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Vilnius, Lithuania
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147 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This accomodation is convenient for travelers in the Loch Lomands and Trosachs national park. The owner of this B&B is velcoming and very helpful. Accomodation is placet by the road, but there is not lots of traffic, so it is not noisy. In the house it is very authentic, but at the same modern. I highly reccomend to have breakfast... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Stayed for 2 nights , all previous reviews were spot on which helped me choose the Old School and didn't disappoint. Very comfortable single room with excellent en suite (bigger then the one at home) breakfast first class which was shared around a large table exchanging travel experiences with other guests which adds to the enjoyment of the stay. Warm... More 

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to post a review. Its very much appreciated :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A well presented and charming B and B. Which will soon have a self catering accomodation for use in a building next door. What a treat, a warm welcome, shown around the premises, which includes a lounge area for use. The attic room was clean and tidy. Breakfast freshley cooked. For me ticked all the boxes you would expect from... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the trouble to post such a kind review. Its very much appreciated ! More 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed two nights, there for a wedding in Ross Proiry. Hilary was a wonderful hostess. we were going to be arriving late on Friday and she was very helpful. She gave us good advice on where we could go for the morning before the wedding. The bed was as described, king size, very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Would highly... More 

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to post such a positive review. Also its a message for anyone else requiring accommodation while attending a wedding. Ross Priory is one such nearby venue amongst various others :) More 

Lancing, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I arrived a little on the early side so phoned up beforehand to see if Hillary was around. She immediately invited me along anyway and I was made Tea and given biscuits on arrival. This went down well as I had started my journey at 1am and arrived about 2pm. Wind Hillary up and she's off - full of advice... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a kind review. Just in case others are reading and for clarification, the single room is indeed just off the lounge on the ground floor but there is also one twin/double on the ground floor, a double on the ground floor and just one double up the stairway. Cheers :-) More 

Llanelli
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65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night only. We were greeted warmly and then showed to our room and given useful info about the area. The bed was huge with quality bedding. Our room was quite large, but the bathroom was huge. We both slept well and had porridge and then scrambled egg and smoked salmon ( top tip: order this... More 

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

Thanks so much Trafford, for taking the time to post such a kind review. Very much appreciated ! More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Everything you'd expect from a b&b, comfortable clean room and lovely breakfast. No problem with preordering salmon the night before as I don't eat meat. Hilary gave good advice about the area. An RSPB site is adjacent to the Old School House. Would highly recommend this listing for one or more nights.

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to review your stay. It is very much appreciated ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night at the Old School House and loved it. The property is well situated with a beautiful back yard. Our room was massive with a very comfortable bed and large bathroom. Everything was neat, clean, cheerful, well-decorated. You could tell there had been a lot of attention to detail. B&B is close to the Loch, in particular... More 

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

It was lovely to meet you both and it was great that you packed so much into your short stay here. And thanks so much for posting such a kind review! More 

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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the Old School House as some friends were getting married near Loch Lomond. The rooms were extremely comfortable and clean. The owner was great, she was really friendly and welcoming and also helped show us where we were and what was close by. However, the star of the show had to be the breakfast which was... More 

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

Thanks James for taking the time to review The Old School House, it is very much appreciated. Weddings are very popular around Loch Lomond and many guests choose to stay here. I have learnt that breakfast is an important part of the wedding party itinerary :-) It helps to know we are getting it right! More 

Morecambe, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We have been staying with Hilary at The Old School House for a number of years, with good reason to return when we can. The rooms are excellently appointed, very comfortable, fastidiously clean, and all en suite. The house is perfectly situated to explore what the area has to offer, including Loch Lomond and its environs. Hilary is a very... More 

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

When you and your family or friends stop here, its like an old friend arriving and I know Hamish, the cat, thinks so too! Thanks Frank for taking the time to post such a kind review. Hope to see you again in the not too distant future! More 

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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 

Additional Information about The Old School House

Address: Gartocharn, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Alexandria G83 8SB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park > Alexandria > Gartocharn
Price Range: £75 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Single room is off of the Lounge / breakfast room. It overlooks the garden. I believe all the others [singles and twins] are upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ronmarsh2016, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All equally good, so no choice necessary.”
 of 5 bubbles frankenglish, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Very quiet area but I expect the rooms overlooking the back, away from the road, will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Sharr0nB, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor room has big bathroom, so good for dogs bed/bowls etc.”
 of 5 bubbles lukadog, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Overlooking the garden if possible and upstairs!”
 of 5 bubbles MagicianManchesterUK, 8 Oct 2014 | Read review
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