A Scottish private island all to yourselves - the perfect holiday escape

Enjoy a piece of paradise staying on a small island just off the west coast of Scotland and have a unique magical adventure. The house is gorgeous and comes with a motor boat so you can explore the hidden coves and beaches.

Torsa Island Scotland
West coast view

Torsa Island Farmhouse
Cullipool, By Oban, Argyll

Experience Scottish island living the easy way by renting the only property on Torsa Island. Perfect for child friendly family holidays, giving you time to unwind and relax together, while exploring the bays, islands and hills around. Use of a motor boat is included in the rental price allowing guests to explore the neighbouring coves and beaches and gain easy access to and from the island. Tuition and lifejackets are included. An electric buggy is also provided for transporting luggage from the beach to the house.

Torsa House offers unique self-catering accommodation for a truly unforgettable holiday in Scotland. Properties of this type are few and far between and Torsa has the added benefit of mains electricity not often available in a holiday property on a private island. Sleeping up to six, it provides an ideal family retreat and the perfect excuse to spend time together as a family enjoying the great outdoors!

Located 16 miles south of the bustling harbour town of Oban on the west coast of Scotland, Torsa is within easy reach of shops, tourist attractions and is only three hours' drive from Glasgow.

Whilst there are no roads on Torsa, Luing has a single track road and there is a very well stocked shop on the way to Cullipool and the Atlantic Islands Centre in Cullipool has a licenced café and is open 7 days a week serving delicious homemade cakes and lunches plus the occasional evening meals throughout the season.

The peace and quiet makes wildlife watching all the easier, with resident otters, seals, birds of prey and a wide array of wild flowers to see. Located on the edge of the Firth of Lorn Marine Special Area of Conservation, there are also whale and wildlife watching boat trips available locally. Dolphins and porpoises are sometimes seen from the shore, and golden and sea eagles are occasional visitors from the neighbouring islands. So whether you are already a committed bird watcher or flower spotter, or just enjoy natural beauty, you will find something to impress you.

With its own moorings and the sheltered anchorage available within Ardnamir Bay on Luing, Torsa is the perfect base for a sailing or motor boating holiday using your own boat. Launching facilities are available nearby, and with well-established marinas and chandlers in the area you are well provided for in every way. Canoes or kayaks can be launched from ample local sites. There are plenty of opportunities for exploring the area with Loch Melfort, the islands of the Firth of Lorn, Shuna Island and hidden anchorages like Puilladobhran (Pool of the Otters) all waiting to be discovered.

Scottish private island at night
West coast farmhouse on private island
  • Sleeps - 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk)
  • Bathrooms - 2 (1 is a shower room)
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • TV and DVD
  • Log burner
  • Travel highchair
  • Large walled garden
  • Garden furniture and BBQ
  • Pets welcome
  • Suitable to bring your own boat
map to locate property
  • Oban - 16 miles
  • Glasgow Airport - 90 miles
  • Station - Oban
  • Local shop - 1.5 miles on Luing
  • Nearest pub is on Seil - 6 miles
  • Atlantic Islands Centre and licenced café,
    Cullipool, 2 miles on Luing
  • 3 restaurants on Seil
  • Bike hire - 1 mile
  • Wildlife boat trips on Seil - 3 miles
  • 9 hole golf course on Seil - 3 miles
  • Great walking in area
  • Easy wildlife watching, fishing,
    diving, sailing, boating
  • Motor boat with lifejackets and tuition
Sea view
kitchen diningroom overlooking sea


After extensive renovations Torsa Island Farmhouse is very well insulated with three bedrooms: one large double bedroom, one large twin bedroom and a smaller bunk room, with all beds made up for your arrival.

The upstairs family bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and towels are provided for your convenience. Downstairs there is a large shower room. There is a large sitting room with a log burner, TV and DVD, books and games and wonderful southerly views. The large fully equipped kitchen has a dining table with seating for six. It has its original range still in place but this is now for decoration only - there is a modern cooker provided!

The farmhouse benefits from a large conservatory enjoying fabulous sea views to the south overlooking Loch Melfort and the island of Shuna. There is also a utility room with sink, washing machine and tumble drier.

Heating is provided by night storage and convector heaters which are situated throughout house.

There is a private spring water supply and a large walled garden of approximately half an acre around the house that is secure for dogs and children.


Torsa is just 15 miles south of Oban. Turn off the A816 eight miles south of Oban onto the B844, signposted 'Luing Ferry'.

After crossing the famous Bridge over the Atlantic onto the Isle of Seil, follow the signs for Cuan Ferry/Isle of Luing. Take the 3 minute ferry crossing over to Luing and then drive for 1 mile to Ardnamir Bay to cross over to Torsa Island.

What's included:

Bed linen and towels are provided, and £30 worth of electricity is included in the rental price.

Guests also have use of 'Cutty', a motor boat, plus a full tank of fuel.

Cost and availability:

This island farmhouse is rented out for weekly lets from March to November.

Change over day is a Friday with arrival at 3.30pm and departure by 10am.

Low occupancy discounts available outside peak season.

To book this exclusive house on a private island, click the enquiry button below to see availability and rental prices.

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West coast view
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Scottish island retreat

This idyllic island holiday home offers a great chance to escape modern life and getaway from it all on this Scottish private island. The views are spectacular and there is plenty of wildfife to spot on the island and in the surrounding sea - a boat is provided too!