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Kerrera Bunkhouse and Byre (Isle of Kerrera)

SuperhostOban, Argyll, United Kingdom
Barn hosted by Aideen & Martin
7 guests1 bedroom6 beds1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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Located on the stunning Isle of Kerrera off the coast of Oban, Kerrera Bunkhouse is a great place for a family or group of friends to stay. Set on the south end of the island, it is an amazing place for a break away from it all! A short ferry ride and a delightful coastal walk will take you back in time.
IMPORTANT:
The last ferry is at 6pm. See Calmac website for timetable
You cannot bring your car to the island
It's a 2 mile walk each way to us
Please read all our information before booking

The space
The Bunkhouse (Accommodation Space)
The Bunkhouse is a cute space with 4 bunk beds downstairs and a double and single upstairs. We supply bedding, but guests will need to make up their beds and strip them when they leave. You need to bring your own towels. There are no shops on the island, so you will need to bring all your food and drinks with you. There is a fridge and small freezer for you to use, along with a cooker, oven, microwave, kettle and lots of pots, pans and utensils.

The Byre (Hangout/eating space)
Just outside the bunkhouse is our amazing Byre. This was traditionally used to keep animals in but these days it is strictly for humans! It's the epitome of cosy - woodburning stove, sofas, books, large dining table and a wonderful view of Gylen Castle. You can hang out here on rainy days and bring your evening meals to eat together at the large table and the comfy chairs by the fire are perfect to enjoy a wee dram or two!

The shower and toilet are joined onto the bunkhouse but you need to walk outside to access them.

Guest access
You will have the Bunkhouse to yourself. The toilet and shower block on the end is occasionally used by other guests/campers. (Only when the cafe is open)

Other things to note
There is no mobile phone signal here, as we are in a valley. If you climb the hill, then you can pick it up. There is no wifi in the Bunkhouse, but there is in the Byre.
Bring a torch! All the amenities are in separate buildings so it's a handy thing to save you stumbling around in the dark.
You need to take the ferry from Gallanach Road, about 1 mile outside of Oban.(HERE) Check out the Calmac website for the timetable. In summer they run very regular, less so in winter. There are no ferries between 12:30pm and 2pm and the last scheduled ferry is 6pm. You can arrange a 7pm boat by contacting Calmac.
Located on the stunning Isle of Kerrera off the coast of Oban, Kerrera Bunkhouse is a great place for a family or group of friends to stay. Set on the south end of the island, it is an amazing place for a break away from it all! A short ferry ride and a delightful coastal walk will take you back in time.
IMPORTANT:
The last ferry is at 6pm. See Calmac website for timetable
You cannot bring your car to…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 2 bunk beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Heating
First aid kit
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
High chair
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Travel cot

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Oban, Argyll, United Kingdom

We are so close to the mainland and yet we are worlds apart! Kerrera is a beautiful unspoilt island, full of amazing wildlife and exceptional geological formations. For this reason, we attract a lot of geology students to the Bunkhouse (if you are an interested geology student, please contact us for special discount rates). It's possible to see sea eagles, golden eagles, buzzards, ravens, wild goats, sea otters, seals and porpoises. There are approx 65 residents on the island. There is a marina at the north end with a restaurant and of course, our very own Tea Garden serving lunch. Kerrera Bunkhouse is a perfect place to relax, unwind and reconnect with nature and a slower pace of life.
We are so close to the mainland and yet we are worlds apart! Kerrera is a beautiful unspoilt island, full of amazing wildlife and exceptional geological formations. For this reason, we attract a lot of geology…

Hosted by Aideen & Martin

Joined in November 2015
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From Ireland and Glasgow, we now live on a tiny island called Kerrera, close to Oban on the west coast of Scotland. We run a small cafe and bunkhouse at the south end of the island. We work hard through the busy tourist season and enjoy some travelling during the winter.
From Ireland and Glasgow, we now live on a tiny island called Kerrera, close to Oban on the west coast of Scotland. We run a small cafe and bunkhouse at the south end of the island…
During your stay
We live in the main house next door, so are on hand to help you throughout your stay. We run Kerrera Tea Garden, a small cafe serving homemade bread, soup, cakes, scones and daily specials from 10.30am- 4.30pm, seven days a week from Easter until the end of September, so please pop in for lunch or cakes! We are happy to advise you about walks around the island and any other local information. *****CAFE CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19*******
We live in the main house next door, so are on hand to help you throughout your stay. We run Kerrera Tea Garden, a small cafe serving homemade bread, soup, cakes, scones and daily…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 14:00 - 18:00
Check out: 11:00
Pets are allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm