From the moment you touch down or step ashore on Tiree you know you have arrived at a very special place. Glorious, sweeping, white sandy beaches and magnificent views across to the mountains of Mull, give a real sense of freedom and space. Hynish is home to the Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition, which records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef, 10 nautical miles to the south west of the Isle of Tiree, and the design and construction of the tallest lighthouse in Scotland by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. With plenty of wild Atlantic weather, Tiree is a wonderful place to ‘get away from it all’ and relax, or as a destination with great conditions for some of the world’s most exciting sports, including wave sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, sand yachting and kite-surfing. Those who enjoy gentle exercise might prefer a day out trekking on the Icelandic cross ponies, exploring the archaeological sites of ancient cultures, playing a round on the islands 9-hole golf course or take in the flowering Machair (rich seaside grassland) in May and June. Tiree’s landscape is a chance to enjoy wildlife rarely seen on the mainland. Exploring the shore, you will find basking seals, otters and rock pools teeming with life. Marvel at the range of bird species, including the spectacular drumming displays of the snipe and the wonderful song of the skylark. The rasping call of the corncrake, one of Europe’s rarest birds, is heard in May to June, and from the high cliffs of Ceann a’ Mhara you will see swooping peregrine falcons and thousands of seabirds; fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and the like, that nest on the cliffs. Your trip would not be complete without a taste for local life on this Isle, where English is often the second language to the native Gaelic. Tiree’s heritage centre, An Iodhlann, is the island’s community archive in the Old Reading Room at Scarinish, a fascinating storehouse of local history including a digital collection of Gaelic folklore and songs. There is a good range of facilities on the island including car hire, taxi and bus service, shopping, a choice of restaurants, cafés, craft shops and potteries. All three properties (refs: 31143, 31144 and 31145) can be booked together to accommodate up to 36 guests. When all three properties are booked together the catering staff can provide breakfast, packed lunches and delicious evening meals by arrangement with the caretaker prior to arrival (at cost). Beach 50 yards. Shop and pub 7 miles, restaurant 2 miles.
4 steps to entrance (alternative level access). Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Games room. Separate toilet. Lift or stairs to first floor: 8 bedrooms: 3 double (6ft zip and link), each with additional bunk, one with en-suite shower room and toilet (also accessed from 1 single), 3 bunk, two with en-suite shower rooms (no toilet), 2 single. Shower room with toilet. 2 bathrooms (no toilet). Shower room (no toilet). 3 separate toilets.
Multi-fuel burner in living room (no fuel provided). Economy 7 central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot hire. High chair. 28’’ Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric range included. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large, enclosed garden with sitting-out area. Ample parking. Games room with table tennis. No smoking. NB: Sloping banks in garden. Sea 50 yards.