Originally a school from 1880s which we have completely and passionately transformed into a delightful family home.
We have exposed and reinstated many original features throughout the house, one of the most impressive being the grand hall (around 30 x 18 feet with a 14 feet high ceiling). It has a stone wall to one side with an open log fireplace. A floor-to-ceiling library wall is well stocked with books and games and hides a 50-inch LCD television with DVD player. At the other end of the room large French doors opening out on to the front garden. This room includes designer fabrics, some antique furniture, paintings and many family heirlooms. It is a great place to entertain and relax whatever the weather or kick-back after an action-packed day. There’s even a piano for the musically talented!
The kitchen-dining room also has an open log fire within a carved oak fireplace. It has a dishwasher, fridges and is very well equipped, even offering bone china and silverware to lay the table.
There are 4 bedrooms with 2 doubles and 2 twin bedded rooms. Two bedrooms upstairs and two on the ground floor.
There are 3 bathrooms. One is ensuite with the master double bedroom and two are on the ground floor (one of which has a walk-in shower.
A separate utility room has two washing machines and a tumble dryer.
There is free WiFi and the telephone is available on an honesty payment basis for non-local calls.
The Old School nestles in an acre of garden by the side of the River Fechlin. The river is teeming with wild brownies for fly fishers and our favourite swimming hole is just opposite the front garden for the warm-blooded! The Fechlin runs to the picturesque Falls of Foyers and then into Loch Ness around three miles away.
We are in the Monadhliath mountains where there is an abundance of wildlife, red squirrels in the garden, stags on the hills, golden eagles and peregrine falcons in the skies, pine martins in the forests and even occasional otters on the river just off the garden.
The Whitebridge Hotel is a five-minute walk from the Old School and offers a cosy restaurant and popular locals’ bar. It is a great option for a simple lunch or dinner out.
You could come here to paint or photograph the beautiful surrounding scenery, climb the many hills and mountains, walk for miles across the grand estates, fish for salmon in nearby rivers or Loch Ness, shoot or stalk on nearby estates, drive to magnificent places, or just come for a well-earned rest and read a book. For the adventurous there are many local activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, canyoning, white water rafting and much more, with equipment rental and activities readily available. The Old School offers an ideal base in the Highlands.