Sealladh Mara is a modern, light and stylish family holiday home. A brand new property, completed in summer 2015, it offers stunning views from every window – from St Kilda to the Cuillins (Isle of Skye), being ideally located within easy walking distance of Berneray’s stunning West and East beaches. The house has 3 large bedrooms (one downstairs with ensuite bathroom), comfortably sleeping up to six people and is equipped to a high standard with washing machine, tumble drier, dishwasher and wifi. With underfloor heating downstairs (radiators upstairs) and wood-burning stove, the whole house provides a cosy and tranquil base to explore the beautiful surroundings.
A relaxing, family-orientated 3 bedroom house, stunning views from every window
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 23, 2019
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great house for comfort and views and as a base to see the Western Isles
Everything worked (except wifi - but that's very understandable and wasn't missed!) Clean, magnificent views. Great location. Warm and with an excellent log fire. We had two sets of visitors - each staying 3/4 days. They all loved the house and the access it gave to a most beautiful part of Scotland. People on Berneray - all friendly eg those we met at poetry reading, at church, and when walking. Good access to Harris and for end of February - great weather.
Amazing house, with wonderful views across to the west beach.
The house was just perfect, great views and very well equipped.
We had a lovely couple of weeks there and hope to return one day.
A fabulous home from home in Berneray with a great location and all the mod cons and comfort you could need. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The beaches on Berneray and the neighbouring islands were stunning. We hope to go back!
Beautiful House, Amazing Location.
We felt very lucky to be staying in such a beautiful, comfortable house. It is bright and airy with wonderful views.
A great variety of birdlife to watch whilst sitting at the windows.
The walks from the property in all directions are just lovely, a half hour stroll through the machair to glorious West Beach.
Can thoroughly recommend Sealladh Mara.
Fabulous house in a wonderful setting
Sealladh Mara is a lovely comfortable modern house with outstanding views and the tranquillity of the surrounding natural landscape is immense. We absolutely loved our stay here and we will certainly come back.
Superb house with wonderful views and bird life.
An ideal spot in which to get away from it all. The house was cleverly designed to permit stunning views from every aspect. The house was very comfortable, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. There were interesting birds in the garden and over the island. The central location of the house made it very easy to reach everything on the island.
Berneray, from Norse meaning ‘Bjorn’s Island’ or ‘Bear Island’ sits in the Sound of Harris. With a population of 130 people, this gem of an island is linked to North Uist by a causeway opened in 1999, and provides the ferry link to Harris.
Berneray offers a perfect opportunity to relax and take in some of the best of the natural habitats and marine life that the UK has to offer. The beaches are second to none with their white sands and crystal clear waters; the West Beach extends to some 3 miles of unspoilt white sands and dunes, with extensive machair beyond; whilst the East Beach, facing into the Sound of Harris, is crescent shaped and again backed by dunes.
The island also hosts a resident seal colony that can be seen resting up in the east harbour, or occasionally from the west beach. There are also sea otters on Berneray, although time and patience will be required to catch a glimpse!
The continuation of working crofts on the island has also encouraged a variety of bird habitats and throughout the summer you will sometimes hear snipes and corncrakes. Loch Brusda hosts mute swans and greylag geese can be seen on the machair, with the opportunity of a rare view of sea eagles. Wading birds along the beaches include oyster catchers, redshanks, herons and many more.
There are way-marked walks around the island which will take you over the machair, with detours to the beaches, or to the peak of Beinn Shleibhe which offers a panorama over Bernerary itself and beyond to the Atlantic and St Kilda, Pabbay, Harris, North Uist and Skye with the Cuillin Ridge as a backdrop – well worth the effort!