Loch Lomond Old School House
When: October 2016 Loch Lomond Old School House review
Where: The Old School House, Gartocharn
A few weekends back we jumped on the train and after a few hours we arrived at the Old School House, an 18th century house that lies next to Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond Old School House review
^ ^ Remember I told you on social media that I found two gorgeous paintings in Glasgow and decided to take them home with me, which in reality meant take them during the entire trip with me until we were done and back in Aberdeen? Well, here’s the proof! ^ ^
The shouse is set on a backdrop of acres of beautiful green land, with sweeping flowers and trees covering every corner. The building used to be a school and you can find a few old pictures of it on the inside. Our room was cozy and beautifully decorated, boasting countryside elements. The owner, Hilary, is the most welcoming lady! Smiley, very enthusiastic about her job and full of stories to say about the house. She was there happy to facilitate our needs and answer any of our questions, always with a bright smile on her face! Loch Lomond Old School House review
Upon our arrival we were treated to a cup of hot tea and biscuits, before we were left to explore the grounds a bit more. Currently Hilary is working on a new project, extending the B&B and she showed us the new cute, little house in the garden, just next to the main building. She had decorated everything in absolute harmony with the style and the environment of the cottage. It takes loads of patience, enthusiasm and time to make something so loving, and so I felt proud of this woman and all the things she has achieved by herself.
Later on, I stayed in the living room area drinking some (more) tea and knitting my white scarf. I am so happy of this little project of mine. While I went shopping sometime ago in Edinburgh I spotted this marvelous, long wool scarf,
at The White Company and I loved it so much I decided to ask my mum to show me how to knit in order to make my own. And it’s been such a pleasure since! Everyday that I come back home from work, all I am looking forward to is walking Cruz and knitting my scarf. I can already feel how soft it is and I cannot wait to see it finished 🙂
Before the sunset, I took a stroll and sat on a bench in the garden, feeling the cool breeze on my face while enjoying the last of sunlight coming through the tree leaves. Old School House has four rooms and can facilitate up to eight guests, and has a beautiful garden that guarantees a peaceful setting for all guest, which we all so much enjoyed! Even though they were other guests in the house I didn’t actually feel like the place was overcrowded, as a matter of fact the only time I realised there were more people in the house than just us, it was during breakfast time as we sat all around the table. Which was very lovely as we got to feel a bit like home and chat to people about their travel plans and their suggestions. Loch Lomond Old School House review
And just like this our stay to the house came to an end. Loch Lomond Old School House review
Wrapped up warm we headed to our next adventure, up in the Loch Lomond hills…
*Our stay was complimentary as part of a press trip organised by the Love Loch Lomond team.