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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.

Escape to the Isle of Barra with a stay in this cosy home-from-home. Set right on the shoreline, the garden gate opens down onto the rocks where guests can fish or launch kayaks into the sea. The island itself boasts a fascinating history, beautiful white sandy beaches and seven lochs.

After a busy day spent exploring the island, return to this cosy bolthole for a relaxing evening in. You will find comfortable rooms with wooden floors, traditional decor and stunning views.

Rustle up a delicious meal in the traditional farmhouse-style kitchen, which looks out over the sea through a charming little window above the sink. Enjoy your Scottish dinner in the separate dining room before hunkering down in front of the Freeview TV in the comfortable lounge.

While the family bathroom is also on the ground floor, the three bedrooms are located upstairs, each of which promise a spectacular elevated view. With fresh neutral decor, carefully coordinated furniture and soft linens, you will wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day's activities.

When the sun is shining, enjoy a summer picnic in the enclosed garden. In the morning, step down onto the shoreline to catch your supper or launch a kayak to explore this dramatic coastline.

  • 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
  • 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

Located on the peaceful Isle of Barra, this bolthole is perfect for families in search of an idyllic escape from everyday life. One of the most beautiful small islands in Britain, Barra boasts a fascinating history, beautiful white sandy beaches and picturesque lochs. Only 8 miles long and 4 miles wide, you are never far away from the island’s amenities. For something sweet, pop into the post office for one of their famous homemade scones, the perfect way to start or finish a day.

Once a 19th-century fishing port, Castlebay (3 miles) is now a thriving town with shops, hotels, swimming pool and an internet cafe. From here, take to the water with Clearwater Paddling to a world of beautiful islands and sheltered bays or play a round or two on the most westerly golf course in the UK. No visit to Barra is complete without a trip to Kisimul Castle, which dates back to the 15th century and sits proudly on a rock in the middle of Castlebay. Brevig Standing Stone tells the tale of island life gone by. Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to this diverse island, from the rugged trails with island views on Heaval (1.5 miles) to the most southerly inhabited island of Vatersay (6 miles), which is accessed via a causeway and boasts sublime beaches. Once you have finished exploring the island itself, hop on a boat to reach the Uists and Benbecula with their hard landscapes, long horizons and big skies.

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Karen 4th June 2022

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Excellent location for a lovely cottage. We were a bit confused when we pulled up to see someone else walking into the garden and thought we had the wrong place as there is no house name sign. It turned out there is a house next door with access through the garden and is apparently a public walkway. It was well stocked and fairly comfortable. The fRead moreence isnt high and there are lots of sheep surrounding the cottage but our dogs had a great time playing in the garden. Hide

Reviewed by Sheena 28th May 2022

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A lovely little cottage in a superb location, close to Castlebay, but with great sea and mountain views. Was good to have an enclosed garden for the dog so she could chill out outside whenever we were home. Spotlessly clean and well equipped, just a little dated. Loved it there and would certainly return. Christine the housekeeper was lovely, very Read morefriendly and funny! Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 30th April 2022

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Great wee cottage, fully equipped, cosy. Clear instructions on how to work things. Fantastic location with lovely views. Could do with some updating.

Reviewed by Margaret 23rd April 2022

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A lovely comfy cottage overlooking a bay where we watched otters catching and eating their supper most evenings

Reviewed by Brenda 16th April 2022

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The house was cosy and had everything we needed. Amazing setting right on the shore, listened to the waves through the night (although rocky and not accessible but beautiful sandy beaches nearby). We would definitely go back

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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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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