Easdale Cottage

Self Catering Cottage

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Description

This beautiful croft on Easdale Island is the ultimate "getaway from it all" escape for the perfect adventure holiday. 

Built in the 1800's the cottage has been designed to reflect the island’s slate-quarrying heritage. The cottage comprises of two good size double bedrooms, a family bathroom, modern kitchen with all the utensils needed for your stay and a warm living room with a large log burner stove to give that extra cosy feel to it, the extra special feature to this stove is it will heat the whole house, combined with coal and fuel for your stay.

The big spacious back garden and patio which can be accessed from the living area, this has unlimited stunning sea views across the Atlantic towards the Isle of Mull where you can sit all day and watch the abundance of wildlife and many Yacht’s sailing bye or just sit and take in the sea air while having your morning coffee/tea. To accompany that you have a further front facing garden area with views over the island and onto the mainland for more bird watching.

One of the best features of this cottage is you can walk straight from your back garden with walks to find spectacular old slate mind quarry pools, it really is just breath-taking!  

Easdale cottage is situated 16 miles from Oban "Gate way to the isles”. While you drive down the road taking in all its beauty you will pass over the world-famous Clachan Bridge, which is the bridge over the Atlantic. Here you will find your first local restaurant to dine at during your stay – Tigh an Truish.

Next you arrive in to Seil, right in the square you can dine out at the Oyster Bar & Restaurant, while enjoying spectacular views over to Scarba and Jura to name a few! Serves great pub meals and Scottish real Ales.

Accessed by road to the mainland of seil then by foot you will catch the small ferry (£2.50 return) for 3 minutes and by foot for the last 300 yards to the cottage with your very own wheelbarrow for transporting your luggage (different or what!). 

Easdale island is unique. The smallest permanently inhabited inner-Hebridean island, it was once the heart of Scotland’s world-renowned slate mining industry. There is the award-winning Easdale Island Folk Museum which tells the story of the slate mining and the community’s past. It also hosts the worlds Stone skimming championships every year where people from all over the world come to join and watch. 

 

*please note, no access to the island with vehicles, only by foot, your car will be parked on the mainland for the duration of your stay. *

Features

  • Accessible Rural Island escape
  • Access by road then 3 minute foot ferry journey, (car parked on the mainland)
  • Two bedrooms sleeping up to 4 persons + 1 infant (cot). All on ground floor - comprising of x1 king and x1 superking. 
  • Capacity for an infant in a cot (provided FOC)
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, tiled flooring
  • Spacious but cosy Living room and dining area
  • Big wood burning stove - (Coal provided along with a starter bag of kindling and wood)  
  • TV & dvd player with lots of dvds to choose from 
  • BBQ and garden furniture - (Please bring your own charcoal).
  • 2 big Gardens (Rear and front)
  • Spectacular Sea views from both gardens 
  • Walks around the island straight from your back garden 
  • Dishwasher/washing machine/ fridge/freezer/microwave
  • Bosch coffee machine (pods)
  • Double oven and electric hob
  • Electric bluetooth speakers 
  • Linen and towels provided and set for arrival 
  • House available from 4pm on the day of arrival until 9.30am on the day of departure
  • Accepts dogs - 2 max (garden not enclosed) 
  • Deposit 25% of rental price to confirm booking

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Things To Do

Easdale Island is a very accessable Island with a foot ferry running between every 15 minutes to 30 mintues apart. 

Things to do on the Island:

Easdale Island Museum: Visit this local museum to delve into the slate quarrying indusrty on the Island and the generation over the years. Open 1st April – end October 11am – 4pm To find out more visit http://www.easdalemuseum.org 

Guided Seaweed Foraging: Have fub foraging for seaweed and learn seaweeds that are good to eat, sample differetn deaweeds and learn some cooking tips. To find out more visit http://www.slateislandsseaweed.com/foraging or call Duncan on 01852 300314 / 07736319200

Seafari Adventures: Explore the local wildlife and nature to see whales, porpoises and sea birds from Ellenabeich just across the water from Easdale Isalnd. Experience the Gulf of Corryvreckan, home of the World’s Third Largest Whirlpool.
Day tours to Iona, Staffa and the Puffin colony. Whale watching during June, July and August.
To find out more visit http://www.seafari.co.uk/oban or call on 01852 300003.

Kayaking: Eadale is an ideal base to for sea kayakers. You can hire equipment from Sea Kayak Scotland – based in Balvicar just 5 miles away. http://www.seakayakscotland.com/ or call 01852 300770 / 0771918431.

Fishing: Easdale Island has seven flooded quarries, perfect for fishing or try the local jetty for crab fishing. No licence needed to fish anywhere on the island.

Open Water Swimming: One of the flooded quarries is a natural swimming pool. Shallow at one end and deep at the other it is used frequently by people for outdoor swimming. Please take caution when open water swimming. 

World Stone Skimming Compotition: This renowned event every September attracts over a 1000 people from near and far. This non too serious contest see's who can skim a stone across the Skimming Quarry and hit the back wall. 

Places to Eat:

Puffer Bar & Restaurant: Great homemade food and drink with a warm welcome this restaurant is located just as you come off the ferry and only a short 2 min walk from your cottage. This place has a real peace and tranquillity about it with a great atmosphere to unwind. Open in peak season. Please note no food is served on Sunday evenings. www.pufferbar.com.

Oyster Bar & Restaurant: Located on the mainland at Ellenabeich just a short walk from the ferry terminal to Easdale Island the Oyster Bar offers stunning views and a seasonal menu sourcing local ingredients are primarily locally sourced and fresh. www.oysterbareasdale.com

 

Accessibility

Due to the position of the cottage and access, it is not wheelchair accessible, sorry. 

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