Not your usual 'run of the mill' B&B and not your usual 'run of the mill' hosts. Mary and Graham were our lovely landlady and landlord who were helpful and friendly from the very first contact by e-mail a few months earlier. They have a very well deserved reputation that has clearly put this guest house top of the bill. The room was comfortable and scrupulously clean and upstairs was a sitting area with armchairs and a settee and a small television where we were able to relax inbetween walks and exploring the island. I would suggest getting your hand on a car even for a day or so but there are very limited numbers available so make sure you contact Hugh (car hire, postman and island mechanic) in good time as the complicated bus timetables can have even the most professional of timetable enthusiasts scuppered! (eh Busby?). Who could fail to enthralled by the beach plane landing and the seals (yes, you really do sing to them) are a pure delight. We felt very relaxed in this unusual former schoolhouse and look forward to heading back someday to the friendliness of the owners and everyone we met. Everyone, literally everyone, waves and bids you 'good day' as you pass on the road and we left having met some memorable characters and enjoying the company of our fellow guests (hello to Andy and sue) with a glass of wine, or two.
- 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