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The Old School House

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A historic property within 2 minutes walk of the centre of Hawkshead. The house was the former home of Wordsworth's head master and retains many original features. The back of the house dates from the Tudor period. Come and stay in this historic house which has been lovinngly renovated to ensure our guests have all the comforts of the 21st century.Beautiful garden, parking, a secure garage for cycles, free wi-fi. Complimentary afternoon tea and cake. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed at the Old School House for a three night stay, can honestly say it was one of the best guest house experiences you can find. Mark and Emma were very accommodating especially when it came to our dog, who also had a great time! Breakfast each morning was a treat and set us
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Just returned home from a two night stay at this B&B, and wished we could have stayed for longer! Excellent room, modern and spacious with the most comfy bed I've ever slept in. Great little find in an excellent location. Would definitely stay again! Our four legged friend very
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Lovely warm welcome from Emma, Mark and Molly. Great local knowledge, walking leaflets and ideas for things to do. Fire roaring in a lovely lounge. Bedroom was very pleasant with large comfortable bed. White linen and towels were spotless and en suite was meticulously clean.
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This was not our first visit to the Old School House nor will it be our last. Great location, beautiful rooms, amazing breakfast. Mark and Emma are fantastic hosts. As you enter the building you step into a large entrance hall, to the left is a large shared lounge, with log
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We booked here having read all the reviews and were very disappointed. Massively over priced and not great quality . We have stayed at better b&bs in the Lake District. Our room felt damp and cold but maybe that was down to the weather .
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Response from Mark G, Owner at The Old School House
Responded 25 Oct 2018
This review has clearly been posted to the wrong property. We have not had anybody staying at our property by this name and more importantly none of our rooms have any sort of damp problem. I'm guessing that once again, this guest has been staying at School House Cottage which is next door to us and posted their review to the wrong property.
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luxurious bed linen and comfy beds
I will be without a car. How difficult is it to get into the village or to hike the fells from your inn?
hi the old school house is on the edge of the village 100 metres to the centre and all the dining and tea rooms
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Do you have a sister who runs a tea room near by you?
A new couple were running the B & B when we when last year so not sure
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"All are lovely"
"all rooms looked beautiful as Emma has amazing taste!"
"Ruskin has a great view"
"Mountain view"
"You would need to ask the owners re the room names that have a view looking out from the front of the building. These have the best views."
US$120 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the old school house hotel hawkshead
United KingdomEnglandLake DistrictAmblesideHawkshead
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