We think this is a very good place to stay. MaryAnn was on the phone when we drew up but her young son stepped in, greeted us and showed us around with confidence until she was free.
It is not a 'standard' B&B - no T.V.'s or tea/coffee making facilities in rooms and the very well prepared breakfast is relatively limited in choices and served quite early. The house is modern and the rooms are spacious. We were encouraged to use the large lounge available to residents where we found comfortable seating and a large TV, local tourist information (there was also a library of books on the landing outside our room) and when we were spotted in there we were offered tea and cake. MaryAnn showed us where the tea and coffee things were in her kitchen and said that we could go in and make ourselves a cup anytime. We felt we could come and go as we pleased and there was a general feeling that we were welcome to share the house while we were there which made it feel less like a 'B&B' and more like a 'home' to us.
Our bed was super large and very comfortable and when the Barra winds blew their worst beating the rain against our window we were safe and warm behind our double glazing. When the sun shone, the view over the rugged fields was glorious. Our mobile network didn't work in many places on Barra and there was no signal where we were staying but the free internet worked well.
The rate we paid for our stay was the lowest of all the places we stayed at during our two weeks in Scotland (in some places we paid more than twice as much) which included Moffat, Oban, Tobermorey, Portree and Arrochar yet both the quality of the accommodation and the 'good feel' of the place were of of the highest. A memorable and special place to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Croit Na h-Aibhne Isle Of Barra, Scotland