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Glebe Barn
Ranked #3 of 4 Isle of Eigg B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed at the beautifully clean Glebe barn as a group of 18 and hired the whole hostel including the immaculate separate two person flat. The isle if Eigg was stunning and the accommodation was perfect. The facilities are all well maintained and the location is excellent for exploring this beautiful island.We all had breakfast which was a full Scottish fare and was a great way to start our day. Really recommend for large groups and would stay again.

Room Tip: Strongly recommend the two bedroom flat which was slightly more expensive than the hostel rooms, but...
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2011

We stayed just a couple of days on Eigg at Glebe Barn in the Annexe flat which was very pretty and very comfortable, well equipped, etc. Lovely views. Booking and getting hold of SImon proved a little challenging however. It took several calls to get a response and just prior to our arrival we couldn't contact him at all to arrange pick up when the ferry got in. However, all was resolved on arrival and we had a great time.

The island itself was wonderful. WE had a fantastic day at Singing Sands beach and husband and son enjoyed a wee bit of mountain biking. We'll be back for more I think.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

For my partners birthday a group of friends and myself hired out all of Glebe Barn for exclusive use, including the pretty and nicely appointed annexe that is attached. It was very reasonable, it cost £16 pp per night for the Barn and £85 for the annexe for the weekend (a refundable housekeeping deposit also had to be given but it was reasonable). The owner of the Barn, Simon, gave us lots of advice prior to our visit as regards to ferries to the island and getting bits and bobs like milk and charcoal for the BBQ delivered to the barn for us from the local shop. The local shop is very expensive as you would imagine on such an isolated island so we brought a lot of heavy bags with us filled with wine, beer groceries etc, but Simon picked up all our luggage from the pier and took it to the barn for us so no problem! The barn itself is beautiful, panoramic views surround the quaint property, there is a picture perfect view from every window infact. A nice sized fenced off garden surrounds it with views of the sea, the other small isles and the famous An Sgurr landmark, which was great for us to have bbq's in, and for the dog to run around in. It truly was a spectacular place to be with your loved ones. The location of the barn is only a 10-15 minute walk from the pier, the shop, the licensed cafe and the busstop where you can catch a bus to the other side of the island if you do not wish or are unable to take the stunning walk. Many of the guests expressed their wish to return and I would strongly reccommend it. They have a well laid out website that allows you to see photos of the rooms, although I felt they all looked much more attractive and larger in real life. Happy holidaying!

Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

A lovely bunkhouse fully equipped for selfcatering. The shop on the Isle of Eigg is providing all the food you need. Walking is enjoyable and all people you meet are friendly and relaxed!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Address: The Glebe, PH42 4RL, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Isle of Eigg
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Isle of Eigg
Price Range: $52 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glebe Barn 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We provide comfortable self-catering accommodation for large groups, families and individual backpackers. Full catering is available to groups by arrangement. Situated on the extraordinary Isle of Eigg in a charmingly converted 19th Century building, the Glebe Barn offers Four Star, homely hostel accommodation within 1 mile of the well stocked island shop and cafe/restaurant. The hostel boasts outstanding sea views from every room, well equipped kitchen, cozy log fire and a library of books and games for all ages. Sleeping up to 22 persons in a combination of twin, triple, family and dormitory rooms, the Glebe Barn is perfect for individuals, families or large groups. If you fancy more privacy, an adjoining 2 person Glebe Barn Apartment can be let in conjunction with, or separately from the hostel. ... more   less 
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