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Scutaig

Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides
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 onsite / 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

This delightful cottage is the perfect spot for a small family getaway, or couples' retreat and offers an ideal opportunity to explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands and islands.

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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 3 miles to the town of Castlebay with shop, restaurants and pubs

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 24th October 2021

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Reviewed by Callum 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Patricia 28th August 2021

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Reviewed by Ken 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 17th July 2021

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Cosy ,well equipped home in a beautiful location.

Reviewed by Susan 10th July 2021

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The cottage is in a spectacular position right by the sea and we watched otters swimming from the garden. It was clean and well equipped and the garden was dog friendly. We had a wonderful week and would recommend it to potential visitors being only 10 mins from Castlebay and the ferry and shops for provisions. Nowhere is more than 20 mins away so Read moreevery part of the island is accessible. We had a memorable week and hope to return one day. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by Fiona 19th June 2021

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Fabulous location on a beautiful Island. Great to have an enclosed area for the dogs. Can't fault the property. We had a very enjoyable week and as we return to Barra on a regular basis would certainly consider using this property again. Many Thanks.

Reviewed by Alan 12th June 2021

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A nice cottage in a great location and good value for money. We arrived on a chilly damp evening and the cottage was warm, cozy and welcoming. We watched otters playing I the water from the garden which was real highlight.

Reviewed by MICHAEL 29th May 2021

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Lovely cottage with fantastic views. Enclosed garden which our 2 dogs loved. We would recommend it too everybody who wants to visit Barra. The island itself is stunning and the locals are very friendly. We cannot wait to go back.

Reviewed by David 22nd May 2021

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Wonderful cottage, warm & well equipped. Super location too.

Reviewed by Ian 15th May 2021

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This traditional cottage is in an excellent location both for views from house and easy access to all areas of the island. We enjoyed all weathers on our weeks break but managed to see otters as well as seals on two occasions.

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