Gigha is a secluded island retreat in Scotland less than 30 minutes ferry journey from the mainland.
Its silver coral sand gives the beaches a tropical quality as a blanket of peace lands on you melting away all the frosty dark cares of the outside world. Subtropical plants are dotted around the island with a formal garden at Achamore.
It still has a quality of being unspoiled and could fool you into believing that you have been transported back in time away from the maddening world of today.
There are a number of self catering properties on Gigha, but the hotel has three very new abodes called The Steadings.
We stayed in The Byre. Sleeps six. It is minimalist in its design and offers every standard convenience and a low maintenance interior.
The road to The Steadings is not tarmacked but this gives a hightend sense of having trully escaped from the motorway of life. There is a fork in the road to The Steadings, if you walk down it and then across a couple of hills to the right you find yourself looking down on a very secluded white sandy cove. It takes about 8 - 10 minutes from where we were staying. A great place to enjoy a relaxing sunny afternoon.
A golden eagle gave The Steadings a fly past on at least four occasions.
The staff at the hotel were very helpful, welcoming and friendly. They did everything to to ensure a comfortable enjoyable stay, including a welcome hamper when we arrived.
On our last full day, a helicopter landed at the hotel, its occupant stopping for lunch.
We were blessed with beautiful weather every day.
A beautiful escape, that I look forward to repeating.
Their website; http://www.gighaselfcatering.co.uk/steadings.asp
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small friendly hotel on small, quiet Scottish island 3 miles off the west coast on the Kintyre peninsula. 20 minute crossing from mainland on regular Calmac ferry. Locally sourced produce used in our kitchen, also local products sold within the hotel. Just 2.5 hours from Glasgow. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gigha Hotel Isle Of Gigha, Scotland