THE ISLE OF CARNA - Enjoy a holiday in Scotland with a difference!
The Island of Carna - six hundred acres of beautiful,
unspoiled, natural habitat, lying off the Ardnamurchan peninsula, West
Scotland (British mainland's' most westerly point). Spectacular
highland scenery views.
Island in Scotland to rent - Your holiday cottage set amongst the beauty of Carna Island on Loch Sunart in the Scottish Highlands. Perfect for fishing, exploring etc. Carna's 600 acres is free from traffic (there are no roads) so if you want to bring your pets they can wander freely in perfect safety.
Our holiday home is on the Island of Carna in the middle of Loch Sunart
in the Western Scottish Highlands, between the peninsula of Ardnamurchan
to the north, and the remote hills of Morvern to the south. This
beautiful island of 600 acres has a heather covered rocky peak of 550ft,
with spectacular views stretching out over the neighbouring island of
Oronsay, towards Mull and as far as Coll.
The sun setting over Coll is a sight not to be missed!
Traditional highland cottage well equipped, sleeps 8
16' boat (capacity 8 people) plus can of fuel and good Dinghy. (instruction for novices)
Cosy and warm with open fires and fantastic views.
The meadows are filled with wild flowers, and there are many rocky inlets and beaches that are excellent for campfires or watching wildlife.
A colony of common seals breed on the rocks of a small adjacent island. Herons, oystercatchers, terns, cormorants, eagles and sometimes, even sea eagles are some of the more spectacular birds that can be seen around Carna. Ravens, herons and buzzards nest on the island. Porpoises are frequently seen in the loch and otters in the channels around the island.
At dawn and dusk foxes and red deer are common sights. The Morvern hills are home to the pine marten, red squirrel and wildcats.
Our family has owned Carna since the 1870's. The crofters cottage was
made into a family home in the 1920's. It has recently been refurbished
to make a warm, well-equipped, homely base for trips on or off the
island, or as a secluded retreat with a good supply of books and games
for afternoons and evenings around the open fire.
As there is no electricity, there is no TV, no computer and no phone,
so children have no excuse to stay indoors!
This also reinforces the peace, tranquillity and seclusion of Carna.
Step back in time for a holiday in Scotland with a difference. Carna is a wonderful experience for those with a mind to enjoy the more natural things around us and an atmosphere virtually unchanged for centuries.