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The Property

The old school in the remote village of Dalavich has been lovingly converted to make 4 apartments in an area of stunning scenery and peace and quiet. Rent the properties individually or together to sleep a total of 16 people.
Dalavich is a delightful village with shop, church and cafe on the western banks of Loch Awe, 30 miles inland from Oban. Inverliever Forest is close by with forest walks, cycle routes and nature trails where red squirrel, pine marten, osprey and golden eagles can regularly be seen, or meander up to Otter Point and Avich Falls. Loch Awe is the third largest freshwater loch in Scotland and some of the largest trout in Europe have been caught right here, salmon pass through the loch travelling from the River Awe to the River Orchy and the loch is home to several ruined castles on islands, one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, Kilchurn Castle, can be found at the northern end of the loch.
The Old School as the name suggests was formerly the village school but now provides comfortable accommodation for groups or families in one of the four apartments. Each named after a traditional school subject, the apartments are furnished and equipped to a high standard in an area of peace and tranquillity. The village, approached over 14 miles of single lane road with stunning scenery all the way, is the perfect base for those wanting to escape city life, you can walk or cycle for miles in any direction before coming across a shop, pub, restaurant or another human being.
The apartment has central heating and comprises:

Dining/lounge with flatscreen SKY TV, DVD player and selection of children’s games.
Kitchen with gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave.
Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.

All electric, bed linen and towels included.
Cot, highchair and Wi-Fi available.
Private parking.
Shared use of the laundry/drying room with washing machine and hanging racks for wet walking gear.
Shared garden with garden furniture and secure shed for mountain bikes.
A complimentary welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and sugar on arrival.

PLEASE NOTE There is a charge of £10 to hire a cot per week there is a charge of £5 to hire a highchair per week. Spa Treatments in the comfort of your holiday cottage can be added to your holiday reservation. To ensure these are available for your holiday, these must be booked and paid in advance.

Regional Information

No village Chatsworth 1 mile; Bakewell 5 miles. The pretty village of Baslow lies at the north end of stately Chatsworth House - home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. The village has many unusual and picturesque features including a triple-arched river bridge guarded by a toll house whose doorway is only 3 1/2 feet high! Baslow offers a range of village amenities including shops, pubs and restaurants. Close by is Bakewell, the capital of the Peak District, and home of the famous Bakewell pudding (definitely not tart!), still made locally to an old and secret recipe. Bakewell is at the scenic heart of the Peak District, and with Alton Towers also within easy touring distance, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.