Eilean Shona House

Acharacle, Argyll & Bute

Be thrilled by a warm toasty house with glorious views, a ‘Peter Pan’ connection and an arty decor, and a whole private island to explore


11 bedrooms


Sleeps 22


From a jetty alongside Tioram Castle you are ferried across the loch by one of the team – to the “wild, rocky, romantic” isle of Shona. A pad up the hill and there is the house, a Scottish Victorian hunting lodge set into the hillside with sloping lawns and incomparable views. Inside: a house with a lived-in and much-loved feel, a place that evokes thoughts of amazing parties. Sleeping 22 in 11 rooms linked by separate sets of stairs, it’s filled with art, artefacts and gorgeous bright colours. Logs, coal, canoes, kayaks and dressing up boxes are on the house. Coats, boots (all sizes), fishing rods and swimming hats line the porch, a promise of what is to come. After a day building dens and fires, exploring the island’s paths, swimming its pristine waters, it’s heaven to return to a drawing room with a baby grand and long couches, a library with billiards, darts and games, a ‘snug’ with chess, a country kitchen with three pantries, and numerous open fires. Quirky charm and luxury combine in feather duvets, unique throws, original bath fittings, and a tapestry screening the loo! 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information



Nightly price
from £643
Weekly price
from £4500
7 rooms maximum 14 people: £4,500-£6,000.
1 House for 22
From £64311 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from The Owner

  • Eilean Shona is a nature paradise, only 1 hour from Fort William. There are no cars on the island and lots of trails to explore and wildlife to see.
  • There is a huge range of activities on offer on Eilean Shona, from building camp fires, crabbing, swimming, painting, kayaking, paddleboarding, nature watching, photography and walking.
  • Castle Tioram was the traditional home of the Clanranalds and a key strategic asset in the Lord of the Isles defence of his demesnes. The castle ruins, a key feature of the region, can be seen through many cottage windows and as you walk along the coast.
  • In the 1920's J.M. Barrie rented Eilean Shona for the summer, where he was joined by Michael Llewelyn Davies and some friends. Barrie is thought to have written both the screenplay of Peter Pan and the ghost story, Mary Rose, while on Eilean Shona.