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The Old School
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

We wanted a lux getaway, and we were not disappointed! So welcoming, warm & friendly, the owners were attentive without being OTT, and the breakfast... I didn't need to eat again the whole day (managed somehow though) - a better breakfast than you would find at most hotels, and the small touches such as bathrobes made it feel like a hotel, rather than a B&B. well worth all of the great reviews it has received - and well worth another visit asap!

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank thefrogprincess
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

Delighted to recommend The Old School. Rooms were warm, spotless and comfortable. Breakfast delicious and the choice was terrific. Proprietors were very welcoming and friendly. Attention to detail was amazing even down to the torch on the keyring for dark walk back from the local pub!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank ReesLondon
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

The Old School is a beautiful B&B and you can see why it has won so many awards including the best B&B in England. The building is a 18th century former school and the views are breath-taking. The owners Kath and Malcolm made us feel so welcome from when we first drove into the driveway. They helped us with bags and tea and coffee was provided in the guest lounge – which was great after a long journey. We felt instantly relaxed and stress free. The rooms are very welcoming and there are lots of extra special touches.

The breakfasts were amazing using really fresh produce. The B&B is well located, there is a very good pub/restaurant just a short stroll through the village. The b&b is also ideally placed for exploring the coastline (Bamburgh castle is really impressive) and Alnwick and other market towns are only a short drive away. Kath and Malcolm know so much about the region. I can’t find fault – this place genuinely deserves the award Best B&B in England !

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank JJOx4d
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Reviewed 30 October 2010

We throughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and have already booked a return visit.The high quality breakfast is delicious and we can recommend the village pub for your evening meals - The Cook & Barker .Kath & Malcolm are very helpful hosts at the Old School and they have created a high standard environment which is very relaxing . The location is ideal for visiting all local attractions.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank HarrogateTandB
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Reviewed 21 August 2010

Peaceful location and within a good distance to coastal and National Park attractions. We were expecting a much grander place given the website which describes it as "distinctive, luxury, 5 star accommodation". Our room was very small and the pine furniture did not exude luxury as we were led to believe. I believe our room (room 2) was the smallest, yet the room rate per night does not take this into consideration. All rooms are priced the same, which we felt was unfair.The bathroom was incredibly compact and in need of some maintenance. There was very little water pressure from the shower and the seal and grouting around the shower was in need of a thorough clean and/or replacement. The paintwork and the entire bathroom was in need of an update. We could not fault the breakfasts at all. More sophisticated than the ordinary B&B fare. However, in general, an establishment claiming to offer luxury accommodation should be immaculate and although it was reasonable, it certainly was not perfect. I would expect "luxury" accommodation to pay greater attention for example to the paintwork, tatty wallpaper and dirty skirting boards. Maybe minor points to some, but it certainly does not meet the definition of "luxury". Also, we were made to feel very aware that we were not welcome even one minute before 4pm. Whilst we understand the owners need for privacy, we didn't feel completely relaxed knowing we were in someone else's home.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank kiwichickcath
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