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Island View is situated in Craighouse approximately one mile from the island's shop and hotel. It is located 100ft from the shore and boasts stunning views across to Small Isles Bay. The house has undergone a complete refurbishment in recent years with separate shower room and bathroom. There are three bedrooms - one kingsize, one twin and one bunk bedroom.
The property is suitable for 6. Bed linen and hand towels (only) are provided.
It is the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful and idyllic island.
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This property is in an epic location. The owner Annie could not do enough for us. The property is super clean and very very homely. plenty of space for a small or large family, superfast broadband to if you need it! a short walk into town, this is the ideal spacious cottage and I will be returning again here in 2024. many thanks Annie for making our trip to Jura very special indeed. Stew Hale
Visited August 2023
Written 14 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you Stewart for this review. It is greatly appreciated. I'm glad that the wet weather which you endured didn't deter you from returning. I look forward to welcoming you back to Island View in the near future and will hope for better weather so that you can experience Jura at its best!
Written 15 August 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Lovely relaxing stay at a gorgeous house by the beach
We (2 adults and a 5 year old)recently spent a week at Island View and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It's such a lovely little house with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and a lovely lounge with an open fire and a view of the sea...this was ideal for some evening otter spotting!
The house is decorated mainly in a rustic seaside theme and I noticed something different everytime I walked into a room. Lots of lovely pictures and trinkets and blue pottery! You can tell that this property is well loved and the owners spend a lot of time here.
Bedrooms are all lovely and beds are comfortable. TVs in 2 of the rooms (for watching DVDs) and the one in the lounge has various packages.
The beach is so lovely and I enjoyed a couple of swims from here. It was so lovely to have a beach so close to the cottage (just across the small road...which is actually the main road on the island but is never busy) it was lovely to have a garden which was ideal for our little girl to play in, our dog to run about in and wetsuit drying!
It's in a great location as it is a short drive or a walk up the road to the shop (the only one on Jura) and the Antlers which is a cafe/restaurant/takeaway. We had a lovely evening meal here (do contact to book as they don't stay open every night unless they have bookings) and gorgeous kebab and chips for takeaway on the Friday. They have lots of local crafts on sale here and the staff are very friendly. They also do ice creams and milkshakes. The Jura hotel is close by which has a bar(we didn't visit) and the distillery.
We had mixed weather but made the most of it and did some lovely hikes on the island and lots of wildlife spotting!! Lots of seals bask on rocks a little further up the road.
All in all a very relaxing and comfortable stay, an ideal base after our daytime adventures. Would recommend and we hope to return in the future.
Also the communication from the owner, Annie was excellent. She was keen for us to make the best out of our stay and was very friendly.
Visited April 2023
Written 16 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you so much for this review which I have just today found whilst at Island View! We have come up to replace items and freshen up some of the paint work. I was going to contact you by email to give you a special thank you for the immaculate condition in which you left the house. It is greatly appreciated. I'm so glad that you were able to fully enjoy being here. I will pass on your kind words to the Antlers too.
Thank you again - it was a lovely surprise to have spotted the review this morning. I look forward to welcoming you back here. Annie
Written 2 May 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Derby, United Kingdom5 contributions
Perfectly Relaxing Week Stay
Just a short 15 min stroll from Craighouse you’ll find the charming, comfortable and very welcoming Island View. Situated directly across the very quiet road from a sandy beach the cottage boats 3 bedrooms (king, twin & bunk beds) and 2 bathrooms, perfect for a family getaway.
The kitchen is well equipped and contained everything needed for self catering whilst the living room provided very comfortable sofas, TV and a log burner for a relaxing evening. Whilst we didn’t need to use the burner I would imagine this would be a great addition for the colder nights.
There is also very fast wifi which is great if you want to stream any film in an evening.
We were blessed with amazing weather for our week stay which meant we could spend the late afternoon/early evening relaxing on the beach with a nice drink after the day exploring the island.
Seals and otters can be seen in the waters close to the shore, Sea Eagles and Golden Eagles (amongst other birds) soaring overhead and not forgetting the famous Red Deer of Jura that you’ll no doubt see all over the island.
As you would expect on an island the size of Jura, eating out and shopping facilities are rather limited but the Jura Hotel & Bar (evenings only at present) and Antlers Bistro/Cafe (during the day and a couple of evenings) provide excellent food. The Antlers is also a takeaway, perfect for their Chippy and/or Kebab nights.
The local Community shop is well stocked with plenty of food & drink for cooking your own meals.
Despite being an Island with only 200 residents, there are enough to run whisky, gin and rum distilleries. All 3 are well recommended to visit - I can vouch for that!!
The Photography Gallery and Craft/Gift shop are also well worth a visit.
Thanks to Annie for an amazing week at Island View, next time we visit Jura we know where we’ll be staying.
Visited August 2022
Written 15 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you, Oliver for taking the time to write this fabulous review! Thank you also for the photograph which you emailed. I'm really pleased that you had some decent weather whilst at Island View - it always helps seeing Jura at its best. So glad that you enjoyed your stay after a long wait to get there. I hope that you will soon return and look forward to welcoming you back to Island View.
Written 17 September 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Blantyre, United Kingdom4 contributions
When we booked thought we were on Islay, but actually on Jura, You need a car unless u like walking a lot. Or cycling. Wee ferry runs between islay & Jura, which comes in at felon jetty & its a 8 miles drive to Craighouse. Which has 1 hotel with bar, Jura distillery & shop, village shop & Hall the Anterlers cafe which has great home made food.
Would visit islay again but not Jura.
Visited September 2021
Written 30 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
This is a first and I don't quite know how to respond!!! I can't actually verify you as having been a guest at Island View in the month of September. The name which you have used doesn't correlate to any of the guest names. As far as I know the guests who stayed in that month specifically chose to be on Jura and were aware that the house is situated there.
Thanks anyway - the info may well be helpful to other future guests!
Written 12 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This is the second time that I have visited this property and nothing's changed - it's still perfect!!!
The first time was a few years ago with 4 girls(women), that review is already on here, so im not going to repeat myself about that.
This visit was with 3 other guys, all budding amateur Archaeologists who wanted to relax, where there was an unrelatvaly unspoilt island, with stunning views and wildlife. The island did not let us down, however the review is not about the island, but the accommodation.
The cottage, while still retaining its charming atmosphere had been pleasantly refreshed, with the odd few things replaced or renewed here and there. With 4 guys living there this time it was a totally different experience than the last visit. We made more use of facilities like the "slow cooker" than the oven, (easy to cook while we were out). Everything is still provided at the cottage especially in the kitchen, to much for us guys - slow cooker, toaster and kettle was all we needed. There are plenty of plates, cutlery and cups in the kitchen, an absolute godsend when nobody wanted to wash up.
This accommodation suits any type of visitors, gang of girls, gang of boys or a family, its suitable for all. I highly recommend staying here and "I'll be back".
Visited September 2021
Written 6 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello there! Thank you for this review. It's always good to hear from our returners especially if the upgrades or changes have been noted. It is a constant work in progress with repairs and improvements so it is very appreciated when there are positive comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay on Jura. Here's to next time!
Written 7 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Caerphilly, United Kingdom21 contributions
The cottage is both beautiful and well equipped. The sea front is just across the road. The locals are friendly and there is plenty of wildlife and walks on the island..
Visited August 2021
Written 5 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay so much so that you booked for next year whilst still at the house! I look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for taking the time to write this review.
Written 6 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
This will be the third time we've stayed here and hope to keep coming back !the cottage is a real home from home but with beautiful scenery ,friendly people and no cares in the world!
Visited July 2021
Written 6 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I'm so glad that you had another enjoyable visit and with superb weather too. A real positive after THAT difficult year! Here's to the fourth visit! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
Written 17 July 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Newcastle, United Kingdom2 contributions
The cottage is lovely and has everything you could possibly need during your stay. The views are amazingly beautiful.
We didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait to come back very soon.
Visited April 2021
Written 2 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello there Leigh! Thank you for this. I was checking the calendar when I discovered your review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay especially having waited so long to get here. I look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written 9 May 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Keith, United Kingdom44 contributions
Perfect home from home
We originally booked for April 2020, but due to the restrictions we were unable to travel. Kept in touch with Annie and rebooked for a few days in November to catch up with family on the island.
Very good communication with our host and easy to deal with. The house is in a great location and you can wake up to lovely views over the bay and hear the waves lapping in the shoreline. Short walk up to the Jura Community shop, hotel (closed during our stay, but had been there before and cosy venue for a drink and/or a meal) and the distillery (also closed to visitors during our stay).
House is well equipped with the 3 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms and the kitchen and sitting room. Log burner in sitting room made for a cosy setting on the dark evenings and watch a movie on the NowTV. Everything in working order and pretty well maintained, clean and tidy and well stocked with hand sanitiser and cleaning materials.
Didn’t get a chance to use the decking at rear of the house but during summer months be a nice spot to sit and have a drink.
Would recommend for anyone visiting Jura.
Visited November 2020
Written 24 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for this it is very appreciated. I have only just spotted it! I'm glad that all was well and I look forward to welcoming you you back to Island View soon. Annie
Written 13 December 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Wirral, United Kingdom2 contributions
The holiday we never had
Well due to last miniute COVID regulations we never got to the lovely island Jura .Trip Advisor only gave us a pittance of our money back ,disgusted is not the word 😡
Visited October 2020
Written 2 November 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Hello - I have just discovered your message. As I don't know what conversations or advice you had from a TripAdvisor consultant I can't speak for them to answer this. I don't know whether you met with the criteria for full reimbursement or whether it was treated as a late cancellation. You will need to pursue this with them and speak to a representative of T A for advice on the procedure. It's been a difficult year for everyone missing out this year. Let me know how you get on.
Written 13 December 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Jura Passenger Ferry - Sailing directly from Tayvallich into Craighouse, the journey takes just under 1 hour www.jurapassengerferry.com
The timetable for the ferry between Port Askaig (Islay) and Feolin (Jura) can be found here
By Road and Car Ferry - Caledonian McBrayne operate regular sailings from Kennacraig to Islay. www.calmac.co.uk
By Air - Flybe operates daily flights from Glasgow to Islay. www.loganair.co.uk
By Bus - There is a Citylink service to Kennacraig from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow. www.citylink.co.uk
Or contact us for details and information.
Fishing spots available
Things to know
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
There is an additional charge for dogs charged at £20 per week per dog and for bookings of more than 4 persons at £100 per week.
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