A former school until 1963, the Victorian Old School Guest House at Newbiggin near Penrith is a Silver Award B&B brimming with charm and character, offering an idyllic Lakeland village location just 4 miles from Lake Ullswater. We're within easy reach of Keswick and all our three guest rooms are en-suites. The Old School House is perfect for business or leisure, situated under 3 miles from the M6, Junction 40 and a mere 4 miles from Penrith. Free WiFi is available throughout the B&B and evening meals served on request. Guests are warmly welcomed with afternoon tea on arrival.
Our three en-suite rooms include a single - The Green Room, a king-size double - The Red Room and a super king-size double or twin - The Blue Room. All rooms include tea and coffee making facilities, televisions with Freeview channels, quality toiletries and bathrobes, slipmats, extra blankets, a selection of CDs, clock radios and WiFi. A range of additional extras are available to guests during their stay including hair dryers, wine glasses and sewing, manicure and shoe polishing kits. Refrigerators well stocked with fresh milk plus tins of biscuits and sweet jars by beds are also inclusive. Pre-order newspapers by request and we'll deliver them direct to your door in the morning.
You'll find a collection of books and games in the inner hallway area - free to use for the duration of your stay. Enjoy hearty Full Cumbrian cooked breakfast, lighter or Continental style breakfast included in booking price and featuring a range of teas, fine Farrers coffee or hot chocolate. We usually have a warming log fire in the lounge on colder days and guests are most welcome to join John and I in the lounge. Plentiful parking for four cars is on-site and we'll happily supply information on local restaurants, tearooms, attractions and things to do.
Evening dinner with one, two or three course dinners available is served on request for an additional fee, served from 7.30pm, inclusive of coffee/ tea and mints.
Exit the M6, Junction 40 from the south, bear left on the dual carriageway along the A66 towards Keswick. At next roundabout, keep straight on ½ mile along the road turn right crossing the other carriageway to Newbiggin. We are situated on the right ¾ of a mile along the road.