Luxury bed & breakfast accommodation with views of Scafell and Wasdale in Cumbrian Western Lake District.

Escape to the country in our stylish period home with stunning views of England’s highest mountain & most beautiful coastline. Enjoy a touch of luxury, a hearty breakfast, relax in our spacious bedrooms, listen to birdsong. We have a cosy guest lounge with TV & wood stove for those nippy evenings. There’s a free-standing bath with endless hot water after a day on the fells! Plenty of parking & room for your bikes, 10 min. walk from the station. Just ask, we’ll try to make your stay great!

The Old School House was built as the village school in 1823, and later became the Schoolmaster’s house in 1855, when a new school was built next door. David and Shelagh have completely renovated this Georgian property to create a cosy, welcoming home with many original features and all modern conveniences.

There are beautiful views of Scawfell and Wasdale from the rear, and over Ravenglass to Black Coombe at the front. Set back from the road, it’s the perfect place to chill and relax after a busy day.

Accommodation

The Old School House was built as the village school in 1823, and later became the Schoolmaster’s house in 1855, when a new school was built next door.  David and Shelagh have completely renovated this Georgian property to create a cosy, welcoming home with many original features and all modern conveniences.

Location

Drigg is a quiet village, ideal if you want to get away from tourist hotspots. There are pleasant walks from our front door, and the magnificent beach is only a few minutes away. The West Coast Rail line is spectacularly beautiful as it crosses estuaries to the south, heading for Lancaster, and clings to cliffsides to the north en route for historic Carlisle.

Booking

If you're a member of Airbnb, you can book Room 1 or Room 2 directly up to six months in advance.

Alternatively, if you are not a member of Airbnb, want to discuss long-term bookings, or dates not covered by the Airbnb calendar, please contact us by email or by phone, and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Shelagh and David have done a beautiful renovation of a very old school house. Very upscale and comfortable. I especially appreciated the pillows and comfortable mattress. The bathroom is beautiful! They are very gracious hosts, directing us to a lovely beach walk and then to a great inn for dinner. The breakfast was delicious. They were very helpful finding a beautiful hike for us the next day. We highly recommend their place on the Lake District coast.

Richard & Kristen, New Hampshire