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Five of the best island boltholes

The view from the Wild Heather B&B

The view from the Wild Heather B&B


Thinking heading north this Easter holidays? Here we look at five secluded spots where you truly can get away from it all.

ORD HOUSE, Skye

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Four miles down a single track, this is a true hidden gem, providing boutique accommodation on a budget. The converted Georgian manor stands in 18 acres of land, boasting breathtaking views over to Loch Eishort and the isles of Canna and Rum. Inside, the house has been lovingly restored, creating a haven filled with French and Italian furniture.

TIRORAN HOUSE HOTEL, MULL

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A five-star B&B, this converted Victorian house has stunning lochside views. For foodies, a fine-dining restaurant is on hand, with a selection of contemporary Scottish dishes created with fresh produce from their own organic garden and local suppliers.

BLUE REEF COTTAGES, Harris

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Set in the beautiful village of Scarista, these turf-roofed stone cottages are designed to blend into the rugged coastal landscape. Accommodating only two people, each cottage has its own sauna and jacuzzi, as well as a glass-fronted observation area that offers stunning views.

GLENEGEDALE HOUSE, Islay

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Overlooking Laggan Bay and out to the Irish coast, this has four bedrooms. Couples can enjoy the best of both worlds, with golfers going for the Machrie links, just minutes away, while those looking to be pampered can book with the local reflexologist.

WILD HEATHER B&B, Orkney, www.wildheatherbandb.co.uk

This self-catering cottage is a beautifully restored 100-year-old millhouse. Sleeping up to four, it is surrounded by more than 26 acres of land. Perched on the edge of tranquil Millbay, guests can literally step out to sea, with sandy beaches perfect for beachcombing or bird watching.

 

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