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Ruantallain Lodge, JuraInner Hebrides
Sleeps: 12

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Ruantallain Lodge, JuraInner Hebrides

Sleeps - 12

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Personal ghillie · Stalking · Trout Fishing

Activities
Beach · Boats · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Fully Catered

Rental
£POA

Estate Details

Ruantallain Lodge, JuraInner Hebrides

Sleeps - 12

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Personal ghillie · Stalking · Trout Fishing

Activities
Beach · Boats · Snooker/Billiards · Walking / Hiking

Facilities
Mobile coverage · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi

Features
Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Fully Catered

Rental
£POA

Set on the shore of one of Jura’s prettiest bays, in beautiful gardens, Ruantallain Lodge has magnificent views across the Sound of Jura towards the Kintyre peninsular.

Ruantallain is a sporting estate that extends to 20,000 acres lying coast to coast across the middle of the Isle of Jura with Loch Tarbert at its southern boundary. Largely spread across the inaccessible western coast of the island, the estate boasts some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain, much of which can only be reached via boat or on foot.

The Bury family bought the Estate in 1983 and have continued to run it as a sporting estate with traditional deer stalking and brown trout fishing on the many hill lochs.

Lindsay Bury has planted approximately 300,000 native trees on the Estate. The most mature wood can be seen from the anchorage where the boat is moored and there are four further blocks, the most recent one being planted in the spring of 2020.

Ruanatallain Lodge offers basic but very comfortable accommodation on a fully catered basis.  The estate chef is very accomplished and will produce delicious meals using the freshest local produce, seafood, venison and lamb.  It is the perfect base for a family holiday in which to explore this magical Inner Hebridean island and to fish, walk, cycle, kayak, swim and enjoy getting out on the estate’s 31ft sea boat.  Mackerel fishing and lobster potting can be enjoyed by guests from the estate’s 31ft sea boat and is one of the highlights.

The modest wooden exterior of the house belies the warm comfort inside where the open plan areas provide spectacular landscape views, as well as cosy wood fires and extremely comfortable furnishings.

How to get there
The fastest way to reach Jura is by the Jura Passenger Ferry or you can also travel via Islay by taking the Calmac car ferry from Kennacraig, or by daily Loganair flights from Glasgow Airport. Flybe fly daily from Glasgow International Airport to Islay. The flight takes half an hour.

Car ferries operate daily from Kennacraig on the mainland (Kintyre Peninsula – about 3 hours drive from Glasgow) to Port Askaig on Islay. The ferry ride takes around 2 hours. The connecting ferry from Islay to Feolin on Jura is a short, five minute crossing.

We say...

Ruantallain offers a complete escape! Breathtaking views, deserted beaches, superb trout fishing in the hill lochs, mackerel fishing from the estate sea boat and your own chef to look after you!

You say...

Just to say how much all of us, from 8yrs to 80yrs, are loving Ruantallain. Craig and the team here have been absolutely exceptional in looking after us all.  Fran coping brilliantly with the various items produced from the depths to mess up all her plans!

Anthony Clifton Brown

Accommodation

Set on the shore of one of Jura’s prettiest bays, in beautiful gardens, Ruantallain Lodge has magnificent views across the Sound of Jura towards the Kintyre peninsular.  The accommodation is let on a fully catered basis to include all meals.

Food & Dining
Ant, the estate chef, whenever possible, uses locally sourced ingredients such as scallops, lobsters and prawns fished from the waters around the Island.
The venison and brown trout from the hill lochs all come from the Estate and are cooked in innovative ways.

You begin the day with a full Scottish breakfast, lunch can either be a cold buffet or a packed lunch for the hill.
Dinner is a three course, fine dining extravaganza – and a sample menu is included below:

Warmed Sea Trout with Cabbage Puree, Roasted Salsify, Pickled Cucumber and a Apple Gel Salad
Panfried Loin of Venison, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Slow Baked Celeriac, Wilted Spinach and Burgundy Jus

White Chocolate Panna Cotta, Saffron Poached Pear and Vanilla Shortbread

The modest wooden exterior of the house belies the warm comfort inside where the open plan areas provide spectacular landscape views, as well as cosy wood fires and extremely comfortable furnishings.  There is an open plan living and dining room with a piano and open fire, a separate, spacious sitting room with views over the bay and a good selection of books, a fully equipped kitchen, separate utility room and a drying room for boots and wet clothes (and dog towels!).

There is one double room with en-suite and one twin room with with bathroom opposite facing the sea. There is a small twin room, suitable for children in this part of the house. Looking up towards the hills there are one twin with en-suite, one double room with bathroom opposite, a further  twin and a single room. There is one  large shower room.

The large adjacent wooden shed is open to all guests and contains a games room with full size snooker table (looking out over the bay), a table tennis table and open plan work spaces that could be used for indoor group activities and games. There is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron.

Guests have access to all areas of the property and gardens apart from the private laundry room and commercial freezers in the shed building, which are used by staff.

The Lodge housekeeper lives nearby if needed.

There are wifi and mobile signals.
Dogs are welcome!

Sporting

Ruantallain Estate extends to 20,000 acres lying coast to coast across the middle of the Isle of Jura with Loch Tarbert at its southern boundary. Largely spread across the inaccessible western coast of the island, the estate boasts some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain, much of which can only be reached via boat or on foot.

The Bury family bought the Estate in 1983 and have continued to run it as a sporting Estate with traditional deer stalking and brown trout fishing on the many hill lochs.

Lindsay Bury has planted approximately 300,000 native trees on the Estate. The most mature wood can be seen from the anchorage where the boat is moored. and there are four further blocks, the most recent one being planted in the spring of 2020.

Trout Fishing
Wonderful wild brown trout fishing on the estate hill lochs is included in the rental as well as on the estate spate rivers where finnock and small sea trout are plentiful.

Stalking
Jura is renowned for its stalking and Ruantallain offers stalking thoughout the season but this is generally let to regular parties each year.  Occasionally a week might come available.

Activities

There is lots to do on Jura including walking, trout fishing, sea fishing, bicycling and beaches, kayaking and stalking when available.
The iland has just one single track road and car is the easiest way to travel to and from Ruantallain Lodge and to get around the island.
Vehicles can be arranged to transport you around the island from the Lodge. Bring your bicycles for exploring the island too.

Sea fishing
Mackerel fishing and lobster potting can be enjoyed by guests from the estate’s 31ft sea boat and is one of the highlights.

Climb Jura’s Paps
The three Paps of Jura, on the south of the Island are all just below 3,000ft.  On a fine day they give the most magnificent views in all directions from the mainland stretching up to Loch Linnhe and Glen Coe, across to Mull and south to Colonsay, Oronsay and Islay.  There are other less strenuous walks from which you will also get wonderful views.

Swimming
There is safe summer swimming in the bay by the Lodge. Bring your paddleboards, kayaks or canoes and your wetsuits!

Beachcombing is also a great way to explore the shoreline.

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