Yealand Old School, 18 Yealand Rd, Yealand Conyers, Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9SH
Call Alison Smedley on 0333 0065295
OverviewYealand Old School is at the heart of Yealand Conyers and is part of the Quaker Heritage of the village. The self-catering accommodation is run on a not-for-profit basis. It has undergone a refurbishment and reopened in May 2019. There are three private bedrooms which can be ensuite as well as versatile accommodation for groups, families and individuals. Facilities include a well equipped kitchen, dining space for 24, WiFi, 2 lounge areas and ramped access to one bedroom (with accessible shower room and wc and sitting room). Upstairs there are 3 large rooms. Groups of 10+ can use stacking beds and mats to create their own layout (sleeping bags are needed for this bunkhouse style accommodation upstairs) From Yealand Old School's doorstep it is a short walk to Summerhouse Hill and Warton Crag for views across the sands of Morecambe Bay. In early summer a host of wildflowers adorn the limestone scenery at nearby Gaitbarrows NNR and Hutton Roofs crags as well as in the meadow outside the Old School ,where views across to Ingleborough can be enjoyed. RSPB Leighton Moss is just 2 miles away by footpath or road.The Old School is well located for walking and cycling. It is often used by cyclists on the LEJOG route and is on on the National Cycle Network Route 6. It is a quiet village location with a pub serving food down the road.
Beds & Rooms:25: 1x2, 2x4, 10x stacking beds, 5 x mats
Open:All year. Check in between 5-8pm (or by arrangement) Depart by 11am.
Price per night:From £20pp, £10 children 5+. Sole use from £150.
Booking:Booking in advance recommended. By email or phone.
Directions:At the top of the hill on the main road through Yealand Conyers village, 5 mins from J35 M6.
Public Transport:Carnforth railway station 3 miles, with a connection by local bus which stops outside the Old School. Silverdale railway station with a bus or 2 mile.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is by the sea, is available to individuals and is an 'Eco Hostel'. It is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the ideal for retreats page and the Hostels with Camping map.
It has availability at February Half Term.
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A little bird told me…
December 22nd 2019
…there is a great reason to get away for a nature break this winter with 10% off your stay in January and February at Yealand Old School
Dark skies and the quiet setting at the Old School make it perfect for a peaceful break and immersion in nature. This isn’t just for the expert or the twitcher; we can all feel the benefit of time away from the hustle and bustle. Arnside and Silverdale AONB, and in particular RSPB Leighton Moss are among the best places in UK to spot our feathered friends all the year round. The mixture of habitats extends to woodlands, fields, moors, coast and wetlands so no wonder we are a popular area for the nature lover.
Yealand Old School is an Eco hostel.
September 23rd 2019
So how does that affect your stay? Well, some of the hot water comes from solar, the building is well insulated and mostly double glazed, laundry is done in house and mostly line dried and we encourage you to sort your recyclables into the bins provided (and more!) We are currently overwelmed with apples and guests are greeted with homegrown organic apples from the orchard
Yealand Old School, has undergone major refurbishment and now boasts a brand new kitchen, en suite bathrooms for the 3 private rooms and new beds throughout.
What better a reason do you need to visit this former Quaker school in ‘1652 country’. As well as the Quaker history there’s plenty of great walking and cycling in the local area. The hostel is also often used by long distance cyclists on the LEJOG route and NCN 6 which runs from London to the Lake District. And if you are feeling less energetic the seaside town of Arnside is just a 15 mins drive past Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve.
Visit Carnforth rail station, the setting of one of the most popular British films, Brief Encounter
June 28th 2019
Make a weekend of it with your family and dog enjoying a 6 mile circular walk to the coast and group accommodation at Yealand Old School.
Carnforth rail station is the real-life setting for one of the most popular romantic British films of all time, Brief Encounter. The fictional Milford Junction was created at Carnforth rail station. The location was chosen as far enough away from major cities to avoid blackout rules, shooting taking place in early 1945 before the end of the war. Today, fans can visit the platform and refreshment room as well as the heritage centre which includes memorabilia and screenings of the film.
A 6.5 mile circular walk between Carnforth Station and the village of Bolton-le-Sands on the Lancashire Coast makes an excellent addition to your trip. The walking route provided by Ifootpath, follows the Lancashire Coast Way and then returns along the towpath of the Lancaster Canal.
The refurbished Yealand Old School , just two miles from Carnforth Station offers affordable group accommodation in the pretty village of Yealand Conyers, surrounded by the gorgeous Lancashire Countryside. Yealand Old School offers amazing value group accommodation. The hostel is dog friendly has self catering facilities and WiFi!