A Brief History:
Tigh an Dun is Gaelic for house of the rock or fort, which could refer to the small tidal island in front of the cottage or to the
remains of an Iron Age fort on the rock to the side.
The cottage dates back to the 18th century. On the first edition Ordnance Survey map it is marked as a public house, and remained so until early in the 20th century. It would have been reached by boat. The modern annexe, where the owners live, was added in the 1960's. The present owners have lived here since 1988.
The cottage has recently been totally refurbished for use as a self -catering property. It has been ready to welcome
visitors since Easter 2013.
For photographs of the interior of the cottage please see The Gallery.
The Accommodation Comprises:
Kitchen and dining room
The original croft house kitchen is now fully equipped to a high standard with modern appliances. These include electric cooker, micro-wave oven, toaster, fridge-freezer, dish washer and washing machine. The kitchen opens out into the dining room to make a spacious L-shaped open plan room with wood stove.
The traditional wood-lined walls give the sitting room a very homely feel. There is ample comfortable seating, digital television and a dvd player. A variety of games and books are provided just in case you get tired of the wonderful sea views. There is a night storage heater plus electric stove.
Double bedroom with double bed
Twin bedded room with two single beds
Bathroom (upstairs), comprising WC, wash hand basin and shower
Porch with plenty of room for coats and boots (bring your wellies for exploring the shore)
All rooms in the cottage, save for the kitchen area and bathroom, have sea views.
The traditional croft house staircase is rather steep and narrow and may be unsuitable for young children or anyone with mobility problems.
Off road parking for two cars.
There is a paddock for ball games, but please mind the fruit trees!
I'm sorry we don't take pets, apart from assistance dogs.