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Schoolhouse Ballater

Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Perth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Was initially confused on arrival as owner wasn't about, but checked my email on phone and she had sent a clear message explaining which room was ours. We had very comfy beds, but the king size could have been a little longer for very tall people. Full breakfast in morning was nicely done, and staff were very helpful. Would stay... More 

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Schoolhouse is quite near Balmoral and Crathie Kirk church - where incidentally I was able to see the Queen! - and the price is quite modest considering the level of accommodation provided. Everything is constructed from reclaimed wood and even some of the windows once were part of a local church. You can listen the owner tell stories by the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

just come back from 2 nights at the school house,and im still on a high so is my 6 yr old son,cathy the owner was a delight,soooo friendly,made us at home very quickly,our beds were luxuary,we had great sleeps,so comfortable,i helped myself too tea.coffee when ever i wanted,son would have hot chocolate which cathy made,she worked non stop whole time... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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