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Old School Islay

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
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Old School Islay is a beautifully renovated historical building which dates from 1878. It has recently been converted to a luxury holiday rental. The school features four bedrooms, two ensuite, one main bathroom, a large kitchen dining area and a spacious living room. The house is furnished to an excellent standard with local tweed featuring in each bedroom as well as the living room. The dining area is fitted with a modern Porcelanosa kitchen which includes a dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge and freezer. This room also hosts a wood burning stove. The bedrooms and living room have rich dark wooden flooring. The living room is kept lovely and cosy by another wood burning stove. The school is equipped with wifi, sky tv and central heating. As a listed building, the property is etched with hist...Old School Islay is a beautifully renovated historical building which dates from 1878. It has recently been converted to a luxury holiday rental. The school features four bedrooms, two ensuite, one main bathroom, a large kitchen dining area and a spacious living room. The house is furnished to an excellent standard with local tweed featuring in each bedroom as well as the living room. The dining area is fitted with a modern Porcelanosa kitchen which includes a dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge and freezer. This room also hosts a wood burning stove. The bedrooms and living room have rich dark wooden flooring. The living room is kept lovely and cosy by another wood burning stove. The school is equipped with wifi, sky tv and central heating. As a listed building, the property is etched with history. The combination of modern elements with quality traditional furnishings give the ultimate 5 star Islay experience. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Lesley H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2015
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Reviewed October 6, 2019 via mobile

Beautifully renovated house, with stylish appliances and furniture. Very well equipped modern kitchen which was a lovely space to eat and chat. Beds & duvets were very comfy and the house was warm and welcoming. Plenty of space for wet walking gear. Spacious house for...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Happiness619870
Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful building completely refurbished to a very high standard whilst in keeping with the character of the property and environment. We couldn't have expected more. All facilities provided for our family including a small baby and our family pet. The location was perfect.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank marie r
Reviewed September 14, 2018

The Old School House was exactly as described and more. It was easily the best short-term let I have ever had and I would certainly go back there. The house is in a fantastic location and has been renovated and furnished to an exceptionally high...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank JD3121
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

On arriving on the beautiful island of islay after visiting a few distillery’s we made our way to the old school house, The house is very easy to find and once you are in with the fire on you will never want to leave. Especially...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank kj1yates
Reviewed May 9, 2018

When we arrived on Islay it was a very tired group of people who were delighted to arrive to such a beautiful place and accommodation which exceeded all expectations. We were a party of 7 adults and there was more than enough room for us...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Helen B
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

We had a fantastic time on Islay and the Old School was a great place to base ourselves from. The facilities are top notch with everything you could possibly want and very peaceful after a mad day of rushing around to see and do everything....More

Date of stay: September 2017
2  Thank paulsL2330VG
Reviewed August 27, 2017

I stayed here with my family (we're 5 people) for a long weekend. We were blown away by the luxury interior of the house, which is a complete surprise if you look at the outside. We all had our own room, and my brother and...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank CarmenIJ
Reviewed April 21, 2017

This accommodation is first class, an ideal situation in an ideal village. Local village pub is excellent for eating, staff all very nice and helpful. The school house is furnished to the highest standard and you would want for nothing in the kitchen. All very...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Dougie L
LesleyIslay2002, VR Owner at Old School Islay, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Old School Islay!

Reviewed April 17, 2017

Our group (six adults, two kids and a dog) all had an amazing time on Islay thanks in no small part to staying at Portnahaven Old School. The house was finished to a very high standard throughout and had everything you could need including board...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Scott B
LesleyIslay2002, VR Owner at Old School Islay, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you had a good time :) Thanks, Lesley

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Reviewed January 1, 2017

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Date of stay: December 2016
LesleyIslay2002, VR Owner at Old School Islay, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Internet Access
Parking
Private Yard
Cable/satellite TV
Wi-Fi
Corporate Bookings
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
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