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The Old School B&B

Self Assessed
School Lane, Coveney, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2DB, United Kingdom

A bit special

4.6/5 from 126 Reviews

96% Would Recommend


  • Parking
  • Photocopying
  • Printing
  • Books, DVD, games
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The Old School B&B

(126 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Friendliness 4.9
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Facilities 4.3
  • Service 4.8
  • Location 4.4

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The Old School B&B Information


The Old School B&B offers quality accommodation in a former village school located in a quiet village only a few miles west of Ely. The village can be accessed from either the A10 or A142 and is convenient for Ely, Cambridge, Newmarket, the Fens, Thetford Forest and the Norfolk coast. The Old School is set in an acre of gardens and horse paddocks, with splendid views across the Fens onto Ely Cathedral. The bedrooms and the breakfast room are all on ground floor level They are accessible for guests with slightly impaired mobility. Residents are welcome to relax in the guest lounge and conservatory overlooking the garden in the afternoon over a cup of tea or coffee and have access to a wide choice of books and information of local, geographical and historical as well as equestrian, canine and general interest. We have 3 dogs ourselves, so visiting dogs are very welcome at The Old School B&B. They can stay in the room with you and come to the guest lounge. but are unfortunately not allowed in the garden and grounds. There are a number of nice local walks. We can advise you where to take your dog for walks in lovely Thetford Forest, on the beautiful North Norfolk beaches or in the wide Cambridgeshire Fens.


  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Stables
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Plug adapters
  • Breakfast lounge
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet(s) live on property


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Secure parking

Business Facilities

  • Photocopying
  • Printing

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Badminton court
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Dog racing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Horse racing
  • Horse riding
  • Karaoke
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Polo
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Skating rink
  • Skydiving
  • Squash court
  • Surfing
  • Tennis court - outdoor
  • Theatre
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Leisure park
  • Pampering
  • Wild life


  • Check in
    16:00 23:00
    Early check-in available on request
  • Check out
    Late check-out available on request
  • Child Policy
    Adults preferred
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome
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See Website - Access Statement


  • Road from From A142 (2.5 miles)
    The turn off to Coveney is between Witchford and Sutton. Drive carefully over the little bridge and follow the road into the village. Go straight ahead until you get to a T-junction with a turn-off to the right back to Ely. The Old School is straight ahead of you on the right with the entrance into the school yard on Main Street.
  • Train from London (85.0 miles)
    The nearest main railway station is Ely, with a good half-hourly to hourly service from London-Kings Cross on the King's Lynn line via Cambridge. There is a taxi rank at the station or transport can be arranged.
  • Air from Stansted (50.0 miles)
    The nearest airport is London-Stansted, about 50 miles / approx. 1hr drive away. There is a direct train service from Stansted to Ely as well as car hire, or a taxi service can be arranged.
  • Road from From A10 (3.0 miles)
    The turn off to Coveney is on the A10 between the Ely roundabout and the Little Downham roundabout. The road is mainly single track with passing places. Follow the road until you get into the village slightly up a hill. On top there is a T-junction with The Old School on your right. Drive round the grassy triangle with the chestnut tree on your right to get better access to the gate into the school yard. Please note that we are NOT The School House at 10 Main Street.

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