The Schoolhouse Bed & Breakfast


Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Annie

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bathroom
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Our house dates from about 1840 and overlooks the village green in Skirling. A small and picturesque conservation village in the Scottish Borders.

Originally the village school, the house is now a spacious and comfortable family home.

You will be the only guests as we only have one guest bedroom and bathroom available.

The space
The main door of the house opens into the hallway leading to the guest bedroom and other family bedrooms.

The double bedroom is at the rear of the house looking out to the garden. It is on the ground floor. There is a king size bed with feather and down duvet and pillows. There is no TV in the bedroom. The bathroom has an electric shower, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail. It is NOT EN-SUITE but is private to you during your stay, we as a family do not use this bathroom. It is located close to the bedroom via a glass panelled door from the main hallway. There is a small step from the hallway into the back corridor leading to the shower room and there is a step up into the shower cubicle. Again the shower room is at the rear of the house with a window looking out on to the garden.

The bedroom has a small chest of drawers and hanging space on hooks/hangers behind the door in the bedroom and there is space for coats and suitcases in the corridor leading to the bathroom. There is a hairdryer in the chest of drawers.

A kettle is provided in the bedroom for making your own coffee and tea, fresh milk will be provided, no plastic fiddly little pots. Homemade biscuits too!

Breakfast is taken in our large, bright kitchen, the old schoolroom. If you have special dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances then please let me know in advance and, where possible, we will try and accommodate most requests. For breakfast there is a choice of freshly prepared fruit, natural yogurt, a selection of cereals, eggs from our hens (when they decide to co-operate), homemade bread for toast and homemade jams and marmalade. Breakfast is available until 8.30am and earlier if required!

Private parking is located outside the house close to the front door accessed via a gravelled path. We have storage space for bicycles.

As I work outside in the garden and quite often away from home I would ask you to let me know what time you will arrive so that I can make sure I’m here to welcome you and show you where everything is.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Garden view
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Hair dryer
Long-term stays allowed

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Where you’ll be

Skirling, United Kingdom

Skirling is a conservation village in the Scottish Borders on the border with South Lanarkshire.

We are well placed as a stopping off point to break your journey being 20 minutes drive from the M74 (M6) and about 45 minutes from the Edinburgh City Bypass (routes north and east)

There is so much to see and do using Skirling as a base. If you need some ideas please ask. We are close to Traquair, Scotland's oldest inhabited house, New Lanark World Heritage Site, Jupiter Artland an award winning contemporary sculpture garden, Little Sparta, Dawyck Botanic Garden, Floors Castle and Rosslyn Chapel (for Dan Brown fans) to name but a few places to visit using The Schoolhouse as a base. You should check opening hours.

Edinburgh is easily accessible with a direct bus from Biggar or P&R at Straiton.

Biggar is our local town, "London's big but Biggar's Biggar" as the saying goes. There are places to eat but these do get very busy so please do make a reservation if you are planning to eat in Biggar. There is no restaurant, shop or bar in Skirling...sadly!

Hosted by Annie

  1. Joined in July 2018
  • 77 Reviews
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 20:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy