In the grounds of a former Victorian church in a spectacular beachfront location on the Isle of Tiree, a remote Hebridean island off Scotland’s West coast.

Tiree has long been recognised as the sunniest place in the British Isles, benefitting from the mild influence of the Gulf stream current warming the surrounding waters.

The island’s diverse coastline and many beaches of fine, white sand make for rewarding bird watching, seal spotting and otter tracking. Sea tours depart daily from Scarinish to enjoy wildlife sightings of basking sharks, dolphins and minke whales. There are also trips to Skerryvore Lighthouse and to see puffins on nearby Lunga.

It’s also a very windy place – which puts Tiree fully on the surf map and is a haven for kitesurfers, windsurfers and surfers!

The island is host to both an annual music festival and the world’s longest running professional windsurfing competition.

The star gazing opportunities are hard to beat – there are no street lights. The dark skies have much to offer, including, if you’re in the right place at the right time, a breath taking sight of Aurora Borealis, the northern lights.

Artists, photographers, adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts find the wild beauty of Tiree a source of inspiration and invigoration. It offers solitude and an elemental escape from all the usual pressures of today’s world.