The School was founded way back in 1838 by Lady Mabel Howard, who at the time resided in Greystoke castle. It is sited just about in the centre of the village and practicaly opposite the Post Office/Stores
Having been born and bred in Greystoke myself - lets say 'a number of years ago now' Greystoke Primary was my first School. I have many memories from those days, and just like any other pupil some good and some not so good, but the main of them I remember being good.
Back then we had just two classes, the "Infant Class" was taught by Miss Bladworth, and the "Top Class" was taught by Miss Eyre.
One of my lasting memories of Miss Bladworth was that when things wern't eactly going to plan, and some of the children were trying to get a little wayward - she would suddenly stand up and say rather sternly - "Roll on Hometime"!!
Another fond memory I have was that every day about 3pm we were all asked to sit on the floor in a big semi circle, as this was when the sweetie tin would come out. We would take it in turn to pass the tin round to ensure that everyone got a sweet (also to stop anyone trying to take two!), and we would then listen to a story chosen by one of the pupils that was read aloud enthusiasticly by Miss Bladworth before we all went home.
The only things I seem to remember about Miss Eyre was firstly she was a very good teacher, but woe betide you if you tried to get out of hand - she took no prisoners, those who tried only did it the once! The other thing I remember was that when she did get mad she would put her pen between her teeth - sideways, before delivering the wrath!!
After the Government Announcement today Wednesday 30th December 2020, we have unfortunately had to close again for a 3rd time after being placed into Tier 4 for the forseeable future.
Thank You For
Your Patince and
for your Custom,
we will look forward to hopefully seeing you all again very soon.
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Customers in mind,
we take every precaution possible including the
"Updated Guidelines" from the Government
as to how to keep
Business - Safely!
(Once We Have Been Allowed To Re-Open?)
We invested in a "Fogging Machine"
which along with the solution used is certified to kill ALL Viral
and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.
We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"
so that we can be sure that everything is safe.
There are Hand Sanitisers in the Rooms of the Main House,
as well as the Lodges, and we also wear
Face Masks and Gloves too.
We will look forward to welcoming you back to Stafford House in the very near future.
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
Over the winter of 2019 and into 2020, we have been making changes to the Lodges.
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps up to 2 People, and
Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.
There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!
Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!