The cottage has three rooms: an elegant sitting room with fitted kitchen along one wall and dining space in the corner; a spacious bathroom and a large bedroom with super-king-size bed.
The kitchen is very well-equipped and is fitted with an electric oven and halogen hob; fridge and dish-washer. (Please note, there is no microwave) There is a washing machine in the entrance to the bothy in the garden and you’ll find an airer in the hall cupboard, and a washing line in the garden. Tea towels and towels are provided, and basic cleaning items. The sitting room has two comfortable sofas, a wood burning stove, coffee table and dining table. The electric heaters will be on for background heating, We offer a TV for watching DVDs but the cottage does not have a TV aerial. We have a very good collection of books about the Highlands and Islands, some of which are hard to come by. Please enjoy these books, and leave them for others to enjoy after you. There is also a CD player and our own collection of Scottish music CDs for your enjoyment. We do have WiFi in the cottage and there is now fibre-optic cable throughout the island (this has been a talking point for years!) but please remember you are on a tiny island far, far away, and there may sometimes be inexplicable interruptions to the service …
The bathroom has an over-the-bath shower with grab rail and lots of hot water. The newly fitted towel rail is always on, for your convenience. All towels are provided.
The bedroom is large and comfortable, all bedding is provided, and spare Harris Tweed blankets should you need them. You will find DVDs, games and jigsaw puzzles in the chest in the bedroom. The electric heater will be on for background heating,
Each room has views across the sea from all of the back windows.
There is a small entrance hall with stores cupboard and coat hooks.
The cottage is strictly no smoking.
We know that you would like to bring your dog/s with you, and the ferries are all dog-friendly. Our policy is to ask you to please let us know if you are bringing a dog and we will advise you if you have any questions. The cottage, though comfortable and spacious for two adults, does not have a scullery, or a drying-off room, so you do need to bear this in mind. We will accept one large dog or two small, but ask that they are not allowed on the sofas or the bed and that you do ‘de-doggify’ the cottage and garden at the end of your stay. There is no extra charge for you to bring your dog.
There is a grassed garden (not quite up to ‘lawn’ standard, it’s a little bit rocky, and sometimes a little bit wild!) with a bench and glorious views over the seal colony. In the garden is a stone-built bothy (with access to washing machine) and owners, Anna and Hilary, may be staying there during your visit. If not, our house-keeper lives nearby and will help you out with local knowledge, and be on the spot to deal with any unforeseen problems.
Please note: Lighting fires or barbeques in any part of the garden is strictly forbidden (fire risk – thatched roof!).