Our traditional, stone-built house is centrally situated on the Isle of Berneray, next to the Bays Loch seal colony. The house has recently been extended to include a large and comfortable en-suite family guest room, affording magnificent views out over Bays Loch and the Minch beyond.
We are located within easy walking distance of the beaches, shop, post office and other services. Being just a mile and a half from Berneray's Ardmaree Ferry Terminal, we are particularly well placed if you are island-hopping. From your room you are virtually guaranteed to enjoy views of seals, as well as herons, oystercatchers and possibly otters, which frequent the nearby shoreline. The panoramic view takes in North Uist, Harris, many smaller islands in the Sound of Harris and, on a clear day, the mountains of Skye and the mainland beyond.
It is always our aim to provide our guests with the best possible attention and where necessary to 'go the extra mile' to ensure that your stay is a memorable and enjoyable one.
Children welcome. Pets welcome.
The large and comfortably appointed guestroom contains one double bed and a single bed with pull-out, sleeping up to four in total.
Aside from affording impressive views across Bays Loch, our guestroom benefits from all the necessary facilities, and more, to make your stay an enjoyable and comfortable one. The facilities include Sky TV, DVD and video player (complete with a small selection of DVDs and videos), iPod docking station and proper tea and coffee-making facilities, as well as a small fridge.
There is also a broadband-connected computer in your room and free wireless internet access is available from anywhere in the guest accommodation. If you really have to work while you're with us, we make it possible!
The tiled ensuite bathroom includes both a shower and a bath.
If you like beautiful beaches, you'll like Berneray. The entire west and northwest of the island is one three-mile-long shell sand beach. The sand is beautifully clean, the water is clear (and cold!) and the views of neighbouring islands Pabbay and Harris are spectacular. A walk along the west beach is a must.
There are also somewhat smaller, but nonetheless impressive, beaches at the eastern and southern ends of the island.
But it's not all beaches. Beneray also boasts two hills, both of which are worth climbing, especially on a clear day, when the spectacular views make the climb worthwhile. Down below, the machair, lying inland of the dunes which fringe the west beach, is a unique environment where traditional crofting practice over generations has added to the fertility of the sandy soil. Partly-flooded for much of the winter, the machair is a riot of colour during the early summer, when orchids and many other species of flower are in full bloom.
The human history of Berneray is as interesting as its natural history. Just by being here you will begin to gain a sense of the Gaelic language and culture which makes this a special place.
It goes without saying that beyond Berneray there is plenty to see and do on the neighbouring islands of North Uist, Harris and others. Maybe you can take a boat trip to one of the now uninhabited islands in the Sound of Harris. A number of intrepid visitors each year also use Berneray as a stopping off point for trips to St Kilda
Isle of North Uist
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This page was last updated: 08 August 2011