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Eilean Shona House and Cottages

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Xavier M wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Ultimate retreat for peace and nature. An amazing place to just be with nature and away from it all. Lots of hiking, trips to the beach, swimming, wildlife spotting, cooking and open fires. An amazing place and I am sure we will go back. The cottage is basic but has everything and is comfortable. We stayed a week but could have easily stayed a month!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Peter H wrote a review Oct 2020
Reeth, United Kingdom34 contributions10 helpful votes
Sarah, Jonty, guys and girls treated us like royalty. Nothing too much trouble. Cottage clean and if a little rudimentary comfortable to stay in for the week. The beauty is that there's no TV, WiFi or mobile coverage, well, almost none. Mobile weak if you walk around and intermittent WiFi in the 'Village Hall'. So stoke up the stove. add a glass, (or two), of wine and sit back to wait for the Pine Martens to come for their supper.
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Sue S wrote a review Oct 2020
Headley, United Kingdom17 contributions7 helpful votes
From the moment we met Jonty and Sarah on the jetty at Dorlin Pier, we knew we were on for a great adventure. For a week, we followed the trails, enjoyed the peace and quiet and the stunning countryside. It's the sort of place you can totally forget the troubles of the world and switch off. Our cottage was toasty, and well equipped, and we even managed a bracing swim at the beautiful Shoe Bay, picnic and bottle of wine to hand. This is a place for stout boots, waterproofs and a sense of adventure. We were very happy, and the island did not disappoint. Don't expect wifi - which is actually a great bonus at the moment. We will be back in the Spring so see the island flora and fauna in a different season. And I will never forget the eerie sound of the stags in the rutting season echoing across the island and from the mainland. My camera is full of the best photos I've ever taken . Thank you to all those who made our stay so special!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Eilean Shona, General Manager at Eilean Shona House and Cottages
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Dear Sue many thanks for your wonderful comments and great to hear that you took advantage of all the walks, views, tranquility and all the other sights and sounds the island has to offer...even down to the stags who at last seem to be sated! We look forward to welcoming on to the island again next spring and thanks again for being such wonderful guests. The Eilean Shona Team
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Birgit W wrote a review Oct 2020
Dundee, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great remote setting - deer on the doorstep so in October you can witness the rut up close. Despite being late in the season saw a good range of birds and found some Otter scat if not the otters themselves. Old school house is a spacious, light and unique property. Heating, hot water and gaslighting worked well making it very comfortable though off grid. Didn’t miss the absent phone/internet connectivity one bit. Lovely boat trip to shoe bay on a surprisingly sunny day and lots of walks around the island providing different views round every corner. Sarah & Jonny have just taken over the manager role but they and their team couldn’t be more cheerful, helpful and keen to get it right for every visitor. Be prepared though - Old School House is ~2miles along the North Shore Track which is fairly rocky in sections and the other walks are also proper scrambles not walks in the park. And after a few rainy days some can get very boggy in places. Shoe Bay beach is gorgeous with views of the small isles but requires a hop from the boat into knee high water. So if you want to get all the island has to offer, come prepared and with reasonable agility.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Eilean Shona, General Manager at Eilean Shona House and Cottages
Responded 21 Oct 2020
Dear Birgit it was wonderful to welcome you both on to Eilean Shona. Shoe Bay is always spectacular but on a sunny day and with a low tide is even more amazing (and a piggy back to dry land a service we were happy to provide!) ...and the seals for company! It's true that the walks can be challenging but the rewards are plentiful from the views to the wildlife. We do hope you come back to see us... The Eilean Shona Team
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Christopher S wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a fantastic week in the Old Schoolhouse. Jonty, Sarah and team were delightful and the island is very special indeed and quite stunningly beautiful. Lots of amazing walks, wonderful views from the peak, swimming, canoeing etc. The Old Schoolhouse is beautifully done up and very comfortable. And the other cottages look great too. A really special place and we have booked to return next year.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Eilean Shona, Owner at Eilean Shona House and Cottages
Responded 1 Oct 2020
Great to hear you had such a good time on Eilean Shona and that you took advantage of all that's on offer here. The ever changing weather, views activities and wildlife coupled with living on an island make it a unique destination. We really enjoyed having you all here and look forward to welcoming you back next year and every year after! The Eilean Shona team.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eilean Shona House and Cottages
Is parking available at Eilean Shona House and Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Eilean Shona House and Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.