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The Old School House, Oldshoremore near Kinlochbervie

Sleeps 42 Dogs Allowed3 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£555 - £1615 pw



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Description

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

The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:

Lounge/dining room: Spacious with open fire, 36" Freeview TV, DVD and CD player.

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

Bedroom 1: With super king size 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, WC and heated towel rail. . All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Travel cot and highchair available. Fridge, freezer and tumble dryer in garage. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. . Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area, terrace and furniture. BBQ. Parking (3 cars). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on leads around livestock. No smoking. NB: 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.

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Top Features

BBQ
Bed Linen
Cot / Travel Cot
Detached
Disabled Friendly Features
Dishwasher
Downstairs Bath / Shower Room
Downstairs WC
Enclosed Garden
Garden / Courtyard
High Chair
Internet
Open Fire / Woodburner
Rural
Short Breaks Allowed
TV
Towels Provided
Unique / Unusual
Washing Machine
WiFi

Guest Comments

"Beautiful house, quiet location, perfect for beaches if weather allows."

Ed, August 2021

"Excellent - most comfortable - everything was perfect - very enjoyable"

David, 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, July 2021

"Lovely, warm, clean and well looked after"

Fiona, June 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, May 2021

"Loved the area, beaches and scenery. The old school was a lovely property, full of character whilst being very cosy. The open fire was very much enjoyed. The shower and bath need a refresh as does the grill and pans. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

Julie, November 2020

"The Old School House is lovely property very warm and cozy and set in beautiful location The only thing that we were disappointed with was the lack of kitchen itemsWe had no kitchen hand towels no kitchen rollNo kitchen foil/cling filmA shortage of microwave cooking dishes Things like washing machine tablets were in very short supply and some of the pots and pans have seen better days"

Kathy And Frank, October 2020

"This is a lovely house in a spectacular location. 3 beautiful wild sandy beaches within walking distance, 2 only 15 minutes walk. The house itself is sensitively restored with a lot of love and charm, the schoolroom itself a fabulous, large room with windows on all four walls, giving beautiful views of the coastline."

Kate, August 2020

"The house was perfect, warm, well positioned for stunning views in all directions. House had everything we needed and more, plenty of games, puzzles, books, cds, dvds and smart TV so no need to bring anything extra. Location is key, beaches, snowcapped mountains for lots of walks. Deer to watch from the window."

Sara, March 2020

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