As so many reviewers have said the warm welcome from Mary and Graham is one of the highlights of a stay at Northbay House. In fact I would go so far as to say it is unique. Yes it is one of the facets of a good B&B that you get a friendly welcome - well if you want the impersonal touch go to a chain hotel - but the relationship between guests and proprietors here is special and unique. Particularly enjoyable were the post-breakfast chats culminating on two occasions with a piano duet. As I said at the time it's a case of bed, breakfast and Brahms. As far as the practicalities are concerned most things work well and particularly notable is the ground floor bedroom which has a huge bathroom with walk-in shower and separate bath - very suitable for disabled guests I would think. There is no TV in the room but there is a very comfortable lounge area with TV up a short flight of stairs from the ground floor room. This is also used by the occupants of the first floor room. Northbay House is situated a few miles out of Castlebay in an attractive, quiet and sheltered location. This sometimes means that WiFi does not always work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Northbay House is a sympathetic conversion of the former Victorian school at Morgan. Situated at the head of Loch na h-Obbe, this is a quiet and sheltered location from which to explore the beautiful Island of Barra. Visitors are welcome to sit in the mature gardens, overlooking the loch or when the weather is wild, relax in the cosy lounge with a selection of books and magazines. The ground floor en-suite twin room is suitable for wheelchair users, with a large, wet-room style bathroom and level access to the breakfast room, but not the upstairs lounge. The first floor, en-suite double room retains the original window design, at floor level. All rooms have generous hospitality trays and there is a wide choice for breakfast. Home baking is offered either in the afternoon or at suppertime. Free WiFi is available 24 hours although the signal varies in bad weather! The local bus passes the end of the drive and we are within 10 minutes walk of the Heathbank Hotel which serves excellent meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Northbay House Isle Of Barra, Scotland