Sanda Island

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Pure relaxation in stylish Scottish cottages

Become Laird or Lady of Sanda for a week!

Enjoy an overnight stay in one of the private cottages. After a 40 minute boat transfer and a welcoming drink, you will be lead to your cottage to relax amongst the living room, spacious bathroom and bedroom. You will be provided with information about the best things to see and do on the island, before being taken on a guided tour through the bird observatory.

Island Package (Exclusive rental of the whole island):
The four cottages are caplable of hosting a total of 8 guests. After a traditional welcome from a Scottish piper, you are free to enjoy both the use of the island's boat and the island's restaurant. Activities include an excursion to Northern Ireland, a fishing trip with one of Campbeltown's local fishermen and a supervised whisky tasting session. The island package costs GBP 2,000 per day.

Just off the tip of the renowned Mull of Kintyre, Sanda Island is situated a few miles south of Campbeltown and 20 miles to the east of Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.

About the island
Sanda is a privately owned island of about 400 acres, situated 1½ miles off the southern tip of the Mull of Kintyre, made famous by Paul McCartney, who wrote a song by the same name as a tribute to the picturesque peninsula, where he had owned a home and recording studio since the late 1960s. A frequent rendezvous for warriors, saints and smugglers, the island has a rich and diverse history and has connections with the monks of Whithorn, Robert the Bruce and the powerful MacDonald Clan. Historically referred to as 'haaven’ – or harbor – the island boasts a safe anchorage during the summer months.

In recent years, this beautiful and picturesque Scottish island has enjoyed the diversification of a farm and holiday lettings, as well as the establishment of Scotland’s 4th official bird observatory. Sanda has a great varietyof birdlife, with many migratory species being seen on the island. Maritime cliffs extend around much of the island. The cliff top areas are mainly either coastal grassland or heath. The waters around the island make for excellent sea fishing.

While you relax, you can watch seals basking on the shore or enjoy the abundance of wildlife and birds on the island.

The whole island can be rented by one family/group exclusively at one time. Sanda is also the perfect venue for weddings and honeymoons – for a truly magical and memorable stay. Staff are at hand to assist you and make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Excellent cuisine is included.

With guaranteed sea view!

This unique accommodation is only steps away from the Beach of Sanda Bay, the Pier and our fine dining Restaurant.
It includes 3 newly renovated and refurbished Cottages (Sailor's Suite, Glunimore Room and Schoolhouse Suite) named after local places each with 1 or 2 bedroom(s), high class kingsize bed or four poster bed, contemporary bathroom, 1 or 2 sinks, shower, underfloor heating throughout, romantic fire place or stove, a mixture of innovative furniture from local suppliers and international brands such as Seletti. i-bride and Normann.

Welcome for inspiration, relaxation or activity. Sanda Island is breathtaking for any event!
The longer you stay the longer you enjoy the excellent service, see the scenery and feel the pulse of one of the most beautiful places on earth.

THE SANDA ISLAND RESTAURANT is a fully licensed fine dining Restaurant open upon reservation. Opening hours 10.00-22.00, capacity 18 people.
The islanders call their style of cooking "fresh products cuisine" concentrating on herbs and spices and with daring flavours. The cuisine focuses on skilful, inventive and tasty compositions of everyday staples rather than on luxury products. Any primary product - be it lobster, "weeds" wild herbs, potatoes, salt or oil - deserves to be used and treated with the utmost care.
Classics and local cuisine, combined in new interpretations in a vein akin to the slow food concept.

Many of the activities offered by Sanda Island include field trips on theisland, wildlife observation, trout-fishing in the natural lake, guided whalewatching tours, day trips to Northern Ireland by boat in good weather and whisky tastings.

How to get there
A representative of the island will  welcome guests at the international airport in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Campbeltown and bring them to Sanda Island – either by boat or via a short scenic helicopter ride.




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