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School House Dalavich

Taynuilt (14.9 mls), Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Relax and unwind in the fantastic private hot tub
  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner after a day out exploring
  • The great outdoors on your doorstep with walking, cycling and fishing available
Property code: 85404

This former schoolhouse has been renovated to offer a spacious family home, perfect to enjoy an idyllic rural location, a fully enclosed garden with a private hot tub, and walks in every direction.

Situated in the picturesque Argyll village of Dalavich, this spacious, welcoming and cosy cottage offers warm and relaxing holiday accommodation for up to eight guests. Perfect for a larger family or a group of friends, the cottage nestles in a pretty woodland setting close to the western banks of the stunning Loch Awe and makes a great base for exploring the area’s breathtaking and unforgettable scenery. Featuring a fantastic private hot tub and a warming wood burner, this beautifully renovated former schoolhouse makes a wonderful holiday retreat for keen walkers, hikers, nature lovers, anglers, cyclists and photographers exploring this secluded region.

This beautifully restored and imaginatively updated property retains a number of original features including feature stone walls and a roaring wood burner set in a beautiful fireplace. With a relaxing main living area and bedrooms with skylights offering picturesque views, this wonderful family holiday home provides a delightfully relaxing and tranquil holiday retreat. The cottage also benefits from a fully enclosed garden and a soothing outdoor hot tub, perfect for relaxing in at the end of a wonderful day spent exploring this spellbinding area.

Stepping into this attractively updated property, the hall leads you through into the bright and colourful lounge. Featuring exposed ceiling beams, large picture windows, a Smart TV, plenty of seating and a welcoming wood burner set in a stone fireplace, the lounge is a cosy and relaxing space perfect for everyone to unwind in at the end of a fabulous day out. Moving through to the light and stylishly designed kitchen/diner, there’s a choice of dining areas with a table perfect for enjoying a special family meal, as well as a handy kitchen island ideal for a snack or a hearty breakfast. The kitchen has a wide range of equipment perfect for rustling up all your favourite dishes. Exploring the ground floor further, there’s an invigorating shower room and the first two of the property’s four gorgeous bedrooms, both of which are comfortable double rooms.

Heading upstairs to the first floor you will find the two remaining bedrooms: a light and cosy king-size room and a pretty twin room, along with a stylish family bathroom.

Stepping outside, the fully enclosed garden has a large lawn with plenty of space for dogs to exercise and children to play. The garden also has a private hot tub for you to unwind in at the end of a great day, along with a handy seating area and a BBQ so you can sit back and enjoy some al fresco dining. The driveway offers ample off-road parking for up to three cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 2 doubles and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC and 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer with ice maker and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in lounge and kitchen
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Private hot tub
  • Large, enclosed garden with seating areas, charcoal BBQ and fire pit
  • Parking on driveway for 3 cars
  • Restaurants and pubs 8 miles and shop within walking distance
  • Private water supply

This beautiful property is ideally situated for eager walkers, hikers, nature lovers and cyclists wanting to explore a remote and beautiful part of the Argyll countryside.

There are plenty of cycle trails and forest walks from the doorstep, including the Dalavich Oakwood Trail, Avich Falls and Otter Point. Nature lovers will be in their element too, with chances to spot a variety of wildlife including red squirrels, pine martens, woodpeckers, deer and otters. Fishing enthusiasts can head across the road to the magnificent Loch Awe, which stretches along for some 24 miles and is known for its trout and salmon. The impressive Kilchurn Castle (24.5 miles) stands at the head of the loch, with the historic St Conan’s Kirk nearby (22.5 miles). Fishing permits and boat hire can be obtained locally from Loch Awe Boats.

Other local attractions include Innis Chonnel Castle (19 miles), Kintail Birds of Prey Argyll (17 miles) and Dunstaffnage Castle (25 miles). A little further on, the bustling town of Oban (27 miles) has a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is known as the Gateway to the Isles, with boat trips and ferries available to explore the stunning islands of Mull, Jura and Islay.

Sarah Gordon

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Daniella 19th November 2021

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Stunning property, highly recommend. We stayed for the weekend but wish it was longer. Such a sociable extension area with the kitchen/diner. Perfect little place

Reviewed by Margo 18th October 2021

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We stayed 4 nights in the Old Schoolhouse. We had a wonderful time and are already planning on returning. The house is perfectly located with walks from the doorstep and a hot tub to relax in when you return. Considering the location the wifi was very reliable. The garden was large, our dog loved it. My only suggestion would be to bring enough foodRead more. The kitchen is large and very well stocked. There is a shop within walking distance but it is small. Hide

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