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  • The Old School House Exterior | The Old School House, Oldshoremore near Kinlochbervie
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  • The Old School House Exterior | The Old School House, Oldshoremore near Kinlochbervie
  • The Old School House

    Ref: S40495

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    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Sleeps: 4
    • Baths: 1
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    • 2 pets welcome
    • Children welcome
    • Internet access
    • Open fire

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    The Old School House sleeping up to 4 guests

    This Victorian former school provides characterful accommodation on the north west of Scotland. The beautiful cottage garden affords wonderful sea views.
    Originally the village school that served a small rural community in north west Sutherland, S40495 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.
    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.

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Barbecue
    Detached Property
    Dishwasher
    Ground Floor Facilities
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Highchair
    Sea View
    Open Fire
    Pets – no charge
    Rural Location
    Television
    WiFi
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Scottish Country Cottages
    Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
    School Conversions
    Summer Best Sellers

    Local amenities

    • Cocoa Mountain 13 miles
    • Spar Store, Durness 13.5 miles
    • Durness Beach 13.5 miles
    • Sango Sands Oasis 13.5 miles
    • Durness VisitScotland Information Centre 13.5 miles
    • Smoo Cave 14 miles
    • Smoo Cave Hotel 14 miles
    • Kylesku Hotel 15.5 miles

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    11 Customer Reviews

    Dawn – 10 Dec 2018
    "They were not really set up for people wanting to have a 2 week holiday. I would have liked an extra set of sheets to change after 1st week. Arrived at around 5pm it was freezing no heating on.The previous holidayer had reported on the 16/11 in the maintenance book that the bulb had blown in the bathroom, we arrived on the 24th the light still did not work. Not sure what was the point of the book if it is not checked and actioned upon? If they say that you get x y z per week then they should have supplied x y z x2 for the 2 week holiday. There are 3 Beaches that are beautiful. Seals in the sea. Lots of Stags and Doe in the local areas. Scenic views are just breathtaking. Lots of walking to be done. It rained a lot and was very windy. The fire in the property was a welcomed pleasure as you didn’t need to clean it out each day like normal fires.The integrated fridge door kept opening, realised that it had the wrong hinges on, for some reason it has soft closing hinges these needs changes to standard hinges. And it needs venting in the plinth to stop the compressor over heating. Nice size kitchen. Property bigger than it looks from looking at it from the road. One Sofa Comfy other not so."
    Emma – 29 Nov 2018
    "This was a fantastic cottage. The lounge was fabulous: beautiful sea-views and lots of books, games and DVDs. We enjoyed visiting the wonderful local beaches and relaxing in the cottage. Would definitely go again."
    BRUCE – 25 Nov 2018
    "very nice cottage with stunning views very nice beaches just walking distance away. difficult to heat the living room with been as big but no complants as exellent"
    Alan – 3 Nov 2018
    "A wonderful property situated in the most amazing part of the country. So many great walks that can be taken from the front door. The fur babies will love the variety of clean empty beaches that they can roam and discover."
    DOUGLAS – 27 Oct 2018
    "Gorgeous, comfortable cottage. Our second stay and we’ll be back."
    Ann – 20 Oct 2018
    "One of the best equipped cottages I have ever stayed in. The house was warm and welcoming and clearly maintained to a very high standard. It was lovely to stay there."
    Jenny – 22 Sep 2018
    "Just back from an amazing holiday at S40495 at Oldshoremore. It was warm thoughout when we arrived at 7.30pm on a dark evening. Beds were really comfortable lovely bedlinen.Would recommend this cottage as a great family base for exploring the beautiful West coast and its wonderful beaches.It will hold a special place in my heart due to celebrating my 40th Birthday there."
    Keith – 10 Jul 2018
    "A very comfortable, warm and clean cottage with a nice garden in a wonderful location. The open light living room with a collection of books and large table and desk looking out towards Handa is fantastic and a real feature of the cottage.We shall stay here again. Highly recommended."
    Jennifer – 27 May 2018
    "We love going to the Old Schoolhouse. It is very well equipped and comfortable and the views from the house are stunning. We will definitely be making a return visit."
    ANN – 10 May 2018
    "Lovely comfortable house. Great family holiday house. With lots of games and books. Great garden. The welcome pack and all the helpful information was a great idea and appreciated"
    Dawn – 7 Apr 2018
    "Extremely comfortable accomodation, our every wish was catered for. Welcome pack was a nice thought and was very much appreciated after a 6 hour drive. Excellent location for exploring the beautiful North West Highlands. I highly recommend S40495 to both families and couples. I would return in a heartbeat."

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