TripAdvisor award for best B and B in the UK and Europe 2018

Welcome to The Old School

Welcome to our home, built in 1854 by Mr Hinchman, a local brewery owner and Victorian philanthropist. Once a thriving village school that closed in 1996, it became a day nursery until 2007 when John and I purchased this iconic building …. and so our exciting new adventure began.

The Old School B & B is an award-winning ‘home-from-home’. It is welcoming and friendly with some fascinating school-day nostalgia within its old walls – for example, quirky door handles, classroom doors and exit signs – but, thankfully, very few school rules! Take a look at our video below for a ‘birds' eye view’ of our home

Set amidst the glorious north Cotswolds in England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our home is a haven for you to relax, refresh and revive, ready for another day discovering unspoilt sleepy villages, soaking up the atmosphere of honey-coloured bustling market towns or staring in awe at the wonderful buildings and fascinating sights in historic Oxford, Cirencester, Warwick or Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford-upon-Avon.

For you to appreciate why John and I are passionate about our home and your stay in the beautiful Cotswolds, we recommend you read some of our wonderful reviews from guests and browse through the pages of our website. Very little ‘homework’ will be required, as I hope I will have provided most of the answers to your questions – and, of course, the ‘headmistress's’ office is always open for a chat once you are here!

With best wishes,


PS: We know how important it is for many of you to have access to the internet when you are staying with us, so please be reassured that there is free wi-fi throughout the House. 




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The Old School Bed and Breakfast: 

Coronavirus Update

Thank you for hopping onto my website. At the moment The Old School Bed and Breakfast is closed, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but I’m delighted to say that I will be re-opening later this summer, conditional –  of course – on future government advice.

As soon as I have this confirmation, I will let you know. I can then hopefully start to take firm bookings for dates from late July into August – and I am able to take provisional bookings for the Autumn months onwards now. Please click this link to give me your contact details so that I can get back to you. Thank you.

So, until then, I am working hard on planning all the necessary social distancing, cleaning arrangements and hygiene practices ready for your safe stay. There will be some changes to help us continue to serve delicious English breakfasts safely in the dining hall and plenty of social spaces available too in the house to ensure that you can keep at least two metres apart from other guests not in your party.

Our very large Cotswold garden is ideally laid out for sitting in various open spaces to enjoy the sunshine and cheery sounds of the ducks and hens! For wonderful walks, the glorious Cotswold countryside is right outside our gates.

I will post more detailed information on this website and The Old School Facebook page. When you book, I will send you, by email, more details to answer any queries about our Covid19 policy so that you can relax and enjoy your visit from the minute you arrive.


Stay safe and well!


With warm wishes