Newly renovated (2017) detached croft house which sleeps 8 persons in 4 bedrooms, 2 double rooms, one en-suite, Lounge, dining room, kitchen and 2 toilet/shower rooms on ground floor with a small double and a twin room upstairs. All rooms have oil central heating. The kitchen has the normal equipment that would be expected in a home including washing machine & micro wave. TV's in both lounge and dining room, books, board games & DVD player are provided for your entertainment should you decide to have a day indoors.

 

 

 

Located at the north point of Barra overlooking the mile long sand beach to the east with the Isles of Eriskay and South Uist as a backdrop this is the perfect location to appreciate much of the stunning scenery Barra has to offer. On the north shore of the Island, a five minute walk from the property, explore the rocky shore line with its coves, inlets and sporadic shingle beaches laced with numerous rock pools to indulge your curiosity. This is also a popular area for viewing otters, seals and wild foul. At the north west point of the peninsula is where the Island only community owned wind turbine is located and a useful landmark to get your bearings when exploring the north end of the Island. To the west of the property are the steep Atlantic Ocean hugging cliffs.

 

 

 

 

The area around the property is a constantly changing landscape of colours provided by the plants, flowers and orchids that are unique to these areas. Spring time brings a blanket of primroses which also coincides with the arrival of the Corncrakes with its intermittent  rasping call which arrives from Africa to nest and rear their young on our largely preserved crofts. This bird is now such a rarity in the UK that its claimed that Eoligarry holds 5% of the UK population, so the best opportunity to view this elusive bird.  As the seasons move on the landscape continues to transform amplified perhaps by the ever changing day light and floating cloud cover. The regular sound of singing birds is distorted only by the sound of the seals singing in their lower tones that can travel for long distances on calm evenings. Towards the autumn the area is a popular spot for spotting rare birds which appear to be blown over the Atlantic with the tail end of hurricanes or from the north with Arctic storms.

 

 

Eriskay View
Eriskay View
Lounge area
Lounge area
Double bedroom en-suite
Double bedroom en-suite