We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Glen-River Caravan

Save
Want exclusive deal alerts, booking reminders, and quicker checkout?
Sign in now

Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum 
Caravan/mobile home
Glen-river is a large two bedroom static caravan (size 35ft by 12ft) which sleeps 4+2 and is ideally situated in a peaceful location at the top of the Glen. It is an excellent place to stay for couples, small families, hill walkers, bird watchers and wildlife watchers as it is at the foot of Heaval (the highest hill on Barra). Many birds and a variety of flowers can be seen around Glen-river. The caravan is half a mile from the ferry terminal, shops, café, bars, restaurants, the bank and Kisimul Castle. It is 2.5 miles from the nearest beach and 7.5 miles from Barra Airport. The accommodation comprises of an open plan well appointed lounge, dining area and kitchen fully equipped with a fridge with freezer compartment, gas cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, crockery an...Glen-river is a large two bedroom static caravan (size 35ft by 12ft) which sleeps 4+2 and is ideally situated in a peaceful location at the top of the Glen. It is an excellent place to stay for couples, small families, hill walkers, bird watchers and wildlife watchers as it is at the foot of Heaval (the highest hill on Barra). Many birds and a variety of flowers can be seen around Glen-river. The caravan is half a mile from the ferry terminal, shops, café, bars, restaurants, the bank and Kisimul Castle. It is 2.5 miles from the nearest beach and 7.5 miles from Barra Airport. The accommodation comprises of an open plan well appointed lounge, dining area and kitchen fully equipped with a fridge with freezer compartment, gas cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, cooking utensils, crockery and pots. There is electric heating throughout the caravan. It has a large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and a twin bedroom with a fitted wardrobe. All bed linen, towels and a hairdryer are provided. The bathroom is spacious and comprises a WC, electric shower, and wash hand basin. A decking area is situated adjacent to the caravan with a table and chairs for sitting outside. Laundry facilities, an iron and ironing board and an inside storage area for bicycles and wet gear is provided. There is a large area for parking beside the caravan. Available from April to November for £300 – 400 per week.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Full2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Catherine M
Hosting since July 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

Contribute
Reviews (22)
Karen R
Karen R
Lancing, United Kingdom22 contributions
Perfect Barra accommodation
Glen-river is a spotlessly clean large caravan equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very comfy double bed, top quality linen and towels, good size bathroom with nice shower. TV with DVD player and good WIFI. Great location, walking distance from Castlebay and lovely views over the harbour. Fabulous hosts who will help in any way but are not intrusive. Just loved it here and would thoroughly recommend. 5 star x
Visited October 2019
Written October 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JillM2008
JillM2008
Worksop, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent accommodation, location and hosts
Extremely clean caravan with lovely views down the Glen towards Vatersay and close to village facilities. Everything you could want for a self catering holiday; Catherine and Ian have put a lot of thought into what you could need including electric blankets just to take the autumnal chill off and plenty of sandwich boxes for your picnic lunches!
Visited September 2018
Written September 17, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

greenmags
greenmags
Burntisland, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent stay
Caravan spotless and comfortable, hosts very hospitable. Lovely island with stunning scenery and beaches. Will definitely be back!
Visited August 2018
Written September 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Theresa C
Theresa C
Dartford, United Kingdom3 contributions
Excellent stay
Lovely caravan. Spotlessly clean, has everything you need. Catherine & Ian very hospitable. Will definitely be returning.
Visited August 2018
Written September 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BoardingPass801608
BoardingPass801608
Best of Barra
Glen River caravan was great! Catherine and Iain are super hosts who go out of their way to assist. I would recommend to anybody visiting Barra - which is a mini Scottish paradise.
Visited August 2018
Written August 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tour798365
Tour798365
Great stay
Had a really great relaxing few days at glen river caravan catherine and iain the owners are lovely people and the caravan is beautiful with everything you need for your stay.
Visited August 2018
Written August 15, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kathleenralph
kathleenralph
Helensburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Perfect: excellent caravan, beautiful location and lovely people
We loved this holiday and look forward to returning. The caravan is superbly kitted out, beautifully comfortable and peaceful with great views up the glen to the hill behind and down to the glorious sea. The superb island beaches and the machair full of an enormous variety of wild flowers make for perfect strolling and the hills and moors for more adventurous walking. We delighted in finding a different picnic lunch spot each day, watching the seals on seal beach or the sea birds soaring above and plunging into the water. But maybe what made this holiday extra special, was the lovely warm welcome and kindness of the owners. Sincere thanks to Catherine and Iain.
Visited July 2018
Written August 6, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jenny M
Jenny M
Excellent
This immaculate spacious deluxe caravan is in tip top order with a superb decking. Car parking, shed for the tandem with washing machine and tumble dryer (although we didn’t need them). We loved the situation-far enough away to feel seclusion yet relatively close to amenities/ferry. Lovely views. Everything is well thought out, easy and lacks for nothing. Lovely friendly hosts. Superb.
Visited July 2018
Written July 12, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gary E
Gary E
142 contributions
Fabulous holiday!
We stayed at Glen River Caravan for four nights this week. The location is absolutely perfect! It is ten minutes out of Castlebay, with fantastic views over the bay towards Vattersay. The caravan is spotlessly clean and very well equipped and, unusually for a caravan, the beds are really comfortable. Catherine and Iain are lovely! They make sure you have everything you need and are very friendly, but not obtrusive. That said, we popped in to say cheerio and thanks on our last night and were welcomed into their home and had a good blether. Nice for me too, because she knew someone to whom I was very close who lived on the island over forty years ago, who has now passed away, and was able to tell me quite a lot about her. Barra is a very beautiful island and there are lots of places to visit, and because of the long sunny days and brief light nights, there is nothing to stop you going back out after dinner and enjoying a Hebredean sunset (about ten thirty) and watching dolphins cresting in the bay. On our first night in the caravan, we saw a Golden Eagle flying down from Heaval. A wonderful welcome to a wonderful place. We will certainly be back. Thank you, Catherine and Iain.
Visited June 2018
Written June 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karyl050
Karyl050
46 contributions
Comfortable, well equipped accommodation, lovely views, friendly owner
We thoroughly enjoyed our four days stay, the caravan was extremely comfortable, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location is brilliant. A short walk from Castlebay, but at the end of a quiet no-through road, where you really feel out in the countryside. There are views of the bay in one direction and of Heaval in the other. We enjoyed watching the birds, sheep and rabbits, including one previously domesticated white rabbit that spent the whole day eating the grass around the caravan. We appreciated the tourist literature, especially the maps and route descriptions of local walks. Catherine is lovely, very friendly and helpful, and we would like to thank her for making us so welcome.
Visited May 2018
Written June 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 22

What this rental offers
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Internet access
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

Availability
S
M
T
W
T
F
S

September 2023

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

October 2023

S
M
T
W
T
F
S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Map

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


About this property

First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.

Initially, you may contact the owner via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.

This owner will contact you via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox.

You can send another message via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.

For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the Tripadvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.

Yes. Payments made via the Tripadvisor inbox are covered by our Payment Protection.


Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Earn extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Manage booking easily
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to checkout, even while you’re on the go.
Be trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, Tripadvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.

This property is affiliated with   /img2/vacationrentals/brand_refresh/HL_Supplier_Logo_2021.png   All bookings are direct with the owner
Property #HL2228996871

Frequently Asked Questions about Glen-River Caravan

Glen-River Caravan is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Glen-River Caravan has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Glen-River Caravan has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Glen-River Caravan must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.

Glen-River Caravan UPDATED 2023: 2 Bedroom Caravan/mobile home in Castlebay with Internet Access and Parking - Tripadvisor