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  • VisitEngland 5 Star Guest House
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • VisitEngland Breakfast Award
  • Fair Booking
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 3 rooms £33-£50 pppnb, £0-£565 prpnb

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The Old School - Red Room

The Old School - Red Room

Details

A refurbished Victorian school house built in 1866. Now offers 3 ensuite rooms some with baths, queen and king-sized beds and furnished to a high standard. We serve a hearty and extensive breakfast menu, with homemade bread and home-grown tomatoes in season. We are also a licensed premises and dinner is at 19.30, serving a 1, 2, or 3- course meal as desired.

There is also a beautiful garden with mature trees, flower beds, ornamental pond, and terrace where you can take breakfast or dine outside on a sunny day, or just laze the day away sitting in the garden. There are many stone seats and benches to choose from.
The Old School is situated in Newbiggin west of Penrith 0.75miles off the A66, and 2.5miles from M6 jct 40.

We are ideally placed for a stopover to and from Scotland, or for a longer visit to explore the Cumbrian countryside. UIIswater is just 4 miles away with the hills beyond including Helvellyn, Place Fell, St. Sunday Crag, and Blencathra and Saddleback to name but a few.

We are delighted to announce that the Old School was awarded the 2013 Cumbria in Bloom Chairman's Trophy Award for B&B and Guest House of the Year.

RadioTelevisionSatellite TVTea/coffee making in bedroomsPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)DVD playerCD playerEuros acceptedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsHairdryerReal log/coal fires

Golf courses are in Penrith and Keswick. The leisure club is at the North Lakes Hotel. Fishing is available on Ullswater which is only 4 miles away. Fridge in room. Bathrobes supplied.

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25 Sep 2017

Children are not accepted.

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This room can be either a twin or super-king-sized bedded room. It has a complete separate bathroom with the original Victorian bath and a double corner shower cubicle. The room overlooks the garden. Fridge, TV, tea/coffee making facilities and bathrobes.

Discounted Break-aways of 2 days to weekly rates are available.
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We only except a minimum of 2 days on bank holidays and events, including New Year.
By arrangement we do a free pick-up service from either Penrith bus/train station and return.
We offer a Dinner Menu of 1, 2, or 3 courses, please look at our website for a sample menu and prices
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We regret we do not take any animals in our guest house, due to family health reasons.
We are CLOSED for Xmas 2015

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Facilities: En suite room, Non-smoking room, Scenic view

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Double ground floor room has a separate bathroom with shower over the bath. Overlooks farm opposite. Fridge, TV, tea/coffee making facilities and bathrobes.

Discounted Break-aways of 2 days to weekly rates are available.
We only except a minimum of 2 days on Bank Holidays and events, including New Year.
By arrangement we do a free pick up service from either Penrith bus/train station and return.
We also offer Dinner of 1, 2, or 3 courses, please look at our website for a sample menu and prices.
We regret we do not take any animals in our Guest House, due to family health reasons.
We are CLOSED for Xmas 2015

Red sometimes limits bookings to 2 or more days.

Facilities: En suite room, Ground floor room, Non-smoking room

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Contact

Newbiggin,
Stainton,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0HT

017684 83709

07780 552969

Address

Newbiggin,
Stainton,
Penrith,
Cumbria,
CA11 0HT

Directions

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

Map reference: NY 471292  Lat: 54.65509 Long: -2.82144

From Junction 40 from the south, bear left on the dual carriageway the A66 towards Keswick. At next roundabout, keep straight on 0.5 mile along the road turn right crossing the other carriageway to Newbiggin. We are situated on the right 0.75 mile along the road.

Facilities

  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Euros acceptedEuros accepted
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Golf courses are in Penrith and Keswick. The leisure club is at the North Lakes Hotel. Fishing is available on Ullswater which is only 4 miles away. Fridge in room. Bathrobes supplied.

Reviews

    Mature / Senior Couple Alastair Cameron
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    13 July 2017
    Rated as 4 out of 5

    “Just what we needed”

    Decor was a bit overdone for our taste - loads of cushions! Lovely bathroom, great garden, wonderful bird table outside our window. Breakfast room a bit cramped. Tv wasn't working, wifi was limited.


    Reply from The Old School at 13 Jul 2017

    Thank you for your review. There are many who like our decor and cushions, and with many compliments. I was told by yourselves to leave the TV and that it did not matter, even though I tried my very best to fix it.

    Yes!! even with the upgrade to fibre broadband and upgraded router we failed you!! We are some 5 miles away from the main mast, and we do have incredibly thick walls, after all the house was built in 1866!! WiFi can be difficult some days, better on others, please do not ask me why. P/J

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    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • block paved

    • 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
      • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
    • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

    Bedrooms

    • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
    • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
    • Bathrooms available with:
      • YesSeparate shower unit
      • YesBath with shower
      • YesBath

    Entrance

    • YesSteps to the main entrance
      • 2
        Number of steps to entrance
    • YesEntrance well lit
    • YesBell at main entrance

    Dining

    • 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)
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesOrganic
      • YesVegetarian

    General

    • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities