Torsa Island Farmhouse
By Oban, Argyll

Torsa Island Scotland
West coast farmhouse on private island

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 bays and islands and gain easy access to and from the island. Tuition and lifejackets are included. An electric buggy is also provided for transporting luggage.

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 of this kind. 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! The farmhouse has a large, well equipped kitchen, a conservatory with sea views, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room with an open fire. The large walled garden is child friendly and dogs are welcome also.

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. Sited above the well-known safe anchorage of Ardnamir Bay on Luing, it is also the perfect shore base for a sailing or motor boat holiday. The moorings can be used for guests' own boats and there are ample local sites suitable to launch canoes or kayaks.

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, 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. 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.

West coast view
Scottish private island at night
  • Sleeps - max 6
  • Bedrooms - 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 bunk)
  • Bathrooms - 1 plus shower room
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Large fridge freezer
  • Microwave
  • No TV or DVD, only CD/radio
  • Log burner
  • Travel highchair
  • Large walled garden
  • Garden furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Suitable to bring your own boat
  • Oban - 16 miles
  • Glasgow Airport - 90 miles
  • Station - Oban, 16 miles
  • Local shop - 1.5 miles away
  • Nearest pub is on Seil Island - 6 miles away
  • 3 restaurants on Seil
  • Bike hire - 1 mile
  • Wildlife boat trips - 1 mile
  • 9 hole golf course - 3 miles
  • Great walking in area
  • Easy wildlife watching, fishing, diving, sailing, boating
  • Motor boat with lifejackets and tuition
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sun room overlooking sea
Sea view


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 and CD player, 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, sign posted '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' our 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 of 10 - 20% available outside peak season.

To book this remote and tranquil self catering farmhouse on Torsa Island, click the enquiry button below to see availability and rental prices.

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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 in this Scottish hideaway. The views are spectacular and there is plenty of wildfife to spot on the island and in the surrounding sea.