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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house, great views well equipped."

    Very nice touch leaving a couple bottles of wine, Hebriden toffee and biscuits.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2024

  • "Seaview was an extremely comfortable and well-equipped home for our week-long stay on Barra."

    A perfect location and stunning view of the sheltered inlets of the coastline of North Bay. The owners live on the island and are very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Muir4.7May 2024

  • "The property is lovely!"

    It is really comfortable, very nicely decorated, and everything you need is there. We stayed with our 6 year old son and he really enjoyed the house. We would stay here again if we visit Barra again.

    Reviewed by Renatus5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property and views and great help from the host."

    Will definitely try to get back again soon!

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was a fantastic base for touring the island."

    There were 6 adults in our group and we had plenty of space. Everything we needed was provided and the views were simply outstanding. 2 of our party were elderly (80+), so having everything on one level was great. The host was lovely. All the information was clear and we were even able to get in early. Everything was ust perfect.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage!"

    Light and spacious with amazing views. Excellent location. Loved the little gate that leads to the nearby pub/restaurant. The only negative - 2 of the rooms had little storage space for hanging clothes. Drawers were available though but we would prefer hanging space. There were 3 of us in the 3 bedroom space so didn't matter too much for us personally. It certainly woudn't put us off returning. We were very sad to be leaving :(

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Quiet island; lovely house."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Place was awesome."

    really clean, and comfortable. 3 showers, 4 toilets, plenty of hot water. right next to a pub / restaurant if in a pinch for a bottle of wine to pair with all the seafood from Barra Atlantic (a 3 minute drive away). Ask the hosts about cockles, with any luck they'll be in season and you can go down to the sands and rake some yourself :)

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed a most lovely stay."

    The cottage is comfortable and well appointed. The view to the front was especially pleasing with a view to the water, islets and and fingers of land. Well placed for exploring. The nearby community cafe and garden was a great treat where we were made most welcome. Our stay on Barra had much to recommend it backed by knowing we were coming back to Seaview and the home comforts it provided.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Seaview is a comfortable and very well equipped house, we felt very much at home there."

    The sea views from the slightly elevated position are wonderful whatever the weather, this was our first visit to Barra and we loved it Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Apr 2023

  • "Seaview is a lovely place from which to experience Barra."

    The views are amazing, you can watch the changing scenery for hours. It’s a comfortable stay. We were a party of 4, and the spare room provided that extra bit of storage and the walk in power shower that the older members of our party appreciated. Kitchen is excellent. Take some essentials for the first couple of days and enjoy cooking in a very well equipped kitchen. Once you find the Co-op you can stock up the fridge and freezer. We stayed early in the season and enjoyed the limited access to the neighbouring hotel. We would certainly return and recommend this property as an excellent base from which you can explore this beautiful island.

    Reviewed by Shena5.0Apr 2023

  • "Return visit so everything was as good and beautiful as last year."

    This property was a great find and suits the family group we were with. Each room has its own en-suite and this is a massive benefit and em rate to find in other similar properties. The view from front windows is simply breathtaking . Hopefully be back again next year .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay at Seaview The property is well equipped and very comfortable And such great views!"

    Barra is a beautiful place Thank you too for the goodies, toffee lovely. Good to meet the owners and many thanks to them for their help during the trip!

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have stayed in various different places and houses on the Isle of Barra over the years to visit family and friends,this property is by far the best,it’s spacious and modern yet maintains the Scottish Island feel,it’s comfortable in every way,the views from every window are spectacular."

    Would highly recommend and we are counting the days until we return next year!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just home from a fantastic week in Seaview cottage, which is in a great position looking over the bay."

    All bedrooms are ensuite and the kitchen and lounge are are very comfortable. House is very well equipped. Kitchen is large and we could all sit down for dinner together. I would recommend this house as a very comfortable place to stay in Northbay. There’s a path down to Heathbank hotel which is also a lovely place to have dinner or drinks. A perfect location. Thank you Janette for the goodies too!

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location and property very well appointed."

    Would be more than happy to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in Seaview - the cottage is perfect in every way!"

    We will definitely hope to stay again next time we visit Bruce and Kathy on Barra. Thank you! We loved the goodies too! Xxx

    Jackie DavisMay 2022

  • "Brilliant house."

    Great owner. Would be happy to return one day.

    Simon FinemanAug 2021

  • "The house is beautiful."

    Very clean. Great location. May I suggest that there are few additions. In kitchen oven gloves, tongs, egg cups, toast rack. Matches and box tissues. Hooks behind bathroom doors to hang items and perhaps somewhere to hang clothes in twin room and red room. I will consider staying in the house again and recommend to others

    Nicola WilsonAug 2021

  • "Posting this on our last evening at Seaview."

    We have had a super week here as a family. Lovely and chilled, with fabulous views thrown in. The house was perfect in everyway. It was lovely to receive a wee welcome of Hebridean toffee, wine and a candle when we arrived too. The toffee was delicious so much so we stocked up for going home. The owners were super helpful even delivering supper when we had a powercut. (Didn’t last long!). We’re going to miss Barra but hopefully will get to visit again sometime. Thank you for a lovely holiday. David, Marilyn, Scott, Naomi and Abigail. ?

    Marilyn PatersonOct 2020

  • "Two weeks wasn’t enough."

    We loved our time on Barra and Seaview was the perfect base to enjoy it from. Very comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean with wonderful views out over Northbay. Barra was definitely much quieter due to Covid but there was still a warm welcome to be had, especially so from Jannette. Thoroughly recommend Barra Surf Adventures.

    Owen FamilySep 2020

  • "A truly wonderful cottage with everything we needed."

    A fabulous welcome pack. Sadly our holiday was cut short due to me breaking my ankle and needing surgery. Janette the owner was so understanding and kind. Please pass on our thanks and huge gratitude. We met some wonderful people on the island and so hope we can return in the near future.

    Nichola CalcuttAug 2020

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire stove
  • Oil central heating with electric fire stove
  • Gas oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, slow cooker
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5.9 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an isle and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry
  • Please note: This property will be accepting pets from September 2024
  • Please note: This property does not accept short breaks between April to Mid-September.

The property

Eriskay 9.3 miles.

Overlooking a scattering of rocky shores, submerged in clear blue water, the magical wilderness of the remote Isle of Barra is captured perfectly by Seaview, settled near Northbay on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.

Perfect for families or groups of adults, this single-storey renovated seaside cottage boasts amazing views and stunning wildlife right outside your window and of course a wonderful contemporary base for your highland adventure.

White sand and breath-taking scenery welcome you to the ample off-road parking, allowing easy unpacking and a hint of the beautiful landscape surrounding the property.

You will be drawn to the homely sitting room where you can put your feet up and enjoy a family games night, warmed by the electric fire stove that sits into a splendid slate fireplace, and a selection of sofas looking out over the bay.

If you enjoyed the décor of the sitting room, you would love the fully furnished kitchen, a great place to indulge in local produce and cook up a storm, presenting your masterpiece upon the central dining table.

With each bedroom sporting an en-suite shower room, there is no lack of opulence, and with each room styled to an individual accent colour, blue for the king-size, red for the double and purple for the twin, it is clear that time and effort has been put aside to focus on the little bits to make your stay enjoyable.

Perhaps these properties most eye-catching factor is the garden, where you will find not only a lawn area, but a decking balcony with seating, giving a panoramic view of the bay that will captivate your adventurous side, whilst allowing you to sip your morning coffee as you watch otters and seals floating about in the bay.

If you can take yourself away from the amazing views, then there is no shortage of wonder, with cycle tracks on long, quiet roads weaving through the beautiful countryside, past turquoise waters and sandy bays, perfect for afternoon walks, picnics and kayaking.

The nearby town of Castlebay will offer you refreshments, with the Castlebay Bar, and a local convenience store, as well as the spectacular Kisimul Castle, submerged in water when the tide is in and adding a magical feel to the quaint seaside village, as well as an airport, with planes landing directly onto the sand!

The wildlife of the island is equally as stunning, with the opportunity to see seals and otters in the bay, as well as boat trips to the now uninhabited Mingulay which has become a world-renowned nesting colony for sea birds.

Get the ferry to Ardmhor or take an exiting flight from Glasgow to Castlebay, landing on the beach! Breath-taking scenery, small villages and magical historical sites, there is something for everyone to enjoy with a stay at Sea View.

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Borve 3 miles; Earsairidh 3 miles; Eoligarry 9.5 miles.

Castlebay is a quaint seaside town resting between Allasdale and Earsairidh on the Isle of Barra, Scotland. The village is best known for the incredible Kisimul Castle sitting out in the bay and surrounded by water when the tide comes in, it also offers a selection of attractions including a beach airport where planes land directly onto the sand! The wildlife is simply stunning, with seals and otters relaxing in the bay. Dining options include the array of fresh fish and local cafes and bars, for example the Castlebay Bar and why not stock up on essentials at the local convenience store? Just outside of the town you will find the village of Allasdale, where there are stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, perfect for walking, swimming, and picnics. The Isle of Barra is also a great spot for cycling, with stretches of long, quiet roads and spectacular scenery along the way.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.
Please note: This property will be accepting pets from September 2024.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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