View towards the property with pretty gardens
Lounge area
Lounge area
Twin bedroom with en-suite
Downstairs twin bedroom
Gallery room with seating and day bed
Sun room with garden views
Garden area with sun room
Views nearby
1 / 10  View towards the property with pretty gardens
2 / 10  Lounge area
3 / 10  Lounge area
4 / 10  Kitchen/diner
5 / 10  Twin bedroom with en-suite
6 / 10  Downstairs twin bedroom
7 / 10  Gallery room with seating and day bed
8 / 10  Sun room with garden views
9 / 10  Garden area with sun room
10 / 10  Views nearby

Tomnavoulin The Old School,

The Cairngorms, The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A wonderful converted schoolhouse nestling in the Cairngorms National Park
  • A comfortable and secluded holiday home in stunning surroundings
  • Visit the historic castles of Balmoral, Balvenie, Ballindalloch and Corgarff
  • Just an hour’s drive from the Moray Firth coast with sandy beaches to spot the blue-nose dolphins
  • Situated in the heart of the picturesque Glenlivet Estate with many whisky distilleries to tour within the area
  • Ideal for breathtaking walks, bike rides, fishing and pony trekking or just relaxing in theses peaceful surrounding
Property code: TOMNA

Set in the stunning surroundings of the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, this stylishly converted property is the perfect destination for a tranquil, relaxing holiday.

This beautiful property is ideally situated on the edge of the charming hamlet of Tomnavoulin in the heart of the beautiful Glenlivet Estate. This is an ideal base for walking, cycling, pony trekking and fishing, or you can relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery and wildlife to be found in the glorious Cairngorms National Park. There are numerous great visitor attractions within an hour’s drive of Tomnavoulin, including the famous Malt Whisky Trail, the Highland Wildlife Park, Loch Garten, the beautiful Moray Firth coast with its mixture of cliffs and magnificent sandy beaches, and historic castles such as Balmoral, Balvenie, Ballindalloch and Corgarff.

On entering this lovely property, which has been thoughtfully converted from an old school building, you will find yourself in the cosy and welcoming lounge. Complete with comfy seating, TV, DVD, video and a piano, this light and pleasant room is an ideal space to relax in at the end of a great day. Exploring further, you will find the attractively designed kitchen/diner. There’s a charming dining area, and you will find the kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave. Also on the ground floor is the bright and spacious sun room, which has an additional dining area, and from where you can sit and enjoy the views of the beautiful garden. You will also find a large and comfortable twin bedroom on the ground floor. There is also a shower room complete with WC. Heading upstairs, you will find a charming gallery room which overlooks the lounge and has a seating area, desk and day bed. You will also find a spacious and comfortable twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom complete with bath and WC.

Stepping outside, you can unwind and relax in the beautiful ornamental garden with pond and garden furniture. There is ample parking beside the property.

  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Lounge with TV, DVD, games and piano
  • Gallery room with day bed, seating area and desk
  • Sun room with seating area
  • Shower room with WC 1 en-suite bathroom with bath and WC
  • Ornamental garden with pond (small children should be supervised) and garden furniture
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Storage for bikes
  • Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Regret no pets
  • Grocery home delivery service available
  • Sandy beaches 30 miles, shop 6 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Arrival: 4pm

This property joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ross, 25th August 2018

The Old School provided us with a great base for our holiday in Scotland. Jim and Mary were brilliant hosts and so helpful with ideas for activities for our children as well as days out further afield. The house itself has been lovingly converted into a spacious, luxury home, with all the equipment, books games and entertainment you would ever needRead more. The garden is wonderful, with all its different areas and is a real credit to the owners. Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by David, 18th August 2018

Very comfortable place to stay. Friendly and accommodating hosts.

Reviewed by Tracy, 21st July 2018

The Schoolhouse is a beautiful holiday home that is well looked after by the owners. The owners communicated with us on numerous occasions prior to our holiday and also sent helpful directions. As the owners live on the grounds they were available 24 hours a day ( not that we needed them). The cottage is equipped with everything you require even doRead morewn to games and dvds. There are a few little walks close by and plenty of places to visit within driving distance. Hide

Reviewed by Anne, 14th July 2018

The Old School is a lovely large cottage just inside the Cairngorms National Park. Our hosts Mary and Jim were fantastic - friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything you could need, and everything worked. The garden was beautifully kept and we enjoyed both our small part as well as the owneRead morers' extensive garden. We highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine, 23rd June 2018

This was our third summer holiday running here, and this year we had outstandingly better weather - albeit with a few more midges than before, but nothing like as bad as the west side of the Highlands and not a problem. It is a lovely place with everything you need. One of the features my husband loves is the great collection of books. As I have saRead moreid before, the owners may live next door but it's a real bonus as they are always very respectful of privacy whilst being extremely helpful. Hide

Reviewed by Lyn, 9th June 2018

The old school house was very well presented and equipped, parking was not a problem for two vehicles. The gardens attached are extremely well tended with the outside seating areas well equipped with tables and chairs. The owners, who live next door, were very welcoming,friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Will, 2nd June 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Tomnavoulin Old School. The location is stunning, as are the house and gardens. Jim and Mary were outstanding hosts - they were lovely to our young children, helped us out when we got into pickles and they even have a comprehensive website, really helpful for planning your visit. Our every need was provided for, and tRead morehis was simply one of our best holidays ever. Hide

Reviewed by Thomas, 26th May 2018

Tomnavoulin Old School is a well-designed, beautifully crafted house set among well-tended gardens in a very quiet, peaceful village on the edge of Glenlivet Estate, just minutes from the Glenlivet distillery. The hosts are warm, gracious, and welcoming, with sage advice on attractions in the region and great stories about local history. We thorougRead morehly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Hide

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