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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms £80-£90 prpnb

The Old School House

The Old School House


Main Street,
LA22 0NT


Main Street,
LA22 0NT


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 February 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.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionSatellite TVIroning facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerHairdryerReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.


    Young Couple David Crompton
    Merseyside, United Kingdom
    19 January 2017
    Rated as 5 out of 5


    Very welcoming from Mark and Emma. Place is immaculate and the room we stayed in was a good size. Offered to help ourselves to drinks in the lounge which was excellent after our long walk. Food at breakfast was spot on. The location is perfect as its on the edge of the village within a minutes walk from all amenities. Free parking as well.

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    Plan route to The Old School House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

    Map reference: SD 352980  Lat: 54.37337 Long: -2.99899

    By car: Hawkshead is on the B5286. From any direction, the road leads to a turning opposite the campsite which says Hawkshead village. Just past the pay and display car park, a junction in the road bends towards the right. However, straight opposite, there is a gateway into the drive of the Old Grammar school museum. Turn left in front of the museum building, and down a narrow lane. At the end of the lane (less than 50 yards), turn left and park alongside the Old School House. Alternatively, in front of the house, there is a five barred gate which also leads in the car parking area.

    Train: The nearest station is Windermere (8 miles). There are taxis outside the station.
    Bus: There are Stagecoach buses which run all year round. The local service is the 505 between Ambleside and Coniston via Hawkshead. This service goes to the Coniston lake launch which is fully accessible. Another bus is the Cross Lakes Shuttle' 525 between Bowness and Grizedale via Hawkshead.


    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • RadioRadio
    • TelevisionTelevision
    • Satellite TVSatellite TV
    • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
    • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
    • Private parkingPrivate parking
    • GardenGarden
    • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
    • Central heatingCentral heating
    • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
    • DVD playerDVD player
    • CD playerCD player
    • HairdryerHairdryer
    • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

    Children welcome from any age.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
      • YesGravel
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
      • YesEntrance to reception
      • YesLounge
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available


    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 1
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
    • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliac)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesLow potassium
      • YesLow sodium
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan