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Jura Lodge

Listed under Unusual Places to Stay in Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Whisky does suggest dark interiors done in rich woods and traditional shades, and populated with fat leather furniture, oils in the old fashioned pictorial sense and the heads of animals staring out at you from half way up the wall, and this image the Jura Lodge does nothing to mess with – just like the folks at Jura Lodge don't mess with the recipe of the scotch whisky they've been brewing here since 1820. For this lodge is attached to the distillery and most people come here for a tour of it.

The lodge has five en-suite bedrooms for the guests coming for the whole whisky experience. It's a double storey building and the highest on the isle, it also boasts a games and music room, huge kitchen and living rooms and a kitchen table that seats ten on chairs made entirely from deer antlers and leather. Really. And aside from whisky there's a lot of deer here – about 25 deer for each permanent resident, but not internet or mobile reception, one pub, one shop and one school. But one of the really interesting things about this remote isle is that it's where George Orwell wrote 1984.

Written by  Jemima Jones.

Other expert and press reviews

“Scotch on the rocks”

By Andrew Purvis for The Guardian First Published 10 September 2006 'We have a new motto,' says Micky Heads, manager of the only whisky distillery on the Hebridean island of Jura. 'If you've got the plastic, we've got the time.' It's a jarringly comme… Read more...

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“A writer retreats to Jura”

By Steve Keenan for The Times First Published October 26, 2007 The fusion of American-French fashion in a Scottish island setting is not one I’ve come across before, nor likely to do so again. There are five large bedrooms at Jura Lodge, all en-suite,… Read more...

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