OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Detached House With Stunning Loch And Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House Nr. Glencoe, Scotland - Brilliantly Positioned For Exploring The Highlands And Islands Of Scotland

The Old Schoolhouse is located on the side of Loch Linnhe between Ballachulish and Kentallen.It has stunning views over the loch towards the mountains of Ardgour.There is a loch side cycle path across the road providing easy walking and cycling with great views.

The house is excellently positioned for travel in all directions-east to Glencoe and Glen Etive west to Ardnamurchan,south to Oban and north to Fort William,Glenfinnan and beyond.

The unique lounge was once a schoolroom.It's high ceiling and double,west facing windows make it spacious and bright.Storage heaters and a wood burning stove make it cosy year round.

The kitchen is fully equipped.The dishwasher and ample crockery make it easy to cater for family meals.A variety of cafés and restaurants nearby,some within walking distance,make eating out an easy option.

There are three bedrooms-double,twin and bunk

There are a variety of guide books and maps in the house to help you discover and enjoy the area.For quieter days there is a large is enclosed garden,TV,dvds,toys and games.

All in all a great base for exploring or relaxing in a fabulous area!

More Details

fiona mcdonald
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About fiona mcdonald

We live and work in Edinburgh but have always loved the Scottish Highlands. We spent so many weekends and holidays exploring the west we decided to make a permanent base there. The house had been empty for years when we bought it and it has been a labour of love(and despair sometimes) to renovate it. As we have children at school we cannot use the house as much as we used to. It now makes sense to let other people use it and discover what a fantastic area it is.

fiona mcdonald purchased this house in 2006

Why fiona mcdonald chose Kentallen

We chose this house for its location and stunning views.

We have holidayed in most parts of Scotland but nowhere else can beat the variety of scenery and activities we have on our doorstep.

The Munros in Glencoe, the views at Port Appin, fresh seafood on the pier at Oban,cycling off road from almost the end of the garden,walking to the local hotel for a beer on the sun deck or pier,ferry trips,castles,history,fabulous beaches a bit further afield....We really do have it all. When the sun shines there is no better place to be.

What makes this house unique

We use the property a lot ourselves so we know it is comfortable and well equipped.

We want everyone to love the house and area as much as we do so we have left lots of information,maps,books,guides etc to make sure you have a good holiday.

The house itself is unique.The former schoolroom-now the lounge -gives it a 'wow' factor especially when watching the ever changing loch views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of our best holidays. The cottage was fantastic. There were lots of great places to visit nearby. We loved the view and our sons loved the cycle path. It was even warm enough for our oldest son to try swimming in the loch.

-Jane McMillan

The house was very comfortable with fantastic views. It was great to sit in front of the stove in the evening with a glass of wine watching the sun set over the loch. We all loved our time there and intend to go back.

-Susan Conti
Jun 2013
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kentallen in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake
  • mountain
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedside cabinets and lights, Ipod dock Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside units and lights Bedroom 3 with bunk beds All rooms have wall mounted electric heaters and large built in cupboards with lots of storage space
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes on accommodation: Fun,characterful property in stunning location. Non smoking throughout. Outside: There is a large fully enclosed sunny garden giving views over the loch with parking for 3 cars. A small table and folding chairs for outdoor use are stored in the utility room. Utility Room: Washing machine, iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Small outdoor table and chairs Also provides storage/drying area for walking boots and golf clubs Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned weekly. Bed linen is provided.Towels can be provided for a small additional fee. Other: Free wi-fi,good selection of books, games, DVDs and toys.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(49 traveller reviews)

87% Complete
12% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Detached House With Stunning Loch And Mountain Views
average rating of 4.877551 based on 50 reviews

Incredible views and a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We were 5 young women on our first trip to Europe and our week in The Schoolhouse was arguably the best part of our trip! The location was under a 2 hour drive from Glasgow, yet surrounded by stunning Highland scenery. We loved the ever changing view overlooking the loch and the stunning drive through Glencoe never got old, even though we did it several times! Fiona was pleasant, helpful and easy to work with. We were thrilled to have a nice kitchen to cook our own meals after being on the road for a week, and the bathroom and bedrooms were tastefully decorated and very comfortable. We were close to amazing hiking in Glencoe, castle ruins a bit farther afield, and a reasonable drive to Oban for shopping and day tours to the islands. In short, we loved this place!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Absolutely fantastic the cottage had everything we needed and more.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in an ideal place the scenery was fantastic I would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Montreal, QC, Canada

Perfect place to explore Glencoe Region

  • 5 of 5

What a great start to our Scottish vacation! Fantastic view over the Loch, large house with loads of charm, super clean and comfy, all needed ameneties, a real gem. People at the Village where delightful, everywhere actually! Went to Isle of Skye, definitely worth the drive. Hike in Glencoe is beautifull too. Our boys loved to play on the pebble beach at low tide. We highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Simply wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay - the house had everything and we would highly recommend and return in the future. Fiona was very helpful and set up everything we needed for our 1 year old. Can't fault a thing!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful house with a stunning view

  • 5 of 5

The old schoolhouse has been a beautiful place for us to spend the holidays.

We found everything we needed to feel like home. Our kids loved it and we spend the evenings in front of the window to enjoy the beautiful view and the sunsets.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with everything you need, very comfortable, like being at home. Beautiful surroundings, lots of places of interest to visit. Loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Car: recommended


The loch foreshore is 2 minutes walk away.

Heading south there are small beaches at Cuil Bay and Port Appin,both around 20 minutes drive away. There are sandier stretches closer to and in Oban.

The Ardnamurchan Peninsula has a number of beautiful sandy beaches,especially Sanna Bay.

To the north Arisaig and Morar have a string of white sandy beaches and can be reached in approximately 90 minutes.


Both Glasgow and Inverness Airport are approximately 2 hours 15 minutes drive away.

Edinburgh Airport is approximately 2 hours 30 minutes drive away.

Car use is recommended.


Nearest bar/restaurant 0.5 miles;Nearest shop 3 miles

Glencoe Village 7 miles

Corran Ferry(to access Ardnamurchan Peninsula)8 miles

Fort William 17 miles

Glenfinnan 34 miles

Oban 27 miles

Further Details:

Some of the best hill walking in the UK at Glencoe, the Mamores and Ben Nevis.

Great mountain bike routes in the area, including Glenachulish, accessed from the cycle path opposite the house. Cycle path itself ideal for family outings.

Wildlife all around with the chance of seeing golden eagles, otters and herons.

Two hotels with swimming pools nearby. Larger public pools at Fort William and Oban.

Soft play, tennis, full sports centre and cinema also available in Oban.

Golf, segway, watersports centre all within 10 minutes drive. Indoor wall and ice climbing 30 minutes drive.

Scenic boat cruises down Lochs Linnhe and Sheil and ferries to Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Lismore and Mull nearby. Ferries to most Scottish Islands operate from Oban and Mallaig. Faster boat trips to Muck, Eigg and Rum from Arisaig.

History everywhere. Re-trace the route of the fugitive Jacobite Alan Breck in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped close to the house or visit Glenfinnan, where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard in 1745 to gather the clans. The Glencoe Museum has the haunting story of the Glencoe Massacre. Or follow the castle trail and see Castles Tioram, Stalker or Dunstaffnage.

The nearest bar/restaurant is a 20 minute walk away along a scenic loch side cyclepath. Tea and cakes, good lunches and dinners available at a number of excellent cafes, restaurants and bars within a 10-30 minute drive.

There is a well stocked small Co-op supermarket 3 miles away in Ballachulish and further larger supermarkets and more specialist shops (including outdoor shops) at both Fort William and Oban


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kentallen, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter Season
17 Feb 2018 - 24 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
25 Mar 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Apr 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
27 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
16 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
£100 non refundable deposit payable on booking. Balance payable in full 6 weeks before arrival date.Payment can be retained in full if booking cancelled within 6
weeks of arrival date.Travel insurance recommended.Refundable deposit of £100 payable when balance of holiday paid. This will be refunded in full unless damage is caused to the property or extra cleaning is required. In such circumstances the deposit will be refunded less the cost of repair/additional cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Bookings usually taken from Sunday to Sunday. Entry is from 4pm on day of arrival. Departure time is 11am. We will try to accommodate other requests.
Shorter breaks,of no less than 3 days,are sometimes available.Please email owner to check dates first.

Notes on prices:
Discount of 10% on second week if 2 weeks booked. Discount of 10% for return bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Ask Owner a Question