Accommodation Facilities

Along with two lovingly decorated ensuite bedrooms and a self contained one bedroomed annexe, guests also have use of our patio area and gardens.

Whether you wish to sit with a drink on a summer evening with wonderful views of the Wasdale Valley fells or read a good book or simply enjoy our garden. We are always delighted when people enjoy this very special place.

There is ample free on-site parking available for all guests of the Old School Bed & Breakfast and Betty’s Cottage and if you arrive on motorbike or bicycle, then there is also secure storage available for your piece of mind (Left at your own risk).

You can also enjoy a number of other facilities including free wireless internet, wakeup calls, ironing facilities, board games and a wide selection of DVD’s.

  • FREE Wireless Internet
  • Secure Bicycle Storage
  • Gardens
  • Lounge Area
  • DVD/Video/Games Rental
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Wakeup Call
  • BBQ/Picnic Area

Dining Options

The Old School B&B serves breakfast in the garden room at a time to suit the guests.

We serve homemade breakfasts using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients – we want to support the local area and ensure our produce is as fresh as possible. Special dietary requirements are catered for with advanced notice.

Packed lunches served on our delicious home made bread are also available by arrangement.

Our local pub The Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge and nearby Irton Hall both serve food and offer our guests a 10% discount.

A short drive away is the Bower House Inn at Eskdale, serving excellent pub food and Real Ales.

The Woodlands Tearooms serves wonderful home cooked food during the day and the BEST CAKES IN THE LAKES.

The Best Bites in Britain

We are proud to have been featured in a ‘The Best Bites in Britain’ article in the Daily Mail for our Cumberland Sausages that are included in our homemade breakfasts . 🙂

Click the image to see the article.

  • Full English Breakfast
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Local Fine Dining
  • Local Pubs & Inns
  • Local Tearoom & Coffee Shop

Recreation Activities

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.

The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and is home to Scafell Pike – its highest mountain and Wastwater – its deepest lake. It’s valleys and fells are home to idyllic villages, high moorlands and picturesque lakes.

There are also many recreational activities available, right on our doorstep.

  • Beach nearby
  • Cycling
  • Fine Dining
  • Nature Trails
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Tearooms & Coffee Shops
  • Local Pubs & Inns
  • Lake Nearby
  • Walking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Horse Riding
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Bird Watching

Business Facilities

If you are visiting on business or contracted for local employment, then our B and B and Cottage is only a short 14 minute drive away (on the south side of the site – less traffic) from Sellafield and LLWR (7.8ml).

Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available to our guests throughout the building along with use of photocopier, printer and office desk.

  • Desk
  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Wireless Internet

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers are also available and are an excellent way of saying thank you to friends, family or business associates.

Please contact us for details

Accessibility Information

Support for the Mobility Impaired

Both bedrooms are on the first floor with access via a wooden staircase. There is no lift. Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms with a step up shower tray.

Support for the Visually Impaired

We can assist with the breakfast menu and the Guest Information folder is available in large print on request.

Support for the Hearing Impaired

We do not have a hearing loop. Alarm clocks have a flashing light. We are not trained in British Sign Language. Assistance will be given in the event of a fire if requested.

FREE Parking

There is ample free on-site parking available for all guests of the Old School Bed & Breakfast and Betty’s Cottage.

Our Policies

No Smoking

We have a no smoking policy throughout the Bed & Breakfast and Holiday Cottage.

Dogs Allowed in Cottage | No Dogs Allowed in B&B

A well behaved small/medium sized dog is allowed in our Holiday Cottage by prior arrangement.
Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs in the B&B.

Check-in: 3:30 PM till 10:00 PM

Early check-in available on request.

Check-out: 11:00 AM

Late check-out available on request.

Adults Only

We have an exclusive adults only policy (no children under 16 years)

Types of Payment Accepted

We accept Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card


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