Self catering in Isle of Jura
Welcome to Jura self catering, Self catering in Isle of Jura are recently completed (summer 2010) and are ideally situated above the main village of Craighouse yet only a few minutes walk from the main amenities, ie the island’s only shop, hotel and bar, distillery, etc. With dramatic views of Small Isles Bay and beyond to the Knapdale peninsula, they make an ideal base from which to explore the island.
The cottages are built on one level and are identical, although individually furnished and decorated. Each house comprises of one double (kingsize bed) and one twin bedroom, bathroom with over bath shower, fully equipped dining kitchen including fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave. An electric heated airer lets you dry clothes inside when it’s raining outside! The large comfortable lounge with satellite TV, radio and hi-fi with ipod dock, looks down onto the village and the bay, while the front door takes you onto a decked area with outdoor furniture, where you can sit with a dram (or a cup of tea) and take in the view!
Fully heated with electric storage heating, and disabled access throughout, the cottages are comfortable and easy.
There is no telephone but mobile reception is not bad as long as your network is vodafone or 02! If you can’t live without your PC, the Jura Service Point situated at the northern end of the village (near the school and the doctors surgery) has computers for general use and wi-fi access.
There are several websites providing more detailed information on events, activities, accommodation and life on the island, juradevelopment being one of them, but you can also try jurainfo.com. Information on 2 of the islands biggest annual events can be found at jurafellrace.org.uk and juramusicfestival.com. Below are a few links to some of the local services, etc
Juracommunityshop.co.uk is the only shop on the island. Well stocked with a good selection of fresh and frozen food, also daily papers.
Jurahotel.co.uk is the island’s only hotel is the social hub with a lively bar and good food.
The Antlers Bistro Restaurant, recently opened for all day food and pre-booked evening meals.
Jura Distillery situated in the centre of the village, and producers of that fine whisky, offer regular tours and gifts or whisky to purchase.
The Jura Service Point, situated at the northern end of the village, provides computers for general use and is open to the public on weekdays from 9.30am till 1.00pm. Tel Heather on 01496820161 for more information
When here, you may decide you want to spend a little time on the neighbouring island of Islay, visiting one or some of its 7 distilleries, a round of golf, or general sightseeing. www.islayinfo.com is a wealth of information.
Jura is a paradise for nature lovers, walkers, fishermen and the likes. But whether you are out trying to spot an eagle, climbing the paps or exploring the uninhabited west coast, or fishing for trout in one of the many lochs, please be aware that during the months of July to February there may be deerstalking going on, so it’s always worth checking with the local estates