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Schoolhouse Ballater

Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 18 Ballater B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014
anne m Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We are so pleased we found this lovely b and b. The owners were abroad but the managers Fern and Ross, were an absolute pleasure. Nothing was any trouble and they could not have been more accommodating.The School House is not a luxury establishment nor, does it claim to be.In fact there is nothing pretentious about this beautiful house.Simply, a... More

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Manchester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Lovely place to stay, very welcoming. Room large, clean and comfortable with wonderful shower. This was our first visit to Ballater and hopefully we will be back and will stay at the School House again. Breakfast was great and Fern and Ross who were standing in for the owners couldn't have done more to look after us. Thank you for... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The School House is a really well restored place sensitively done by the current owners. The place was spotlessly clean, the beds comfortable and warm, each room having an ensuite with decent showers. Cathy the owner is friendly and has the unique quality of being attentive yet not intrusive which made my family's stay for the weekend (for a wedding)... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Just a great find in town. Stayed here while running the Trail Race at Balmoral Castle. Cathy was just so nice and the place was very clean. We had the triple at the top of the stairs and was just perfect for three. Plenty of room for everyone. Would stay here again.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We decided on a short break to Ballater, with the dog. So a quick review of Tripadvisor brought up the Schoolhouse. The reviews were great so we booked. Great decision, it's in a beautiful place with off street parking. The room was really big for the 3 of us plus the old dog. Son delighted with bunks and claimed the... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Schoolhouse B&B was a great find, we highly recommend it. Very welcoming and friendly, large comfortable rooms, with lots of original features and wonderfully decorated. The location is very quiet, and away from busy roads and it's still only a couple of minutes walk to the centre of Ballater, with its many shops, cafes and restaurants. The B&B is also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My brother's family and mine stayed here overnight recently (2 families with 2 adults and 2 kids each). We were able to obtain 2 x 4 person rooms side by side with a lovely living area in between with a fireplace and comfy couches. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and warm with a large double bed and bunks for the... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had booked into this B&B and wanted to bring our daughter's 5 yr old Beagle along on our road trip from Edinburgh. We called ahead and asked Catherine who said no problem at all. On arrival we found a lovely converted school house with very confortable rooms, a great breakfast and friendly Scottish hospitality. The beds were very comfortable... More

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Spicewood, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Satying at the School house was a great way to spend the second night in Scotland. Large room with comfotable bed. Cathy and Alan were extremily friendly and welcoming during our stay. The food was great. When traveling through Ballater this is a mustplace to stay.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights & was made most welcome in this lovely B&B. Ballater is in an idyllic location & it was a shame I was there as part of a business trip as I would have liked to have seen more of it. My twin room had a wonderful view of the mountains. Free wi-fi meant I could work... More

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Address: Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
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Schoolhouse provides exceptional accommodation for couples, families and friends. Stylish yet very comfortable, visitors from all over the world will feel relaxed and welcome. Children are well catered for with and the family rooms are spacious with safe and comfortable bunkbeds. Double beds are super king size with luxurious bedlinen and all rooms have en-suite facilities with wonderful showers. There's a lounge with giant sofas and the fire is often lit in the evenings. With hard wood and bamboo flooring throughout, Schoolhouse is fresh and clean and there's a large garden and car park.Owners Cathy and Alan speak French and German and Cathy is a storyteller, so Scottish stories by the fire is a popular attraction. Schoolhouse is a great place to sleep and a great place to stay! ... more   less 
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