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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
  • Beautiful views out to sea from many of the rooms
  • Enclosed garden perfect for your canine companions
  • Wood burner-effect fire in the sitting room ideal for cooler evenings
  • Wonderful property for those that enjoy fishing and watersports such as kayaking
  • A plethora of shops, restaurants and pubs can be found in nearby Castlebay (3 miles)
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.

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

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.

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Reviewed by Paula 5th October 2019

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Reviewed by Mr & Mrs Good July 2019

This was a fab cottage in a fantastic location, my husband , my oldest son , his wife and two grandchildren and the dog loved it also. The cottage was well laid out with a master bedroom, a second double and a room with two single beds perfect for the kids. It was very well equipped, with lovely garden furniture in the shed, which was useful for stRead moreoring bikes , shoes and our kayak. It was clean and the furniture was great. There were a few charming quirks , which did not detract from the holiday at all. A big plus was the fence around the property, which made it safe for the children aged six and four as well as the dog, who could not get out. I thoroughly recommend this and have booked again for next year. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Lazenby May 2019

We have recently had a wonderful week on the Isle of Barra, staying in this lovely holiday cottage. The house was spotless, warm, comfortable and was very well equipped. It is ideally located, just 7 minutes drive from Castlebay, 12 minutes to the west coast beaches, 17 mins to Vatersay and likewise to the Barra airport area. The housekeeper was veRead morery friendly and helpful too. If the house is available next time I visit Barra I would not hesitate to book it again. Recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Ms Hall March 2019

Scutaig is a lovely cosy property in a beautiful location not far from Castle Bay. It's right right on the water and has beautiful views especially at sunrise. We arrived at the very start of the season so some of the shops, cafes and restaurants were just beginning to open. The scones and home baking at The Macaroon' in the Post Office is amazing Read moreas is the customer service. Would also recommend Barratlantic for fresh fish. I can't recommend one beach because they are all so different and beautiful so worth seeing as many as you can. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Kramer-taylor January 2019

Good functional accommodation. Great location on the waterfront. Beautiful views. Would recommend Macroon cafe which is part of the post office for delicious homemade scones and good conversation with the owners. Visited BarrAtlantic for freshly caught fish which was delicious. Went to the airport to watch the plane land on the beach. Lovely cafe tRead morehere too. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Munro October 2018

What a comfortable house in really beautiful location!

Reviewed by Mr Wells September 2018

The cottage is situated overlooking a sea inlet, so the view is constantly changing. Close to Castlebay for shops and facilities. Cottage warm and cosy, clean, comfortable, and many thoughtful extras. We had a lovely stay, unfortunately, or departure was more challenging, as the weather deteriorated, planes couldn't land/take off, ferries were not Read moresailing, we ended up at Benbecula Airport, where we had an overnight stay, before eventually getting home a day later. People who live and work on the Islands, accept the weather, and cope with the challenges, we have nothing but praise and admiration for the way the staff dealt with all of us stranded. We were travelling with our 5 yr old Grandson (the only child amongst adults), the Airport staff were wonderful, answering his questions, and explaining everything to him. All of that aside, we would definitely look at staying in Scutaig again on our next venture back to Barra. Hide

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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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