Berneray Otter Cottage
Famous for Gaelic culture and the fantastic beaches and wildlife, especially seals, otters and birds
Explore The Cottage
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This bedroom has two comfortable single beds with quality mattresses, duvet, black out curtains and a large wardrobe.
The Living Room
The sitting room has large picture windows overlooking Bays Loch and two nearby seal colonies. Otters are often seen playing in the water near the shore and occasionally venture onto land. The cottage faces East and the sunrises are spectacular.
Comfortably furnished with a double sofa and lounge chair, warm carpet and a wood/peat burner, the cottage is heated throughout with modern electric heaters.
The Modern Kitchen
The Modern Kitchen is equipped with electric cooker with oven and grill, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave cooker, toaster, kettle, and coffee maker. There are ample cooking utensils, crockery, tableware and basic necessities (washing powder, bread, salt sugar, coffee, milk bread, cooking oil, butter etc)
More Amenities For Your Comfort
- Outdoor Furniture
- Drying Rack For Clothing
- Ironing Facilities
Fire And Safety
- Smoke Alarm
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Blanket
- First Aid Kit
What Others Say About Our Cottage
Testimonials From Booking.com
“Amazing location, excellent service / owners and well kept and cosy building.”
“Very clean and quiet, comfortable bed, and it was lovely to be offered some basic groceris as part of my stay. But, the real draw is the location, which is utterly stunning”
“It’s right on the rocky seafront, the sea a few meters from the house. Spacious, clean, tidy, well equipped, great views and great location. World class beach a short distance.”
“Great house with a view of a seal colony. Perfect location if you are looking for solitude. Great facilities for self-catering, but the restaurant, bistro is also exceptionally good and highly recommended. There is also a supermarket in the bistro 200m away. The beaches on Berneray are the nicest we have ever seen”
“Amazing place to stay and what a view from the living room. Comfortabe and very clean and well equip”
Beneath the modern outer shell, the width of the window sills is testimony to the 6 feet wide dry stone walls which makes the cottage so cozy and dry despite being so near to the shore. Originally a thatched cotter’s cottage (a tenant occupying a cottage in return for labour).
The age of the building is unknown. However, it is almost certainly several hundred years old. Otters are often seen frolicking near or on the shores of Berneray. Hence the name of the cottage.
A Peaceful Place To Relax And Wind Down
A Warm Welcome
Mary MacLean at the Post Office opposite will look after you at the property. She will either greet you personally or arrange for the property to be open warmed up with all your amenities refreshed. Don’t hesitate to go see her at the Post Office opposite. (Telephone 01876540249)
Berneray is famous for Gaelic culture, fantastic beaches and wildlife, especially seals, otters and birds. The machair area is a place of Special Scientific Interest mainly because of the traditional methods of crofting allowing for rare plants and birds to thrive. Stock up with food at the Co-op before your arrival or get your
supplies from the Berneray Shop and Bistro which has all you need for your stay on Berneray and serves great lunches dinners and snacks.
The parking area is fenced in and Private. Holding one large or two smaller cars. Be careful when venturing onto the rocks in front of the property as the seaweed is slippy. WiFi is broadband and fairly good for BT standards.
Location & How To Get Here
After driving over the causeway from North Uist, turn right at the T junction past the ferry terminal. Drive for about one mile on the single track road along the coast past the harbour, until you come to the Post Office on the left. The cottage is directly opposite the Post Office.
Pick up the key from Mary MacLean at the Post Office Tel 01876540249. She will be your host on Berneray.
Daily flights to Benbecula from Glasgow, Flights from Stornoway & Inverness (Mon to Fri) via Loganair.
Mainland Scottish Citylink bus service from Glasgow to Skye connecting with ferries, and Western Isles bus service.
32 backhill Berneray,
Berneray, HS6 5BD,
Berneray Shop and Bistro
Links to Our Neighbours on Bernery, Harris and the Uists
Links to our neighbours who offer B & B, self catering and other quality facilities on Berneray and nearby Islands can be found below;
Berneray Self Catering;
The Smiddy at Burnside Croft – 5 star self catering accommodation – Sleeps two
Contact Gloria at
Valley Sands Sollas, North Uist. A fantastic B & B with great reviews.
Contact Neil and Marion
On your way to visit us, stay over at beautiful Ardno House at Ballachulish near Glen Coe https://www.ardnohouse.co.uk/. A perfect stopover for a leisurely drive to catch the afternoon or evening ferry from Uig. Your hosts Robert and Morag assure you of a friendly welcome. Morag’s mother was a much loved daughter of Berneray.
Booking & Availablity
You can view the availability of our Berneray Otter Cottage below
A Note on COVID 19
Please be aware the Scottish Government Regulations on COVID prevention may differ from the rest of the UK. Please check for updates regularly and note that Berneray has many vulnerable residents. Please strictly follow the Scottish COVID Regulations and advice.
To check for updates visit: www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19. See also www.visitscotland.com and www.visitouterhebrides.co.uk
2020 Weekly Tariff
The cottage can be booked for a minimum of three nights stay in High Season. Minimum two nights short breaks are available during the Low Season
- Minimum 2 nights stay in low season from £180.00
Christmas and New Year (20 December – 5 January) charged at peak season rate
- Minimum 2 nights stay from £240.00
6 January to 30 April Minimum 2 nights stay £180.00
1 October to 20 December minimum 2 nights stay £180
1 May to 30 September minimum 3 nights stay £360.00
15% Discount For Either:
- Minimum £20 Electricity on arrival. Thereafter, top up the Pay-As-You-Go Meter at the Post Office opposite
- Logs or peat for the wood burner (Low Season Only)
- Bed linen, towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, washing powder
(a) Long stay discount Or
7 nights or more (15%)
(b) Early booking discount
Bookings placed more than or equal to 180 days prior to arrival: 15%
Berneray has a number of vulnerable residents. Any applicable COVID 19 Regulations must be strictly adhered to (including if required, wearing of masks in public premises, and social distancing).
Damage to property
Please report any accidental damage of fixtures or fittings to your host Mary, who will ask you to pay the reasonable cost of replacement or repairs
Although we love, animals, in particular dogs, we do not allow pets as unlike in the city environment, pets on holiday tend to bring the wet, muddy, or sandy countryside into the house.
Strictly No Smoking anywhere on the property.
The number of guests using the cottage should be as stated in the booking information.
Children are especially welcome. We ask that you do not allow children to venture onto the rocks in front of the house.
By accepting this booking you agree to the aforesaid Rules Of The House
How To Book
Check the Calendar for Availability- Click on the nights you wish to book.
The calendar will hold your booking pending approval.
Confirmation of your booking will be within 24 hours.
25% of total rent must be deposited at least 3 days ahead of arrival or within 10 days of booking confirmation (whichever is the soonest). The remainder to be paid on arrival.
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