Situated near the north point of Barra in the village of Eoligarry, the property overlooks the sound of Barra onto the Isles of Eriskay, south Uist and several uninhabited islands. This peaceful location can be your place to unwind with little more than the sounds of nature to disturb the quietness of the area.
With direct access to “Traigh Sguribhal,” within 100m of the property, the mile long white sandy beach extends beyond the headland to several more beaches and Eoligarry Jetty, the former passenger ferry port to the Uist’s until the late 90’s. A ten minute walk from here take you to the world famous “Traigh Mhor” beach runways that provide the daily air service from Glasgow to our airport. The airport is known to be the only airport in the world to have a scheduled air service which land on a beach and regularly voted to be the most scenic too. It also has more runways than London Heathrow and gets washed twice a day without fail, by the tides. In the terminal building you will find a popular cafe serving mainly locally sourced food and drink where you can rest and refresh before continuing your return to the property.
A 3 mile roadside walk through the village or continue west to the mile long, Atlantic facing “Traigh Eais,” beach sheltered only by the marram capped dunes to the east. The breaking seas rolling onto the sandy beach can be impressive to watch and are also popular with surfers when the conditions are right. The headland to the north of “Traigh Eais” is “Dun Sguribhal” where on top of this hill are the ruins of a Dun, a broch type fortress used to keep a look out for marauding raiders. Its a moderate grassy climb from the beach to the Dun so sensible foot wear is advisable. A short decent north from the Dun will take you to the road and a half mile walk back to Sealladh Eirisgaigh. If your still up for more hill walking head north west along the shingle ridge up the west side of Beinn Sguribhal to the Atlantic cliff sides where nesting sea birds can be viewed and on rare occasions the archipelago of St Kilda can be seen. Around this point the community owned wind turbine will be in view, the turbine took seven years planning and has now been producing renewable energy since spring 2015. From the turbine an access road directs you back to the main road and 100 m from the property.
The surrounding area has an abundance of wild life where the elusive Corncrake can be regularly heard and sometimes seen as can many other rare birds, otters, seals, porpoise, basking shark & dolphin. There are also over 100 different flora & fauna which are unique to the area and the spring time brings a dramatic change to the landscape with primroses blanketing the area around the property.