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 and wished we could have stayed forever. We had access to landline for family emergency as signals for mobiles is a welcome miss. Signals can be obtained elsewhere in pockets around the island. I loved my stay at South Bank Cottage.
I spent over two months at South Bank Cottage and yet that still doesn't feel like long enough. It's a haven. The island itself is compact, but laced all over with walks that take you through moorland, machair, loch and white sand shoreline. The house has everything you need, plus a pretty log fire and good bath. There is no television and no internet but that's one of the best things about it. The locals are very kind, a fisherman called Callum gave me a bucketful of crab claws every other week and Terry (who keeps an eye on South Bank) looked after me very well. The Castlebay Hotel Bar is the place to go for a drink. The house is well stocked with maps and books about Barra as well as paperbacks if you forgot to bring enough books.
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