Timber Cottage


Sleeps 2 people
from £1,100/week

What an absolutely fabulous time we had on Eilean Shona. It is a stunning island. I have never felt so relaxed. Wonderful walks, magical woodland and Shoe bay is a stunning little beach and perfect for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. We stayed in Timber cottage. It is so comfortable and very well equipped. It was paradise for a week! We would definitely return. Amazing!



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Timber Cottage is a bright, freshly-designed cosy cottage situated ten minutes along the track from the island pontoon, just beyond the Village Hall. The spacious wood-lined interior has an open plan kitchen, a coal-burning stove, and a writing desk with views beyond Tioram Cottage to the sparkling waters of Loch Moidart and Castle Tioram itself. The luxurious bathroom has twin sinks, a Victorian roll top bath and separate WC. Under the tree canopy towards the rear of the cottage is a private campfire and seating area.

Timber is available to let over Christmas and New Year.

Arrival time is 3:00pm and departure time is 9:00am.

Sleeps 2
1 Storey
Coal Fire

layout & features

Single storey
1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
Well equipped kitchen
Open plan sitting room/dining/kitchen
Gas oven and electric hob
Two under counter fridge / freezers
Ensuite bathroom with roll top bath & double basins
Laura Thomas bubble bath
Electric heaters
Coal-burning stove (firelighters, kindling and 3 bags of coal included)
White Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels
High chair and cot available on request
Fire pit with logs included
Board games

Useful information

Timber Cottage arrival time is 3:00pm and departure time is 9:00am.

  • The cottage season opens at the end of March and closes at the end of October.
  • Some cottages are available outside the season and for Christmas and New Year. Longer lets are also available in certain cottages.
  • Dogs are welcome (limit of 2) with a cleaning supplement in all cottages, with the exception of the Sail Loft. In the summer months, there are ticks in the long grass and we recommend you give your dog tick treatment before arrival.
  • A RIB is used to transport you to the island on arrival and departure days. A quad and trailer will transport your luggage to your cottage then again on departure (South Shore only by boat).
  • There is the opportunity to leave the island on a Wednesday. Journeys outside this can be negotiated but are subject to a charge of £40 each way.
  • We provide towels, bed linen, oven gloves, tea towels, salt and pepper, tin foil and cling film. 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 purchase extras from the Island Shop.
  • The Island Shop stocks enough for your basic needs, but you will need to bring your own fresh food.
  • For guests who would like to stay connected, there is Wi-Fi access in the village hall.
  • All cottages are non-smoking.


Respect for the environment is our core principle in how we manage and run the island. We make every effort to be plastic-free and carbon neutral on the island with no cars and plentiful wood supply. All our electricity comes from the local hydro-electric power station. Our water supply comes from the hills. We are meticulous with our recycling and use only bio-cleaning products. We understand our role in the guardianship of the island and our mission is to protect this vital environment for future generations.

Booking details for Timber Cottage

Check-in on Thursdays only
From 1st Jan 2025 check-in Saturdays only

Minimum stay of 7 nights

Arrival time
Departure time

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