island of shuna holiday lets, Scotland
 

Booking Terms and Conditions

 

We provide a selection of canoes / kayaks for your use. on a first come first served basis.  

 

Calor Gas which provides heat, cooking and refridgeration in the cottages, and outboard fuel are charged extra. 

 

A £100 per week booking deposit must be sent when booking. 

Once a deposit is paid you are responsible for the total balance unless a cancellation is accepted in writing.  Cancellations less than six weeks before arrival date will result in you being invoiced for the full outstanding balance of your holiday.

In any event deposits are not refundable in any circumstances. 

 

Any damage caused to house or contents, boats, engines or any other equipment will be charged for at full retail rates. 

 

You will be invoiced for all outstanding balances on the final day of your holiday.  Payment in full must be made by cash or cheque only on that day.  

We regret we are unable to accept any credit or debit card payments. 

 

All cheque payments should be made out to “The Gully Partnership" 
Other Information

 

Please bring your own top and bottom sheets unless staying in the Pier House or the Boat House.

 

We suggest that you bring the full weeks groceries with you on arrival – this means you are not dependant on your own boating to get further shopping, or having to spend a full day of your holiday in Oban getting provisions.  There is no longer a village shop at Croabh Haven, basic essentials can be bought at the marina or from the village of Ardfern however, it is not always possible to make the crossing.  

 

It is also advisable to bring wellies with you for the launching of boats and taking full advantage of the walks.   

 

You may bring your own boat if you wish.   

 

Please note that weather conditions dictate boat availability – we reserve the right at all times to restrict or cancel boat availability, but such restriction will make no change to the letting price. 

 

Your car can be left in our own private car park at Arduaine. 

 

The island launch will collect you from Arduaine Pier on the day of your arrival and deliver you back there on the day of your departure. 

  

When arriving you MUST be at Arduaine Pier by 5pm on the day you arrive.  PLEASE BE PUNCTUAL otherwise you may keep others waiting.  

 

All luggage is delivered to your house on arrival and collected again at the end of your holiday - except at South End House where you will be required to carry your own luggage and provisions from the dropping off point to the house - this is approx 100 metres.

 

You must be ready to depart from the island pier by 10am on the day of your departure.  If you are bringing your own boat please allow plenty of time for launching so that it can be towed across if necessary.  

 

Note that there is a telephone on the island for emergency use.   

 

Various mobile phone networks work quite well on many parts of the island, and for safety reasons when boating we strongly recommend you bring one with you.

 

There are mains charging points in every house. There is also an island laundry at the pier, which can be made available for an extra charge.

Testimonials

 "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

Shuna

 

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