South Shore Cottage is fabulous, but not for the faint-hearted. It is the most remote of Shona's six cottages. A private motor launch will transport you for 20 minutes across Loch Moidart and around the island to South Shore. The cottage does not have a slipway, so be prepared to jump on to the rocky shore wellies are advisable (no great problem for the reasonably agile.) Once ashore, a steep path, which is muddy in wet weather, leads up to the South Shore.Please bear in mind you will have to carry your provisions and luggage up the hill so it is wise to pack lightly. If all that sounds a bit daunting, any inconvenience will be quickly forgotten when you arrive at the cottage itself. Standing high and quite alone on the hillside and facing west, you will be treated to lovely views across all the little surrounding islands and away to the Atlantic beyond.
The cottage has been completely renovated ,with a cosy sitting room with stove, and newly upgraded kitchen, double bedroom and spacious bathroom.
It has no electricity (you will dine out on this place for months to come!), cooking is by gas and lighting is by gas lamps - tuition will be given on arrival as to how to manage them. Heating and hot water is run from the stove, water is from a private spring (can be peaty).
And let's not forget South Shore's other main attraction - it is within walking distance of Shoe Bay, Eilean Shona's own secluded beach, with its silver sand lapped by an aquamarine sea. This cottage is truly a unique experience. You are not entirely cut off here. A 45 minute hike across the island will bring you to the main landing stage.
Dogs are welcome with a cleaning supplement. We advise dog owners that there are ticks in the Highlands and it’s important to guard their dogs with anti-tick treatment for their visit.
A rib is used to transport you to the island on arrival and departure days. A Quad and Trailer will transport your luggage and provisions to your cottage then again on departure ( South Shore only by boat) and there is the opportunity to leave the island on a Wednesday for sightseeing or shopping. Journeys outside this can be negotiated but subject to charge.
We provide, towels, bed linens, oven gloves and tea towels. We also provide you with essential amenities such as a starter pack of toilet roll, kindling firelighters and matches. If you run out of any amenities, you can buy them in our island shop.
For guests that would like to stay connected, we provide free wifi access from the village hall for all our cottages.
The season opens at the end of March and closes at the end of October
Tioram Cottage, The Bothy, Red and White Cottages can be opened specially between Christmas and New Year.