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“Cosy Retreat.”
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The Old School
Converted Primary School
The Old School
Sitting Area with Open Fire
Spiral Staircase
Kitchen Area
Master with Kingsize bed and en suite bathroom
Double with Double bed with en suite bathroom
Double with 2 single beds plus en suite
The back garden and view
View from back garden
View from the back garden
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Brechin, Angus, Scotland

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Margaret...
Houston, Texas
1 review
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“Cosy Retreat.”
Reviewed 1 April 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We spent a wonderful 3 weeks in The Old School at the end of January/beginning of February. Our hosts were very accommodating to our needs, and very flexible with our booking dates. It was the perfect location for my husband to commute to and from Aberdeen on business and it was a great place for us to entertain our friends and family. The house was always warm and cosy despite the typical Scottish winter weather during our stay. We loved all the personal touches, the home made coffee cake awaiting us on our arrival, the open log fire, the well equipped kitchen and the general ambiance of the house. We would love to stay there again and have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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2 Apr 2014
We were both delighted that you enjoyed your stay despite the very variable weather you had to endure.
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Gill L
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Just a perfect home away from home.”
Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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person found this review helpful

The Old School was easy to find and Nick was waiting to greet us. The house has been renovated to a really high standard and the kitchen is especially well equipped. The photos don't do the house justice and the roll top bath in the master ensuite was a lovely touch. The kids (ages 5-13) all loved the place and wifi worked faultlessly, which is essential for kids these days. Our hosts were helpfull and were happy for us to host a family get together and there's was plenty glasses to cater for extra. We will try and book again and I have no reservations recommending the Old School.

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Liked best: The genourous space to relax
Liked least: No plastic tableware for young kids
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bryan O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“EXCELLENT”
Reviewed 30 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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people found this review helpful

This is quite simply the best house to stay in with the best landlord and lady living next door. They are kind and attentive even putting up a Christmas tree to welcome us.
All the furniture is very comfortable and all the bathrooms and showers in superb order.
The kitchen is completely equipped. As a cook myself I could not fault it. The washing machine and clothes dryer work very well and quickly if need be. The house is warm and always welcoming.
It is suited for entertaining and our guests are always very impressed by the very high standard of everything in the house.Invariably the first remark is:"Gosh! This is fantastic." They are correct.
It is indeed simply FANTASTIC.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fiona D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A well modernised deceptively spacious old school house”
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

The schoolhouse has been recently modernised and everything is very well presented and immaculately clean. We were greeted by the owners who were very friendly and helpful. The house had everything that we could need and with 2 teenangers we made good use of the wifi. It is in a very peaceful area and I liked the large windows in the property which makes it feel very light and spacious. There are lots of things to do in the surrounding area, we even saw dolphins on a walk along the coast. I would recommend this property.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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dragonbre...
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Having stayed here recently during a business trip to Aberdeen, I would definitely recommend it to others and am considering coming back with my family in the near future. The area was quiet and peaceful yet easily accessible by the A90. The place itself had a great living space, perfect for socialising and the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable.
The landlord was very friendly and helpful.

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Liked best: Tranquility
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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