If you are looking for a simple, traditional cottage with rustic charm overlooking the sea, this may be the place for you. This two bedroom cottage is 30m from the Hebridean Sea and located on the Bruernish Peninsula overlooking North Bay on the magical Isle of Barra.
The cottage is the perfect island hideaway offering comfortable accommodation for up to four people and provides the complete antithesis to a busy, stressful, inner city life style.
The cottage has retained its nautical charm and is close to the shore offering uninterrupted views over North Bay.
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac just 30m from the shore, the only noise you'll be likely to hear are the distant engines of the fishing boats leaving the bay or returning with their catch, the howls of the seals or the cries of the odd sea gull.
Sitting on a sheep skin on the Victorian sofa by the roaring fire can be as magical as catching the morning sun sparkle across the bay from the blue bench. But regardless of the time of year, you'd need to pack a warm fleece, we're in the Outer Hebrides after all.
During the summer months the cottage is a great place for beach combers, nature lovers and families. As for the rest of the year the cottage is suitable for hardy adventurers only.
The cottage offers fast broadband and there is EE reception. There is small stereo/ radio player with an eclectic selection of CDs and there are lots of games, books and jigsaws.
The cottage is heated by three oil-filled mobile radiators in addition to the open fire for which we provide plenty of coal. All beds have four season duvets and electric blankets to ensure a cosy night's sleep.
You'll find a well-equipped kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, cooker, a small fridge and micro-wave.
What my friends and I love most about Rubha Charnain is the breathtaking ever changing light across the bay and the beautiful sunsets over the western hills.
The cottage is non-smoking and we have a no pets policy.
Guests have access to the whole cottage and to the garden which leads down to the shore. There are two parking spaces in front of the cottage.
Interaction with guests
I am happy to answer questions regarding the cottage, the village and the island. However, we respect our guests' privacy so that they can enjoy a peaceful break.
Other things to note
The cottage is non-smoking. Sorry, no pets allowed.
The cottage is non-smoking.
We have a no pets policy.