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It is the first time we had been to Hawkshead and it won't be the last. Our stay at the old school house was really pleasant ,comfortable and homely. Our room although small, was really compact, clean and every thing we needed in it, Bathroom was clean and modern, the bed very comfortable. Our breakfast was as good as any...

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Thank Joan W
Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just returned from a two night stay we were made very welcome from mark and emma we stayed in the ruskin room very nice.The first morning we went for breakfast mark took our order and we were very happy with what we received spot on we hope to be back

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Thank keith r
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very pleasant bed and breakfast. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Both Mark and Emma were very friendly and welcoming. We were very grateful for the use of a large umbrella during our stay!

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Thank Chrysalis_10
Ambleside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dont normall write reviews but i do like to read other peoples. The reason for me writing this one is in response to the negative one left. We have just stayed at the old school house (not for the first time) and can not stress enough how much of a little gem this place is. Beautiful location. Lovely old...

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Thank Katie S
Dover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed here and we were very disappointed with this Bed and Breakfast. Room was dirty and stank of dogs . Could hear children crying through the night which kept us awake . Breakfast wasn't good and we couldn't wait to leave . We won't be going back .

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

This is a FAKE review. This person does not exist and has never stayed here. End of.

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful weekend away with the hubby at Hawkshead and The old school house was lovely. Mark Emma and little Molly were brilliant hosts. Very clean and comfortable stay and the breakfast was excellent very tasty served in a beautiful big dinning room. We definitely recommend The old school house to stay at if going to Hawkshead...

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Thank BATMANYORKSHIRE
South East
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This BB in the heart of the Lake District is fabulous. Emma and Mark the young couple who own his lovely old house work so very hard to please you, nothing is too much trouble, they are so welcoming and easy going. The rooms are lovely and clean and all ensuite, sheets are pristine white cotton and towels soft and...

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1Thank Burghleygirl
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had a couple of nights at the weekend in this BnB - couldn't ask for much more. Clean, very warm (which I really liked!) with a wood burner on arrival that draws you in. Genuine couple and little girl provide a great welcome and they get it just right. There are nice little touches - a few drinks in the...

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Thank Judith J
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Just on the edge of the village of Hawkshead, The Old School House is a pleasant B&B run by a young couple. The room was very comfortable and clean with a lovely big bed. An issue arose when it was discovered there was no mirror anywhere in the bedroom so I basically had to style my hair "blind . C'mon...

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Thank Audrey I
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed here with our dog for a pre-Christmas break and thoroughly enjoyed it, Emma and Mark were fabulous hosts. The room was lovely, clean and the lounge space was a very cosy place to sit after a days walking. Ideal situation in the village. Lots of local dog friendly pubs too, would absolutely stay here again.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • 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: RM481 - RM526 (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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“We only saw the room we stayed in and was at the rear of the property. But it was quiet.”
362JoanW, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“they all looked nice”
135keithr, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked good”
Keith040, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are probably nice We had a view at the front looking out over the fells.”
gills150, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Wordsworth was nice with small shower room.”
Runners-world50, 31 May 2016 | Read review
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