Friday 27 August 2021

The Old School House, Carbost, Isle of Skye

The Old School House offers self catering accommodation. It has a fine outlook down to Loch Harport and the Red Cuillins. It has been comfortably modernised while retaining its traditional character, including open fires, but modern double glazing throughout makes for comfort. The large original schoolroom has table tennis and other games making it ideal for evenings and wet weather. The cottage is situated on its own (the nearest house is about a quarter mile away) about half a mile above Carbost on the Isle of Skye.

The large old school room is one of the great assets of the cottage. It has been equipped with table tennis, darts and many other games and toys together with a number of fairly old sofas and armchairs, so it is a great place for children and adults alike to let off steam on wet days. There is also an open fire.

There are storage radiators in the hall and the sitting room and open fires in the kitchen/sitting room and in the school room. One free sack of coal is provided, a little kindling and a few firelighters to start you off on arrival. You can buy more in Portree and Broadford or we can sell you extra sacks. The cottage and school room are fully double glazed. There is a private water supply with a UV sterilisation and filtration plant. Hot water is provided by immersion heaters and time clocks and the shower heats its own water. Please note that electricity is NOT included in the rent.

Carbost is the largest settlement on the Minginish peninsula. It is best known for the Talisker distillery, which has dominated the wide valley since it was built in 1831. The distillery has an excellent visitor’s centre that is very popular. The village also has a hotel, a bunkhouse, shop, farm shop, cafĂ©, Doctor’s surgery and post office.

There is a huge variety of things to do on the Isle of Skye including Armade Castle Gardens and Dunvegan Castle. If you’re a keen golfer the Isle of Skye Golf Club is excellent. For those keen on walking and climbing Skye would be a haven.

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