The Old School is a former C of E school situated along a quiet country lane with beautiful views of the Wasdale valley mountains. With two ensuite bedrooms and a one bedroom (dog friendly) holiday cottage it is an ideal location for walking the Western fells or if working at Sellafield. With 100% 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor.

The B&B caters for early breakfasts and provides packed lunches on homemade bread. Lesley, prides herself on giving a home from home quality service and uses fresh local ingredients in her breakfast.

John has now retired and Lesley runs the bed and breakfast and holiday cottage, with John looking after the beautiful gardens which we want you to enjoy as much as we do.

John & Lesley

Welcome to our home, The Old School Bed & Breakfast and Betty’s Cottage, which we would love to share with you and hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Until August 2012 we ran the Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge for 16 wonderful years, and have been in the hospitality industry for 24 years.

John has now retired and I am running the bed and breakfast and holiday cottage.

Bruce Carlos Sebastian Willis

Hi my name is Bruce and I rule the roost here at The Old School.  I am totally spoiled but so lovable.

I love going for long walks with my Mummy and to be honest will go with anyone who wants to take me.

I have even been up Scafell.


Hi my name is Louis and I am a British shorthaired cat who loves a cuddle.

I am not allowed in your bedroom but you can give me some love and affection as I will usually greet you on arrival.


Hello, I’m Lucy and I really can’t be bothered with anyone to be honest.

I love my Mummy and Daddy but really can’t stand those other two nuisances who live in the house. Louis is always poking and proding me and that dog is just a pest. I just like to sleep the day away in the lounge as I am really getting on now – A quiet life for me.

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