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Entire cottage hosted by Andrew
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Due Covid restrictions concerning the running of the small ferry to Ulva, unfortunately Bearnus will not be available this year (2020).

Bearnus Bothy has been lovingly renovated using our principle of ecological design to repair, repurpose and use what has been washed-up by the sea. It is one of the last old residences outside of the main dwellings around the Manse on Ulva. As such there are no neighbours until you reach the tiny community on Gometra, another three miles down the track.

The space
Bearnus Bothy sits alone in a bay on the coast of the Isle of Ulva. It is reached by walking 5 miles along the rough track from Ulva Ferry, and it is another mile to reach the Isle of Gometra.

The cottage is off-grid and offers the chance for living simply among a rich diversity of wildlife: White-tailed Eagles, Otters, Seals, and Red Deer are but a few examples of local residents.

Please be aware that Bearnus Bothy is in a remote location, and the accommodation reflects the challenging nature of living on the island. Therefore, the provisions are basic and require a level of skill and experience of self-sufficiency.

Guest access
Access to the bothy requires guests to walk 5 miles from Ulva Ferry carrying their kit. The ferry runs from April to September weekdays between 9am and 5pm, and additionally on Sundays from June to the end of August. The ferry does not run on Saturdays.

NB: at the time of writing the ferry is unavailable due to Coronavirus (Covid 19).

Other things to note
Guests are welcome to cook and heat washing water on the open fire, and there are pans and kettles available for this, but they may wish to bring a camping stove and gas for heating food. All cooking and eating utensils are provided.

Please bring your own sleeping bag, since we do not provide sheets. There are two additional fold-out beds, and larger groups can be accommodated with mattresses.

Fuel for the fire (type depends on local availability) can be provided on request, at a cost of £12.50 per load.

Tap water runs directly from the burn, therefore it should be boiled before drinking.

We can arrange for collection of kit and supplies from the Boathouse on Ulva (at the ferry), at a cost of £30 one way or £45 for a return booking. The cost reflects the difficulty of carriage by quad bike.
Due Covid restrictions concerning the running of the small ferry to Ulva, unfortunately Bearnus will not be available this year (2020).

Bearnus Bothy has been lovingly renovated using our principle of ecological design to repair, repurpose and use what has been washed-up by the sea. It is one of the last old residences outside of the main dwellings around the Manse on Ulva. As such there are no neighbours…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 single bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Indoor fireplace
Fire extinguisher
Private entrance
Essentials
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit

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Location

Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland, United Kingdom

The bothy is located next to the lively Bearnus Burn, running down from the summit of Ulva, with expansive views of Loch Tuath and beyond to the Treshnish Wilderness. The bothy is nestled above Bearnus Bay, only a few minutes’ walk down the wooded hillside.

Gometra Gallery and honesty shop is a two mile walk along the track and supplies a range of food and local craft. It is perhaps the remotest shop and gallery you can find in the U.K.
The bothy is located next to the lively Bearnus Burn, running down from the summit of Ulva, with expansive views of Loch Tuath and beyond to the Treshnish Wilderness. The bothy is nestled above Bearnus Bay, onl…

Hosted by Andrew

Joined in March 2020
    We, that is myself, my wife Yvette and our daughter Katy, live on Gometra. We enjoy our simple outdoors life, off-grid and without power appliances. It was very exciting to be able to renovate Bearnus Cottage and bring it into use a guest bothy. This isn’t our only building project. We are also rebuilding a blackhouse ruin at the old village of Airdghuibnish, near to the Ulva-Gometra causeway, with a view to living there. Ulva is close to us in distance and in our affections, and inspires us as we journey across it in our quad bike on the ‘school run’.
    We, that is myself, my wife Yvette and our daughter Katy, live on Gometra. We enjoy our simple outdoors life, off-grid and without power appliances. It was very exciting to be able…
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    House rules
    Check-in: After 2:00 PM
    Pets are allowed
    Smoking is allowed
    Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
    Health & safety
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    Carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
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