Though only a short boat ride from the mainland this haven of peace and tranquility offers you a completely different world. J.M. Barry rented the island in the 1920s and wrote the screenplay for Peter Pan here, making the house feel even more magical.
The classic Scottish façade of Eilean Shona House conceals a wealth of entertaining and living space. The interiors are comfortable and quirky and is heated by a solid wood boiler and a large wood burning stove. The library has a full size billiard table, dartboard, and large selection of board games plus a well stocked range of books to refer to and read during your stay. The drawing room is light and comfortable with an open fire, sofas, a seated alcove with magnificent views of the loch, a grand piano and a selection of works from emerging international artists. The dining room walls were painted by the celebrated Glaswegian artist Fred Pollock. The table sits up to 22 people but can also have a leaf or two removed for smaller parties.
There are 11 bedrooms in total: 7 double bedrooms, 3 twin bedrooms, 1 bunk room with two bunks (sleeping 4). Each bedroom has its own character with beds and artwork of note. Serving these bedrooms there are 6 bathrooms and 1 shower room.
There are moss-covered enchanted woods, wild open hills, and a beautiful white sandy beach on the South Western tip of the island. The house is surrounded by a large informal garden that falls towards the sea. The grounds include an artists’ studio/meditation room and a tennis court which overlooks the Loch.
Eilean Shona nestles in the entrance to Loch Moidart on the West Coast of Scotland and there are several ways to get to here. There are daily flights to Glasgow on Easyjet from London, Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris. Lufthansa flies to Glasgow from Dusseldorf. From Glasgow you can rent a car and travel through the stunning Highland landscape.
The house has a large, very well equipped country style kitchen with three large pantries, a huge catering fridge, freezer and smaller day fridge, ice making machine, AGA and Smeg gas/electric cooker, super catering dish washer (wash and dry cycle 3 minutes), good quality knives, boards, dishes etc.
The nearest supermarket is in Fort William however a number of local suppliers do deliver to Dorlin pier. There is plenty of freezer and fridge space so only one shop should be necessary per week however big your party.
Included in your stay at Eilean Shona house there will be some basic housekeeping done.
Activities include crabbing, fishing, walking, treasure hunts, and swimming in the sea. There is a boat available for picnicking. Also night parties can be arranged on the shore with bonfires. The village hall can be set up for dinners for up to 40 people.