The Old School, Easdale Island, Oban, PA34 4TB

Price Guide £199,500.00
  • Charming Traditional Detached Cottage
  • Desirable Island Location with Stunning Sea Views
  • Former School House
  • Open-Plan Lounge, Kitchen & Dining Area
  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • Modern Shower Room with Underfloor Heating
  • Cloakroom
  • Mixed Glazing
  • Electric Heating & Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Spacious Garden Grounds
  • Stone Outbuilding
  • EPC Rating: F 33

Property Description


Peacefully situated on the desirable, rural island of Easdale, the subjects of sale form a charming, traditional detached cottage set in private grounds, with views to the surrounding sea and countryside. Whilst some upgrading and modernisation would be advantageous, The Old School is mainly double glazed and benefits from electric heating, an impressive multi-fuel stove and underfloor heating in the shower room. Due to the size and location, the property would be ideally suited as a permanent island home, idyllic holiday retreat or as an exciting opportunity for the buoyant holiday rental market.

Reached by a short crossing via passenger ferry from Ellenabeich, Easdale is an island of undisturbed natural beauty with no cars, roads or street lights where wheelbarrows provide the official mode of transport for goods arriving off the ferry. A popular tourist destination, Easdale was originally an industrious slate quarry with purpose-built cottages for the workers, many of which have since been restored and now provide a tranquil lifestyle and lovely holiday retreat. Facilities on the island include a small bar and restaurant, a museum, a gallery and an award-winning village hall which hosts varied activities throughout the year. In addition, the increasingly famous ‘World Stone Skimming Championships’ are held on the island every September.


Entrance Porch 2.2 x 1.3 (about 7’3 x 4’3)

With wooden and single glazed entrance door. Windows to front and rear. Tiled flooring. Hatch to loft. Door to open-plan living area. 

Open-Plan Lounge, Kitchen and Dining Area 8.3 x 5.9 (about 27’3 x 19’3)

With stairs to upper level. Two windows to front, two to rear and two to side. Feature Aarrow Fires multi-fuel stove set on tiled hearth with wooden overmantle. Fitted shelving. Fitted with wood effect kitchen units, offset with wood effect work surfaces. Stainless steel one-and-a-half bowl sink unit. Tiled splashback. Tiled counter top. Plumbing for washing machine. Stain-glass feature wooden door to shower room. Wooden and tiled flooring. 

Shower Room 2.8 x 2.3 (about 9’3 x 7’6)

With two single glazed windows to side and window to side. Fitted with modern white suite of WC, wash hand basin set in vanity unit and corner shower with mains shower. Fully wet-walling. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating.

Upper Level


With wooden open-tread staircase. Hatch to loft. Doors to bedrooms and cloakroom.

Bedroom 4.7 x 4.1 (about 15’6 x 13’6)

L-shaped, with Velux windows to front and rear. Built-in wardrobes and cupboards with louvre doors.

Cloakroom 1.3 x 1.1 (about 4’3 x 3’6)

Fitted with white suite of WC and wash hand basin, Fitted shelf. 

Bedroom 4.6 x 2.8 (about 15’0 x 9’3)

With Velux windows to front and rear. Two steps up to office area, with fitted shelving.


The property benefits from generous, enclosed garden grounds. Laid in the main to lawn and bound by a dry stone wall, the grounds feature slate pathways, mature trees, shrubs, bushes, seasonal planting and a stone outbuilding with wooden extension. A clematis-covered pergola leads to a further lawned garden area with slate-built storage shed.

A nice documentary with regards to living on Easdale Island below.

Travel Directions

From Oban, proceed south on the A816 towards Lochgilphead. After 8 miles turn right onto the B844, (following signs for Easdale), crossing over Clachan Bridge, the famous Bridge over the Atlantic, onto Seil Island. Four miles further on, at the end of a single track road and right by the sea, lies the conservation village of Ellenabeich. Proceed through the village until reaching the pier. The passenger ferry runs half-hourly throughout the day to the island of Easdale. Once on the island, turn right directly after the ferry waiting room and then immediately left. Walk along the lane and turn left at the walled garden, the entrance gate to the property is on the left.