Travel: Isle of Rona

by Jane Hayward on Thursday, 2 February 2012

To spend uninterrupted time together, hop on to a tiny "ferry" to the Isle of Rona, off Scotland's west coast. There are no roads, shops or TV, just a lodge and three four-star holiday cottages by the harbour.

Check in Escape, a converted manse (once a minister's home), gazes across the bay to the Old Man of Storr. It's snug and stylish – and the sea views will melt the stoniest heart.

Easy pleasures Beachcomb "your" shore and watch sunsets shimmer across the water. Then curl up by the wood burner with glasses of island-bottled whisky.

Trips for two Roam to discover grazing red deer, a 14th-century chapel and the burial site of a Danish princess.

Love bites Venison and langoustine can be left in the cottage – or you can catch your own lobster with a creel fisherman.

What it costs Seven nights at Escape (which sleeps four) cost from £535.50 for a couple; short breaks possible. Call 07831-293963 or visit

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