island of shuna holiday lets, Scotland

South End House

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One of the most remarkable holiday cottage locations available in Scotland. A true opportunity to get away from it all...

The ultimate secluded hoilday home, recently extensively refurbished...

  • Sleeps 12 in 2 double, 2 twin and 1 double bunk room

  • Full low voltage lighting throughout, limitless high pressure hot water

  • Also with dining room, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and second WC

  • Let includes 17 foot assault craft or similar with outboard

The house has breathtaking views southward down the Sound of Jura. Nestling in the lee of a hill, and adjacent to its own bay and beach, close to ruined farms and our ancient Iron and Stone Age burial mounds. You and your luggage will be transported to the house by boat, and then you can enjoy complete peace and freedom.

The boat which is usually supplied with South End is slightly larger and more comfortable that the assault craft which are supplied with our other cottages.



From £1150 to £1300

South End House Tariff 2024

Dates (All bookings are Saturday to Saturday) £
May 24 to May 31 1300
May 31 to June 28 1150
June 28 to Aug 30 1300

Prices include 17’ Dory boat or assault craft or equivalent with outboard motor

Additional costs - Gas £70 per week set charge and Outboard Fuel for the boat. Note that the South End Boat has a larger and much more fuel intensive engine that our other boats. This means that if you use the boat a lot your boat fuel can run to over £100 per week - this is of course very dependant on the amount you use it.

Please note that prices for 2025 will be £50 more per week than the listed 2024 prices. Of course we will provide 2025 price charts in due course, but we wanted to give as much advance notice as possible. Thank you.

Special Points About a Holiday at South End House

South End House is a very special location, and not suited to everybody. Being some distance away from the other properties on the island (including ourselves) any problems which may crop up during your stay cannot always be resolved immediately. Although there is a track which runs the whole length of the island to allow tractor access to South End, in practice all deliveries and servicing for South End tends to take place by boat - this makes a stay at South End more boat orientated than at our other houses. In addition, there is a lot more responsibility involved with the boat which we supply you with for your stay. Firstly, on the morning after your arrival you will need to walk to the North End of the island (takes about 45 minutes) to collect your boat and receive your boat lesson. Also, there is a 'running mooring' for keeping the boat at South End, the operation of which will be explained to you. In addition to this, in the event of bad weather, we may ask you to return the boat to the North End of the island for reasons of safety. At the end of your stay, we also ask that you return the boat to us at the north end so that it can be serviced and cleaned ready for the next arrivals. If you find the seclusion and peace of South End appealing, but do not want to be quite so dependant on boating, then we would recommend Oakwood Cottage at the other end of the island. Having said all that, South End is one of our most popular houses, and unquestionably one of the most spectacular anywhere. People return year after year to enjoy the unique experience of Shuna's South End House.

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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