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Scutaig

Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage on the idyllic Isle of Barra with beautiful sea views
  • Enclosed garden perfect for your canine companions
  • Wood burner-effect fire in the sitting room ideal for cooler evenings
Property code: CA295

Located on the beautiful Isle of Barra, off Scotland's west coast, this property provides you with a true home-from-home on an island where the emphasis is on peace, quiet and relaxation. Sleeping up to six people, with two hounds welcome, you are perfectly placed to explore the island's white sand beaches and lochs, or sniff out the distinctive culture and fascinating history of this Outer Hebridean island.

This delightful holiday cottage offers glorious views from its fenced garden which is perfect for keeping pups safe. with your own private gate to the shore, where you can cast a line into the water and fish, or perhaps launch a kayak to explore the bay (although you will need to bring your own boat). Back inside, the cosy living room provides a welcome retreat on cooler days, or you might choose to relax in the dining room, which offers views out across the water. Upstairs, three bedrooms await weary heads, comprising two doubles and a twin, each with the same far-reaching views awaiting you from the moment you open your eyes in the morning until you close them last thing at night.

At 8 miles long and 4 miles wide, the Isle of Barra is by no means large, but there is plenty for you and your four-pawed friends to see and do in a location once voted Britain's ‘most beautiful island'. Walks through the rugged landscape can take in seven lochs, while urban hounds can pad the pavements of Castlebay, just over 2 miles to the west. As well as shops and eateries, you can take a two-hour ferry journey to Lochboisdale on South Uist, perhaps travelling onwards to explore the islands of Benbecula and North Uist as well.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins
  • 1 family bathroom – WC, shower over bath, separate shower cubicle
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine
  • Wood burner-effect fire
  • Wi-Fi included - please note wi-fi and mobile reception is limited
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview, CD and radio
  • Enclosed garden with own gate down to the shore
  • Shared parking area
  • 3 miles to the town of Castlebay with shop, restaurants and pubs
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Overall equipment
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Overall comfort
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Reviewed by Aileen 23rd September 2023

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This cottage is comfortable and a fantastic location however it is very dated and some of things could do with being replaced.

Reviewed by Fiona 20th May 2023

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I've been coming over to Barra for 15yrs now. My family are originally from here so I've stayed in alot of holiday rentals and this one has got to be my favourite, just having that view was amazing. We also had a visit from an otter playing on the rocks in front . I will definitely be booking again Thank you

Reviewed by Karen 18th September 2022

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Location is great. It was warm and cosy despite the weather. Had all you need to self-cater but it is very dated.

Reviewed by Helen 20th August 2022

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Lovely cottage, really well thought-out with everything you might need for your stay. Lovely walk straight onto the shore. Barra's amazing sandy beaches and surf easily accessible. You'll love it!

Reviewed by Ian 30th July 2022

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This is a clean, warm, and well equipped cottage in a stunning location. We had a very good week in it. Be aware, though, that the holiday cottage next door is accessed through the garden of the cottage which we found a bit intrusive. There isnt any access from the cottage down to the shoreline if you are thinking of fishing. We wished wed brought Read moresome comfy garden chairs because the ones in the cottage are of the plastic patio sort and not good for an afternoon reading a book. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 16th July 2022

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