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  1. Hi Paul,
    We just wanted to thank for letting us rent your beautiful little cottage. We had the most fabulous holiday. You are quite right, Balevullin is a perfect dog beach as are all the others. The weather was fantastic, the birds and wildlife amazing and we had delicious meals at the Beachcomber and Ceabhar. We watched the sun rise and set, listened to the Corncrakes and Snipe and loved the scent coming off the Machair (they should bottle it). We had close encounters with otters at Hynish and saw a White Tailed Eagle over the beach near Crossapol. It was lovely to just sit out in your garden. We found the Islanders to be helpful and very friendly.
    We just had to book again for 2019. Hopefully we will be able to sample more of the same and enjoy some Tiree sunshine.

  2. Incredible two weeks we’ve had here on Tiree & at Paul’s cottage, it’s been warm & sunny since we got here, this is our 3rd visit to the island & certainly won’t be our last, highlights (apart from everything 😀) have been walking on the many beautiful beaches, brought our bikes along too so had some great days biking around the island, highly recommend the Cobbled Cow especially for a Sunday carvery & the Ceabhar for a lovely evening meal & a thank you to all of the islanders we met who were as always very friendly, also a must to Paul’s future guests to also visit Tiree glass & Chocolates & charms. This wee island is paradise, once again Paul a truly memorable stay 😀👍🏻

  3. Had an amazing holiday. Tiree truly beautiful. Paul, what a beautiful cottage, well equipped, stunning. Definitely be back!!

  4. We had a great time here. Lots of surfing ,wind surfing and more. Weather was pretty good throughout and the house was great with everything we needed.

  5. Have had an amazing week taking in the Festival and the Agricultural show! Weather wasn’t too unkind, plenty of time to explore the beaches and take in some watersports. Thanks Paul, will be back soon.

  6. We’ve had a lovely holiday. It has just passed too quickly. The cottage is FANTASTIC – very clean, very cosy and well equipped. The beaches have been great for long walks (with Jake) and kayaking Thank you.

  7. A lovely cottage – our favourite yet! So glad we’ve booked for next year already. Hope the weather is better next time though. The worst weather, just our luck. Thank good ness for a nice, warm, clean cottage (and Wimbledon and the Euro Football!)

  8. Our 2nd TWO week stay at Struthan Cottage. Pleased to find its been so well looked after. Nice to be back. Enjoyed the peace and quiet, long walks on the beaches and finding secluded coves to picnic in. Never seen so many hares or heard so many skylarks. Thank you so much for a lovely holiday xx

  9. Another lovely, restful holiday at this lovely cottage on Bonnie Tiree. The garden looked great Paul, when we arrived, very tidy. The weather was lovely apart from the day we arrived.

  10. Beautiful island, comfy and cosy cottage. Blue Beyond worth a visit, lovely people and quality of work.

  11. Guests of Ailsas – had a lovely time on the island and in this lovely cottage. Enjoyed cooking up a storm in the well equipped clean kitchen , after a long day out at the beaches.

  12. A lovely week. Lots of walking & fresh air with a comfortable cottage to come back to each day, Laughs with friends who have just moved to the island. Perfect.

  13. Had a fantastic week! SO relaxing! Mix of sunny, cloudy, rainy and windy weather. Still managed to hillwalk (Hynish), cycle, golf, fly kite, drink and eat! Played games indoors, watched films by cosy fire – lots of great quality time with family in this beautiful cottage. Perfect for us. Everything we needed. Thank you

  14. What a wonderful, cosy cottage! Loved it!! Will be back.

  15. Great wee island, great cottage! Lots of beach walks and fishing. We even got the kayaks out. Thanks.

  16. Year 3! (I feel like a local now!!). Had another great holiday at this wonderful cottage. Thanks.

  17. Had a fab time! Cottage, beaches and Tiree amazing! Weather was kind to us. We also enjoyed learning more about the McNeill Clan from Tiree.

  18. Had a great week! LOVED the cottage! The weather was very kind to us. Tiree’s Beauty will live long in our memory. Thanks for helping us enjoy it.

  19. Here for 3 weeks! Very relaxing. We’ve seen all kinds of weather. The cottage had everything we needed and more! The film library kept husband and son engrossed for our entire stay! The fire was cosy on a couple of stormy days and we’re even going home with mostly clean clothes courtesy of a washing machine in your cottage and plenty of wind. Our young dog wanted to chase hares. All in all, a great holiday! Thank you!

  20. We have been coming to Tiree for 30 years and new to your cottage. Loved this very sweet space and so centrally located. We hope you will have us back as we have made many memories here now. SO thank you! Swimming in the sea was fantastic, even just in swim suits!

  21. We were lucky enough to experience a sunny week In Struan cottage for our first visit to Tiree. The cottage was very well equipped and very tastefully decorated. We settled in very quickly and it was a perfect base to retreat to in between beach walks. We were lucky enough to hear Skipinish play on the ferry over ( a very choppy crossing) and to go to the Tiree agricultural show to see the Clan perform. An amazing week and we can’t wait to go back next year.
    Thank you Paul…

  22. Another comfortable stay in Struthan Cottage. We loved all the beaches. The cottage had everything we needed and it was very nice and warm. Wouldnt go elsewhere. Many thanks.

  23. Loved the cottage, had everything we needed. We really enjoyed the nearby watersports at Wild Diamond. Would definitely reccommend Ceobar for a meal. Weather on our last day was fantastic!

  24. Just back from a lovely week in Struthan Cottage. This was by far the best holiday we’ve had in tiree, with credit going to the accomodation. The cottage has everything you need and was very clean by comparison to others. Our dog loved sleeping in the sunshine and we knew he was safely walled in. We’ll be back soon.

  25. A home away from home. Superb!!

  26. Just wanted to say thanks. Beautifully decorated and tasteful cottage and a first class service from Paul, the likes of never seen before!!!!!!!!

  27. Lovely stay in your delightful cottage. I’m sure we will be back again.

  28. Paul, Just to let you know we are in the cottage and it’s FANTASTIC – way beyond expectations! Thanks again for all your help, we are off to the village hall for celebrations tonight and the locals are incredibly friendly – met a lady on the plane who knows you. I am sure it will be a New Year we will never forget. We wanted to wish you and your family a Happy New Year and thanks again for a wonderful cottage.

  29. We have just spent a wonderful week enjoying the delights of both the cottage and the island. Just a few minutes drive away from beautiful beaches where our 4 grand daughters could roam freely – dipping in and out of the sea and clambering over the rocks – supervised by their spaniel pup who learned very quickly to jump great heights and scramble up the sides of rocks. The cottage provided a safe environment for the children and the pup. Struthan is equipped to an extremely high standard and even on a day when the weather was inclement, the super selection of DVDs available to view, meant that there was plenty of entertainment available – probably the only time the TV was on! We would strongly recommend Struthan Cottage as an ideal venue to explore and enjoy the island – everything has been thought of to ensure a chillaxing holiday for all concerned. Barbara, Richard, Isla, Honey, Eva, Lulu and Polly the pup.

  30. Lovely cottage! Tastefully done. Beautiful beaches much enjoyed by us and of course our Golden Retriever Pip. Would thoroughly recommend.

  31. Another wonderful holiday at Struthan Cottage. Weather was absolutely fabulous and we are looking forward to someday returning to this beautiful island.Thanks to Paul and Paula. Such a lovely homely cottage.

  32. A wonderful family holiday in Tiree. Thank you! Struthan Cottage was a lovely home and a perfect distance for a cycle to Balevulin beach with baby and do in tow. Struthan decor is really lovely. Will be recommending.

  33. A comfortable, well equipped cottage within reach of beautiful beaches. Awesome skies and ocean. Good food at the cobbled cow and recommend Butchers in Scarinish.

  34. A very well equipped cottage on a very beautiful island. Fresh sea air, walks, beaches and wildlife. Very fortunate to see the otters on the loch below the cottage, a magnificent sight! A thoroughly enjoyable week. Great evening meal at the Ceabhar booking advisable. Thanks.

  35. This was our first visit to Tiree which we thoroughly enjoyed and are very grateful that you allowed us to stay in your lovely cottage – the renovation is beautiful. We returned home relaxed and ready to face the hurly-burly of everyday life and hope we may return to this little part of heaven. Thanks Paul.

  36. Super holiday in a super cottage! By far the best and cleanest we’ve ever been to in Tiree. We didn’t want for anything in such a well equipped retreat. Weather was windy but that didnt matter. I see next year is already filling up, so we’ll be in touch soon.

  37. Superbly well equipped and cosy, clean cottage. Bowled over by Paul’s first class customer service, communication and the brochure!

  38. You’ve thought of everything. A Winter holiday was always going to have some weather, so it was such a pleasant surprise to see games, books and dvds. Such a choice and some films only a few weeks old! It’s so refreshing to see cottage owners going the extra mile for guests. We’ll be back.

  39. Beautiful cottage! Beautiful island! Beautiful memories! So relaxed and not looking forward to work again on Monday…..

  40. Our third year in a row back to Struthan Cottage and to Tiree. You have us hooked. We cant risk going to any other cottage knowing already we’ll have a brilliant time at Struthan. Beaches are to die for. Saw otters playing in the nearby loch and our kids now think the cottage is their second home. The best kept secret in Scotland! Sshhh……

  41. Just wanted to drop sign the guest book following our week in Struan Cottage – we loved it!

    The cottage was the highest standard of any self-catering cottage we’ve ever stayed in and the renovation was completed to an amazingly high standard, it was a true home from home, everything we needed from tin openers to a pizza cutter was to hand. Tiree had the weather I remembered (ie. changeable!) but the location of the cottage was perfect to let the kids cycle in safety, and just explore – 15mins walking to the beach, 15mins walking to windsurf, no midges, what’s not to like?

    The only things we would have loved to see in the cottage were a cheese cutter, an extra couple of chairs to sit 6 at the table, and maybe some background on the cottage itself including the amazing renovation you completed. In short, we can’t wait to go back.

    Though the best memory we’ll take home is watching our youngest learning to crawl and exploring the garden unaided!

  42. Just had a fabulous time in “Struthan”. Loved the layout of the cottage and the kitchen was a delight with lots of dishes and cutlery. The views from the cottage were great,saw hares every day and watched a family of otters on the loch as the sun set.The beaches are clean,long and crystal clear.Great island for walking and cycling or just chilling out.Apart from dust under the beds “Struthan” was a perfect place to stay and have recommended this to friends.Thank you Paul for a very professional website and customer service.

  43. A piece of paradise. We simply cannot wait to come back. Look for our email reserving 2 Summer weeks next year.

  44. Just back from a fantastic week’s relaxation and battery-recharging at Struthan Cottage. Everything you need is provided at the cottage and the underfloor heating, well-equipped kitchen, real fire and fast wi-fi are a real bonus. Note: there’s no landline phone in the cottage and mobile signal is non-existent for for Orange/T-Mobile (I’m told there’s a variable signal for 02/Vodafone) – so your only contact with the outside world (should you want any!) is via email or skype telephone. Paul the owner was extremely helpful and always easy-to-reach in the lead-up to our break. Tiree itself is a wonderful place with beaches second-to-none and a warm and friendly sense of community. A wonderful retreat from the stresses and strains of the ‘other’ world!

  45. The winter timetable operates Sat, Sun, Tues and Thursdays. The prices are the same as summer and can be found at . Its normally about £82 to take a car return. The cottage is currently available at New Year although we have had enquiries recently. The hotel will be open as will a couple of cafes and restruants. The hall will be open for new year celebrations.

  46. Stumbled accross this site a few wks ago and love the pics ur cottage looks amazing…do u have any idea of ferry prices and sailing times at new yr as I would like to go to tiree for the new year….does the hotel or pub open for new year celebrations?

  47. Spent a fantastic week at Struthan Cottage from 16th October 2010. The cottage was beautiful and upgraded to a very high standard with everything we needed. The kitchen was especially nice and a pleasure to work in. Paul was very good in sending out information prior to our holiday and there was an information folder in the cottage which answered any questions. The island itself was beautiful with fantastic beaches. Ideal for walkers. water sports, photographers etc. or just perfect for relaxing. We would certainly recommend it to our friends and would like to return to the island ourselves possibly in May or June with the light nights. Thank you Paul for supplying such a well equipped cosy cottage.

  48. We spent a fabulous week at the cottage from 2nd to 9th October 2010. Cottage is absolutely lovely and everything you could wish for. Tastefully decorated and cosy and warm in the evenings. We fell in love with the island, fantastic beaches, friendly Tiree people, recommend Elephants End restaurant on Gott Bay for a superb meal. We did plenty of walking and exploring the island and were amazed at every place we visited. Perfect for walkers, water sports enthusiasts and photographers and for people wanting a relaxing get away from it all holiday. Wild diamond windsurfing is an excellent place for advise on watersports. William was very helpful and friendly. We loved everything so much we have already reserved another week next year. It was also especially nice to meet Paul the owner as he came on the ferry we went back on. Thanks Paul for making our stay simply perfect. Until next year 🙂

  49. Spent a lovely week at Struthan Cottage from 4-11th September. Cottage is very cosy , comfortable, tastefully presented and superbly equipped to meet your every need!! You may not want to leave the cottage!! Loved Tiree to bits, glorious deserted beaches which rivalled and surpassed many seen to date on other hebridean islands. Lots of wind, some rain, but only the sunshine days spring to mind. Friendly people, laid back pace of life, perfect getaway to chill out. Check out the starriest of skies at night !! Magical!

  50. 4th September 2010 – simply stunning. Tiree needs to be seen to believed. We have explored widely all over the Hebrides and never found beaches to come close to those on Tiree. Our children & 3 dogs loved the wide expanses of beautiful sand and never have we seen so much sky! The cottage was absolutely lovely and unlike so much Hebridean accommodation we have stayed in, very contemporary with interesting architectural features and all “mod cons”. All round, especially because we were blessed with a week of glorious sunshine, we have had one of our most memorable holidays ever in over 20 years. Thank you so much.

  51. Cottage was brilliant. We have stayed in different places over the last 6 years and this was by far the best. Very clean, cosy and well equipped . Had to turn the heating down most nights as cottage retained the heat from the sun during the day. We were blessed with a week of good weather with 3 whole days spent on Balephuil beach BBQ and all. Brilliant customer service and attention to detail and above all a very reasonable price for Tiree. Already booked for next year and beyond!!!

  52. Just back from Tiree, where we had a fantastic week at Struthan Cottage! O – and the beaches were ok too! Weather was variable, but it didn’t really matter as the cottage was so nice, and once you’ve got your wetsuit on, you’re going to get wet anyway!

    Thanks to Paul for being so helpful!

  53. Yet another fantastic week in the wee home from home in Tiree. Simply perfect.
    Can’t wait to get back again later in the year.
    Thanks again.

  54. Thank you for an excellent week in Struthan Cottage (20 – 27 Feb 2010). Tiree was lovely, as usual, and our holiday was certainly enhanced by the excellent accommodation. The cottage was very well and tastefully appointed. The coal fire kept us warm, even though the outside temperature was very cold. A lovely spot, relaxing holiday and excellent cottage, many thanks.

  55. Just returned from a great weekend at Tiree, this was our first visit and certainly wont be the last. The cottage was everything we could have wished for so cosy with the coal fire. Skelp and Jasper just loved all the beaches only problem Jasper couldn’t find a stick to play with. Certainly would recommend this cottage to all. Only complaint was it was too short would have loved to have stayed the week.

  56. We have just returned from our family Christmas on Tiree. Struthan Cottage is superb – well equipped, cosy, warm and comfortable.

    Paul’s customer service has been excellent. He kept us very well informed.

    Tiree is simply wonderful. Especially the wild, untouched beaches. We will definately return.

  57. Wonderful cottage to ‘hole up’ & relax in the winter. Cottage beautifully furnished & very well kitted out. The underfloor heating downstairs really is cosy, although surprisingly we didn’t need to put the boost on very often, the cottage just seems to retain its heat.
    The weather has been seriously wet & windy this week (end of Nov) but happy just to relax in the cottage & have lots of family fun. My husband, might not quite agree, as he would have liked to windsurf more but just too windy!
    Thanks to Paul (the owner) for all his help & great customer care. Much appreciated & a rarity these days.
    Highly Recommended Holiday Cottage.

  58. Had an excellent week in the cottage at start of October. Cottage is fitted to a very high standard throughout and the under floor heating a definite winner with the dog.

    Tiree is a wonderful place for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Beaches are stunning and Sand Yachting definitely worth a try at only £20 for an hour at Gott Bay. Some excellent places to eat out – Elephants End and Cobbled Cow.

    Will definitely be back in the future.

  59. Great stay at Struthan in June. Paul was very helpful with booking and enquiries. Cottage very comfortable and well equiped. Would be useful to have bed linen/laundry service if coming on public transport. Recommend excellent dial-a-ride bus service (picks up from ‘main road’). Also windersurfing taster session for £20 is a bargain. Hope to return again. Thank you

  60. WOW, what a fabulous week in the loveliest cottage on Tiree.
    It has to be the best cottage on the island, I cant wait to get back to the cottage in a few weeks time. It is the perfect retreat for relaxation. I couldn’t have wished for anything more. There is only one word to describe Struan Cottage………. PERFECT.

  61. Beautifully restored to a very high standard, thoughtful planning has resulted in a spacious and light interior. The owners have equiped the house with sky and wiif and more dvd’s that you could watch on a weeks holiday.
    A lovely cottage which should be an inspiration to other Tiree black house owners.

  62. Happy days with Sunny our English Setter, he enjoyed the lovely beaches.Thrilled to have spotted an otter late one evening at Balephuil. Watched him grooming his fur and lying on his back eating a crab. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer cottage to stay in. Your website is excellent and always interesting and since our first contact with you we have found your personal service and attention to detail 5 star! Many thanks. Carol,Malcolm & Sunny

  63. Had a splendid week, cottage suited our needs perfectly and we walked, paddled, rock pooled and explored to our hearts content. Ate well at the Cobbled Cow, Elephant’s end and the place at Sandaig that I cannot spell! Found it hard to buy seafood on the island, tips please? Will be back.

  64. We have had the huge pleasure of being the very first guests of Struthan Cottage. The cottage is everything you could ever want. It has been lovingly re-furbished with so much thought put into what will make it perfect for every guest, whatever the time of year. It is a haven for a family beach holiday, a windsurfer’s dream, a romantic hideaway, a bird-spotters delight – the list goes on………

    We have had the most amazing week. Tiree is heavenly – with bright blue skies, white sandy beaches, aquamarine seas and distant mountains framing the horizon. From adventurous kite-surfing to home-made cakes in cosy cafes, you will not be disappointed. If you really want to stay in an amazing place then Struthan Cottage is what you are looking for.

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