Vatersay Old School
Vatersay Old School
5* Self Catering Property
Open Year Round From April 2020
In line with local government guidelines on self-catering properties,
to help keep you safe during your stay with us
we would like you to know that the
Schoolhouse is sanitised before and after each holiday let,
this is done using our fogging machine.
The converted old School is in a spectacular south facing front location overlooking Vatersay Bay and its beautiful white sandy beach. This spacious home with three en-suite bedrooms sleeps 6 adults and 2 children. The house is furnished and equipped to a very high standard and is available year round for self-catering. Shopping is a five-mile drive across the causeway (where you drive across the Atlantic) to the main village of Castlebay on the Isle of Barra.
Great walks, can be enjoyed along with, bird and seal watching, shell collecting and yes, swimming or just sunning yourself on the beach, right outside your front door. As you step outside you can find an abundance of wild life eg: basking sharks, otters, eagles etc.
Vatersay School opened in 2001, and in that year became the first 5* property in the Outer Hebrides.
We are committed to maintaining our 5* standard.
Please use the Booking Form found in Availability / Calendar page for possible bookings, by selecting your preferred Saturday arrival date and complete forms as requested.
Ground Floor Plan
Fisrt Floor Plan
Terms And Conditions
Conditions of Let
1 / NON SMOKERS ONLY
2 / Terms are quoted on a weekly basis and the maximum period of let is three weeks. The accommodation is let for holiday purposes only and may not be sub-let, nor may it be occupied overnight by persons other than those comprising the party referred to in the Enquiry Form.
3 / Day or Dinner guests no greater than 4 are allowed, however this should not be on a regular basis during the let.
4 / A firm booking will be made on receipt of the initial deposit. Written or e-mailed confirmation of the booking will be sent to you along with a statement showing the balance due. Payment of balance shall be made no later than 60 days before commencement of the let, failing which the booking will be deemed to be cancelled and condition 5 will apply. The period of let starts at 4.00pm on the first day and ends at 10.00am on the last day of the dates confirmed.
5 / All booking alterations after confirmation of booking will be charged at £10 per alteration. Alterations cannot be accepted within 60 days before the beginning of the let.
6 / In the event of a cancellation within the 60 days, every effort will be made to re-let the house. If it is re-let, the pre-payment will be refunded less an administration fee of 25% of payment. For your own peace of mind, we recommend that you take out travel insurance to indemnify you for any unforeseen circumstances.
7 / Your booking is accepted subject to the understanding that although occupation is to be given to you for the full period of the let, if this should become impossible due to circumstances beyond the control of the proprietors, you shall be entitled to a refund of no more than amounts paid by you for the let.
8 / If any difficulty or shortcomings are experienced on arrival at the house, please notify the owner or their representative at once and certainly within 24 hours.
9 / No responsibility will be accepted by the proprietors, their agents whomsoever for any accident or damages to property or losses or thefts thereof occurring on the premises or any accident or injury to persons not caused through the fault of the proprietors or their foresaids.
10 / The proprietors or their agents whomsoever reserve the right to enter the house at any reasonable time.
11 / Keeping of animals is strictly prohibited.
12 / The proprietors reserve the right to refuse admission to persons, and require persons to leave who are in breach of these conditions and will include persons who nuisance or damage premises or conduct themselves in an offensive manner.
13 / At the end of the period of let, you and your party shall vacate the house and shall leave everything in a clean and tidy condition and report any breakages, damages or losses. Refund of Breakages deposit will be paid within 14 days.
14 / You will indemnify the proprietors or their agent against loss or damage or injury sustained to property or persons as a result of any breach of the conditions by or arising through the fault of you or a member of your party.
15 / The contract effected on receipt of confirmation of booking in terms of section 2(i)(bbb) of the Rent(Scotland)Act 1971 as amended by section2(1) of the Rent Act 1974 is excluded from the definition of protected tenancy.
16 / The contract of lease is between you and the owner of the property for which the booking is made, and incorporates all the conditions set out above. The contract is not effective until we forward you written or e-mailed confirmation of the booking.