The Crofting Cottage, Isle of Lismore

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Entire cottage hosted by Julia

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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A cosy, small, traditional stone cottage on the Isle of Lismore, in one of the most picturesque places of the west coast. It sits right in the bay at the end of the Great Glen and is surrounded by stunning mountain views.

Please note: Lismore is an island that can only be reached by either of two ferry services. After your booking we'll send you an extensive welcome pdf with all the information you need about how to get here and how plan your stay.

The space
If you're looking for a place to break away from it all, experience true peacefulness and inhale fresh sea air while green hills and beautiful mountains stretch endlessly before you, the Crofting Cottage on the Isle of Lismore is the place to for you.
In our renovated historical stone cottage you get a real sense of what it means to live on an island while still enjoying all the comforts of modern life. Put on your wellies and go for a walk along the seashore, explore the small islands in the bay at low tide and return to a warm turf-roofed cottage and a cosy fire. Go for a cycle to discover the historical sites of the island and stop for some cake and coffee at our local café, get to know the welcoming island community and finish the day with a stew of delicious local lamb and a book from our varied collection, while admiring an unpolluted starry night through the skylights.
The Crofting Cottage is a simple, open-plan space accommodation that is lovingly prepared for you, so you can feel right at home. It's got a mezzanine sleeping platform, a modern shower room, and a lovely kitchen corner with a handy cooker and double oven for all cooking enthusiasts.
As an original island house it does not boast with space, but with cosiness, and the efficient and undemanding multi-fuel stove quickly heats every corner of it. It's not trying to provide a luxury holiday, but letting you re-connect with the simple pleasures of life, the sound of the seagulls for breakfast, the beauty of pure silence, the passing shadows on the mountains while the clouds are travelling over them, the ever-changing light and colours of a Hebridean landscape. Exchanging hurried subway connections for a leisurely ferry crossing, a mad weekend shopping for a browse through our small local shop, and the fight with software compatibilities for a fight with the wind, which, even if you lose it, somehow is so much more satisfying. It usually takes a day or two to allow yourself a much slower pace of daily life, but beware, once you've adjusted to island time and haven't let the presence of the wi-fi take away from it, you might find you could rather get used to it!
The cottage is also perfect for an autumn and winter getaway, being a small space to heat, providing a comfortable reading sofa and lots of warm things for extra cosiness, including a down feather duvet. And though the days are short, the light is really at its most beautiful in the darker days of the year!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Oban, United Kingdom

Lismore is a stunning island, with lots to see and do if you appreciate a quieter pace of life. We have a Heritage Centre with an island café (around 4 miles away) open 11 - 4 pm every day from April (check out varying winter opening times), and lots of historical buildings and monuments.It's ideal for walking and cycling, and if you would like to see as much as possible in one day and hear a few local stories, why not book an Explore Lismore landrover tour?
You'll find everyone on the island very helpful, so if you get lost or have questions, don't hesitate to ask the first person to come your way!
Lismore is a busy island and there's always something on, check the noticeboard at the local shop or the community website (www.isleoflismore.com) for upcoming events.

Hosted by Julia

Joined in March 2013
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I am a Lismore resident and manage the Crofting Cottage for its owners Steve and Christina, who are very busy with their successful dog training business Epic Dog in Glasgow. Scotland is my home of choice and I can never get tired of seeing all these beautiful mountains and ever-changing skies every day. I'm very happy to share my love of the land and its wonderful people by inviting you to stay on the island, and experience the remoteness, solitude and warmth it offers. I'm a photographer and Jack of all trades on the island and love that each day holds something different. I'll be helping you to get the best out of your stay and close by if you need help or advice with anything. I'm looking forward to meet you:) Julia
I am a Lismore resident and manage the Crofting Cottage for its owners Steve and Christina, who are very busy with their successful dog training business Epic Dog in Glasgow. Scotl…

During your stay

The cottage will be unlocked and the keys inside, should you wish to use them.

It's managed by Julia, who lives closeby on the island and is there if help is needed.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 14:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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