Bridgend holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking, TV and rural retreat

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

A luxury 5* two bedroom cottage centrally located in Bridgend on the beautiful Isle of Islay.

HISTORY

The Dining Hall forms part of a stone built Islay heritage building, An Seann Sgoil ("the old school "in Gaelic) which served the community for over 120 years as Newton Primary School.

Extensive renovation and conversion of the old school building and grounds was completed in 2017 and it now offers a unique collection of luxury 1 and 2 bedroom holiday cottages, ideal for couples and small family groups. Three of the cottages have a 5* Scottish Tourist Board quality assurance award and one is awarded 4* - all of the accommodation has been finished to the same high standard.

INTERIOR

The warm, comfortable and stylish interior is individually furnished with elements of the original building and has underfloor heating throughout. There are panoramic views to enjoy through the large “school” windows and it is equipped with HD Smart TV, free WiFi and a wireless bluetooth HiFi system, as well as a collection of books and games for those occasional lazy days.

The lounge, dining area and kitchen are open plan and fully equipped with a dishwasher, built in oven and microwave, induction hob, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There are two double bedrooms, both with super king size beds which can also be made into twin single beds. The ground floor bedroom has a tall vaulted ceiling, a grand stone mullioned window with wide ranging views of the countryside and a private shower room with stunning contemporary fittings. The spacious first floor bedroom has a separate sitting area and a stylish ensuite bath and shower room. A good night’s sleep is guaranteed with 2000 pocket sprung mattresses, luxurious Christy’s 100% cotton bedlinen and high quality anti allergenic pillows and duvets.

OUTSIDE

The Dining Hall at An Seann Sgoil is very privately situated with its own external entrance.

Outside there are breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside, with the Paps of Jura in the distance. The well maintained communal gardens include a sizeable lawn, ideal for games, and a large decked seating and al fresco dining area with a wood fired pizza oven and stone built BBQ for guests to enjoy.

There is plenty of off street parking on site, a bike shed and 3 bicycles available for guest use.

THE OTHER COTTAGES

The Dining Hall is one of four cottages at An Seann Sgoil, all of which can be rented together to cater exclusively for groups of up to 10 people. It is ideal for large parties wishing to stay in accommodation with separate facilities.

The Classroom at An Seann Sgoil

A classy 5* one bedroom cottage on two levels with stunning views over the garden and beyond.

The Staff Room at An Seann Sgoil

Bright and airy 4* ground floor one bedroom cottage with sliding doors from both the lounge and bedroom onto a large private decked terrace with superb views. Wheelchair accessible throughout with large ensuite shower room.

The Music Room at An Seann Sgoil

A spacious 5* one bedroom cottage with galleried bedroom, dramatic double height lounge and wood burning stove.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Margaret R.
Calendar updated:
09 Jul 2024

Years listed:
6

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Jan 2018. Located in Islay, it has 10 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2119 to £2519.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 09 Jul 2024.
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Fabulous
Oct 2020

Perfect base for exploring the island and fabulous, high quality accommodation, with everything you could possibly want. Definitely recommend and would return.

Reviewed 23 Oct 2020

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WeeMacan
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

First Class Base for Isla Stay
Oct 2019

This property is conveniently located for access to the whole island. The accomodation is of the highest standard - beautifully designed to take advantage of, and respect, its heritage as a former sch… More 

Reviewed 7 Oct 2019

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Ines K

Sunny holidays on islay
May 2019

We had a perfect stay in your lovely house in a great location! The house is in a perfect location to visit all distilleries on islay. The house is really nice and equipped with all you need for your… More 

Reviewed 20 May 2019

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Owner's reply:
Thank you for your review Ines. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Thilo B

Super tolles Cottage
Jul 2018

Sehr schön und funktionell eingerichtetes Ferienhaus in sehr schöner Lage. Die Ausstattung ließ keine Wünsche offen, es war alles da was man braucht. Wir kommen gerne wieder. Die … More 

Reviewed 29 Jul 2018

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DTA2B

Absolute perfection!
Jul 2018

A surprise birthday weekend trip to Islay for my husband and the opportunity to finally visit all the Islay malt whisky distilleries and the icing on the cake was the wonderful Dining Hall at An Sean … More 

Reviewed 16 Jul 2018

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I edit my booking?

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