The Treshnish Cottages are traditional farm cottages and converted farm buildings, just under a mile from the main road. Situated beside and near the farmhouse, Shian, Duill, Shieling and Studio make up the four Treshnish Cottages. Each enjoys a sea view over towards Coll and beyond. They are heated via the wood-chip District Heating Scheme and Studio gets its electricity directly from one of our wind turbines. The contemporary working farmyard is at a discreet distance from the cottages. Access from the main road is along an uneven farm track.
Shian and Duill
Shian and Duill are former farm workers cottages sharing a grassy garden which is just beyond the farm square. Each has an unheated ‘sitooterie’ (sunroom) added in 2014, which is a great space in which to enjoy the great outdoors indoors! They both have sea views across the field towards the Isle of Coll.
Shieling was returned to its original use as a dwelling in 1999 having spent decades as the ‘stallion box’ and ‘generating shed’. The smallest of the Treshnish Cottages, Shieling is romantic and popular with many returning couples. It has one bedroom and a lovely kitchen/living room with traditional sash windows, looking out over the garden wall to the sea beyond.
Studio was originally a dairy and byre and is now spacious airy accommodation sleeping up to 6. It is the largest of the Treshnish Cottages but feels perfectly cosy for 2! The previous owner of the Treshnish Estate was a ’Lady of the Bedchamber’ to the Queen Mother. Reputedly Treshnish butter was sent to Clarence House in London!
We discovered Treshnish almost by accident. We were struck by a sense that we were stepping back in time as we walked down the track and it felt magical – unspoiled and untarnished. Over the last 22 years we have carefully developed and improved the cottages and vernacular buildings, remembering back to that first impression of timelessness.
Each cottage is individually furnished with an eclectic blend of vintage and contemporary furniture, with original artwork and paintings.