Our answers to some common questions…

  • Are you open all year?
    Yes! Skerryvore is open all year. We can provide evening meals in winter with a bit of advance notice.
  • Can you pick me up from the ferry?
    Yes. Please let us know when you are planning to arrive and we’ll do our best to help.
  • What are your check-in and check-out times?
    Check in is normally from 2.30pm and we ask that you check out by 10.30am. Bags can be left with us outwith these times.
  • Can I bring my pet with me?
    Sorry, no. Unfortunately, we can’t accept pets at Skerryvore.
  • Where does the name ’Skerryvore’ come from?
    Our house is named after the lighthouse, Skerryvore, whose light is visible from the house. The name comes from the Gaelic ‘sgeir’ meaning rock and ‘mhor’ meaning big. Skerryvore lighthouse was completed in 1844 by Alan Stevenson, and at 48m (156ft) is the UKs tallest and some would say most graceful lighthouse. It is built of granite from The Isle of Mull and took 6 years to build.
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    Photo: Jim Anderson

Links to other sites which may be of interest…

www.welcometoiona.com - The official Isle of Iona website
Iona Abbey - Historic Scotland’s page on Iona Abbey
The Iona Community - The resident religious community at Iona Abbey
Alternative Boat Hire - Locally owned sailing boat and skipper for hire
Staffa Trips - The best way to see Staffa
iloveiona.com - A range of beautiful cards and gifts
Aosdàna - A range of Jewellery and Artwork from the Isle of Iona

Caledonian Macbrayne - Hebridean and Clyde Ferries
West Coast Motors - Buses on Mull

RSPB - The Royal Society for the protection of Birds
Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust

NTS - National Trust for Scotland
Gordon Bruce - Who maintains this website. Please let him know if you spot any errors!

Sunset at Skerryvore B&B, Iona

To enquire more, or book a stay at Skerryvore, please contact us in one of the following ways:

Lindsay & Joyce McIntyre
Skerryvore, Isle of Iona,
Argyll PA76 6SP

Email Us
Telephone +44 (0)1681 700776
Mobile +44 (0)781 032 5990

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