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The Old School, Easdale

Easdale

Creativity, comfort and the breathtaking experience of the west coast of Scotland are what we offer.

Welcome to the island experience in the restful and creative space that is the Old School. The large living room has hosted many a family reunion with access to adventures around Oban and reasonable mooring fees in the harbour if you have a member of the family with a boat. There is no traffic on the island so the kids can go exploring, and there's a walled garden that's ideal for your dog. Musicians have access to a piano as well as some other percussion instruments.

Two upstairs bedrooms, sofabed in living room - additional futon available.

Large downstairs living room with open plan kitchen and access to main bathroom. Upstairs one main bedroom with superking bed and one smaller room with optional double or twin arrangement. Ideal for writers this room has a large desk with stunning views across the sea to the island of Mull.

Walled garden with spectacular views gives you privacy and peace of mind about roaming pets and children. There is an old woodstove at the SW wall that is ideal for putting your disposable BBQ on (not supplied so bring your own).

A short ferry ride in a small vessel is necessary to get to the property. Access to the boat requires some mobility although the ferrymen are always very helpful. Our chairlift in the property is not currently operational. Walks around the island are relatively level and accessable by those with some mobility restrictions.

10% low occupancy for use of one room only


From £600 - £1,200 Weekly


Floor plan

Floor space: 40 m2

plan of house
Accessibility

A short ferry ride in a small vessel is necessary to get to the property. Access to the boat requires some mobility although the ferrymen are always very helpful. Our chairlift in the property is not currently operational. Walks around the island are relatively level and accessable by those with some mobility restrictions.

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    • Sleeps 4 +4 (Max)
    • 2 Bedroom(s)
    • Bathrooms(s) 2
    • Whole house
    Check-in / Check-out
    • Check-in from 15:00.
    • Check-out by 11:00
    Directions and Parking

    PA34 4RQ - Seil Ferry Landing at Ellenabeich
    is the postcode for your satnav. You can park free near the slipway if there are spaces, otherwise park in the free carpark at the other side of the harbour in Ellenabeich.

    GETTING THE FERRY TO EASDALE ISLAND
    At the slipway press both buttons in ferry shed to summon ferry a few minutes before one of the times specified on a notice there. They generally run every half an hour though there are longer breaks at lunch (1245 last till 1415) and dinner (1815 last till 1930) but you can check the times on the Argyll and Bute website before you go (just search for Easdale Ferry). Buy tickets on the ferry or if you plan to visit regularly you can install the If the Easdale Ferry App on your phone and add batches of tickets to it. The ferrymen will help you with just about anything and they also keep spare keys for most properties (including mine) in case of emergencies. ‘The Old School”; it’s the nearest house to the island slipway.

    Getting here by car from Glasgow (about 110 miles)
    Either: drive up Loch Lomond to Tarbet. Turn left there on A 83 and drive over the “Rest and be Thankful” pass to Inverary. Turn right there on A 819 and drive 15 miles to A 85 at NE corner of Loch Awe. Turn left there and follow this road to Oban. Drive through the town southwards on A816 for 9 miles to a well-signed right turn to Easdale Island down a narrow six-mile road with passing places – turning right twice on the way. Always a good idea to check your map app for problems on this road when weather has been bad.

    Or: drive the full length of Loch Lomond and on to Tyndrum. Turn left there on the A 85 to Oban, rejoining the other route just after Dalmally village. (There’s a beautiful little white church there on your right; well worth a visit. Look at memorial plaques to members of the Campbell family in the porch to glimpse the opportunities offered by empire to people in what would then have been a remote highland village.)

    Points you may want to visit on these routes
    On the first:(a) Seafood shop at head of Loch Fyne, with good café, a posh restaurant, delicatessen, garden centre, tourist trap, and loos. (b) All sorts of places in Inverary: the “Castle” – Duke of Sutherland’s home, visible on your right from the hump-backed bridge with traffic lights that you cross just before Inverary– an Edinburgh Woollens shop, the Jail (18th and 19th century – well-presented), lots of pubs and cafes.

    On the second: (a) Tyndrum cafes and Green Welly shop; (b) beautiful little white church, mentioned above, on right of the road in village of Dalmally.

    On both: (a) Extraordinary 1930s church at Loch Awe village on left of the road. See it before it collapses through neglect. (b) Cruachan power station with good café and loos, and an opportunity every half hour to take a minibus ride into the vast cavern under the mountain that holds the power station. On far side of Oban there’s a traffic light with sign to “Retail Park” on the right where there are Liddl, Aldi, Tesco and other stores. The last supermarkets before you get to Easdale.

    By Ferry

    • Free parking (outdoor)
    Local area

    We have a large box of garden games for the kids as well as a splendid collection of board games and puzzles indoors under the stairs. Wild swimming is popular both at Ellenabeich and in the island quarries - just ask the ferrymen or locals for the best place to swim safely and avoid jellyfish.

      Facilities
      • Dishwasher
      • Fridge
      • Freezer
      • Cooking hob
      • Oven
      • Microwave
      • Toaster
      • Kettle
      • Linen provided
      • Bath towels provided
      • Bedding provided
      • Cot/ Travel cot
      • Hair dryer
      • Iron / Ironing board
      • Washing machine
      • Dining area
      • Smoke Detectors
      • Carbon Monoxide Detector
      • DVD player
      • Radio
      • CD player
      • TV
      • Smart TV
      • Freeview / Freesat TV
      • Board games / puzzles
      • Internet access
      • Telephone (incoming calls only)
      • Main door / Private entrance
      • Private garden
      • Private courtyard
      • Boat mooring
      • Garden dining furniture
      • Wood burning stove
      • Pets allowed (fees may apply)
      • Bathroom(s)
      • Free parking (outdoor)
      • No smoking
      • Swimming (Outdoor)
      • Boat mooring
      • Hiking
      • Bar / Pub
      • Restaurants
      • Café
      • Museum
      • Playground
      • Beach
      • Ocean

      Coal is supplied in the rental price and once the woodstove is lit it will heat the radiators upstairs. Blowheaters are provided in both bedrooms for quick heat source and there is underfloor heating in the bathroom.

      Boat mooring (swinging) are available in Easdale sound for £10/night.

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