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stoke on trent
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We recently spent 3 nights at The Old School House and had a wonderful time. The house is full of character and we found it to be very comfortable. David made us feel at home and after showing us to our room, he provided us with tea and cakes, which were very welcome. He was a knowledge of local information...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come and see us again.

Watford
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We have just returned after four wonderful days at this Bed & Breakfast. We must say that we couldn't find fault, the location is brilliant, the room was perfect and the hospitality just superb, anything we needed whether it was water, milk tea was always provided cheerfully. During a week that was arguably the hottest of the year, coming back...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We are pleased and relieved that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to see you again.

Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Having stayed in Hawkshead many times, we must have walked past this B&B on hundreds of occasions, but never really took any attention of it. What a mistake! Last weekend, on a whim and given the gorgeous weather, we booked a room for Saturday night. As others have said, the welcome from David was very warm, with tea, scones, cream...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a positive review. Pleased you enjoyed your time with us. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Will try and ensure the weather is as good again!

Yorkshire
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Very definitely a must for visitors to The Lakes. Lovely quiet setting within minutes walk of Hawkshead. David gave us a very warm welcome (on an extremely hot day) and encouraged us to go upstairs to settle in whilst he made us a pot of tea plus (extremely fresh) scones (clotted cream and raspberry jam). We stayed in 'Coleridge' -...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. Will make sure to make cakes and scones again should you make a return visit!

Liverpool
Reviewed 27 June 2013

David and Sarah were so helpful and welcoming with a genuine hospitality that is rarely found. We loved the house but most of all we left, taking with us their gift of friendliness and cheerfulness....Thank you to both of you!!

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Sorry for the delay in replying. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and gave us such kind comments.

Hawkshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stayed at the Old School House as a party of 6 the first weekend in June. And what a wonderful weekend we had. The property is lovely, full of character, beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean with just the right amount of old world charm . It was a very special weekend for us , as we were having our...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving this review. We are pleased that your stay was wonderful and that we were part of your special celebration.

UK
Reviewed 15 May 2013

What a find! My wife and I stayed here for three nights together with her family who were visiting from Canada. Everything about the Old School House exceeded our expectations which made our stay in the Lake District even more memorable. David and Sarah are the best hosts you could ever ask for and the house is a delight. Everything...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! So glad you and your Canadian relatives enjoyed the stay and that we were able to guide you into some activities/ visits that you enjoyed. We would love to see you again next time you are having a family get together!

Kendal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2013

I booked this B&B for a single night with a large group of friends & was delighted all round. Booking & arranging was smooth & efficient. Upon arrival we were met by Sarah & David, given tea & cakes which was a very welcome & unexpected treat! Rooms comfortable & very well equipped. Breakfast great. Fabulous location, beautiful house &...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you all enjoyed your 'girls' weekend' and that the weather for walking was quite kind to you all!

Reviewed 10 May 2013

This is a lovely homely place to stay, from the homemade cake on arrival to the lovely freshly cooked breakfast. The room we stayed in (Wordsworth) had a great comfy bed and was nicely decorated. The location is ideal for checking out the really wonderful village of Hawkshead and as others have said there is parking on site. David and...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

We are very grateful that you took the trouble to review our property and even more grateful that you have made such positive comments. When a group is staying with us for a wedding (as you were) it can feel very busy and we have to work hard to provide the relaxed experience which we want our guests to enjoy....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2013

My 12 year old son and I stayed at The old School House in Hawkshead for four nights. We are regular walkers and stay in different parts of the UK to go mountain trekking every year. The Old School House is ,without doubt, the best B&B we have stayed in over the last four years. Not only is the accommodation...

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HawksheadCumbria, Manager at The Old School House, responded to this review

So pleased you both enjoyed our B&B and that it was a good base for your walking excursions and 'Go Ape' activity in the forest. We hope to see you again so that you can continue your walks and climbing outings.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Family Rooms
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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 

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
Price Range: $143 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old School House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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