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 I'm passionate about our home and your stay in the beautiful Cotswolds, I 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.