A Warm and Wintry Welcome to 2015!

We'd like to welcome you all to 2015 with some snaps from a delightfully wintry Kerrera. We're glad to say the storms have not affected Gylen Castle, it's still as breathtaking on any day but especially when the sun shines and the waves crash!

(PS, We open the cafe on Friday April 4th!)

There have been quite a few days of full snow coverage which is a first for us. It really makes for a magical scene but thankfully, for the animals sake, it was short lived. Enough time for a few hours sledging and snapping!

The peaks of Cruachan will have a cover of snow probably into March, it's nice when they escape the cloud and show off for us to see here.

A very cute and probably very early new arrival on Kerrera. Mum and Dad were close but I was able to sit it for a few minutes and say hi.

The winter really does bring a different level of sunset, and the bonus is we see it every day! Super pinks on this one.

On Facebook, we have a new Fan Album, where we are happy to post some of your best pictures of the island. Feel free to get on board and send any pictures to us on the email below:

Call us on 01631 566367 or email info@kerrerabunkhouse.co.uk

The end of the season is nigh!

The nights and indeed our second season are fair drawing in! Our last day of Tea Garden business this year will be Sunday September the 28th. We'll be open until 4:30pm that day. 

We'll still be taking bunkhouse bookings so do get in touch to see what dates we have available and you might be lucky enough to experience this awsome view of Gylen Castle, the Milky Way and vast swathes of the Universe! Thanks to Duncan Harvey for this incredible photograph.

A huge thanks to all our customers, helpers and island neighbours who have all helped make Season 2 really special! We really do have the best office in the world :)

Check out our new Specials Board!

After being used to transport many different heavy loads, we decided to rehome these lovely pallets. 

We sanded the surfaces lovingly (and have the splinters to prove it!), we varnished, painted and buffed them, up to a fine finish.

Below is 'Big Brown' welcoming you at our front door:

And here is 'Wee Red', posing in the corner of the Byre for anyone seeking shelter from the rain or the strong west highland sun!

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A spring in our step!

What an incredible opening to our second season! The Easter weather has been kind to us again this year and the flora is about to go into overdrive! It's been wonderful to hear the bustle of a busy garden with customers mingling with the birds and the bees. 

Special Offer!

Why not come and stay over for a joyous Kerrera sunset! Our bunkhouse is full all of June and July, however as a special offer, we are delighted to offer anyone wanting to come in May 15% off their total bill. There are still a few weekends available at the time of this update so call or email for more details. Please quote MAYDAY SPECIAL when booking to activate your discount. 

Call us on 01631 566367 or email info@kerrerabunkhouse.co.uk

Tea Garden Tablet to fuel your wander!

Aideen has cooked up a batch of tablet to keep the wolves from the door during your walk round the island. They'd also make the perfect wee gift for a sweet toothed friend! Grab a bag in the cafe today!

Summer timetable on the horizon!

The ferry will be moving to Summer timetable from Monday 14th April. For full details please visit www.kerrera-ferry.co.uk 

Just a reminder folks that we are open 7 days from 10:30am until 4:30pm.

This is how excited we are to be opening again soon!

We took a lovely stroll up to the highest point of Kerrera at the weekend and realised how close we are to the beginning of our second season here at the Tea Garden and Bunkhouse! We officially open the cafe on Friday April 4th from 10:30am till 4:30pm and will be open 7 days a week till September! The bunkhouse is also open for anyone wanting to stay with us and enjoy the sunsets and starry nights, we are already full for June and July so booking ahead is advised! Anyone coming along should note that the Kerrera Ferry is still on winter timetable (www.kerreraferry.co.uk

Hear about island life, straight from the horses mouths!

 Patrick Rowan returned to Kerrera in the spring of 2013 after having visited the island as a child. He and his friend Lawrie stayed with us in the Bunkhouse for 2 weeks and produced this fabulous insight into island life with some amazing video and time lapse footage. Partrick also took some incredible long exposure shots of the tea garden and bunkhouse, you can find these shots elsewhere on the website and on our Facebook page. (The amazing starry sky ones)



Lovely article about us in the Herald.....

"It might feel like a test, but the reward - entry to an enchanting other-world about thirteen minutes away from urbanisation (a ten minute drive from Oban, plus about three minutes to cross the Sound of Kerrera) makes the initiation not only worthwhile, but part of the adventure."

Click here to read all about it .. 



Aideen's new creation ...

Aideen's new creation...A rich chocolate, courgette and orange cake, laced with walnuts and topped with orange glace icing. On the specials board now!