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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you don't like talking, expect a B &B to be pristine like a boutique hotel, expect to look out over grass cut to golf course standards, expect double glazing, then don't bother coming. If you like a chat, believe you me Doris the owner, if she entered the Olympic world talking competition she would win hands down. If you...

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you are approaching the B&B from Ely, it's at the top of the road on the right hand side. Doris the landlady is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We had tea with her on arrival and chatted for half an hour. The room was comfortable and the en-suite perfectly adequate. Breakfast was good and we could have...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had a lovely stay at this B and B, we were all made to feel very welcome including the horse and dog, breakfast was lovely and very filling and the hospitality was excellent. We will hopefully come back again next year.

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Kent
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We stayed here for just one night, and the room was very comfortable. Our hostess Doris, was a delight, welcomed us with tea and cake, and gave us some recommendations for dinner in nearby Ely. We ate a lovely breakfast and had a long chat with Doris the following morning, plus we met her lovely patterdale terriers. A most enjoyable...

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

I made a late booking to stay at The Old School B&B in Coveney, a business appointment in a nearby site was my first reason to choose this establishment. Doris was a delight, a late arrival around 21:30 and I was met by a smiling face and an excellent pot of tea (much needed after a 5 hour drive). I...

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Suffolk UK
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We stayed at The Old School B&B for the weekend as a base of Ely Folk Festival which was only a short drive away. Doris was a great host being very attentive & always helpful. Old School B&B is perfectly placed in the quiet village of Coveney a few of miles north the A10 far enough away from traffic for...

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Bundaberg, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Stayed here for 3 night during a recent visit to the UK. Doris is such a wag, on for a chat at any time and nothing was too much trouble. Doris is a dog lover and so are we. We got on great. Lot of knowledge of the local area and booked us in to a local pub nearby to...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I stayed at the Old School while exploring Cambridgeshire for a possible move there, and I could not have had a better introduction to the area. Doris was a very warm, helpful host, going well beyond the call of duty to help out. The cooked breakfast was just perfect (using local sausages). The place is rural and peaceful, and I...

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We, a middle-age American couple, arranged our stay at The old School at the last minute, and it worked out perfectly for us. The drive to Coveney from Ely delighted us, and Doris welcomed us and got us settled right in. I wish we had asked more questions about the history of the Old Schoolhouse! She converted this old schoolhouse...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Had a short break at The Old School House over the easter weekend. We were warmly welcomed by Doris. Had a comfortable stay, nice cooked breakfast in the morning. Lovely quiet retreat but near to Ely and other places. Lovely views. Harley our dog enjoyed his stay and was warmly welcomed as well.

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quality accommodation in former village school in quiet village west of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. All rooms on ground floor level. Double en-suite/ twin with private bathroom, single occupancy available. Continental breakfasts or full English cooked breakfast served, with choice of quality ingredients. Afternoon tea served in residents' lounge. Strictly no-smoking establishment. Car parking in former school yard. Dogs very welcome, other pets by arrangement. Wir sprechen Deutsch. Nous parlons Francais ici. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old School B&B

Address: The Old School School Lane, Coveney, Ely CB6 2DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Ely > Coveney
Price Range: £46 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old School B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“I would think any of the rooms in this establishment would be excellent on my experience.”
 of 5 bubbles stuartmarkjames, 8 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Nice tidy place just a few miles from Ely. Good area to look around and Ely has a great market on the weekend.”
 of 5 bubbles Bundybear05, 24 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in an old office of the schoolhouse. It served us for the night we stayed. The kitchen / Dining Room / common area...spend more time there!”
 of 5 bubbles markgG947VN, 6 May 2014 | Read review
“We used the friends and fmaily rooms which have the benefit of an area outside where you can make drinks, eat takeaways and there's a fridge fwe used for keeping picnic things in. Great to have a fridge that is not in the room one's sleeping in. Doris has thought it out well, and is a lovely person.”
 of 5 bubbles hollydene, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
“All good rooms...the double is the only one en-suite,but the bathroom 9shared between two twin rooms)is of excellent quality.The twin rooms also have the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles hilaryb948, 20 Mar 2013 | Read review
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