurances, PFK will receive a referral fee - the average fee earned in 2019 was £212.71; Patrick James Solutions - PFK will receive a fee of £150 per mortgage referral; ETSOS/EPC and Floorplan Providers - EPC and floorplan £66.00, EPC only £24.00, floorplan only £6.00. Mitchells Co Ltd will pay PFK £50 for each property contents referral successfully processed (wort...

Inner Hallway 1

With exposed ceiling timbers and two built-in storage cupboards, stairs to the first floor. Door to ground floor landing area featuring a traditional entrance door leading out to paved patio area and providing access to five of the ten bedrooms.

Inner Hallway 2

Accessed from the Main House reception room 1 on the ground floor.

WC 1

WC 2

With low level WC and velux rooflight.


Brochure 1

Energy Performance Certificates


Muncaster, Ravenglass, CA18

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • Ravenglass for Eskdale Station0.9 miles
  • Drigg Station2.6 miles
  • Bootle Station4.7 miles
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