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The Old School House

Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8SB, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 3 Gartocharn B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Sue M Wellington, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A wonderful, relaxing break again. I am slightly loath to tell too many people as this is our very own little haven of tranquility. Hilary your hospitality is second to none and I have nothing but praise for everything you provide. The rooms are fabulous, clean and really comfortable. There's thought gone into every detail and I especially love the... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

Sue and Steve - thanks so much for your review!! But even more, I thank you for taking me to the Edinburgh Festival to an improvised show when your 'word of the week - copacetic' became famous :-) :-) Hope to see you both again soon! More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights, 3 days, because it was close to a family wedding. Took over the whole place, with 7 adults and 1 5 year old. It was perfect. The beds and rooms were super comfy. The breakfasts were huge, perfectly cooked and personalized to our different needs. And the lounge was perfect for family morning get togethers,... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. It was lovely to meet you all - such an 'international family' from UK, USA and Fiji ! I am still looking for those kilt pins but no luck yet. :-) More

Leeds
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by the lovely Hilary and her lovely cat Hamish(a) and taken to a lovely room overlooking the garden. The room was light and airy, very clean and well furnished. Refreshments were replenished every day so we always had a welcome cuppa and a biscuit. A lounge for guests is a great plus, somewhere to share a glass... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Thank you! And it was a pleasure having you stay here. Glad you appreciated the atmosphere - it was a particularly special time during the Games and Hamish and I are still welcoming guests in their droves :-) More

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed for the evening as a stop off during a driving tour of Scotland. We booked last minute and we were greeted with a warm welcome. Our room was very clean and it had a homely feel. We stayed for a very nice breakfast before moving on. It is a great place to use as a base for walking... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to review my place and even more thanks for the kind endorsement. :-) More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I wanted a reasonable priced B&B for a one night stay for business purposes, and could not fault the "Old School House". My Single bedroom was small ( which I have no issue with at all ), cosy, and VERY comfortable. The Bathroom was superb, with lovely fittings. Everything was spotlessly clean. The Television worked well, and the room was... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

What a flattering review. Thanks so much, you brightened up my day :-) More

Stonehaven
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Hilary came out to greet us at the car, then let is choose our room, introduced us to Hamish (the puss cat) and made us feel so welcome. The room with the skylight was wonderful, comfortable and so clean. Breakfast excellent and with a lovely lounge where we were invited to use glasses for our own wine (bedroom picnics are... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. So sorry you didn't manage to get the seaplane flight this time, but hope you'll be back soon to give it another try ;-) More

missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a really nice B&B. The location is ideal for sightseeing. The garden and view are just great. Hilary gave great tips on places to eat and things to see. Hilary runs a great place here. Just charming overall.

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed here for two nights during my husband's high school reunion. A beautiful place to stay and we can't thank Hilary enough for her warm hospitality and comfortable, homely accommodation. Nothing was too much trouble and she went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. Our room was spotlessly clean, our bed extremely comfortable, the surrounding... More

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Hilary S, Owner at The Old School House, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review Liz! I will have fond memories of your group forever more. The gazebo is still up in the garden waiting for our next planned barbacue in a couple of weeks. Think I will theme it as a braai :-) Please extend my regards to Vincent and the rest of the crew! More

Neston, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

What a lovely place to stay. Hillary is a lovely person and made us feel welcome. Her B&B is first class and she works very hard to make sure your happy. Its cosy, well furnished and full of history. The scenery and view from the back garden is out of this world. 10/10, and her cat Hamish is cool :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed a night in the old school house on our way back Durness. Decided to book here after reading the reviews on trip advisor and wasn't disappointed. Such a warm welcome From Hilary and Hamish after a very long drive. The room was spotlessly clean , comfortable bed and an excellent breakfast to set us up on our way home... More

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Address: Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8SB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Gartocharn
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
17th Century converted school within Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park with beautiful views down to the Loch. Small owner/occupied bed and breakfast with personal service at all times. Great for a short-term stop off as part of a Scottish Tour or for longer term breaks. A great base for access to countryside walks, Lochs and Glens or visits into Glasgow and Stirling. 4 star accredited by VisitScotland. ... more   less 
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