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AT A GLANCE

 

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 bedrooms – 1 bunk room, 1 twin bedroom & 1 double room
  • Wifi – please note that due to our location and distance from the exchange the signal is very unstable and weak

 

Located on the ground floor left of Scoor House, Shiaba offers roomy, comfortable accommodation for up to six people.  In the lounge/kitchen area you will find a fully equipped kitchen with ceramic hob cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and toaster.  The lounge area has seating for six and a large bench which will easily seat up to 8/10 people. Guests visiting in spring, autumn and winter are reminded to bring with them kindling and logs or peat so that they can enjoy the warmth  and glow of the lounge stove in the evening when they return after a day outdoors. Fuel supplies can also be purchased from the Spar shop in Bunessan.  Please note that coal should NEVER  be used in ‎the stove.

There is a TV with Sky freeview (which also has access to over 100 digital radio channels) and a DVD player.  Shiaba also has a great collection of jigsaws and games as well as good book selection. The views from the lounge windows are stunning, looking out over the sea and enjoying wonderful sunsets in the summer months.

From the hallway you have access to the twin bedroom, the bathroom, which has a full size bath with overhead electric shower, the double bedroom which has the convenience of a hand wash-basin and the bunk room.

Shiaba is perfect for a family/group of up to 6 looking for well priced, well equipped accommodation in a stunning setting.

Shiaba is a pet free property.

Shiaba is strictly NON SMOKING.

Yours to experience:

  • Memorable walks over solitary hills,  glens and along a stunning  sea coast  with vistas on a fine day to the  Hebridean islands of Tiree, Jura, Iona, Colonsay and Oronsay.
  • Wildlife galore: bird types aplenty, including two resident golden eagles, deer and feral goats
  • Two white sandy beaches within easy walking distance and several others a short drive away
  • Marks of history on the landscape: remains of one of the best preserved ‘clearance townships’ in the Highlands and the ruins of a medieval church and cemetery with links to Iona Abbey
  • Small working farm across the track from the house: children can see lambs, calves and friendly sheep dogs up close
  • Short drive to Iona ferry with boat trips from there to Staffa (Fingal’s Cave, puffin therapy) and the bird and seal colonies of the remote Treshnish Isles

‘It is difficult for me to think of any other place in the Western Highlands and Islands which combines such magical coastal scenery, the evidence of communities long  gone but their old  ways of life still  marked on the land, together with  a wealth of wildlife for the fortunate visitor to enjoy’

Professor Sir Tom Devine,  Historian of Scotland, University of Edinburgh

The Road to Shiaba

The two miles scenic route to Shiaba from the main road is partly tarmac and then becomes  a  well-used traditional  farm track in its later stages. Drivers should maintain a slow speed  and proceed with care in this section.

The track has its origins in a  ’Destitution Road’ which was part of the relief schemes at the time of the Great Highland Famine in the 1840s. It was laid down by men,women and children from the neighbourhood who worked for a small pittance of meal in return for hard daily toil.

You can reflect on that past life as you approach your destination at Scoor.

OPEN March to November – rentals are on a weekly basis during the high season from 4pm Friday or Saturday to 10am the following Friday or Saturday.  We cannot do Sunday to Sunday weeks.  Outwith this time we are happy to offer short breaks from a minimum three night stay.

This property is extremely popular. If you wish to make a reservation please check the availability calendar and complete to Online Booking Enquiry Form below.

Availability / Enquire

Facilities:

Large living room with kitchen/dining, bathroom (small bath with shower), one double room, one twin room with 2 single beds, one bunk bed room. Mattress protectors, duvets and pillows provided but not sheets.  You may bring your own bottom sheet, duvet cover and pillow slips or we can provide these for £5.00 per set, regardless of size.

  • Open hearth fire
  • Electric heating
  • Electric cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Television – Sky freeviw
  • DVD
  • Wireless Internet Access – very slow
  • Bath mats, tea towels and household cleaning material supplied

Please note that there is no mobile phone reception at Scoor. It is sometimes available nearbye but depends on your network. It is best to assume that you will NOT get a signal.  As previously mentioned, because of our distance from the local exchange we have a very, very slow internet connection which, at times, can go altogether. Please bear this is mind when planning a visit.

What some recent guests  have said about Shiaba :

‘The place was just a dream’ Grant – ‘Such a beautiful house in the middle of nowhere!’ Annabelle – ‘A haven of peace’ Jean –Francois – ‘Clean, very well equipped and very cosy when the weather is bad’ Katie – ‘Super comfy living room!’ Casey

Scoor Beach – a 15 – 20min walk from Shiaba

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