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Tranquil self-catering accommodation in the Outer Hebrides

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

A relaxing, family-orientated 3 bedroom house, stunning views from every window

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.

S Convery
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic week in a stunning location, we have walked amazing beaches & travelled the whole island. Berneray is definitely our favourite. Now heading back relaxed , refreshed & ready for 2017! Thank you.
Jan 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Isle of North Uist in Western Isles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor ensuite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Ground floor WC
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Upstairs family bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Upstairs, built-in wardrobe
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Ground floor, with ensuite shower room, built-in wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs, built-in wardrobe
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing


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(15 traveller reviews)

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Tranquil self-catering accommodation in the Outer Hebrides
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Simply the Best ... No 1 by a long way

  • 5 of 5

we have been visiting the Outer Hebrides for over 30 years now and have stayed in all kinds of places including a couple of others on Berneray .This stay was simply the best we have ever had .the quality of the property was outstanding as were the views from every window in the house .This is an exceptional property .Extraordinary amount of wildlife to see Trip down the islands to Eriskay always worth doing and at 7.20 return a trip across the Sound of Harris is great value and one we always do .The sheer beauty of Berneray has to be seen first hand .Anyone booking will not be disappointed .

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Christmas & New Year 2017/18

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas and New Year 2017/18 staying in Sealladh Mara having visited Berneray on previous occasions. The island is indeed a jewel and the Winter wildlife made our walks during the short daylight hours even more valued.

We like the peace and tranquility of remote places and this property certainly did not disappoint us. Whilst standing proudly on its own, far from the madding crowds, it was easily located and accessible.

The house is so cleverly designed, sunlight enters the property from every angle and the views from each window are stunning.

The facilities are well thought through, we wanted for nothing.

The owner's customer service was excellent, nothing was too much of a trouble and he really does care that guests to his property enjoy their stay.

Needless to say we will be returning during the Summer months to take advantage of what Sealladh Mara has to offer during the longer daylight hours and with the same spectacular views from the property.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Simple, but well designed layout with clever use of windows to get the best of the views and light. The location and height on the island allows spectacular panoramic views.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent property in so many ways

  • 5 of 5

A very modern property with none of the 'tired' features characteristic of so many rental homes. Everything functioned properly, thanks to the clear explanations provided. The attractive decor was tastefully enhanced by various sea-themed features.

There can't be many properties with a sea view, extending to numerous islands, from virtually every window, as this one has. Birds of prey, and other species such as lapwings, were frequently seen from the house.

There was so much of interest within walking and driving distance, and a visit to the local museum provided much fascinating information.

Our only minor regret was that our grandchildren were not with us to enjoy the playhouse.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The house is very well appointed. It has everything that is needed for a totally relaxing holiday.

It is exceptionally clean and comfortable.

There are sea views visible from practically every room and it is possible to see the sea on either side of the island.

We particularly enjoyed walking on both east and west beaches which are the best beaches you will ever see.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Auchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland

Fabulous, comfortable house in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful new house in a stunning location with absolute tranquillity and sensational views. The house is very comfortable, clean, warm and well equipped and Berneray is an absolute gem of the Outer Hebrides.

We thoroughly enjoyed cycling around the single track roads of the area and the beaches are just out of this world - especially the Berneray west beach.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Isle of Benbecula
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Miles
Berneray Ferry Terminal
Nearest Restaurant
1.9 Miles
The Lobster Pot
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
East/West Beaches
Car: recommended

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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Isle of North Uist, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
3 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 1 Mar 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Mar 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
31 Aug 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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