Welcome To The Old School House
Angus and Julie MacLeod
The Old School House
Tel : 01862 863011
Email : The Old School House
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Caravan and Motorhome Club
5 Outfits Only
A Caravan and Motorhome Club Certified Location
The Old School House campsite is situated within the 2 acre grounds of a beautifully restored Victorian school house situated mid-way between Tain and Invergordon. It sits in splendid isolation surrounded by fields with the forest as its backdrop. It is accessed directly from the famous A9 NC500 route and is conveniently just a few minutes' drive from the nearest pub, supermarket and town.
Two young Red Kites drop in for a visit from time to time and deer occasionally wander up to the adjacent field at night. In April/May the fields are full of baby lambs and in October/November migrating geese land on the adjacent fields. The site is a short drive from five sandy beaches and breath taking coastal and mountain scenery can be viewed within a short drive from the site.
The site is ideal for keen walkers with numerous coastal, forest, hill and nature walks close by suited to all abilities. The owners welcome well behaved dogs and have gone to great lengths to make sure that your pet has a great stay too. This includes a one acre fenced playground with toys and agility challenges as well as communal water bowls.
The location of the site is ideal for exploring the Scottish Highlands and Islands as well as having numerous local attractions close by such as five castles, numerous distilleries (the famous Glenmorangie distillery being just down the road) and miles of forest walks and tracks including bike trails. There are golf courses at Tain and Dornoch nearby. The Seaboard Peninsula starts from just across the road from the site and is a treasure trove of undiscovered historical gems, places of interest and local folklore.
Tain, just five minutes away, has much to offer the tourist, including a local events calendar, a museum and galleries and shops. It is well worth a visit and there is a good choice of places to eat out or buy a takeaway.
There are lots of amazing experiences to choose from – cruise boats at Loch Ness; a ride on the famous Steam Train at Fort William (just two hours away); the natural gorge at Evanton made famous for its inclusion in Harry Potter; the NC 500 route itself; winter sports in the Cairngorms just over an hour's drive away; dog sledging; whisky tours. There is just too much to list.
The site owners are continually developing the site. Five electric and individual water access points have recently been installed – one for each guest. An honesty shop is being developed on site providing local produce and essentials for guests. A hen coup and run is nearing completion and will soon house some feathered residents to delight the guests and provide fresh eggs for sale.
The site is particularly suitable for larger vans being easily accessed thorough wide gates straight off the A9 onto a site which is completely flat.
We offer: 5 pitches with consoles providing fresh water taps and electric hook-up as well as free WiFi at an all inclusive fee of £20.00 per van per night. Dogs come free of charge.
For more information and to access our on-line booking system please visit our website: www.theoldschoolhouse.uk
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- Suitable for Caravans Motorhomes and RVs
- Electrical hook up available
- Grass pitches
- Easy access
- Scenic views
- Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
- Information room
- Grey and brown waste disposal
- Enclosed play park for dog
- Luxury Apartment
- Supermarkets and fuel
- 10 minutes to nearest sandy beach or forest walks
- Very close to National Cycle Route
Open : 01 Mar 2021 - 31 Oct 202
Pitch Fee : £20 with electric hook up
This is a small well kept site. Lovely surroundings and friendly owners. There is traffic noise from the A9 but it drops off at night and didn't bother us during the day. Plenty to do in the area so worth staying more than 1 night.
Warm welcome at The Old School House
We stayed at the Old School House for one night on our way to the Orkney ferry. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and we'd recommend this CL. The site itself is lovely, plenty of space, flat pitches, and good facilities. You look out onto fields and woodland. Of particular interest to dog owners is a large fenced dog play area. The site is accessed directly from the main road, which is very convenient but means there is a bit of road noise. The pitches are far enough from the road that this didn't disturb us overnight.
From Inverness take the A9 north over the Kessock Bridge. Follow the A9 north on NC500 route. Alness is the last town on the LHS. Approx. 3 miles North of Alness pass over the Balnagown bridge at Kildary. Carry on up the A9 past Kens Garage on LHS (Peugeot Dealership) and then Shandwick Arms on RHS. Both are lit up at night. Continuing on the A9 you will pass a turning on LHS to Logie Hill, Logie Cemetary and Kildary Loch. You are within half a mile of the site which is accessed directly from the A9. Pass a blue parking sign on LHS and ignore next turning into farmyard. You will then see start of white railings on LHS and first Caravan and Motorhome Club sign. Slow down as turning on LHS in approx 200 metres. You have arrived. Carry on through the white gates which are kept shut to keep dogs safe. The pitches are on the LHS behind the wooden shed and opposite the main house.
If travelling from the North, continue on the A9 Tain bypass for four miles until you reach the Nigg roundabout. Take the second turning on the A9 towards Invergordon and Inverness. The campsite is approx. half a mile up this road which is very straight. You will see an electrical substation on LHS and first caravan and motorhome club sign on RHS. Turning is on RHS approximately 200 metres ahead. Go through the white gates which are shut to keep dogs safe. Pitches are on LHS behind the wooden shed.