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Buaile-nam-Bodach | Northbay, HS9 5UT, Scotland
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Ranked #12 of 15 Isle of Barra B&B and Inns
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Mrs MacPherson was a lovely lady who saved us from having to camp on the wettest island on our hopscotch experience. Whilst being incredibly unimpressed with the rest of Barra, our experience at Aros Cottage was a very comfortable, pleasant one. She was in high demand and we only managed to get a bed because she had a cancellation. The... More

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Linlithgow
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stayed one night and everything was fine as we were the only ones there. Room was clean with an en-suite shower and sink with tiolet just across the hall. Made to feel very welcome and enjoyed the cooked breakfast - all very good value for the price charged. Plenty room for off road parking and a garage for the bikes.... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A very warm welcome despite the time , it's 4.5 miles from the port & the ferry was late & we 'd cycled there! A pot of tea, cakes & biscuits was brilliant ! The cuckoo singing was a delight! The perfect start Island hopping trip.

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Bournemouth
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We were stranded on Barra due to the breakdown of the CalMac ferry back to Oban. Thankfully we got booked into a delighful double rooom in a very clean and comfortable B&B. The lady of the house made us most welcome - gave us tea on arrival as we were vexed at being stranded. The next morning were woken to... More

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Edinurgh
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

We were a party of four plus dog and booked Aros Cottage in Barra for 3 night’s B&B as the start of a Hebridean tour to Lewis via South and North Uist. Arriving on the evening of 18th August we were given a very warm welcome by the owner, Mrs MacPherson and immediately were made to feel at home. She... More

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Stirlingshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

I travelled with my husband for business in July to Barra. The B&B is clean and very tidy, comfy beds and nice hot showers. Mrs MacPherson knows a great deal about her local area and was very helpful to us, helped us with the local bus service, where to eat at nights, what would be open on a Sunday, welcoming... More

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Houston, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

Mrs. Macpherson runs a tight ship.  We had a double room; the bed was comfortable, the shower had consistently hot water and the toilet was down the hall.  Our breakfast was cooked to order and there was a hotel one mile from the B&B that we walked to for our evening meal.  Overall, it was an acceptable stay on an... More

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Bournemouth
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

We travelled north to visit the Outer Hebrides and were told of Aros Cottage by friends who have a holiday cottage on the island. We received so much information and local knowledge from our landlady who was so positive about the island and other islands - Mingulay and Pabay. We learned of the heritage - given a steer to visit... More

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Edinburgh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2009

We arrived off the Eriskay Ferry after a trip down the Western Isles from Lewis and was greeted with a very warm welcome from the owner who was very cheerful despite the terrible weather. The lady was really hospitable - assisted with drying our wet jackets and gave us lots of information about the island including a walking map and... More

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Glasgow
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2009

We stayed at Aros Cottage for 2 nights as we could not put up with the propietor for 3rd and 4th night on the island. Yes the Island is a beautiful Island but I think it is a shame that people like this spoil it. I have been to barra a few times over the years and can honestly say... More

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Additional Information about Aros Cottage

Address: Buaile-nam-Bodach | Northbay, HS9 5UT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Isle of Barra
Amenities:
Free Parking
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Ranked #12 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Barra
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Aros Cottage Isle Of Barra, Scotland

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