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School House Cottage B&B

  • Main Street
  • Hawkshead
  • Ambleside
  • Cumbria
  • LA22 0NT


  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Family
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Historic Romantic
  • Outdoor Gear Storage
  • Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • 4 luxury en-suite bedrooms
  • Bike & small boat storage
  • Stunning location & private parking
  • Delicious home cooked food
  • Minimum 2 night stay weekends
  • Family rooms & Freeview TV

About this Bed and Breakfast

The School House Cottage Bed & Breakfast is a welcoming contemporary property offering beautiful views over nearby Esthwaite Water.  Perfect for couples and families, we have a choice of stylish en-suite guest rooms and family accommodation with bunk beds.  Walkers, cyclists and anglers are all very welcome.  We're just 2 minutes (around 100 yards on foot) from Grizedale Forest walking and cycling trails!

Enjoy relaxing in our stylish guest lounge or take in the peace and quiet of our pretty garden.  Private parking and secure garage storage for bikes or small boats is available onsite.

Guest Rooms

Choose from double and twin guest rooms all equipped with an en-suite bathroom, hospitality tray, Freeview TV and hairdryer.  We also offer a bunk bedroom which can be booked alongside one of our other rooms to accommodate families.


Our rates include a delicious cooked breakfast and we also offer continental options, porridge and a choice of tea or coffee.  Afternoon tea can be provided at £13 or choose from our range of two and three course evening meals.  We do have an alcohol licence but guests are welcome to bring their own to enjoy with their evening meal.  Special diets can be catered for by arrangement.

Other Facilities

Facilities also include private parking, bike/ small boat storage and WiFi internet access.


  • Minimum 2 night stays at weekends - contact us direct for availability.  Additional charges apply for weekend 1 night stays.
  • A minimum 3 night stay applies over Bank Holiday weekends.

Around and About

The quaint village of Hawkshead is a popular destination for holidaymakers looking for a relaxing break, and is close to Grizedale Forest, which has a number of designated cycling and walking routes.

Nearby Esthwaite Water is popular with anglers, and we're just to the west of Lake Windermere.  Spectacular Beatrix Potter Country surrounds us.  We're just a short distance from Beatrix Potter's historic home Hill Top in nearby Far Sawrey.


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