About Alba Cottage, Jura:
The house is situated in Craighouse just a short 15 min walk from the village store, hotel, distillery etc, it has two double bedrooms and one single with central heating throughout. The property has a strictly no smoking policy and an ash tray will be provided on the patio area for discarded cigarette ends.
There is a beautiful sandy beach just 50 metres in front of the house.
The living area has seating for 5 with a large wood burning stove ( wood is supplied ) it has a huge picture window with fantastic views over small isles bay and across to the mainland.
Free Sat, DVD player and IPod dock are provided, unlimited Wi Fi Internet access and electricity are included within the price.
There is a patio area at the rear of the property with a table and chairs provided and there is parking for two cars at the front of the house.
The kitchen is well equipped with fridge freezer, full size oven with halogen hob, micro wave, washing machine, dishwasher, table and chairs.
The bathroom has a bath with electric shower above. Hand towels are supplied, please bring your own bath towels.
The property is available from Sunday to Sunday although we can do Saturday to Saturday if required and we ask that guests arrive no earlier than 3.30pm and vacate the house by10am.
The prices vary depending on the time of the year required, we ask for a £100.00 deposit to secure the booking and the full cost to be paid 6 weeks before your arrival, the £100.00 then acts as a good housekeeping deposit and will be returned within one week should the house be left in the same condition as found, we don’t withold anything for small breakages etc but do ask that you inform us so the items can be replaced for future guests.
We are happy to organise things to do during your stay, why not learn all about the history and culture of Jura by taking a bus tour, full of information past and present plus loads of photo opportunities of our wildlife and beautiful land and seascapes.
Perhaps you may like to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing or a boat trip to see the seals close up, these can also be arranged during your stay.
Whether enjoying a challenging climb up one of the Paps or taking a stroll along some of the 115 miles of coastline, offering everything from caves and cliffs to raised beaches and long stretches of white sand, Jura is a great place to walk and cycle. With just one single track road and little traffic, bikes are a great way to explore the island.
While out and about, as well as all the deer on the island, you’ll be amazed to discover that many rare species of plants, birds and mammals inhabit these areas. Whether it’s the seals basking on the rocks or the more elusive otters along the shore, there’s plenty of natural wonders in store.
And what could be more wonderful than the sight of a spectacular Golden Eagle in flight. With an incredible seven mating pairs now on the island, Jura has become one of only eight designated Special Protection Areas for the Golden Eagle in the UK. We also have three pairs of nesting Sea Eagles on Jura which are often seen flying over Craighouse and Small Isles Bay.