Spent an amazing few days in this perfect holiday home on the tiny island of Kerrera. Perfect location for wild swimming in the sheltered horseshoe bay, seeing the local wildlife (including a goat and seals in the water visible whilst walking round the island). All topped off by the friendliest bunch of local people and a lovely host. Definitely would recommend and hope to return :)
Rachel and Andrew
Location superb,tranquil and beautiful. Views of sea and hills and lots of wildlife and wild flowers . Seventeen different sorts of wid flowers around the cottage .
Gill and Zoe delightful hostesses so friendly and helpful. Nothing too much a trouble .Few attractions on the Island other than fabulous walks ,a tea garden ( worth a visit)
And a castle .
A fabulous place to just relax completely and be surrounded by peace ,
This exceeded what we wanted. The chalet was fantastic as was the island. Would definitely recommend. Perfect to get away from it all. Gill and Zoe looked after us well. Look forward to going back again.
From the moment I got on the ferry and headed to Kererra I felt the draw of this Island.
I wanted solitude,ruggedness and beauty and that is what I received. I stayed on Kerrera for a month as a health regimen to stop smoking and watch my diet. It was challenging enough to walk but so beautiful I hardly noticed the miles. The owners of the chalet were very helpful and friendly. The chalet ' s views are amazing at sunrise, the scenery from the window is easy to wake up to. The lambs were being born at the time I was here.A great time to visit. I felt I deserved cake if I walked to the charming rustic tea garden. Lively owners! The castle is a short walk from there amazing views!
There are no stores on Kerrera but just plan well, the Ferry folks are very friendly and will get yo across to Oban in a flash. Only 5 minutes across. I am missing Kerrera. Such a wonderful experience and although there is not many people, the ones that inhabit it are very special! I/We (my husband joined me at the end of the month and also loved it) we'll be back. Thanks everyone!
The chalet is a lovely building, comfy and in an amazing location, spacious and clean, everything you need is there . Gill (who is the host with Zoe) was lovely and really helpful if we needed anything. Beautiful location, waking in the morning to the sun rising over the Sound of Kerrera, although it is so near the mainland, (a short ferry crossing), it feels a world away. We parked for free on the Oban side, the ferry is frequent and reliable. Gill picked us up for the short drive to the chalet (when you see the island "road", you realise why it is a good thing you cannot take your car!). On the island, we walked and, yes, even sunbathed (we were very lucky with the weather). Good walks, full of interest, with amazing views over the Atlantic and the Sound. There is more to Kerrera than walking the main path (especially if, like us, you like going a bit off track amongst the valleys and hills on the interior of the island, away from the path). We were going to use the island as a base to explore further (ferries go from Oban to other islands) but we fell in love with the island's peacefulness and beauty and ended up exploring , walking little coves, hunting for shells, watching the sea glisten in the sunlight, finding ancient beech trees on top of edges in a wild scramble off the paths and enjoying the quietness, no cars other than local vehicles which are few and far between but lots of birdsong. At this time of year, Kerrera is covered in wild primroses and bluebells. Seapinks on the rocks. The first cuckoo I have heard for years. Skylarks, Greylag geese. A bit early for porpoise but we went on a sea trip from Oban and saw a huge seal colony and sea eagle nests, shags, black back gulls etc. The pub sadly is shut and its future uncertain, but the tearoom near Gylan castle serves excellent food, with friendly people in a lovely location (stock up on extras in Oban before you get the ferry, it's no hassle). Visit Gylan castle and the tearoom, but mostly just enjoy this world away. For a small island, I have taken almost 300 photos! I cannot recommend Kerrera highly enough. Just go.
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