ISLE OF BARRA
Northbay House
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Northbay House is the former Northbay School and Schoolhouse, built in 1882 in a quiet, sheltered hollow at the head of beautiful Loch na Obe.  The house is on the island bus route, and is 15 minutes by car from the ferry terminals and from the airport. A warm welcome awaits you whether you select Self-Catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation, which are both 4 Star standard and set in a sympathetic and imaginative renovation of the old school.  We offer comfortable, well-appointed en-suite facilities for all visitors including wheelchair users. Northbay House is recommended by the Sunday Times, the Lonely Planet Guide, the Rough Guide and Holiday Which? The Isle of Barra lies near the southern tip of the Outer Hebrides bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and is famed for the beauty of its beaches, machair (flower-studded grassland), lochs and hills. Although only a small island (approximately 9 x 5 miles with a population of 1100) it has a great variety of landscape, birdlife and flowers, and is often known as the “Jewel of the Hebrides”. The island is ideal for walking, cycling and birdwatching, has many archaeological sites, loch and sea fishing, an indoor swimming pool and a nine hole golf course. Car and cycle hire are available, and boat trips can be taken to Eriskay (where Bonnie Prince Charlie first landed in Scotland in 1745 to reclaim the throne for the Stuarts) and to deserted Mingulay with its puffin colonies and breathtaking cliffs. The island of Barra and its people were the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie's novel “Whisky Galore”, and the classic film of the book was made on location here. Enjoy a unique holiday experience on a beautiful island steeped in history with a rich Gaelic culture and a warm welcome to the visitor. We are open for Bed & Breakfast all year, except December and January. The 4 Star standard accommodation consists of a ground floor twin-bedded room, en- suite with shower and bath (suitable for wheelchair users) and a first floor double bedroom en-suite with shower. Both bedrooms have generous hospitality trays, a radio-alarm clock, a hair-dryer and a selection of toiletries. A gallery lounge is available in addition to a ground floor lounge, where guests can relax with a selection of books, videos, DVDs and visitor information. WiFi is available throughout Northbay House. Breakfast is served in the dining room and we use local produce when available. Guests have access to a laundry with facilities for drying outdoor clothes and footwear. There is ample car-parking at the house. We do not offer an evening meal as the four hotels on the island provide both bar and restaurant meals, and the nearest hotel is within a half-mile of Northbay House. Northbay House is NON-SMOKING and does not take pets Bed and Breakfast tariff Prices: From £38 pppn based on two sharing. Single occupancy, from £52 Discounts are available for longer stays. Regret, no pets or smokers If you require further information or would like to discuss special requirements, please contact us and we will do our best to help. Contact Mrs Mary Bishop-Hunt Telephone:   01871 - 890255 Mob: 07855 - 887803 Email: mary.bh.57north@gmail.com Address Mrs M Bishop-Hunt Northbay House Morghan Isle of Barra Western Isles HS9 5UT
ISLE OF BARRA