Tigharry Schoolhouse is situated on North Uist, one of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, west of Scotland. This 19th century building is surrounded by fields, pastures and meadows, and once served as the local school to the village of Tigharry. Renovated and converted into a holiday home, the old schoolhouse now offers families and groups modern accommodation amidst this remote, wild landscape.
In the school’s former classroom and dining hall you will find double-height living areas: the living room with a sitting area, fireplace and piano, and the kitchen with a table for ten, a large bookcase along one wall and another fireplace. In the cottage adjacent to the schoolhouse, in which the schoolmaster used to live, there are four bedrooms for eight to ten people and bathrooms.
Polished concrete floors give the living rooms a modern touch while glass walls lend them a loft-like flair. White timber panels and plank floors add a country-house atmosphere and accessories such as maps and globes recall its old school days. The interior is an exciting mix of vintage furniture, Scandinavian mid-century design and modern furniture pieces. The building is surrounded by a large garden bordered by a stone wall. The beach can be reached on foot in ten minutes via the fields behind the house.
What to do
Beaches, hiking, fishing in Loch Eubhal (opposite the house), kayaking, surfing, cycling, wildlife and bird watching, boat trips to Monach Islands and St Kilda, golf, stargazing. Guided hikes, boat trips and other activities can be organised on request. Antique piano and acoustic guitar available.
Why we like this house
A house with plenty of atmosphere in the midst of a dramatic landscape: perfect for retreats with family or friends.
This house is great for
Large families and groups.
|Region/Town||UK – United Kingdom, Scotland, Isle of North Uist, Tigharry|
|Scenery||surrounded by meadows, pastures and fields|
|Number of guests||max. 10 people in 4 bedrooms|
|Design||Studio Hebrides Architecture, Locheport|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Barrier-free, Beach, Family, Garden, Hiking, Island, Music, Pet-friendly, Sea|
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