...looks out onto the Lussa River and one of the Jura’s finest sandy bays. You can picnic, cast a line for sea trout or, inspired by stags browsing on the shore, plot your adventures further afield. It’s an excellent base from which to explore the island, and there’s easy access to south where you can tour the renowned whisky distillery and the scree-strewn slopes of the Paps of Jura (but perhaps not in that order), and prop up the bar at the Jura Hotel.

The more subtle charms of the north and west include one of the most sparsely-inhabited sections of Scotland – as close to true wilderness as you’ll find anywhere in Europe – where you’ll have the landscape pretty much to yourself, a guest of Jura’s extraordinary wildlife. There are regular sightings of otters, white-tailed and golden eagles, short-eared owls, wild goats and, of course, the island’s famous red deer.

Feel free to fish for sea trout below the high tide mark. If you’d like to pit your wits against the salmon and sea trout on the Lussa or the brown trout up in the hill lochs then just let us know and we’ll make it happen.



The cottage sleeps five (one double, one twin and one single room) and there’s space for pets by arrangement. Bookings are from Sunday to Sunday.

Rates: from £350 per week including VAT, electricity and coal. It’s up to you whether you bring your own linen, but if you’d like us to supply it please let us know in advance.

Any questions? Any ‘that-sounds-absolutely-ideal-so-please-book-me-in’ thoughts? Give Damaris Fletcher a call (+44 1786 850 274) or drop her a line: damaris@escapetojura.com

‘...the good people who live on the island have a gentle disposition living amidst such natural beauty, and are some of the most interesting and hospitable souls you could hope to meet… Heather Cottage is now very much part of our annual migration and we look forward to coming again at this time of year for several decades to come.’

David Burbidge, Lakeland Voice