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Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 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...

1Thank Jim E
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 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...

1Thank The_Traveler1010
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 August 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...

Thank charlayne a
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 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...

1Thank anne m
Reviewed 19 June 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...

Thank JL256
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 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)...

Thank Mags86ok
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 May 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.

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 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...

Thank GwenMo
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 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...

1Thank Mytrippp
Reviewed 23 January 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...

2Thank Julian1965

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Schoolhouse Ballater

Address: Anderson Road, Ballater AB35 5QW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Ballater
Price Range: RM198 - RM330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Schoolhouse Ballater 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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“There are rooms able to accommodate a larger group or family or even just a single, weary traveler.”
The_Traveler1010, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“i had a look around and all look good,can not fault the place,so enjoyyyyyy xxx”
  • part of room
  • view of hills
  • huge seat lol
charlaynea, 2 Aug 2014 | Read review
“If you have a dog ask for room 5, french doors straight into garden”
GwenMo, 21 Apr 2014 | Read review
“School House also offers B&B accommodations too”
TravelDruid, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs with shared bathroom have great shower.”
Janson1, 30 May 2013 | Read review
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