My first ever time in Barra

Harbour Cottage

“We have had an amazing week here – our first time in Barra, a place we will undoubtedly wish to return to.  We’ve loved the cottage –
can’t imagine anywhere else we’d rather stay on the island – perfect views and seals every day!  Wonderful!”

Stephen and Suzanne Gurr, West Sussex. 2006.

 

“Came to Barra with Dad.  It’s my first time here.  Saw loads of seals in the bay.  It’s been very wet but we’ve still had a great time.  I’ve especially enjoyed walking on the beaches, a trip on the ferry to Uist, our plane flight to Benbecula and relaxing in the cottage. 

Hope I can come again.”

By Simeon (10) and daddy, Stephen Gurr.  West Sussex.  2009.    


Our first time in Barra and it certainly won’t be or last. This cosy cottage and its spectacular location have blown us way completely! We’ve been surfing with Ben from the hostel (realy fun!), had dinner at the Kisimul Café, (scallop pakoras and Monkfish curry – AMAZING!!), Castlebay Hotel does very nice food with a grand view, been to the fish factory for delicious fresh fish, across to the castle, to the museum, the Tartan Table Café [now Blasda – Tom] and watched planes taking off at the airport – which was exciting! Having said all that, the couple of days we spent looking at the views from the cottage were just as amazing. Perhaps we need 2 weeks next time?!

I agree entirely! Even Devon (as beautiful as it is) will never seem the same again.  Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful cottage!

Jeff, Jane, Laura, Devon, and Spencer, Texas. July 2017.


I’m a great believer that buildings have personalities and Harbour Cottage has a very warm and welcoming soul. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We’ve loved being beckoned out every morning by the cuckoos and entertained in the evenings by the various wildlife visiting the little harbour. The sun room is especially fine. The island is superb and very relaxing. Our batteries are well and truly re-charged.

Colin and Heather. June 2017.


Fantastic location, sun room brilliant for bird and seal watching. Weather mixed…Dolphins playing around Vatersay. Golden Eagles at RSPB Bird of Prey trail, Craigston – need binoculars to see them though…. Thanks Tom, cottage unique!

Robert and Sheila. August 2016.


We’ve had the most fantastic of times and we defo don’t want to leave, the place has been so relaxing, weather been bit of everything and our daily visit from seals was good too.

Roy, Amanda and Shaker. July 2016.


South Bank

This place is magnificent and just what we needed – simply basic and basically simple.

Andy and Chris Feb 2017.


This island seems to encapsulate all my favourite places in one location. The peace here, despite the gale, is stunning and there is time just to stare and marvel at the sheer beauty. This cottage is a real gem and I am sure that we shall hope to return one day soon. Barra has certainly stolen my heart!

Nick and Zillah June 2017.


Lovely old cottage, perfect size for the two of us and dogs for a week. Wonderful location on this little bay in Earsary (no otters seen). Superb wildlife everywhere – Dolphins, Common and Grey Seals, and white-tailed Eagle in and over Sound of Fuday…many seabirds/waders/shorebirds. Beautiful machair, even a few Pyramidal

Orchids still out… lovely stay.

John and Fiona August 2016.

 

Bays, beaches and brilliant sunsets. Blasted by wind and bronzed by sunshine

Adventures around every corner. Freedom and peace. Space to wander and explore.

Relaxation Coal fires and stormy nights. Cooking to candlelight Horizons.

Romance. A step away from an everyday world of wifi and distraction. Time to share.

Airport on the beach. Goodbye Barra – we’ll see you again soon!

Rachael and Gareth. October 2016.