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Canna Cottage

Northbay near Borve, Western Isles (Ref. 1110840)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC, shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Fenced gardens with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6.5 miles, pub 0.6 mile
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental

The property

Canna Cottage is situated on the east side of the island overlooking the bay and just a short drive from the ferry terminal from Eriskay and the airport. The stunning beaches are also in easy reach and Castlebay is a 6 mile drive to the south. This is an economical, comfortable family house for 5 that sits high up on the hillside which gives the best views north and east. Barra is small and friendly and allows walkers and cyclists to explore the many little beaches and coves, cafes and shops dotted around the island. A short ferry journey across to Eriskay opens up another island for exploring and a causeway from Eriskay to South Uist opens up the whole of the Uists for a days touring. South of Barra is Vatersay island, also reached by causeway and yet another source of stunning scenery and sandy beaches. Bird watchers could take a sailing to Mingulay which is south again from Vatersay and has cliffs and bird colonies to match St Kilda although a trip to the famous St Kilda should be on everyone's bucket list! Castlebay will be instantly recognisable for those who are fans of the original Whisky Galore and what could possibly be better than sitting on the deck of a cafe with a glass in hand! Driving, or not a fan of the strong stuff? Not to worry you have excellent alternatives in the lovely water-front cafe. The best fudge in the islands is available here. The islands can be reached by flights from Glasgow or Stornoway; or by ferry from Eriskay on South Uist, or Oban to Castlebay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Stornoway 26.7 miles

Borve is a village resting on the western side of the Isle of Lewis, close to the island’s main town of Stornoway. Reached by two adjacent bridges, it nestles on the River Borve and its name is derived from the old Norse word ‘borg’ meaning fort. It is known for the Clan Macquarrie rescue in 1953 when a Clan Line vessel ran aground in terrible gales and local men from the village rescued all 66 crew members. In recognition of the villagers’ bravery Clan Line donated funds for the construction of a village hall. There is a convenience store here and the Borve House Hotel great for stopping off for refreshment and a bite to eat. Just outside Borve there are loads of visitor attractions including the Butt of Lewis lighthouse and the Port of Ness Slipway and Breakwater which both offer breath-taking views over the ocean and beyond. Ness Historical Society offers a fascinating insight into the culture and history of the island and Stornoway is a short drive from the village which has a good selection of shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants and is the gateway to the exploring the rest of the Outer Hebrides.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season

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