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The Old School House

Sleeps 4
2 dogs
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom

This Victorian former school provides characterful accommodation on the north west of Scotland. The beautiful cottage garden affords wonderful sea views.. Ground Floor:

All on the ground floor.

Living/dining room: With open fire, 36" Freeview TV, DVD and CD player.

Kitchen: With electric cooker, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Bedroom 3: With 2ft 6in bunk bed (Suitable for children under 12 years old).

Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail. . Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-FI included. Travel cot and highchair available. Fridge/freezer and tumble dryer in garage. Welcome pack.. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, terrace, garden furniture and BBQ. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads around livestock. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: 1 step in the garden.. Originally the village school that served a small rural community in north west Sutherland, The Old School House has been transformed into a delightful stone cottage surrounded by its own enclosed landscaped cottage gardens. The lounge runs the length of the cottage. With the original high ceilings, large windows and Victorian fireplace, this superb room has a warm, welcoming ambience and provides plenty of space for guests to sit and admire the view whilst enjoying a wee dram or two in front of the open fire. There is a large double bedroom with a super king sized bed, a twin room and a small third bedroom with bunk beds for two children. They are all attractively presented with colour co-ordinated soft furnishings. The gardens are a real delight, with a stone slab path leading up through the flower beds to a garden seat from which there are spectacular views across the bay to Handa Island and the Outer Isles. The mountains of Foinavon, Ben Stack and Arkle are also visible.

The immediate area is haven for outdoor enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors generally. Hill walking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing are all local activities. There is a thriving pony trekking centre in the nearby village of Sheigra, with rides amidst spectacular scenery. Fishing in the surrounding lochs and rivers as well as sea fishing is a popular pastime. The area is also a haven for wildlife, with seals and otters in the bay and numerous varieties of birds attracted to the region.

The beaches in this area are renowned. Sandwood Bay is particularly noted, with a wonderful walk across the machair to its secluded sweeping sands. The nearby beaches of Oldshoremore and Polin are also renowned for their unspoilt beauty. Kinlochbervie is the nearest main village. The most northerly port on the west coast of Scotland, this pretty village has an active working harbour and offers good local facilities, including a shop and post office, as well as a hotel with restaurant open all year to non-residents for meals.

If bringing children, please make owner aware in advance so that the bunk beds can be made up accordingly. Up to two dogs only, to be kept on lead due to surrounding livestock. There is a step in the garden.


Woodburner / Fire
Garden / Patio
Accessibility Features
High Chair
Cot / Travel Cot
Washing Machine


“Very nice cottage well equipped. The leave time of 0900 is unreasonable, particularly if you have children, the Covid excuse wears thin, I don't know anybody who has caught Covid from bed sheets.”
— Iain, 13 May 2022
“We have been to this lovely house many times and it still amazes us on every new visit. The house was spotless and is so comfortable. The location is just amazing! Sea views out to the front and mountains to the side. Sit in the garden and the views are just spectacular. The scenery around the area is so beautiful and unique. Its a very long drive for us, but its so worth it.”
— J, 13 May 2022
“Had 2 wonderful weeks here, warm sunny weather and the last 2 days a bit of snow :). Such a beautiful area. The house has plenty of space, lovely garden for the dogs and the best view ever from the living room.”
— Ellen, 14 April 2022
“Stunning home in a breathe taking part of the country. Great for going exploring the local area.”
— Gary, 5 January 2022
“Wonderful relaxing holiday. Although the weather was pretty unpleasant the cottage was very comfortable a real home from home! We managed some lovely walks and saw the Highlands at their worst thanks to Storm Arwen. This was our second visit and we would definitely recommend the cottage it was spotless, warm and welcoming. Everyone obviously works hard to make it right for visitors.”
— Hazel, 29 November 2021
“Been to the Old School House a few times always a joy. Everything you really need included though I'd recommend taking an extra towel or two. Local environment out of this world. Local shop in Kinlochbervie for bits and pieces. A special place.”
— Scott, 21 November 2021
“A taste of grand living in the sitting room (formerly the schoolroom) with super fire and generous supply of fuel. We were so grateful that this family home is being shared for visitors who rent; there are many touches of this being a home, not a commercial property. SUMPTUOUS bedding, for those who notice such luxuries!If 'local amenities' are walks, sights of nature, rocky coves and beaches to explore then it deserves top marks. Thankfully for us, we got AWAY from pubs and tourists.Huge gratitude to owners.”
— Jane, 18 November 2021
“Beautiful house, quiet location, perfect for beaches if weather allows.”
— Ed, 9 August 2021
“Excellent most comfortable everything was perfect very enjoyable”
— David, 14 July 2021
“We stayed for a week and were lucky to have good weather for the most of it. We had young children with us and Oldshore more beach so close to the house was so handy, a trip to Polin beach, lovely and sheltered is very much worth a visit. The Old School House has a beautiful large and comfy sitting room with the most amazing views. It has everything you need to make your stay fabulous. Thankyou too for the welcome pack, lovely goodies and much appreciated. Would definitely book this cottage again. Loved it.”
— Lesley, 3 July 2021
“Lovely, warm, clean and well looked after”
— Fiona, 16 June 2021
“Excellent location and accomodation”
— D, 23 May 2021
“Wonderful cottage..beautiful area. Fantastic if you want a get away from it all holiday. Only noise you hear is the sheep and the odd car. Beaches are lovely with very few people on them. Will definitely come back.”
— Diane, 17 May 2021


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