The Old Schoolhouse is a cosy, 3 bedroom (one double, two single) holiday home situated in the rough northwestern part of the Isle of Skye. The front rooms provide a magnificent view to Loch Dunvegan with its exceptional white coral beaches. To the North across the open sea you can spot the Outer Hebrides, to the South you can see the famous MacLeod's Tables and the Cuillin Mountains.
In 1881 the school and adjacent dwelling house were constructed at Borreraig. We know from the locals that there were times when more than one hundred children were educated here. The school closed down in the sixties due to a concentration policy. The MacCrimmons, today Canadian, took over the premises and started the world famous Piping Museum. The wardens usually lived in the dwelling house. In the nineties the museum was sold and finally closed in 1999. Now the former dwelling house is your prospective holiday home.
In the old days the Clan MacLeod of Dunvegan ruled the North of Skye. Today Dunvegan Castle, lying opposite Loch Dunvegan is renowned as the oldest inhabited home in the UK. In 1595, the then MacLeod of Dunvegan Ruaraidh Mor and Sir Iain MacCrimmon, a famous piper and composer, signed the Deed of Friendship and it was during Ruaraidh Mor's lifetime that the MacCrimmons became hereditary pipers to the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod. In return the MacCrimmons were given land at Borreraig and Galtrigill. The famous Piping College was founded here. Nowadays the Piping College is in Edinburgh but a cairn at Borreraig still commemorates the past times. Traditionally every student is expected to play at the Pipers Cairn once in his life. Thus it isn't uncommon to hear the faint sound of pipes from time to time.
The living room with its open fire and marvellous view will surely be your favourite room to sit in. TV with Skye freeview satellite reception, DVD player, a lot of books, DVDs, board games and jigsaws for the children and a portable radio/CD-player as well as information on places of interest, wildlife, sports, restaurants and many more.
Our Guestbooks are a real treasure for recommendations of places to visit, restaurants, boat trips and walks from previous guests, (there is a link on our website to snapshots, so you can have a look in advance).
The well equipped Kitchen/Dining Room is located to the rear and gives access to a separate Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.
The first floor has got a double bedroom with king size bed and a cosy single one, both looking to the sea. Another spacious single bedroom and the bathroom are located to the rear. Bathroom with toilet, hand basin and a bath with shower. Heating is by electricity.
1x Double Room (second floor with King size bed)
2x Single Bedrooms (second floor)
1x Bathroom (second floor)
1x Living Room (with open fire)
1x Kitchen/Dining Room
Children welcome. Sorry, no pets. Private parking. Free Wi-Fi.
Smoking outside only.
£290 to £510 per week.
Bed linen, towels, electricity and heating included.
Booking period is from Saturday to Saturday. Arrival should not be before 4.00 p.m. and departure not after 11.00 a.m.
An initial deposit of 10% is required upon confirmation of your booking with the balance paid in full at least eight weeks before your booked week.
Open all year round.
Arriving on Skye you will come to Broadford. Stay on A 87 till Sligachan, then take A 863 to Dunvegan. From Dunvegan follow B 884 to Glendale. Once you have passed Colbost take the junction (right) to Husabost/Borreraig. About three miles ahead you will see the MacCrimmon Cairn on hilltop to your right and soon cross a wee burn. The Old Schoolhouse is then to your left.
Richrather Weg 107
Tel +44 (0) 1470 511778