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Old School House B&B

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  • 18 May 2016
    “If Carlsberg did B&Bs”
  • 24 Oct 2015
    “Those added extras”
Hallbankgate, Brampton CA8 2NW England See on map
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a place with perfect hosts Christine is a diamond not only providing an excellent breakfast for 2 hungry fishermen, yes there is more to the area than cycling and walking some great fishing on pristine rivers is to be had within...More

Thank Rob M
Response from Christine L, Owner at Old School House B&BResponded 8 June 2016

Thanks for your review Rob and it was a pleasure to feed such lovely fishermen. Hope the fish are biting wherever you are fishing now and that we see you again! Chris.

Reviewed 25 October 2015

A lovely haven for cyclists and walkers on a Hadrian's Wall trail. Very friendly and helpful hosts with those little added extras that make a good Band B great: breakfast choices included freshly made pancakes with freshly picked, blackberries and creme fraiche, there is a...More

Thank CeciliaCyclist
Response from Christine L, Owner at Old School House B&BResponded 29 October 2015

Thank you so much for your review Cecelia and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. It was lovely to meet you. I hope you have many more happy cycling journeys and we see you again sometime. Chris

Reviewed 17 August 2015

Christine made me very welcome, and my room was perfect. The room was of high standard, very clean with a large shower room. Breakfast was excellent, with wide choice available. All home made bread and marmalade, yummy! Piano in breakfast room and they had a...More

Thank Claire B
Response from Christine L, Owner at Old School House B&BResponded 18 August 2015

Thank you very much for your review Claire and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay despite the suffering after walking 26 miles along Hadrian's Wall for Macmillan! You are amazing and congratulations on doing it and still managing to get out of bed the following...More

Reviewed 13 September 2014

We visited the Old School House amid a whirlwind of train rides across England and France. Our visit to Hallbankgate was both a trip highlight and a peaceful retreat. Chris and Pete are knowledgeable, kind and generous hosts: - Securing bike rentals so that we...More

Thank Angela L
Response from Christine L, Owner at Old School House B&BResponded 20 September 2014

Thank you so much for your review Angela and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope you can come and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 13 July 2014

We were near the end of a 7 week trip when we arrived at the Old School House and had clearly saved the best to last! Christine and Peter are excellent hosts, and such interesting people - we could have stayed much longer! We've stayed...More

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Response from Christine L, Owner at Old School House B&BResponded 15 July 2014

Thank you so much for your review Liz and it was great having you to stay - I think that you and John are pretty interesting too! Hope we see you again. Chris

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The Old School House is a 200 year old cottage in the village of Hallbankgate in Cumbria. It is in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the end of the Pennine hills and close to the Scottish border. The ...More village itself is steeped in history and was the home of Stephenson’s Rocket which ended its working days here.There are many places of interest to visit in the area. Hadrian’s Wall is 10 minutes drive away and the impressive twelfth century Lanercost Priory is just down the road. We have miles of stunning fellside scenery and many grand and lonely walks. The RSPB Geltsdale reserve is one mile from Hallbankgate and has a network of walks where a wide variety of birds can be seen including the rare black grouse which is now thriving in the area.The border city of Carlisle is about 13 miles away and is an exciting city with a beautiful cathedral, castle and an award winning museum – Tullie House. It is also a great place to shop!We are close to Talkin Tarn which is a tranquil and pretty place – ideal for an evening stroll. The river Gelt is also nearby and provides a beautiful tree lined walk along its banks.The Old School House is comfortable and warm with two large en suite bedrooms. We provide a substantial cooked breakfast with our own home made bread and preserves and eggs from our own very happy hens!We look forward to welcoming you!! Less
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"A double or a twin. The twin room is very quiet. Both spacious, en suite and nicely turned out."
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"Both the double and twin rooms are excellent - very comfortable with en suite shower rooms, TV and tea making..."
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