Welcome to Gealach Lan (Full Moon) - a modern self-catering holiday cottage on the beautiful Isle of Jura.
Located in a quiet setting close to the heart of Craighouse, it is within 500m of the island's shop, hotel, pub and village hall. So, whether you are looking to explore Jura's fabulous landscape, participate in one of our community events or just relax and unwind, Gealach Lan is the perfect base for your Jura holiday.
Built in 2011, this modern holiday cottage sleeps six (+cot) with a super king-size master-suite, second king-size double and a spacious twin bedroom.
With a wood burning stove in the comfortable living room and and a family-sized kitchen-diner boasting spectacular views over Small Isles Bay, this is a perfect setting for a holiday to remember.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Craighouse Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Islay|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
Jura has some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in the Hebredies. With 115 miles of coastline, the three Paps rising dramatically from the centre of the island, and Corryvreckan, the strongest whirlpool in the world, there is plenty to explore. Craighouse is the principal settlement on the island where you will find the usual amenities including post office, general shore, gift shop, tearoom, petrol pumps, and hotel with bar and restaurant.
The island is a haven for wildlife with plenty of opportunity to observe Red deer, wild goats, common and grey seals in their natual habitat. If you're patient you may even encounter and otter or two. Jura is also famous for its bird life, in particular birds of prey. Sea eagle, golden eagle, hen harrier, peregrine falcon and short-eared owl are just a few species present on Jura. And if that isn't enough to keep you entertained, keep an eye on the sea as you travel along the coastal road and you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, porpoises and whales.
Jura produces one of the finest single malts, and there is no better place to sample it than at the Jura Distillery. Tours and shop available. Jura's only pub is located just 500m from Gealach Lan and serves lunch and evening meals in the pub and bar lounge. The Antlers Tearoom is just 200m down the hill from Gealach Lan and offers lunches and evening meals throughout the main tourist season. It is also well worth a trip to the north end of the island, not just for the spectacular scenery but also to sample Georgina's homebaking at Tea on the Beach.
MORE THINGS TO DO ON JURA
Climb the Paps
Build sand castles on Corran Sands
Go fishing on one of the many lochs on Jura
Stroll through Strone Forest
Hike out to a bothy on the west coast
Collect mussels on the rocky coastline
Visit the church for a service and a look at the historic photo collection
Hire a rowing boat and go mackerel fishing
Rent a bike and cycle to the crofting communities
Take Evan's walk to West Coast
Walk the track to the Corryvreckan
Dance at a Ceidlh in the village hall