Isle of Gigha is located in the west of Scotland, just over a 2,5-hour car drive from Glasgow. Halfway out on Mull of Kintyre you take a small ferry from Tayinloan to Gigha, (about 20 min), and then you’ve arrived at the Island!
The entire size of Isle of Gigha is 11 x 2km, (which means everything’s close by).
The Vikings called Gigha "The good island" and there are still numerous remains from their settlements here, some up to 400-years old. Today, most of Isle of Gigha is owned by a foundation that develops and cares for the island. It's inhabited by a little over 160 people.
Gigha has a pleasant microclimate that provides the garden with fantastic floral splendor. Colonel James Horlick laid out the present garden in 1944.
Achamore Gardens consists of 200,000 square meters of incredible vegetation, streams, romantic paths and a waterlily pond. It is said that if you visit Gigha once, you will come back time and time again.
We collaborate with many of the island's local businesses such as ‘’Gigha Hotel’’, ‘’The Boat House’’, local shops, rental of bicycles and canoes and more. On the island, there are also local producers of oysters, halibut, salmon, dairy products, skincare and more. There is also a small golf course and an airstrip as well as a protected bay with buoys and pontoon jetties for leisure boats.
The nature on Isle of Gigha is breathtaking. Beyond Islay, the islands of Jura and Mull can be seen with their magnificent mountains. Bicycle and hiking trails as well as descriptions of interesting natural phenomena and facilities that are well documented and can be offered to our guests. For those interested in water activities we can recommend renting canoes and paddleboards. We can also offer sailing trips on our 52-foot yacht Roxanne.
Why not plan your wedding here? Or your honeymoon? There’s room for up to 50 people in our salon and we can orchestrate transportation with Rolls Royce and Bently upon request.
Achamore House is also perfect for seminars and meetings.
Please note that parking is also available on the mainland side.
We’re also proud to recommend Gigha Hotel and The Boat House when you’re feeling hungry, they offer top-quality food.
Of course, we also offer our guests to walk around and enjoy our beautiful house and property that is equipped with lounges, billiard rooms and libraries, (among other things), designed and influenced by the character of both Baroque and Macintosh.