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School House Cottage

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Main Street, Hawkshead, Ambleside LA22 0NT, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed in B&B's around the world and this is the best from an overall point of view. From an excellent breakfast at a time to suit, great location, afternoon cake and tea in the summerhouse, not to mention the attentive service from Steve and Sharon. Nothing was too much trouble. A must stay in the Lake District!!

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the loveliest places you could wish to visit. Clean, pretty location, lovely freshly cooked breakfast every day at a time to suit. Lovely summer house with fresh cake and tea/coffee but most of all two very friendly, hard working people to run it. Thank you very much Sharon and Steve for a fabulous weekend, well worth... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The hosts were two of the loveliest people we've met anywhere and we were lucky to share their home. The house is very nice with comfortable beds and a good shower. The freshly cooked breakfast was really great. The afternoon cake and tea in the summer house is a... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Top marks for school house cottage Our end of term report puts this b and b at the top of the class. The subjects - breakfast, accommodation and value for money - make it a standout destination for a relaxing break in the Lakes. The delightful owners, Steve and Sharon and Steve’s mum Mavis went out of their way to... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My original post seems to have vanished so time to update our experience. They say things don't change in the Lakes but School House Cottage does. Always something new to see particularly in their beautiful garden. What a joy to see when looking from our window. Inside the house perhaps it is not so easy to spot the the subtle... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loved the place and the owners, nothing too much trouble and all with a smile. Can't be bad! Sharon & Steve are natural hosts, they make their home your home whilst you are staying there. Breakfast is cooked to order and there's no shortage of choice. We were fortunate to be staying when Steve's mum a.k.a. the Head Gardener was... More 

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Newcastle under Lyme
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Many thanks to Sharon and Steve for making our fourth stay at School House Cottage so enjoyable. You are assured of a friendly and warm welcome backed up by wonderful clean accommodation and excellent breakfasts. Cakes made by Steve accompanied by a nice cup of tea when returning to the guest house after a day out exploring are a great... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was our first experience of a B&B so were a little apprehensive. So pleased we chose this place. The location is great, no passing traffic to wake you up early in the morning but also very close to the centre of Hawkshead so you can easily make your way into the village on foot. We were made to feel... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had a lovely weekend thanks to Steve & Sharon's hospitality. Our lovely room was a small double with a petite en suite shower room, enough to cover our needs as you don't go to this stunning location to spend time in your room. Steve's afternoon tea and cake in the garden room is a nice touch and breakfast was quality.... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed 2nights in April and found Steve & Sharon really friendly. Breakfast was very good and freshly cooked to order with home made bread. Home baked cakes were a nice touch. However, the room we had was probably the worst we have ever stayed in and certainly the smallest. There wasn't room to pass each other and the "en suite"... More 

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