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South Bank Cottage

South Bank Cottage
4 reviews
South Bank Cottage
Kitchen/Dining Area (open plan with living room)
Living room and fireplace (open plan with kitchen)
South Bank Cottage as seen from the window of Harbour Cottage
View of the bay in Earsary out to the Minch
Boats in the bay
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
Formerly a traditional Black House, with walls that are four foot thick in places, South Bank offers a very distinctive holiday home for those who like basic but cosy accommodation. There is a small double bedroom, a bathroom with bath and shower and a room comprising kitchen/lounge/diner. The house is most suited to couples, but there is a sofa bed and a futon in the living room to accommodate extra guests. The kitchen area has an electric cooker, automatic washing machine, refrigerator and microwave. There is a bath and a shower unit. Heating is provided by a coal fire and electric heaters. All linen and towels are provided free of charge. Please note that there is no television in the cottage.

South Bank Cottage is most suited to one person or a couple, as there is only one double bedroom, however there is also a sofa bed in the...
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About the Owner, Tom B
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 2 properties
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Listing #HL585541
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Excellent - based on 4 reviews
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English first
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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Thanks, Marian - glad you had a nice time and that the weather was favourable.


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Isle of skye
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Just arrived back from a lovely few days in barra,fell in love with barra 10years ago,keen to show my husband what I keep going on about! Cottage was perfect, arrived to a heater on for us and fire ready to light,clean and very well equipped, comfortable bed,really couldn't find anything to complain about! Hope to return again soon.

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Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed your stay.


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Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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I returned to Barra after 38 years. I chose the wee cottage South Bank because I wanted a normal stay. It was an authentic stay. We needed peace&quiet and we got that. The cottage was warm enough with provided fires and constant hot water available. We cooked daily buying from the local shops. We both thoroughly enjoyed our short stay...

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  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    1 Sofa
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
R 4 312
5 May 2018 -
2 Nov 2018
High Season
7 nights
R 4 312
3 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
Low Season
7 nights
R 2 587
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is situated right on the bay with stunning views of land and sea. It is walking distance from some fishing hot spots as well as the local craft shop (seasonal openings). Wonderful scenic walks can be taken from the house, where you can view some of the island's heritage, such as the remains of old croft houses as well as beautiful walks out towards the sea.
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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