Ruantallain Lodge, Isle of Jura, Scotland

Entire residential home hosted by Nikki

  1. 15 guests
  2. 8 bedrooms
  3. 13 beds
  4. 5.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Set on the shore of one of Jura's prettiest bays, in beautiful gardens, Ruantallain Lodge has magnificent views across the Sound of Jura towards the Kintyre peninsular. The house is a perfect base for family and group holidays to walk, cycle and experience the natural wildness of the island. Situated 30 minutes from the village of Craighouse, the lodge is halfway up the island at it's narrowest point from east to west. Guests can swim, kayak and forage from the beach and nearby shorelines.

The space
The traditional wooden lodge offers simple, homely comfort with spectacular views.

There is an open plan living and dining room with a piano and open fire, a separate, spacious sitting room with views over the bay and a good selection of books, a fully equipped kitchen, separate utility room and a drying room for boots and wet clothes (and dog towels!).

The large adjacent wooden shed is open to all guests and contains a games room with full size snooker table looking out over the bay, a table tennis table and open plan work spaces that could be used for indoor group activities and games. There is also a toilet and wash basin with cold water only and an additional tv lounge.

Dogs are very welcome!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Dryer
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

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Where you’ll be

Tarbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

The village of Craighouse is a half hour drive south along Jura’s single track road, and has the Jura Hotel (and pub) with excellent food and drinks, The Antlers bistro (seasonal), a photography gallery, craft shop, as well as a well-stocked community shop and post office, doctor’s surgery and petrol pump.

Jura has two distilleries - the famous Jura single malt whisky distillery in Craighouse and the beautiful craft Lussa Gin Distillery in Ardlussa. A rum distillery is currently in development.

The whisky island of Islay is a 5 minute ferry ride away with 9 world class whisky distilleries, an RSPB reserve as well as a larger Co-Op supermarket and other shops in Bowmore and an indoor 25m swimming pool and gym.

There is a ferry that runs from Islay to the Isle of Colonsay twice weekly.

How to Get Here

By Car...
Car ferries operate daily from Kennacraig (about 3 hours drive from Glasgow) to Port Askaig on Islay with a connecting ferry from Islay to Jura which is a short, five minute crossing. For details check the Calmac website. Ruantallain lodge is situated 40 minutes from the ferry along a single track road.

By Boat...
A private charter boat can be hired from Craobh Haven Marina (about 3.5 hours drive from Glasgow) direct to the private pier at Ardlussa for up to 12 people. The journey takes about an hour. Contact Nikki for details.
Alternatively you can hire a boat from Crinan, which takes half an hour. Please contact Nikki for details.
By Plane...
Flybe fly daily from Glasgow International Airport to Islay. The flight takes half an hour. Check the Flybe website. From the airport you can hire a car.

Hosted by Nikki

  1. Joined in November 2017
  • 1 Review

During your stay

Your housekeeper Nikki lives nearby and can be contacted should you need any help.

Catering can be arranged for larger parties staying for a minimum of a week.
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Things to know

House rules

Check out: 10:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £250

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