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, 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.
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.