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Eilean Shona House and Cottages

Acharacle PH36 4LR, Scotland
Eilean Shona House and Cottages

15 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fantastic family holiday and despite the weather not being on our side, we still had a wonderful time. The staff were amazing, extremely helpful and full of information about the wildlife and local area. We were lucky enough to see Pine Martens, Red Deer and Falcons during our stay. Make sure you take plenty of supplies and... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic stay. Holiday for wildlife and complete relaxing. The team couldn't do enough for us. Would recomend you pack for all weather, including sun. Can't wait to return. Fullly equipt kitchen so no need to take anything. Good walking boots are a must. We stayed in tioram and the views were spetacular. Regularly visits from deer and otters.

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Winkfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my third visit to the island - the first two times staying at Eilean Shona House and this time in Tioram Cottage. Eilean Shona House is so warm and welcoming - with fabulous personal touches like roll top baths and luxurious beds to sink into at night. I particularly love its creative feel, with it's impressive art collection,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at South Shore Cottage this April, looking for somewhere right on the sea offering lots of peace and quiet. This was the perfect place. Having stayed in a nearby bothy last autumn it took a day or so to adjust to just how comfortable the cottage is - spacious, simply decorated, but with the most beautiful bathroom! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ignore the negative reviews, they don't get it. This island is not for those who are going to moan at the slightest problem. We stayed in Sawmill cottage in October and we loved every second. Deer outside the window when you wake up, the pine Martin on the window ledge every night, the golden eagle. The walks and sandy bay,... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We love this place, and having been coming here to stay in the cottages for many years now. It is peaceful, quiet, genuinely away from it all. The wildlife is outstanding as are the views from every part of the island. However the cottage we stay in, South Shore, is being woefully neglected. The kitchen in particular is looking very... More 

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Vanessa B, Owner at Eilean Shona House and Cottages, responded to this review

Dear MegF Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I'm sorry that your experience was not as positive as we would have hoped. It's important that we listen to all feedback so that we can keep working on improving our service and delivering value for money. We have personally taken on the management of the lettings... More 

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a fantastic week at south shore Cottage With my partner Caroline and the two dogs. If you want peace and quiet , no electric ( just gas lamps )and a fantastic wood burner to heat your water then this is the place. I can't say any more than true bliss. We have travelled Scotland extensively and I... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Best holiday EVER! A step back pre-technology. A place where time is irrelevant. We are totally chilled, refreshed and relaxed. Returned 20th July and weather was amazing as is the island itself. Not for people looking for luxury or noise! Staff are fantastic too I do feel however that the owners are missing a trick in not offering boat trips... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are of the Bear Grylls fraternity, then read no more. You'll be fine, and this review will just spoil it for you. If, however, like us, it has been a few years (or even decades) since the last scout camp, you might appreciate a bit more information about South Shore Cottage than is available from the letting agency.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As previous reviews, this is written about the island and one of the cottages. I have just returned from a week on the island. I want to give a balanced review so I'll start with the staff. Paul, Jo and Jon are lovely, friendly people. They are there to help you if needed and to transport you to and from... More 

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