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The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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A luxury 5* one bedroom cottage centrally located in Bridgend on the beautiful Isle of Islay. HISTORY The Classroom forms part of a stone built Islay heritage building, An Seann Sgoil ('the old school' in Gaelic) which served the community for over 120 years as Newton Primary School. Extensive renovation and conversion of the old school building and grounds was completed in 2017 and it now offers a unique collection of luxury 1 and 2 bedroom holiday cottages, ideal for couples and small family groups. Three of the cottages have a 5* Scottish Tourist Board quality assurance award and one is awarded 4* - all of the accommodation has been finished to the same high standard. INTERIOR The warm, comfortable and stylish interior is individually furnished with elements of the original...A luxury 5* one bedroom cottage centrally located in Bridgend on the beautiful Isle of Islay. HISTORY The Classroom forms part of a stone built Islay heritage building, An Seann Sgoil ('the old school' in Gaelic) which served the community for over 120 years as Newton Primary School. Extensive renovation and conversion of the old school building and grounds was completed in 2017 and it now offers a unique collection of luxury 1 and 2 bedroom holiday cottages, ideal for couples and small family groups. Three of the cottages have a 5* Scottish Tourist Board quality assurance award and one is awarded 4* - all of the accommodation has been finished to the same high standard. INTERIOR The warm, comfortable and stylish interior is individually furnished with elements of the original building and has underfloor heating throughout. There are panoramic views to enjoy through the large “school” windows and it is equipped with HD Smart TV, free WiFi and a wireless bluetooth HiFi system, as well as a collection of books and games for those occasional lazy days. The lounge, kitchen and dining area are open plan and fully equipped with a dishwasher, built in oven and microwave, induction hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a ground floor cloakroom. The first floor bedroom has a luxury super king size bed, which can also be made into twin single beds, and an ensuite shower room with stunning contemporary fittings. A good night’s sleep is guaranteed with 2000 pocket sprung mattresses, luxurious Christy’s 100% cotton bedlinen and high quality anti allergenic pillows and duvets. OUTSIDE The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil is very privately situated with its own external entrance and enclosed front garden. Outside there are breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, with the Paps of Jura in the distance. The well maintained communal gardens include a sizeable lawn, ideal for games, and a large decked seating and al fresco dining area with a wood fired pizza oven and stone built BBQ for guests to enjoy. There is plenty of off street parking on site, a bike shed and 3 bicycles available for guest use. THE OTHER COTTAGES The Classroom is one of four cottages at An Seann Sgoil, all of which can be rented together to cater exclusively for groups of up to 10 people. It is ideal for large parties wishing to stay in accommodation with separate facilities. The Dining Hall at An Seann Sgoil A stylish 5* two bedroom cottage on two levels including a ground floor bedroom with vaulted ceiling and private shower room. The Music Room at An Seann Sgoil A spacious 5* one bedroom cottage with galleried bedroom, dramatic double height lounge and wood burning stove. The Staff Room at An Seann Sgoil Bright and airy 4* ground floor one bedroom cottage with sliding doors from both the lounge and bedroom onto a large private decked terrace with superb views. Wheelchair accessible throughout with large ensuite shower room. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Margaret R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2017
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Reviewed 12 August 2020

We stayed in the Classroom for 2 weeks and very much appreciated the comfort it provided through a mixed bag of weather. We slept very well in the comfortable bed, and appreciated the well-equipped kitchen. As other reviewers commented, it is centrally located and a...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Fiona W
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Reviewed 21 July 2019

This apartment was immaculate and had everything we required for our 5 nights spent on the Isle of Islay. Very comfortable with high quality decor and furniture. Just like a home from home all we had to bring was food and ourselves. Well placed centrally...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Duncan F
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Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Certainly 5 star accommodation. Very comfortable, spotlessly clean and well appointed. Minor niggles, short on dishwasher tablets and hand towels.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 78marionb
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FarAway62915799267, VR Owner at The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

Many thanks for your review. Shortage of dishwasher tablets and hand towels duly noted - please accept my apologies for the inconvenience.

Reviewed 1 June 2019

A short distance from Bridgend, with lovely walks from the door through the woods that were full of bluebells when we were there in May, this property is impossible to fault. It is extremely well equipped and beautifully furnished and decorated. We would have liked...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Deliamstevens
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Excellent central location giving easy access to all parts of the island. Accom.is of the highest standard and provides everything that could possibly be needed. It is our intention to return soon.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank PJandMA
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

"Old classroom" at Bridgend is transformed in to self- containd cottage with vue,warm and confortable,very well situated,on main road but it has a hidden walking track for pedestrienc,regional bus conection will take you places.ideally have a car if visiting remote part of the island.

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The Classroom is excellent and every need is catered for. The accommodation is very comfortable and beautifully decorated with every modern convenience to hand. It is well situated with good parking facilities. My only complaint was that there was nobody there to meet us and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Central Heating
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Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
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Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
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Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
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About the neighbourhood
An Seann Sgoil is an easy walking distance from Bridgend and Islay House Square with their hotels, shops and community garden. Otherwise the reliable local bus service stops right outside the door and will take you to most places on Islay. Walks in beautiful ancient woodland start right on the doorstep and the 20 minute stroll to tranquil Loch Skerrols is not to be missed. Being located at the centre of the island, this is the perfect base from which to explore. There are 5 whisky distilleries within a 10-15 minutes’ drive, the ancient seat of the Lords of the Isles at Finlaggan and the RSPB site at Loch Gruinart are a similarly easy drive away as are some of the island’s amazing beaches.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil

The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.