Posted by: tireecottage | January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

happy-new-year-beach-wishes-2017-happy-new-year-beach-images-wishes-new-year-beach-quotes-17Wishing all past, present and future holiday guests a HAPPY NEW YEAR! We’re absolutely thrilled to see Struthan Cottage as popular as ever and look forward to the new 2017 season. It’s shaping up to be record breaking year of occupancy for us, allowing us to make further improvements in and around the cottage.

Have fun, be safe on your travels and thanks for your continued support.

Posted by: tireecottage | December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas to all our past, present and future guests! Thank you sincerely for choosing Struthan Cottage for your Tiree holidays. Peace and happiness to you all.

Posted by: tireecottage | December 18, 2016

2018 Reservations soon!

2018With Struthan Cottage holidays filling up often a year in advance, here’s a little “heads up” that dates for 2018 can be reserved (for free!) shortly from 1st January 2017!

Deposits are not due until 12 months before your holiday, the balance, 6 weeks before.

This means from 1st January 2017, you can CONTACT US and reserve the summer week(s) you want, ensuring they’re reserved for you and your family!

Don’t miss out! Our Summer Season fills VERY fast and it’s expected people will take opportunity of the new releases dates to reserve their 2018 holidays. After all, it costs absolutely NOTHING to reserve that far in advance and you have peace of mind! Look to our website on 1st January 2017.

Posted by: tireecottage | December 18, 2016

2017 Remaining Availability

2017-availabilityOnce again, Struthan Cottage is proving very popular with bookings now filling up FAST for 2017. What a LOT of bookings we have for next season, with many repeat visitors, which is fantastic.

We DO however, have some remaining availability if you’re looking for a holiday in Tiree in 2017. Outwith of Winter Season, the following dates are still available. Weeks Commencing:

18th and 25th March 2017
13th May 2017
10th June 2017
16th, 23rd and 30th September 2017

Have a look at our website at, drop us an email or give us a call! Tel 01698 767147

Posted by: tireecottage | December 18, 2016

Struthan Cottage Video

Hope you like our new little promotional video for the Cottage. Taking booking for 2017 at present. From 1st January 2017, reservations open for 2018.

Posted by: tireecottage | November 18, 2016

Low Season – give us a call

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-21-28-22We’re now into Low Winter Season. That means you can book Struthan Cottage for an entire week from just £289!! This includes electricity. There are no other charges.

Give us a call today or visit our site at

Posted by: tireecottage | October 22, 2016

Wave Classic 2016

How great to see the Wave Classic Surfers finally getting a real windy week. Some amazing photos from Tiree this week, on beaches very close to Struthan Cottage.

Posted by: tireecottage | October 12, 2016

Another beautiful day

img_3083Early start this morning. Another very beautiful day and one which will see me finishing off the maintenance work in the garden. The grass is all cut, strimmed , new plants and shrubs planted,  over 100 new bulbs planted for flowering next Spring and Summer and the older plants now cut back so they don’t get overgrown.

A new side gate has been put up, all weeding done and outside painting at places which needed it. Window cills, washing down the paths and gate painted. Inside the cottage is well looked after and hasn’t needed much done this visit, but I have freshened things up by replacing cushions, new mattress protectors, new pillow protectors, new glasses, plates and cutlery.

Its all the little things that add up to a full days work. Cleaning out the stoves, retying the washing lines ready for winter winds, and talking of that, even bungee cords on the wheelie bin lids, to stop the winter winds destroying them! Hours can be lost Batteries changed in monoxide alarms and TV remotes. Meter readings, decluttering drawers, cupboards and shelves, seal protection to the slate floor, checking heating, pipes and taps, checking lights and electrical appliances, descaling kettle, tightening taps, cleaning rugs, removing any chipped plates and cups. Oiling locks and hinges, cleaning and whitening grout, shopping on the island for things I forgot to bring up.! It goes on…..but with some good tunes playing at all times, it’s enjoyable and satisfying not just me me, but of course for all future holiday guests to see things are working, fresh, in good order and looked after.

My brother arrives off the ferry today, so I hope to be finished by midday today to join him with his workload. However, one thing is for sure, before I go home this weekend, I’m having Thursday and Friday off for a mini holiday and some relaxation.

Posted by: tireecottage | October 10, 2016

Walk at Balevulin Beach

What a busy day I’ve had. Working in the Struthan Cottage garden today, making the most of the sunshine. Cutting the grass, clipping all the bushes and shurbs, weeding, packing away patio furniture and edging the paths.

All day though, my dog was giving me a guilt trip looking sad , waiting patiently for me to finish so we could go for “that walk!” At 5pm, I was finished and despite legs about to give in, I took him to nearby Balevulin Beach, enjoying the early evening sunshine. A few surfers in the water and tide heading out, very calm and peaceful. It may be 10th October, but I was out in the dunes with no jacket and the temperature, very mild for the time of year.

Now back home and its steak pie, veg and gravy, with enough room for apple pie later.

Posted by: tireecottage | October 9, 2016

Good morning

Today, whilst I was intending on having a long lie in, I was awoken at Struthan Cottage by the most beautiful orange light streaming in the window form the east. Opening the window at 7am, I took this lovely photo. A scene that made me want to get up and enjoy the day, living it to the fullest I can.

Its still only 10am, but already I have taken the dog for a walk on the beach, made my bacon roll and coffee, tidied up the shed and found time to write this.



Posted by: tireecottage | October 8, 2016

Winter Maintenance 2016


That time of year again. We’re over to Tiree to do some Winter maintenance on Struthan Cottage. Nothing major, but just our usual , annual freshup of paint, furnishings and fittings. Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you some updates as the cottage gets prepared for winter and next years season.

We’ve only a few weeks left of the booked 2016 season, so we’d like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all our guests who had a wonderful holiday here in 2016. Rest assured to all our future guests, these scheduled regular maintenance visits will ensure your holiday is a memorable one and the cottage always meets your expectations and the high standards we’ve set.

Posted by: tireecottage | August 23, 2016

September 2016 New Availability!

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 21.14.46Attention visitors! We have an opening for a week in September 2016!

Due to unforeseen circumstances one of our guests has had to cancel their plans for a weeks holiday at Struthan Cottage from Saturday 10th September until Saturday 17th September 2016.

If you would like to book that week, whilst Tiree is still warm and sunny, then give us a call on 07918 766441 or drop us a message on our website at

Pictured on one of our own family holidays in September is Tiree sunset at Balephuil. This availability will be let on a first come, first served basis. Thanks.

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