Hear what others had to say about Carna.


A TERRIBLE place for Facebook, Instagram, emails, Whatsapp, phone calls and electricity. On the other hand, the island EXCELS in wildlife, tranquility, nature, sea food, amazing landscapes and incredible views! A highly recommended digital detox! One can even read a book there. Beautiful island.


I just saw the new video of this which brought back such wonderful memories of pure escapism. One of the most relaxing and back to nature holidays I have ever had……an escape where the rest of the world seems a million miles away which is a complete luxury. Would highly recommend if you need to just step off life’s train for a moment and enjoy nature at it’s best.

ED & SARAH BROOKS, BRISTOL, UK, 2014/15/16/17.

This is my favourite, most fun and most relaxing holiday destination. Away from it all on your own island, in a very comfortable house, conversations over whisky in the evening round the fire, boating on beautiful lochs, spotting otters and seals with the kids in the day. On the swing, and up to the wood to make dens, and then up to the top for a marvellous view. What’s not to like? One day I will do a whale watching trip with Andy too…


Every year, my wife and I pack up the car with children and dogs (our own!) and head off into the sunset to discover a new part of Scotland for a one week, winter holiday… the location always changes, but the ‘mission-goal’ remains the same… isolation, beauty, birds and animals!

Sadly our 2014 visit to the islands of Carna, which lies just off the coast of Ardnamurchan, will be the last time our children get to discover a new part of Scotland… from now on it will be Carna every time!


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“We have just returned from a memorable and magical stay for a week on the Isle of Carna. This is an amazing location and we and our three dogs had a fantastic week. The views from the cottage kitchen and conservatory are spectacular. Basically these rooms are the best wildlife hide imaginable with the bonus of food and drink to hand! We had regular sightings of Otters and seals and to watch an otter hunting in loch close by in front of the cottage was superb. On one occasion we sat and watched an otter hunting and feeding for 2-hours with our attention only being distracted by other wildlife. During the week we saw over 50 species of birds including fantastic views of white tailed sea eagles on two occasions. With the cottage you get the sole use of a boat with outboard to explore the area which we loved to do. It was a real experience heading back to the mainland to collect the car to do some shopping. All the family were very friendly and helpful and the boat tuition was very thorough. If you want a real get away from the rat race holiday with fantastic scenery and wildlife on your doorstep then the cottage on the Isle of Carna is ideal. We loved it and will definitely be returning.”


“We stayed on Carna for a short break, the cottage has everything you really need and the views, privacy, freedom, wildlife and use of the boat make it a magical place to both totally unwind and also be adventurous. Andy and his team are always happy to answer our queries and it was great to know that someone was watching out for you just in case we needed it. We were slightly concerned about the lack of telephones, TV etc but we quickly realised that this is what makes the place so special”


“My girlfriend and I visited Carna from London via the Caledonian sleeper which was a very romantic experience in itself. When we arrived on the island we didn’t have to lift a finger, as our luggage was taken to the cottage on a 1960s land rover by Andy! We decided to book a 3hr guided trip with him later that day, this was a great experience and well worth it, laying up in the heather surrounded by the beautiful autumn colours on the hills around us was quite serene. I’ll never forget those nights on Carna after a good days walking, fishing and exploring. Reading by candlelight in my warm and comfy bed before drifting off to sleep with only the sound of silence, occasionally interrupted by a rutting stag. Magical!”