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“What a quirky place!”

The Old Schoolhouse
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The Old Schoolhouse
Ranked #225 of 393 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 September 2011

I loved this B&B. Colinton is a lovely and very green part of Edinburgh with plenty of free parking and bus service running every 15 minutes (even night busses running 'til 4am I believe). We stayed on a Saturday night and it was the only place we could find at short notice, and that didnt require a 2 night minimum stay - it was cheap too! We had a room in the basement/cellar and the door led straight out onto the grounds, so we really felt like we had our own little section of the house. The owner is amazing - so friendly and easy-going and she put on the most amazing breakfast for us - full breakfast, pastries, and a fruit platter of melon and berries (we wondered how she made any money - the breakfast alone must cost her a fortune!). The house itself is beautiful and grand. The room had a seperate living area to the bedroom and was really spacious. I agree that the conversion is very DIY - but I loved it! It was so quirky and it gave us a giggle!

Room Tip: The cellar room is great and has a living room area too.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jenniferocious
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Reviewed 30 September 2009

The room is entered from an outside door so one can come and go at any time. The peculiar thing is one walks directly into the shower room and then into the bedroom. As there are no opening windows or extractor fans the ONLY way to ventilate this toilet is by opening the door to the street. There is a distinct look of a DIY conversion!! How it got past any sort of health and safety or building inspection is beyond me.

The room is spacious , clean and warm, plenty of towels are provided The house sits at a busy junction so has traffic noise most of the time.

Breakfast was large and excellent!

Colinton is a wealthy suberb and the little shopping parade has 3 very popular restaurants , small shops for newspaper and so on.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Regdor
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Address: 2 Woodhall Road | Colinton, Edinburgh EH13 0DX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Ranked #225 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
Number of rooms: 2
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