South Shore Cottage is fabulous, but not for the faint-hearted. It is the most remote of Shona's six cottages. A private motor launch will transport you for 20 minutes across Loch Moidart and around the island to South Shore. The cottage does not have a slipway, so be prepared to jump on to the rocky shore. Wellies are advisable (no great problem for the reasonably agile.) Once ashore, a steep path, which is muddy in wet weather, leads up to the South Shore Cottage. Please bear in mind you will have to carry your provisions and luggage up the hill so it is wise to pack lightly. If all that sounds a bit daunting, any inconvenience will be quickly forgotten when you arrive at the cottage itself. Standing high and quite alone on the hillside, facing west, you will be treated to lovely views across all the little surrounding islands and away to the Atlantic beyond.
The cottage has been completely renovated, with a cosy sitting room with stove, and newly upgraded kitchen, double bedroom and spacious bathroom.
It has no electricity (you will dine out on this place for months to come!), cooking is by gas and lighting is by gas lamps - tuition will be given on arrival as to how to manage them. Heating and hot water is run from the stove, water is from a private spring (can be peaty).
You are not entirely cut off here. A 45 minute hike across the island will bring you to the main landing stage. And let's not forget South Shore's other main attraction - it is within walking distance of Shoe Bay, Eilean Shona's own secluded beach, with its silver sand lapped by an aquamarine sea. This cottage is truly a unique experience.
layout & features
1 bedroom (sleeps 2)
Well-equipped kitchen with gas cooker & fridge/freezer
Sitting / dining room with coal burning stove
Bathroom with bath, WC & basin
Coal burning stove (2 bags of coal included)
White Egyptian cotton bed linen & towels