A Self catering traditional house on the Island of Tiree, Scotland
Drovers Cottage in Tiree is a Traditional, Hebridean thatched cottage in the middle of a nature reserve! Quiet position for ornithologists and botanists. Views of Lochaphuil and Kenavara, Balephuil and Sandaig. The lovely sandy beaches of Balephuil and Sandaig are nearby.
Tiree is the most outer of the Inner Hebrides and surprisingly lies as far west as the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. It is approximately 11 miles long and between 1 to 6 miles in width. It has three hills Ben Hynish, Ben Hough and Kenavara, the home of fulmars, kittiwakes, razor bills, guillemots, etc. Corncrakes, Lapwings, snipes, geese and many other birds can be spotted around the cottage and all over the isle. Many breeding waders, terns and gulls can be observed.
Otters, seals, basking sharks and dolphins can be seen from the shore.
Tiree has some of the finest machair land in the Hebrides. The Gaelic name Tir-lodh means "the land of corn" and it was once known as the Granary of the Isles.
Crofting is the main source of income with crab and lobster fishing, the Airport and the Weather Station providing other employment. Tiree often tops the sunshine records in May and June. The weather, though often windy, is generally mild.
For the botanist, ornithologist and the archaeologist the island has much to offer all year round; there is also walking, cycling, golf, wind surfing, kite-surfing and fishing. There are also pleasure boat trips to Fingal's cave and the Skerryvore Lighthouse.
Tiree people are very friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. One of the best kept secrets of Scotland is the beautiful, long, white sandy beaches found surrounding the Isle of Tiree.
Various restaurants and shops are located on the island, a list of which can be found in Drovers Cottage.
There are daily flights to Tiree from Glasgow (except Sunday) via:
British Airways Express/Loganair on +44 (0)870 850 9850
General Aviation Pilots have at EGPU 3 asphalt runway facility (1472, 820, and 600 m) PPR via tel. (01879) 220456 . From Tiree, they can make gorgeous flights to Barra, Benbecula, Oban (refueling), Glenforsa on Mull, Skye, Plockton and so many other destinations!
or alternatively you can travel by:
Caledonian MacBrayne's car ferry from Oban calling at Tiree on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun in the Summer and Tues, Thurs & Sat in Winter. Telephone Booking Office +44 (0)8705 65000. The sail takes around 4 hours. Info: www.calmac.co.uk
Car hire is available by prior arrangement. Visitors can have a car waiting at the Airport or ferry pier upon their arrival. Telephone:
Maclennan Motors Scarinish +44 (0)1879 220555
Maclennan Motors Crossapol +44(0)1879 220949
Shared taxi service +44 (0)1879 220419
Bike hire +44 (0)1879 220555
Wild Diamond Surf shop +44(0)1879 220399
Price / Week / Property
Prijs per week Preis pro Woche
Tarif à la semaine Precio p. semana/alojamiento
|Accom type||Accom info||Tariff|
|Cottage||1 bedroom, sleeping 2||£345-£400, towels, linen, heating, wifi, electricity inclusive|
Shorter breaks in low season.
Bookings are from Sat to Sat.
Deposit: £155 - £165
Payable 1 week after booking
Balance: 1 month before holiday