Posted by: tireecottage | May 14, 2022

Winter Availability

Take advantage of our incredible Winter deals by booking a pet friendly holiday at Struthan Cottage, Isle of Tiree from just £315 per week!

See the rugged beauty of Tiree with a warm, cosy retreat to come back to which sleeps up to 6 people. Take advantage of our incredible prices for remaining availability from 29th October 2022 through to March 2023. As with most self catering lets, our prices are unfortunately going up in 2023 due to the current energy crisis but of course we’ve held all existing prices for all guests who have already made bookings in 2022 and 2023.

Where else in Scotland can you holiday in a beautiful, traditional detached stone cottage for just over £300 for an entire week!? Your own privacy, peace and quiet for families of up to 6 people.

Beat the cost of living crisis. Treat yourself this Winter to a superb getaway. See our availability here: and give us a call or drop us a message or email today.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 11, 2022

New Mattresses

Out with the old, in with the new! Three new quality mattresses (2 x single , 1 x double bed) were replaced today in our ongoing efforts to keep the cottage as comfortable as possible. We’ve invested in some decent new mattresses for the upstairs bedrooms, which ordered in advance of our trip, thankfully arrived by courier this week. 10 Inch Hybrid Mattresses, Zero Pressure Memory Foam Mattress for EXTRA comfort and avoiding feeling any springs, Individually Wrapped Pocket Sprung for Motion Isolation & in summer, giving you a nice, cool sleep.

Now all that’s left for today is to get the old ones to the tip! Ooft!

Posted by: tireecottage | May 11, 2022

Grass Cutting

A wee break in the rain and the sun is out (the wind is always there on Tiree!). Can only mean one thing. We have a window in the weather before tomorrow’s showers to get the grass cut. Looking nice and tidy again. Just what holiday guest kids and pets need to play on.

That’s the great thing about Tiree. If the weather is ever unfavourable, its never long until the wind blows in something different and drier! Still one of the sunniest places in the UK!

Posted by: tireecottage | May 11, 2022

Bluebells Flourishing

Back in our own garden on the mainland we have THOUSANDS of Bluebells. Last year, we carefully collected the seed and brought them over to Tiree, scattering them around Struthan Cottage Garden. More in hope than anything else that something would grow. (Its difficult to pick and choose which plants to grow in Tiree due to the wind and salt air)

However, to our surprise this visit, the Bluebells have flowered and are thriving in little clumps in the back garden of the cottage, providing some beautiful colour for guests during the month of May. Other seasonal flowers like daffodils, tulips and more are also doing well at other times of the year.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 10, 2022


It’s amazing what gets accumulated over the years. Holiday guests accidentally leaving books, toys, puzzles, clothes or bedding. Combined with bringing up new things to freshen the place up, it made for a need to declutter the cottage on this maintenance visit.

Today’s weather has unfortunately been rainy again, but there were short spells of brilliant sunshine as our photos show. Working mostly indoors, and after a quick walk to the beach, today was a day for decluttering and we were harsh! We managed to bag this little lot for taking away to the tip. Though still very well equipped, once again there’s tidy drawers, cupboards and units with plenty of space for YOUR holiday luggage and items.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 9, 2022

Replacement Items

A rainy day in Tiree today, so we’ve been working mostly inside. Some old for new items. Took opportunity to replace the broken TV remote control. Also a new kettle, brand new toaster and a great little Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine. The Coffee machine will take any Dolce Gusto pods, which are available here on Tiree in the Co-Op.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 8, 2022

Garden Maintenance

It was a dry, windy day today in Tiree. A good day for painting and being outside and that’s exactly what we did!

Continuing our maintenance visit, we used the settled weather to get the grass cut and strimmed and then moved on to whitewashing the garden perimeter wall. It’s looking nice and bright. The house was painted last year. The grass was also cut today in the parking bays, paths all weeded and weedkilled (whilst no pets are here), and we had some time to plant up more flowers in pots and planters which should emerge in June through to August. Patio furniture all washed down.

The weathers looking showery this week, so glad this was all done today. Signing off for Sunday and heading off out for well deserved dinner at the hotel.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 8, 2022

New Electric Oven Installed

Today we fitted a brand new electric oven in the kitchen. The old oven was “getting on a bit” and we do like to keep things looking new and contemporary.

On the rare occasion when we get a report of something not working, we attend to things immediately. The oven was actually working, but a jammed button on the timeclock, like the lettering on the dials rubbed off, was causing issues when brought to our attention a few days ago.

Taking no chances, and making use of us visiting this week, we transported a brand new A+ energy rates oven, installing it this morning. Simple to use (no time clock!), easy to clean, the shelves and trays are all replaced too.

In these times where energy is on the minds of everybody, we’re slowly changing all electrical devices in the cottage over to eco or A+ energy rated appliances and fittings.

Other examples of this include lights in the kitchen which switch themselves off automatically if no movement is detected after 20 minutes.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 8, 2022

USB upgrade in the Kitchen

We’re over in Tiree at Struthan Cottage this week for our annual maintenance visit. As always, we’ll be make some minor improvements, as well as the usual servicing, replacing and maintenance.

For example….New sockets in the kitchen. We know how much our holiday guests like somewhere convenient to charge their devices. An end to cables lying on the floor. Kitchen sockets now also have USB ports for charging your phones, ipods, tablets etc. Tiles cut to suit and provide a good finish.

Posted by: tireecottage | May 8, 2022

Maintenance Visit

Yeah! We’ve arrived in Tiree. A week long maintenance visit starts a little later than usual this year. Normally we would come to the cottage in February, but due to a major heart operation, we’ve come over in May instead.

Over the coming week we’ll be showing you some improvements and maintenance work being done at the cottage ahead of a fully booked, busy summer season. (With a very kind brother for doing the heavier tasks as my recovery continues).

There’s nothing beats that feeling as you arrive in Tiree by ferry!

Posted by: tireecottage | January 1, 2022

Bookings for 2023 now Open

Start your Island Adventure Bookings are now open for 2023!

Get away from it all at Struthan Cottage, our beautiful Self Catering traditional cottage on the stunning Isle of Tiree, Scotland.

Sleeping up to 6 people, this charming pet friendly, family accommodation is let throughout the year. Situated not far from white sandy beaches and fully equipped for your holiday, it boasts impressive wi-fi and other luxuries like games consoles, games, books, Netflix and a walled garden.

We have limited availability remaining for Winter 2022, but now also taking bookings for 2023.

Our tariffs and availability can be seen here:

With our amazing covid guarantee in place offering full refund if a future lockdown prevents travel, it’s time you treated yourself as we all look forward to life getting back to normal. We all deserve a holiday after the last 20 months.

Why not make your holiday plans at Struthan Cottage.
Secure the dates you want, first come, first served. Enquire here:

Posted by: tireecottage | December 20, 2021

Important Travel Announcement

Attention all 2022 guests! Calmac’s Summer timetable opened this morning at 7am. If you’ve not already booked your 2022 travel to Tiree for your holiday, we would strongly recommend doing that this week, or TODAY even, if you have mid summer holiday bookings with us.

The ferries are getting very busy in summer and there was definitely a rush on this morning as people queued to get booked.

Please DO book your travel to the island as soon as possible. We wouldn’t like any of our guests to have to travel later to the cottage than they had intended to. There is of course generally much more availability away from the summer months and of course the ferries have good capacity, sometimes sailing twice a day. All the best,

Calmac website is here:

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