Lurabus

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This spectacular house occupies an outstanding situation on the Oa (pronounced O), the south westernmost peninsula of the Isle of Islay.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

High above the shore with a sandy beach within walking distance (wellies are provided) and surrounded by 150 acres of unspoilt land, Lurabus is an escapist's heaven and a totally unique experience.

The modern house is reached by a rough track, on which great care is required, and there is plenty of parking right at the door. What greets you at your destination makes the effort more than worthwhile. On entry, you come first to the useful utility/boot room, which houses the laundry facilities and where you can divest yourself of outdoor clothing and equipment.

The dining kitchen is arranged along two walls, with a further island unit separating it from the dining area. Here, the dining table is situated alongside the glass doors to the decking so that, even while dining, you do not lose sight of the spectacular seascape outside.

Three steps take you down to the sitting room, with its stylish corner fireplace and open fire inset in the wall. There are stunning floor to ceiling window doors which lead out to a secure balcony area (with furniture) and allow you to take in the wonderful views. There are views out to the lighthouse and across the inlet to Port Ellen (with pubs and shops).

All on one level there are three bedrooms with ziplink beds that can be adapted to become either doubles or twins. They also all have en suite shower facilities with power showers and more doors out to the decking. The accommodation is very versatile and will suit all party configurations. Lurabus is, as they say, 'something else!'

Map & Local

Islay is particularly famous for two things - birds and whisky  - and not necessarily in that order! Fortunately, Lurabus is well positioned for both.

There is an RSPB reserve on the Oa, where you may see choughs, hen harriers, peregrines, buzzards, snow buntings and as the cherry on the cake, Islay's very own golden eagles. Further up the island, in the autumn the landscape is covered by the flocks of Brent and barnacle geese who come to feed here and who attract legions of birdwatchers.

The entire island is only 25 miles long, yet it is home to no less than 7 distilleries which produce the smoky, peaty malts for which Islay is famous. The nearest of these are just beyond Port Ellen, Laphroig and Lagavulin. Lagavulin has a superb café restaurant, which provides excellent meals. In comparison to some of the other Scottish islands, Islay is comparatively undeveloped and you won't find too much in the way of teashops or fast food restaurants outside of the main settlements.

A little up the coast, the Machrie Hotel has an excellent 18 hole golf course. There is riding on a farm near the cottage and you can fish off the rocks. Bowmore, the island's 'capital' has a heated swimming pool and another famous distillery! Two bicycles are available at the cottage and more can be hired locally.

The nearest shops and hotels are at Port Ellen (5 miles) where you will most likely arrive when coming by ferry from Kennacraig. The ferry should be booked in advance.

Most of Islay's inhabitants live on the west side of the island. It is well worth taking a trip down the Rhinns of Islay to pretty Port Charlotte, with another distillery and on to Port Wemyss. A trip across to the neighbouring island of Jura by a short ferry crossing from Port Askaig is certainly not to be missed. This is the 'Island of the Deer' and you will see them everywhere. A single road runs most of the length of the island and passes Jura House with its lovely gardens, before reaching Craighouse (with hotel and yet another distillery), which is the only real settlement. Serious hillwalkers will find their main challenge here in climbing the striking Paps of Jura, which form the highest peaks in the two islands.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Dining kitchen with dishwasher, deep freeze etc
Sitting room (three steps down) with TV (no reception)/DVD and open fire
Utility/boot room with washing machine and tumble drier
Double/twin (ziplink) bedroom with en suite power shower and doors to decking
Double/twin (ziplink) bedroom with en suite power shower and doors to decking
Double/twin (ziplink) bedroom with en suite power shower and doors to decking

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (supply of fuel INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% w/c 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 6
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £695.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £795.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £595.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £1,095.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £1,095.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 POA
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

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