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Joanna and Robert Johnstone, owners of The School View Cottage, would like to offer you a warm welcome to our self-contained apartment. We hope that you enjoy your stay.
The School View Cottage was built in 1890 and re-furbished and extended out to the back in 2007. The present layout consists of the main house at the front and three self-contained apartments which have interlocking doors which separate the apartments with the option to open up the whole house as one.
You are staying in the middle of the three apartments, known as apartment two. There is an interlocking door to apartment one at the back of the kitchen and an interlocking door to apartment three from the main apartment room. These doors will remain locked during your stay for your security and privacy.
The garden grounds extend to two acres and you are free to use the grounds for your recreation and leisure. There are some resident birds of prey and we get the occasional visit from deer in the field behind us. In Spring time the surrounding fields are bustling with baby lambs. The tree line behind the house marks the start of the Morangie Forest with its wonderful walks and cycling trails. Our closest neighbours are nearly half a mile away.
You can be walking on our wonderful beaches after a short car journey. We have fishing and golf courses nearby, riding, bike trails, museums, distilleries and of course we are ideally placed for day trips to Skye, Inverness, John O’Groats and the NC 500. Loch Ness and the Steam Train at Fort William are an easy drive.
"Here is where you will be able to help your visitors or guests before they even begin their trip, giving them a heads up on things they will need to know before they arrive, or maybe items you think will be beneficial for them to bring."
The latest time they can check in?
What correspondence you will need when arriving?
Best way to get here?
Best place to park at the property?
"You may be Self-catering"
Best place to get shopping?
Where to pick up the key?
What is provided?
Milk, sugar, tea, coffee
Champagne / Chocolates on arrival
Bike, Ski, hire?
Best place for Car Hire?
"What you recommend"
Must bring your hiking boots
You should bring your swimwear
Outdoor clothing is a must
Bring your bike! The mountain bike trails are amazing here
Mobile phone reception is poor due to thickness of the walls and cladding. A signal can be gained outside of the property.
Linen and Towels:
We have left additional towels to cover the week. If you require further towels or linen please contact us and we will leave it outside your front door. Any used towels or linen can be left outside in the washing bag for collection.
Tied bin bags can be left outside the apartment for collection by the owners and replacement bags have been left in the property. Please place dog waste bagged up outside the property for collection and not in the inside bins.
Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions we are unable to offer facilities for washing clothes. Feel free to use the washing line outside for damp or wet clothes or use the over heater airer provided.
The property has been cleaned by a professionally trained COVID cleaner using anti-viral cleaning products and sprays. Following guidelines we have unfortunately had to remove some of the soft furnishings we would normally provide and for example we are not able to provide a hair dryer.
Use of the grounds:
Please feel free to make use of the extensive garden grounds around the property.
Health and Safety:
We have provided a First Aid kit, Fire Blanket and Fire Extinguisher for your health and safety. There is a working smoke detector in the kitchen. In the event of a fire, please make your way to the front entrance of the property.
Tain (4 miles away) is the central pick up point for bus services going North, South and West. Some of the services can also be boarded from pick up stops situated half a mile North at Nigg Roundabout or a mile South at Kildary. The area is well serviced with buses which run between Tain and Inverness stopping at Invergordon and Alness. Also there are regular bus services to Lairg, Golspie, Brora and locally around the Seaboard Villages: 62 - Tain - Lairg – Stagecoach Highlands.
Taking the train makes for a delightful day out and a wonderful way to experience the dramatic landscape with a scenic coastal and loch journey along the North Coast or to Inverness, the Highland capital. The best place to board the train is in Tain (4 miles and 10 minutes drive). There is ample and free parking outside the station platform. The station itself has been turned into a restaurant and provides a lovely setting for a meal or refreshments before boarding.
Details of routes, times and how to book tickets can be found at: Tain Station | ScotRail.