Drovers Cottage Back

Self Catering Barrapol


we are sorry but we are going to remain closed for 2020, we are taking bookings for 2021

Drovers is a Grade B listed building and one of the oldest thatched cottages left on Tiree with thick stone walls, deep set small windows and a traditional. marram grass, thatched roof. These houses were built to withstand the worst of the weather making them cosy and quiet inside; even in the wildest of weather. Drovers stands near to Loch a’ Phuill, one of Tiree’s nature reserves and looks out from the back towards the cliffs of Kenavara where fulmars, kittiwakes, razorbills and guillemots nest. Sandaig beach is just a mile walk from Drovers through crofts and machair. Lapwings, hares and a multitude of other wildlife are frequent visitors in the Spring and can often be seen around the cottage.

Drovers has been recently refurbished with sanded wooden floor boards and exposed granite stone walls thoughout but with modern amenities added.


Entrance hallway- coat hooks and hallway cupboard.

Kitchen - fully equipped kitchen, electric built in oven, ceramic hob, built in fridge (no freezer), built in dishwasher, microwave, toaster and electric kettle. Towels, oven gloves, washing up liquid, soap, dishwasher tablets and kitchen roll are all provided plus some basic provisions.

Living room - with window to the front, multi-fuel stove, new storage heater, wi-fi, smart tv with freesat (including catch up channels), and built in DVD player, bluetooth speaker plus plenty of books, games and DVDs.

Bedroom - with window to the front, double bed with dual control electric blanket, new storage heater, and a chest of drawers. All bedding is provided.

Bathroom - with window to the rear, privacy blind, tiled floor, new walk in shower, wash bowl and toilet, timed heated towel radiator.  Two bath towels and hand towels are provided, plus bath mat, toilet rolls and soap.

For more photographs of Drovers please see our Facebook page.



There is private off-road parking in front of the cottage through the gate. There is also a garden bench and seats.


There is a Co-op, bank and post office at Scarinish and a launderette at the Yellow Hare by the pier. 'Buth a Bhaile`The little shop (which also has a post office) at Crossapol. Coal can be bought from Patterson's Farm opposite An Talla at Crossapol. 


From the ferry pier, follow the B8068 to Scarinish, continue to Crossapol and continue along the coast.

You will pass Island House and the road ends in a T junction. Take the right turn and continue on the B8065 (the immediate next left) to Heylipol. At Heylipol church, follow the road straight on and you will pass a small loch on the left hand side. Further along you’ll start to see the distinctive shape of Drovers Cottage appear on the left. You can’t miss it.

From the airport, take the left to Crossapol. When you reach the T junction in front of the beach, follow the right turn for a few miles. You will soon pass Island House as above…


Please abide by the no smoking rules inside the cottage, and no fires can be lit within the grounds of the property due to the thatched roof. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted at Drovers.

Pets Smoking
Disabled Access Outside Space
Parking Outside Storage
Wi-Fi Garden Furniture
Bed Linen Towels
Name Adrian Pope & Jill Howard
Email jillchoward@me.com
Phone 07778280490
Mobile 07778280490
Address 1 Rainbow Pocket
Address 2 Balemartine
City Isle of Tiree
State Argyll & Bute
Post Code PA77 6UA
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