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The Old School House
Ranked #7 of 23 Hawkshead B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 December 2011

Really enjoyed our break in hawkshead and the b&b was fantastic, there was a lovely homely feel and we were made to feel very welcome.
Defiantly returning for future breaks

  • Stayed: December 2011
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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2011

Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to do the review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 24 September 2011

A quite excellent B&B and wholly recommended. We enjoyed a large bedroom, king size bed and excellent breakfast - all in a house full of character and one we wish we owned! David and Sarah could not have been nicer or more generous, whether offering local knowledge or a measure of port or sherry "on the house". A large sitting room for guest's use, with TV, books and games and a large dining room with one lovely dining table provides a completely warm and welcoming environment. When next we are in the Lake District there is no question where we shall stay and will recommend The Old School House to everyone we know who will be travelling there.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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oldschoolhouse79, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2011

We are so pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Lovely B&B. Property is full of character, immaculately presented with spacious rooms. Breakfast was great - plenty to chose from fresh fruit, continental and full English. Sarah and David are fantastic hosts - really friendly and very attentive. They are also knowledgeable of the area and know all the best places to visit and eat. If you're looking for somewhere to explore the south lakes then look no further.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank SteveR74
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oldschoolhouse79, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2011

Thank you for your great comments. We are pleased that your family celebration went well and that you shared it in our B&B. We look forward to seeing you all again.

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Reviewed 25 July 2011

I have been coming to the Lakes for over 30 years staying in a variety of B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. None have been as welcoming and comfortable as The Old School House. Sarah and David made us both welcome throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble for them. They have only been running the B&B since April but you would think they have been doing it for years. Our room (Wordsworth) was roomy and comfortable. The breakfasts were superb, as was the tea and cake on return from our days out. The 'personal touches' made this a trip to remember. This was my partner's first trip to the Lakes and the excellent accommodation and welcome made it all the more special for her. With its own parking this is an ideal spot within two minutes walk of one of the best villages in the Lakes. We will return at some point.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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oldschoolhouse79, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2011

As new to the B&B business we are glad that we seem to meeting the expectations of our guests in terms of the accomodation and experience of staying with us.
Thank you for your positive comments and to all our guests who take the trouble to give feedback about their stay.

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Reviewed 12 July 2011

From the moment you walk through the door you will be warmly welcomed by David and Sarah (‘To say nothing of the dog!’)- and by classical music.

The room we stayed in wasn't very big but pleasant and light. The bathroom was clean and modern. The drawing and dining rooms are elegant and comfortable.

We enjoyed the ample breakfast as well as tea, Sarah’s lovely cakes and scones being offered as often as we returned from our tours.

Sarah and David are the most excellent hosts we ever have met on our tours in Great Britain. We will always carry happy memories of the days spent at The Old Schoolhouse.

Angela and Peter Smitka, Hamburg

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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oldschoolhouse79, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2011

Thank you both. We are so pleased you enjoyed staying with us and would love to see you again in the future if you are holidaying in Cumbria. As new to this business we are very encouraged by your comments - thank you!

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Reviewed 6 July 2011

Excellant hosts, made us feel at home, great tea scones and cake.Breakfast lovely.
Very friendly,clean and comfortable.Thank you David and Sarah

John and Jennie

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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oldschoolhouse79, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2011

Thank you both. We hope your homeward journey was uneventful and we look forward to seeing you again!!

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Reviewed 28 June 2011

A warm welcome, a lovely building and a fine room in a touristic town during the day but a quiet little place at night.
Sarah and David are very enthusiastic hosts and love to make you feel at home and mix with the other guests. Lots of books and maps of the area.
The room we stayed in wasn't very big but very pleasant and light. The bathroom was clean and modern. What more do you need in a surrounding like the Lake District?
Breakfast is very good and comfortable in the dining room.
We will return when we are in the Lake District again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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oldschoolhouse79, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2011

Thank you for your comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Additional Information about The Old School House

Address: Old School House Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Ambleside > Hawkshead
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Hawkshead
Price Range: £88 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old School House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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