Struthan Cottage

Struthan Cottage, Kilmoluaig, Tiree

Struthan Cottage now Ready!

Struthan Cottage renovation is now complete and the Cottage is available for hire. If you’re after a charming, relaxing and idylic holiday on Tiree, Struthan Cottage is the perfect retreat! Sleeping 4 – 6 people, it lends itself well to sharing your holiday with friends, and is an ideal cottage if you have children.  If you like what you see, why not “reserve” some dates with us. We’ll hold them for a short time, although confirmed bookings need a deposit.

We’ll now take you on a guided tour below. This should give you an idea of what highlights you can expect. If you want to follow how we renovated the Cottage, please see previous News.

Living Room

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Cosy, Traditional Living Room

An open plan square room, with feature natural stone gable white walls. This cosy room mixes a traditional feeling of old natural walling and renovated timber, with the new style of modern comfort. Our fittings and furniture are all brand new,  selected to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Some furniture however like the bookcase is as old as 80 years, but renovated and looks great!

The wooden bookcase is absolutely crammed full of books and over 20 music albums and 200 films! A small wood burning stove fits neatly into the chimney opening, providing a beautiful warm glow and shadows on the walls and ceilings. Underfloor heating throughout the room adds to warmth if needed with digital instant controls at your fingertips.  Some traditional wooden furniture compliments the room and don’t forget the added touches of luxury like the chrome fittings and sockets, full double glazing and scatter cushions on the sofa bed. The sofa and chairs are new and leather. Finally, a flat screen TV, DVD and video is provided, with installed Satellite TV. Did we mention the PS2 games console or the CD player that can accommodate your ipod?  The room also has excellent strength wifi broadband already enabled (if you have a laptop with you). With the natural slate floor and traditional rugs, we’re very proud of the look that’s been acheived in this room.

Kitchen

kitchen

Integrated Oak Kitchen

The kitchen, also has a similar style to the rest of the downstairs. The white stone walls have all been fully renovated and really are a huge feature of this cottage. The kitchen units themselves are oak faced and brand new. Wooden worktops add to natural tones of this room. There’s plenty of storage, an excellent quality stainless steel electric hob, extractor and oven and of course all the usual expectations for your holiday with the provision of a fridge/small freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. All appliances are brand new.

A larger wood burning stove (fuelled with coal or wood) sits recessed into the chimney opening below a beautiful large wooden mirror and provides excellent warmth in Winter months. In summer months, this stove may not be needed, as of course there’s also underfloor heating in the kitchen. Added luxury? Well, the natural slate flooring continues into this room, there’s concealed lighting, a new ceramic sink, a wooden table and 4 chairs and even the drawers have “soft close” installed!

Bathroom

Bathroom adds luxury

Bathroom adds luxury

We realise that you’ll want to unwind on holiday. What better way than in a nice relaxing corner bath! We’ve spared no expense in this room, and although fairly small, the bathroom offers luxury and quality. The natural riven stone floors are heated from underneath by the underfloor heating, supplemented by a  chrome heated towel rail. The walls and shower are tiled with Italian Real Marble tiles. The bathroom suite is white with chrome fittings, all brand new. There’s a corner bath as well as the power shower, with a traditional ceramic bowl type sink, with art deco chrome taps. If that’s not enough, the windows are double glazed, there are shaver sockets and storage cabinets. We love this bathroom!

Hall / Porch

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Hallway

The final area downstairs is the open plan hall and porch area. The hall leading into both the kitchen and living room, features a majestic new wooden traditional spiral staircase leading up to a renovated hall upstairs. Wood varnished skirtings compliment the look and contrast against the mixture of white stone and plaster walls. The porch area offers much more than housing the heating equipment. There’s storage, an area to hang coats and jackets , a small cupboard and a new hardwood door (triple glazed) offers a welcome entrance into the house.

Master Bedroom

Large Bed in the Room

Large Bed in the Room

Upstairs are two bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has 2 new Velux Skylight windows on each side of a sloping attic room, offering amazing views of the fields and the nearby loch. Both windows have blackout blinds. We’ve spent a long time renovating the bedrooms , exposing the original rafters, renovating them and making them a feature. Walling in between the rafters also adds to the space available. Although the ceilings are quite low, the rooms are cosy, intimate and certainly very traditional.

A new Double bed has storage below and there’s a small closet for hanging space. Lighting controls are placed at each side of the bed, and again the bedrooms are wifi enabled. (Laptop in your bed!). Duvets and pillows are provided, but you should bring your own bed linen. The wall radiator adds warmth in the late evening. A small art deco glass block wall panel offers a unique feature and is obscured and fully private. A chest of drawers adds plenty of storage to the room.

Second Bedroom

Two Twin Beds in 2nd Room

Two Twin Beds in 2nd Room

In the other bedroom, the wood beam style is similar, but with two single beds. (If you’re looking specifically at the number of beds, theres 2 in this room, a double in the master and 1 double in the downstairs sofabed). This bedroom has a chest of drawers for storage and a small TV linked to a Playstation 2 games console (for the kids remember!). One skylight allows plenty of light in the morning and afternoon, although this smaller bedroom can be darker in early evening. Halogen lights are controlled by chrome switches supplemented by a small lamp. Both bedrooms are very warm in the summer due to the thermo properties of the new roof. Indeed, you may want to open the window in the evening on occassion. For Winter, we’ve installed two central heating radiators controlled by the hot water system, just to ensure that out of season holidays are warm too! Overall, the upstairs is a very cosy retreat at the end of your day.

Outside

Decent Sized Garden

Decent Sized Garden

The cottage is enclosed by a fully walled and fenced garden, making it ideal for pets and children to play. The bench at the front of the house and large picnic table and chairs at the side offer an area to sit with stunning views all around.  The garden is safe and the outside of the house is lit by porch light and little “fairy” solar lights on the side wall. Off road Parking is available for up to 3 cars and the cottage itself is situated near the end of a quiet , isolated cul-de-sac. The loch is immediately adjacent and there’s excellent opportunity to go walking, birdwatching, windsurfing or cycling.

Please see here for Availability, Our Rates or More Photos of the Cottage.

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