The Old School House is a listed property which was started in the Tudor period and finished in the Georgian era. It was the home of the headmaster of the old Grammar school next door which is now a museum. The headmaster was well paid and lived in a grand style and the proportions of the house demonstrate this. In later years, the house was home to 40-50 boys who were being taught at the school. Famous pupils were William Wordsworth, his brother John, and Fletcher Christian to name but a few! Visitors to the picturesque and largely unspoilt Lake District village of Hawkshead will enjoy all that The Old School House B&B has to offer. Set within the village, we are nevertheless able to offer ample parking within the grounds. This is a huge bonus as visitors to the B&B always appreciate. For many years, the house has been run as a B&B. The current managers took over in Febuary 2015 and have continued the renovation of the house.
Mark and Emma look forward to welcoming you to The Old School House. We aim to ensure you have a relaxing break whether you are walkers, cyclists or simply happy to enjoy this wonderful landscape. Our guests all appreciate wandering around this beautiful village with its cobbled streets, coffee shops, pubs and specialist shops many of which sell products made locally.
A garage where bicycles/motorbikes can be left securely is available.
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Lovely comfortable stay. We will come again!
Olive and John, Bolton
Thank you for looking after us - like a home away from home. See you in the Autumn.
Peter and Martyn, Oxford.
Brilliant welcome - will return. Chris and Steve, Tunbridge Wells.
Had a great stay. Thank you for the warm welcome with tea and scones. We will return.
Pauline and Paul, Leeds
Always a welcome - not just on arrival but throughout the stay. We will be back!
John and Jennie, Gosforth.
Fantastic find - terrific breakfasts - will be back.
Stuart and Ellie, W. Yorkshire.
"lovely B&B - excellent hosts ... one of the best we have stayed in Cumbria ... we will be back"
- Tim and Nicky, Cheshire
"lovely house and superb breakfast"
- Martin, Loughborough
"Excellent hospitality which merits a return in 2012"
- Derek, Margaret and Isabel, Edinburgh
"such a delightful stay . . . perfection"
- Jo, Julian and Lisa, London
Wonderful stay - made most welcome.
Nik and Jane, Lincoln.
Lovely stay - yummy brekkie!
Renee and Adrian, New Zealand.
Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your beautiful home.