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Reay Cottage, Easdale Island, by Oban, Argyll

Entire cottage hosted by Donna
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath

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“Reay Cottage” has been recently renovated by the current owners. It has one double bedroom, living room/kitchen and a shower room.
Easdale Island is unique in the fact that there are no cars.
The back garden has breathtaking views of the islands of Luing, Scarba, Jura, Fladda, Belnahua, The Garvellachs and Mull.
'Reay Cottage' is the perfect romantic getaway or peaceful retreat.
There is also a pub/restaurant and a community hall which hosts regular live entertainment.

The space
“Reay Cottage” is an original slate quarrier's cottage. It is self-catering providing washing-up liquid, tea, instant coffee, cooking oil and vinegar, salt & pepper, a washing-up cloth, kitchen roll and a tea towel, so you won’t need to bring these basics with you. There is a fridge which has a small freezer. A microwave, cooker with separate grill and oven. There are all the utensils, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans that you need.
One basket of logs, kindling, firelighters and lighter are provided for the wood burning stove for your use. No other materials must be burned in it, due to the nature of the fire. We therefore ask that you only burn kiln dried logs in this stove burner. If you require more, they can be bought at Balvicar Stores, which is two miles away on the adjacent island of Seil (en route from Easdale to Oban) and is well-stocked. There is a sofa, two arm chairs and a folding dining table which can sit up to 4 people. Two of the dining chairs are in the living room and an extra 2 folding chairs are stored in the hall cupboard.

The bedroom is to the back of the cottage. Whilst lying in bed, you can hear the waves rolling onto the back shore. It has a cottage-sized double bed, (6ft X 4ft) and a double wardrobe with hangers and drawer space., where you’ll find a new hairdryer. There is a full length mirror behind the door for dressing. There is also an electric heater in the room with an attractive flame effect, which can also be used without the fire being switched on. This gives the room a cosy, romantic feel! 😉


There is additional hanging and storage space in a built-in cupboard in the hallway, which also contains a small chest of drawers. There is also a shoe and boot rack. There is an iron and a small table top ironing board.
There are brushes, a pan and mop in this cupboard should you wish to use them during your stay.
Cleaning and linen changes are only done after you leave, (FREE OF CHARGE)
For people wishing to stay 2 weeks, there will be a fresh linen change, including towels after the first weeks stay.

There is a hot water switch in the kitchen which must be turned on to supply water to the kitchen and bathroom sinks. The shower is electric and the switch for this can be found outside the shower room. Please switch this off again after use.

*PLEASE NOTE*
Reay cottage has a SEPTIC TANK! PLEASE DO NOT PUT ANYTHING DOWN THE LOO (apart from toilet paper provided). Sanitary towels, wipes, condoms etc, MUST be disposed of in the bin in the bathroom, beside the loo.

The Seafari Adventures shop at Ellenabeich, (3 mins on the ferry over to mainland), stocks some basics during the tourist season, (March to November). The Puffer bar and restaurant on the island is popular with locals and tourists alike. The restaurant is small, so requires advanced bookings for food. They can be contacted via their website, or Facebook page.

Guest access
Guests have full access to the whole cottage, the front garden and the back garden which is accessed through the green gate in the adjoining ruin, (which is also part of Reay Cottage).
The back garden has arguably one of the best views from the back of the island.
PLEASE NOTE: Access to the back garden is via a set of stairs, so not suitable for disabled access. Also please take care, as the ground can be uneven in parts.

Other things to note
Access to and from the island is by passenger ferry, which is run by a council timetable. The journey only takes approximately 3 mins. On arrival, guests may use Reay Cottage wheelbarrow (located to the side of the ferry shed on the island) to transport their luggage and goods. As a result of there being no smooth or concrete paving on the paths, disabled access is limited.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE...
Mobile signals come and go once you leave the A816, apart from a few Vodaphone hotspots on the Isle of Seil, so it might be worthwhile downloading or printing of directions before you leave.
“Reay Cottage” has been recently renovated by the current owners. It has one double bedroom, living room/kitchen and a shower room.
Easdale Island is unique in the fact that there are no cars.
The back garden has breathtaking views of the islands of Luing, Scarba, Jura, Fladda, Belnahua, The Garvellachs and Mull.
'Reay Cottage' is the perfect romantic getaway or peaceful retreat.
There is also a…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
TV
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Dedicated workspace

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Location

Easdale Island, Scotland, United Kingdom

Easdale Island has a small, friendly family community. It is one of the four slate islands 'that roofed the world'. It has many abandoned and flooded quarries and industrial archaeology features, including old engine sheds and tramways.
There is a quaint and interesting museum on the island and another in Ellenabeich, telling the story of the islands slate heritage. One of the quarries at the back of the island is particularly renowned for swimming and diving.
Easdale has a permanent population of around 60 people. Every September, it is the home of The World Stone Skimming Championship, which is held in the quarry behind the museum.
Easdale Island has a small, friendly family community. It is one of the four slate islands 'that roofed the world'. It has many abandoned and flooded quarries and industrial archaeology features, including old…

Hosted by Donna

Joined in February 2016
  • 2 Reviews
Co-hosts
  • Steven
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House rules
Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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