island of shuna holiday lets, Scotland


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Close to the water but still secluded with beautiful views...

Birchwood, a new let from Spring 2019, is a cosy option for couples or small families wanting to stay right on the water. The pier, the hub of island, is close by but Birchwood still maintains a feeling of seclusion and privacy, boasting a beautiful view north from the french doors and large deck to the islands of Seil and Luing and east to Loch Melfort. The otters are frequent visitors in the bay and round the shore to the pier and Shuna castle is just a short walk up through the birch wood …

Main Features...

  • Sleeps 4 in 1 double and 1 twin room
  • Low voltage lighting throughout
  • Open plan sitting/kitchen, bathroom and additional toilet, large deck
  • Located on the edge of a birch wood, in its own bay, just below the castle
  • Let includes 17 foot assault craft or similar with outboard


From £450 to £675

Prices include 17’ assault craft or equivalent with outboard motor

Additional costs - gas used during your stay and Outboard Fuel for the boat. This depends a lot on use, but during the summer most people use around £40 worth of boat fuel and £50 of gas during a week.

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 "This place is just the best place for a great holiday! We have been three years in a row and will be back next year. Peace quiet rest and a fantastic pace of life." 

Yvonne Birks 

"Hi, yes it was absolutely stunning, enjoyed every moment! back now to normal life!!"

Lorraine Cruse



Paddling stealthily  

through silk seas 

we hold our breath 

as the otter surfaces. 


His log body floats across the waves 

head raised 

then with a flick  

he is gone 

long tail sliding into darker depths. 


Up again 

like a champagne cork 

bobbing and chomping 

on a luckless fish. 

We hear bones crunching. 


There’s snow in the air 

and the ridges are dusted 

like Christmas Stollen. 


A cloud the size of Scotland 

presses down on the heron’s languid flight 

and a rubber-headed seal 

pounces on a bouy 

a toy to play with in its loch-sized bath. 


Then hail hits the waves 

A pounding of diamonds 

Beautiful and sharp. 


Mica Schist captures the brilliance 

In its ripples 

Nature’s mirror ball 

Reflecting the rainbow’s fraying end. 


We float home 

with eiders whistling in our ears 

the urgent flock of redwings 

in the twinkling of our eyes 


our heads ablaze  

with birds and beasts and light. 


© Sally Brown