The Old School – Wasdale Bed and Breakfast & Wasdale Holiday Cottage

Great News! We will reopen for guests on 4th December to the B and B and Betty’s Cottage.

Unless the government lock-down is extended we will re-open and welcome guests back to The Old School and Betty’s Cottage on Friday 4th December.

We will continue to ensure the safety of our guests by adhering to all the official guidelines so there may be some changes to the operation, but the warm welcome will be the same as ever.

If you have any queries at all, please contact us on 0791 9444 761 or email:

Stay safe & well and we hope to see you in the not too distant future.

Kind Regards,

John, Lesley and Bruce xx

If there is one thing that attracts people to the Lake District it is that calm pastoral beauty which has proven to be the inspiration of poets, artists and everyone who appreciates such simple pleasures in life. At the edge of the Wasdale Valley just 15 minutes drive from Wastwater – England’s deepest lake, Britain’s favourite view & highest mountain, Scafell Pike, is a former C of E School dating back to 1856 and now a bed and breakfast which manages to combine some of the great scenic views of the valley from a vantage point of a wonderfully quiet location along a country lane.

With high and low level walks easily accessible from the house it is the ideal location for a break away from it all.

Muncaster Fell and the Wasdale Valley are visible from the house and we encourage the use of our garden and patio area to enjoy weather permitting.

Situated at the edge of the Wasdale Valley in the Lake District, The Old School B&B & Betty’s Holiday Cottage is ideally located to offer fast and easy access to the most popular tourist areas and sites in and around the Lake District.

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Our Accommodation

The Old School B&B has two en-suite bedrooms, a superking or twin and a superior king sized room. Both rooms are warm and comfortable and lovingly decorated using Laura Ashley wall coverings and fabrics.   We have focused on quality rather than quantity and both rooms offer deluxe Egyptian cotton bedlinen, quality duvets and pillows, quality toiletries, fluffy bathrobes, towels and slippers.  Your comfort is our utmost priority and you are assured of our personal attention.

Betty’s Cottage is a self-contained one bedroomed annexe with a lounge, well equipped kitchen, double bedroom and shower room. We do also welcome a small/medium well behaved dog by prior arrangement.

The Old School

Wasdale Bed & Breakfast

Betty's Cottage

Wasdale Holiday Cottage

  • FREE Wireless Internet
  • Secure Bicycle Storage
  • Non Smoking Rooms
  • Guest Check-in from 3:30 PM
  • Continental & English Breakfast
  • Ample FREE Parking Space
  • Dogs Allowed in Cottage
  • No Dogs Allowed in B&B