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“A wonderful home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old School B&B

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The Old School B&B
Ranked #1 of 1 Coveney B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful home from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

My wife and I plus our 9 year old daughter needed a night's accommodation near Ely which is only 4 miles away. The Old School B&B was ideal and Coveney is such a pretty village.

Doris could not have been more kind and welcoming. We felt at home right away and Francesca loved the ducks, the ponies, the dogs, the garden and the breakfast but not necessarily in that order.

Our room was large, well furnished, spotlessly clean and comfortable and the ensuite shower room was perfect.

Apparently, it is open to guests all year round so the perfect place to stay if you have business or pleasure in Cambridge/Ely/Newmarket etc.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bude, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Old School for one night with our 2 dogs, It was lovely an clean and the owner is very friendly and helpful. Plenty of parking space, nice clean room with even a mat for the dog bowls and a blanket for them!! Good shower with complimentary toiletries. Breakfast was very tasty, with an assortment of cereals, teas, coffees and jams. The only slight draw back was the double bed was a small double, and as it was a warm night we were a bit uncomfortable, but apart from that everything was very good.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

We had a lovely 2 night stay at The Old School.Our double room with en-suite was very clean and comfortable with everything we needed and if there was ant extra we may have wanted Doris was only a shout away.There was plenty of hot water and the shower was good (always a bonus).Breakfast was excellent..varied and plentiful,fresh and very well cooked.
Doris...if you are reading..Thank You again for a lovely stay and we hope to visit you again in the summer.

Best wishes
Hilary and Mark Buckley

Room Tip: All good rooms...the double is the only one en-suite,but the bathroom 9shared between two twin rooms...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed for four nights and had an amazing time. Doris is so welcoming and kind and made our stay very enjoyable and was very accommodating for our 1 year old baby. The room was cosy and very comfortable and the breakfast was amazing. We are hoping to go back soon. Thank you Doris for a lovely break.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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oldschoolbb, Owner at The Old School B&B, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
It was a pleasure to have you all ! Hope you went home refreshed and recharged ready for your next chapter in life. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stayed one night at the old School and everything was splendid from the friendly welcome and quality of the accommodation to the lovely breakfast cooked to order in the morning. Country lovers would particularly like this with dogs and horses in evidence (but not obtrusive) and dogs were made welcome. Ely just a fifteen minute drive away and top notch recommendation for where to eat !

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Doris and The Old School,is one of the places you spend a lifetime trying to find.We now have found it,and hope to return in the not too distant future.

Stan Sandra and boxer Amber.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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hitchin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

A super stay at The Old School, brilliant location for Ely and Cambridge.
Fantastic hostess who we loved from the moment we arrived . We were made to feel so welcome by Doris and her gorgeous dogs !!
It was a birthday treat for me and on the morning of my birthday the breakfast table was laid beautifully complete with cake and candles !
All in all a very pleasant stay , wish we could have stayed longer in this well run clean comfortable and homely B and B

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old School B&B

Property: The Old School B&B
Address: The Old School School Lane, Coveney, Ely CB6 2DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Ely > Coveney
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Coveney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old School B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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