Our cottages were included in The Sunday Times feature on Britain's Top 20 Holiday Cottages (March 2015).
Most Eilean Shona Cottages are nestled into the island's protected south east corner overlooking the loch and the castle ruins, with the exception of South Shore Cottage, which is above Shoe Bay and the Old School House, a mile along the path on the North Channel. Although each of the seven cottages on Eilean Shona has its own unique style and charm, they all share a level of comfort and luxury from their fine quality Egyptian cotton linen and towels to their well equipped kitchens. Each Cottage has a private outdoor seating area with sea views. Dogs are welcome (limit of 2) with a cleaning supplement per dog. All our cottages are non-smoking.
Your stay is from Saturday to Saturday, with the exception of South Shore Cottage, that has a Sunday turnover day and The Old Schoolhouse and Shepherds that have a Thursday turnover . There are no roads on Shona, cottage guests leave their cars in a safe parking area on the mainland near the ruin of Castle Tioram.
You will be greeted by the ferryman at Dorlin Pier, the boat journey across Loch Moidart to Eilean Shona pontoon is only 15 minutes. Here your luggage is put on the quad trailer and you are escorted by foot to your cottage. The cottages are cleaned to a high standard, with the beds made up and towels laid out. We supply a starter pack of kindling, firelighters, matches, washing up liquid, cleaning cloths & sponge scrubber.
For the rest of the week you are left in peace.Over and above your trip on and off the island at the beginning and end of your stay we offer a free ferry on Wednesdays leaving at 9am returning at 5pm. Other than going off island and the odd encounter on a walk you will see very few other people indeed.
The former village hall is available for all to use – this has a table tennis table, a dart board, some books and games and free access to the internet.
There is also a small artists' studio for writers or artists who want to hire an additional space.
There is a little island shop stocking a few essentials so no need to panic if you run out of bread, butter, milk, etc. We also have a wonderful selection of frozen homemade fish pie and venison casserole from our favourite local chef. It's open twice a week on a Tuesday and Thursday Morning