This private Scottish island was the inspiration for the fictional Neverland.  With the new film ‘Pan’ due to be released in the UK on 16th October, there can be no better time to experience the magic of Eilean Shona.

The island was a favourite haunt for J M Barrie and now 6 holiday cottages and the main house, a former hunting lodge, have been beautifully refurbished. Interestingly, J.M. Barrie rented the island in the 1920s and created the screenplay for Peter Pan during his time there. 

The island itself is a magnificent location for a family getaway, or for couples seeking a tranquil haven.  Surrounded by moss-covered woods, wild open hills, and a picture-perfect white sandy beach means seclusion and time-out is guaranteed for guests.

Wildlife lovers will adore the island which provides a natural haven for wildlife, plants and many rare trees.  There is an abundance of seabirds, deer, seals, families of otters, nesting sea eagles, red squirrels and even a rare pine marten.

Guests can explore secluded paths that wind through acres of woodland.  Guests can stroll along the shore which has numerous tiny inlets, coves and simply breathtaking views.  Dolphin, seals, minke whales and basking sharks can all be seen in the waters around Shona.

This haven of peace and tranquillity offers guests a world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. There are no cars, no televisions and no flight path – what a revelation!

The island is reached either by air, or rail, from Glasgow which is a 3-hours drive through the Highlands to Dorlin Pier. 


Main House: Renting 11 bedrooms for one week, based on 20 people sharing, costs between £5,750 - £7,500.  Prices are lower for reduced occupancy. A 3-nights break for 8+ bedrooms starts at £4,250.

To find out more please telephone 01967 431249.