Exterior | The Old School House, Lonbain, by Applecross
Exterior | The Old School House, Lonbain, by Applecross
School conversion
Lonbain, by Applecross

The Old School House

License or Registration number: FSCASE550851641
  • Sleeps up to 5
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Up to 1 pet allowed
Car parking on site
Coast within 1 mile


out of 5

Relax and unwind in this former School House which has been tastefully extended and renovated in 2022. The property offers accommodation for up to five guests. Secluded, yet within a wonderful location to explore.
This gorgeous cottage, within its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views from most rooms towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, the house was originally converted in the 1980s, whilst retaining interesting original features and has been extended and renovated in 2022. Formerly classrooms, the part-panelled living room and well-equipped modern kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the sitting room, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife.
Sandy beaches are to be found at Sand Beach (3 miles) and Applecross Bay (7 miles); the village of Applecross itself is home to a couple of great restaurants, including a multi-award winning restaurant serving fresh seafood dishes, as well as a Post Office/local store. The sheltered, fertile coast around the village is idyllic, you can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore.
Several National Trust for Scotland properties make for good days out, including Strome Castle, and the Countryside Centre at Torridon (open May to September), the latter providing an insight into local flora, fauna and geology. From Torridon village, a scenic drive takes in the shoreline before winding past cliffs and gorges up to Diabaig, whilst 8 miles to the north, Lake Maree is dotted with Caledonian pine clad islands and lies as a scenic gem. The surrounding area also offers some of Scotland’s best deer-sighting country. This property is in an excellent location for outdoor pursuits including hill-walking, climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding and cycling. Fishing and golf are also both within driving distance. Shop 9 miles. Beach 3 miles.
1 step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: Freeview TV, DVD Player, Multi-Fuel Burner, Electric Oven, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washer Dryer
Living room 2: Freeview TV, DVD Player, Bluray Player, Multi-Fuel Burner, Selection Of DVD’S Books And Games
Shower Room: Walk-In Shower, Toilet
First Floor:
Living room: Freeview TV, DVD Player, Bluray Player, Multi-Fuel Burner
Bedroom 1: Kingsize (5ft) Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bedroom 3: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Bathroom: Corner Bath, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for multi-fuel burner included. Telephone. Large, enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.
EPC Rating = F


    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2021


Coastal Within 1 Mile
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Detached Property
Highchair Available
Open Fire or Woodburner
Parking - On Site
Pets Allowed
Unique Cottages
Walk In Shower or Bath
Washing Machine
Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please