Perfect for couples wishing to get away from it all, relax and unwind.
Mrs Leonard's Cottage is part of a new retreat Bothan Jura located 5km out of Craighouse.
With magnficent sea & mountain views, star gazing is second to none from your private sauna & wood fired hot tub.
A 10 min walk to the expansive beach at Corran Sands & a 20 min walk to the gateway to The Paps.
Walk, run, swim, cycle, SUP, kayak, bird watch then relax & unwind, the cottage is the perfect base & getaway.
Ideal for 2 adults. (Extra beds are available for older children / extra adults in special circumstances)
Mrs Leonard's Cottage is located in the crofting community of Knockrome, heading north on The Lond Road.
Close to Corran Sands beach, it is an active crofting hamlet with livestock roaming freely. There are no fences. Please keep dogs under control and on leads.
It takes 7 mins to drive into Craighouse or a 40 min walk along the coast. If you'd like to rent bikes please let me know from Jura Bikes.
We are developing a wee retreat for up to 8 guests, the cottage is the first accommodation to be ready, please bear with us as the site is still in development.
The cottage is ideal for 2. It can sleep more on request under certain cirucmstances but we would encourage 2 -3 people to book.
Downstairs: Double bed (sofa bed in living room)
Loft: Double mattress
The recently renovated Crofter's cottage, affectionately named Mrs Leonard's locally (who, of course, once lived there) had been left to the elements for over 35 years. It's taken 2 years to develop the site, and the cottage and our house build were the first things to be completed. The vision for Bothan Jura is to build simple but luxurious self catering accommodation on the site with an open retreat space in the shed for yoga, meditation, crafts and workshops.
The cottage is only 7m x 4m internally and was originally a traditional 'button ben' layout with two rooms. To maximise space we have opened it up so that it is open plan with kitchen and living at one end and bedroom and shower room at the other end, all on one floor. Only the bathroom is separated by walls, everything else is open!
The sitting room has a sofa (which can be used as a double bed), a table and chairs, an arm chair and a wood burner. The main heating comes from the wood burning stove. There are some rugs, but it is advisable to bring slippers as the floor can be a bit chilly.
The kitchen has tableware for 4 people, full size cooker, induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment, Nespresso coffee machine, toaster and kettle.
The bathroom has an electric shower, toilet and sink. The cottage is on a septic tank so please be mindful of what you put down the toilet, all cleaning products are eco-friendly.
The porch has a comfortable large bench seat with storage and shelves full of books and a place for your mugs of coffee.
There is a loft area accessible by sliding library ladder, this is not suitable for young children. There is a double mattress up there, and roof windows on both sides with amazing views of the paps and the sea out each side of the cottage.
The original toilet was located outside in the lean to and we have converted this into a 2 person electric sauna. From the sauna you can jump from stepping stone to stepping stone to the outdoor shower and Swedish Hikki wood fired hot tub. It can fit up to 2 adults and 2 children comfortably and takes about 2 hours to heat up. We can light it for your arrival if we're here and you give us ferry times. (Please note the hot tub is not on all the time, but is available to be heated at any time during your stay, we supply logs for your first tub, logs after this are purchased at £10 a basket)
Walk, run, swim, cycle, kayak then relax & unwind, Mrs Leonard’s Cottage, part of Bothan Jura a is your perfect basecamp on Jura.
We have two holiday lets on Islay to, close to Bruichladdich Distillery, Portbahn and Shorefield www.portbahnislay.co.uk
Getting To and Around Jura
Car ferries run from Kennacraig to Islay. You can then get the wee ferry from Port Askaig, Islay pretty much every hour (check timetable) The ferry goes from Port Askaig to Feolin and is only a 10 min ride!
There is a passenger ferry from Tavyallich that runs from March - October for foot passengers or those with bikes. You can get buses from Oban or Glasgow.
There is a bus service on Jura, and bikes can be hired from Jura Cycles.
Other Details To Note:
The cottage has taken a few years to renovate, and the garden has taken a bit of a hit with heavy machinery and lots of disturbance whilst we put in modern services. The garden needs time to heal and so we ask you to bear with us whilst nature takes its time and covers the outdoor space with grass, hedges and 160 trees that we've planted.
Fuel: Electricity / Logs / Gas as you will be aware are at an all time high, even more expensive on a remote island. The electric heaters in the cottage are for ambient temperature control only. They are programmed for certain times / temperature. One basket of logs is supplied at the beginning of your stay enough for a hot tub and a fire in the woodburning stove. Logs after this inital basket can be purchased from us at £10 a basket.
Wireless Broadband Internet
Mrs Leonard's Cottage with sea views
Lots of hanging space and storage under the seat bench.
Sitting area in porch with bench seat
Books with a view
Double bed with linen bedsheets
Parking & facilities
Private Garden and Parking included
Internet & office
Wireless Broadband Internet
Heating & cooling
Fireplace and Heating available
Bathroom & laundry
Towel-set and Hot Tub
Check in: 04:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM