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Seol Mara - Comfy island cottage

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Logement entier
4 voyageurs
1 chambre
4 lits
Par nuit
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Simple, lovely and comfortable rebuilt traditional mining cottage just a stone throw off the ferry, and 20m to the Puffer Bar & Restaurant.

Enjoy the unique serenity this car-free island has to offer, amidst the Scottish west coast's wild beauty.


Le logement
Capacité d'accueil : 4
Salles de bain : 1
Chambres : 1
Lits : 4
Arrivée : À partir de 14:00
Départ : 10:00
Type de logement : Logement entier

Équipements

Prix
Voyageur supplémentaire : 12€ / nuit après 2 voyageurs
Réduction à la semaine : 6%
Conditions d'annulation : Modérées

Description

Simple, lovely and comfortable rebuilt traditional mining cottage just a stone throw off the ferry, and 20m to the Puffer Bar & Restaurant.

Enjoy the unique serenity this car-free island has to offer, amidst the Scottish west coast's wild beauty.

Seol-Mara laid in ruins for years like many cottages on the island, and was rebuilt by the former owner in the 1980s, and is now a self-catering holiday cottage.

The cottage has a double bedroom, loft space with double mattress, large living room with space for 2 folding beds. A kitchenette with fridge, freezer, cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle, tea & coffee, all the utensils and cutlery you will need and washing machine. The bathroom includes a bath and shower. All bed linen and towels are included.

Mobile phone signal on the island is inconsistent, with the best place on the island for signal being near the phone box at the ferry shed. There is also Wi-Fi in the cottage free of charge, although be prepared for slower internet speeds than you may be used to!

I live right next door so any problems or queries you have please feel free to just come and give me a knock! Otherwise you will be left in peace.

The island is currently home to around 65 permanent residents and has undergone some drastic industrial changes in its history. Easdale is one of the four "Slate Islands" in the area that were mined for hundreds of years up until the First World War. These are known as the "islands that roofed the world". However a huge storm hit the area in November 1881, which filled all the quarries with sea water, and in turn wiped out over 300 families' livelihoods. As little as 4 people were left on Easdale during the mid 20th century, but a strong resurgence in recent years now boasts a thriving and welcoming community.

The islands' fascinating history is available to read into with much greater detail in Easdale's Folk Museum (open April - October), a must visit for any keen historian.

The award winning Puffer Bar & Restaurant is open all year round selling locally brewed beer and superb seafood freshly caught from local fisherman. It's just 2 doors down from the cottage as well!

If you fancy doing a unique pub crawl of sorts it is possible, the Oyster Brewery is just on the mainland side off the ferry, and the Tigh an Truish is further down the road at the Bridge Over The Atlantic.

The whole area boasts beautiful walks, and the island itself can be walked around leisurely in 30 mins, but can take many more hours to explore in its entirety. Climb the hill to discover fantastic views and point out the surrounding islands.
Visit the swimming quarry for a fresh swim or jump in off the cliffs for those adrenaline-seeking types. Practice your stone skimming with perfect slate stones, the island is home to the famous World Stone Skimming Championships in September every year.

An ideal place to just get away from it all...

Wildlife is a big tourism factor to the area, porpoise and dolphins are occasionally spotted through the ferry channel and off the island. Local boat tours in the area like SeaFari Adventures actually take you down to see the infamous Corryvreckan Whirlpool (3rd largest worldwide), seals, eagles, cetaceans and many others.

Easdale is a perfect stopping point on a tour of the Scottish West Coast. Access to the North West is easy by road, and in Oban you can hop on a CalMac ferry to get to the Outer Hebrides and other islands.

Easdale Island has no cars - ample free parking is available on the mainland side. The passenger ferry departs from the mainland pier and the journey only takes around 3 minutes.

Easdale Island itself is situated 17 miles south of the nearest main town Oban by road, about 25 minute car journey. Public bus service is available 5 times a day to and from Oban.

The cottage is just a 1 minute walk from the ferry shed, up the narrow path and round the corner.

The nearest shop is in Balvicar, 2 miles up the road.

If booking in the winter, the ferry is subject to weather conditions, and can be occasionally cancelled for a day or two. The Puffer Bar is open all year round, but the restaurant is mainly seasonal.


Règlement intérieur
Non fumeur
Ne convient pas aux animaux
Pas de fête ni de soirée
L'entrée dans les lieux se fait après 14:00

No smoking inside, please smoke outside.
Please we would expect guests to behave in a reasonable manner and report any damages or insecurities next door.


Dispositif de sécurité
Détecteur de fumée
Kit de premiers secours
Extincteur

Disponibilité
Séjour de 1 nuit minimum

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Ghalia

Ghalia

Royaume-Uni · Membre depuis août 2015

A retired civil engineer from Syria, I now spend my days doing arts and crafts, we have regular exhibitions in the community hall. I also work part time in the island's Folk Museum, and have been scrap-booking the local history and events connected to the island over the last 10 years or so. I love reading, and my 'library' is slowly over filling from my house next door into the holiday cottage.

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