We close for the season on September 27th 2021

Kerrera Tea Garden **OUR LAST DAY OF 2021 is MONDAY 27th SEPTEMBER**

We're excited to be opening on Friday 14th May from 11am to 4pm. For the whole of 2021 season we'll be open Thursday - Monday (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday).

Once again we will be operating a little different to normal with a takeaway service which you can enjoy on our benches upon the hill. The toilet will be available to customers during opening hours. We have a one way system in place and will have a small marquee up soon providing a little shade from the rain/sun!

We will be running a weekly menu of three lunch items and three sweet treats including our new range of homemade muffins. Lunch specials will include: Granny Shields Lentil Soup, Thai Sweet Potato soup, Caldo Verde, Smokey Spanish Chickpea Stew, Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Creamcheese bagels. Our classic cakes will rotate between Brownie, Lemon Drizzle, Rhubard and Custard Cake and feature weekly muffins. (Blueberry, Bakewell, Biscoff)

Bunkhouse

We're open for bookings but it is mostly full until August and September....best to check our calendar using the link below for availibility.

The bunkhouse, shower and toilet are for the exclusive use of guests and not shared with anyone.

We are now including the Byre with all bookings as standard. It's a super unique room with a large dining table, comfy sofas, castle views and a new wood burning stove to relax in front of. The cost includes a basket of wood per night.

We'll be able to collect luggage from the ferry but will be unable to offer people a lift to the premises. Please be aware that it's a 3km walk from the ferry.

We use Airbnb for bookings and our profile is here: https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9875962

We're opening for 2019 on April 5th

We look forward to welcoming you in 2019! We'll be open 7 days a week from 10:30am - 4:30pm serving soups and stews from around the world as well as a selection of tasty home made cakes and scones.

2018 closing date

We are open 7 days a week until Sunday the 30th of September 2018 which will be our last day of the season.

We'll re-open in April 2019 and look forward to welcoming you!

 

Game of Drones

Thanks to Mark O'Dowd from Cork for taking some lovely drone pictures on a delightful summers day!

Gylen castle from high and far with a great view of Seil and Scarba:

Gylen Castle with the Tea Garden in the background and the seemingly tropical looking waters!

Google earth like shot directly above the Tea Garden:

A stunning hazy summers day with the Tea Garden, Bunkhouse and Bell Tent!

Amazing Gylen Castle

We open on Monday the 3rd of April!

We're excited to be reopening for our fifth season on Monday, April 3rd from 10:30am - 4:30pm. Thereafter we'll be open 7 days a week until the end of September.

The bunkhouse is now full from 17th May until 23rd of July and weekends are booked right up until mid August so if you fancy booking a wee trip away in West Highland Paradise you better get a wiggle on!

We've had some stunning low sunsets this winter:

As well as several snow dustings as usual! Here's hoping the spring sunshine comes out for the Easter Holidays!

End of Season dates

The Tea Garden will be open 7 days a week until Friday September 30th! We hope to see you before we close!

BBC's Countryfile visit us on Kerrera!

We're delighted to say that we featured on this weeks edition of Countryfile!

Anita Rani and the film crew visited a few weeks ago on a murky summers day and got to experience island life Kerrera style!

You can watch the programme on the BBC iPlayer here

We had Anita in the kitchen making scones and having a blether, then she helped Izzy fix up the bell tent ready for some guests!

She even featured as a guest referee in our Teapot Olympics....see the post below!

Kerrera Teapot Olympics!

Hello (Tea related) Sports Fans!

We're happy to announce that the Tea Pot Olympics is well and truely under way over on our Facebook page! We've had a couple of rounds already but you can still influence the winners if you pop over HERE

We were delighted to welcome the Countryfile team to Kerrera today and even managed to rope Anita Rani into a guest referee spot for the battle of the big hitting wee guys: Merry-merry go round V Tudor Mansions. 

Below you can see some of the feisty competitors in the aesthetics athletics:

The Hunt V The Hoose! (The Hoose won!)

Spotted Dick V Big Red (Big Red Won!)

Lime Green Dream V Bird of Paradise (Lime Green Dream romped home to victory. This made Martin )

Merry-Merry-go-round V Tudor Mansions! 

Braziliant V Floral Joy (Coming soon!)

Fundraising 2016

***UPDATE***

We're delighted and proud to say we reached an amazing milestone pof £4100 (at time of type!). We really are so lucky to have some many supportive friends, family and customers! Thank you all! The monies raised will be targeted directly to those who need it the most. We'll keep you posted hopefully with some pictures and stories of how the fund is helping people.

We're happy to announce that we have started a fundrasing campaign to help with those affected by the spike in cases of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) as a result of the Zika epidemic.

We were lucky enough to travel to Brazil on our honeymoon this off season and little did we expect the amount of media coverage that the country was getting relating to the rare autoimmune condition. 10 years ago Martin had a severe case of GBS so he knows all too well the strain on hospitals, families and the individuals themselves to battle back to health. In Brazil and other South American countries there are many clinics struggling to cope with a spike in the condition that is being triggered by the Zika virus. 

GBS is 100 years old this year and fittingly, Glasgow will host the world symposium on June 24th. The day before, June 23rd, we have pledged to donate 100% of all money made at the Tea Garden and will welcome any donations made by kind patrons between now and then.

At the time of typing this we are almost a quarter of the way to our target of £5000! If you can spare a few quid we would be delighted if you can donate online following this link Fundrazr Site

The Oban times ran the story this week and we're hoping to get the word spread far and wide so get in touch if you can help.

It's that time of year again!

We're happy to announce that we will be open for our 4th season on Good Friday, 25 March from 10:30-4:30

Before we get to the cuteness we must warn people who are planning on visiting Kerrera that there are some vital construction works going on to the slipway infrastructure and this has vastly reduced the parking available close to the Kerrera Ferry port. You can still park for free along Gallanach Road but be prepared to leave a little extra time to park and walk and don't dispair if you see the wee boat leaving as they will be right back to get the remaining passengers. (Ferry Timetable

So we've got a few early arrivals on the island at Balliemore Farm!

And the weather has been tip-top!

It really feels like spring has arrived! Come and see for yourself, we're open 7 days a week and have unique accommodation options in our Bunkhouse and Bell Tent!

info@kerrerabunkhouse.co.uk

01631566367