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Isle of Barra

The island of Barra is a predominantly Gaelic-speaking island, and apart from the adjacent island ofVatersay, to which it is connected by a causeway, is the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar) in Scotland. In 2011 the population was 1,174, just under 100 higher than the 1,078 residents counted at the time of the 2001 census.
The area of Barra is roughly 60 square kilometres (23 sq mi), the main village being Castlebay (Bgh a' Chaisteil).
The west of the island has white sandy beachesbacked by shell-sand, machair and the east has numerous rocky inlets.
Kisimul Castle at Castlebay is located on a rock in the bay, so giving the village its name. A smaller castle can be found in the middle of Loch St Clare on the west side of the Island in Tangasdale.
The highest elevation on the island is Heaval, halfway up which is located a prominent white marble statue of the Madonna and Child, called "Our Lady of the Sea", which was erected during the (Marian year) of 1954. The predominant faith on the island is Catholicism and the Catholic church dedicated to Our Lady of the Sea is immediately apparent to all who arrive into Castelbay.

 
Beach Cottages Guest House/B&B Hotel

Tangasdale Beach Cottages

Tel: 01899 830489 / 07720 305506

Our two spacious self-catering cottages are stunningly situated in their own grounds, perched on the edge of the sea, near to the Isle of Barra Beach Hotel.   They are in one of the most idyllic locations in Scotland, providing incredible sea views from all aspects; the sunsets over the ocean are spectacular!   They face South West, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with direct access to the adjacent wide, white sands of Halaman Bay and a secluded rocky cove.

The cottages are beautifully furnished and carpeted, and are fully equipped with satellite television, DVD player and CD player/ radio.    

The majority of the accommodation is on the ground floor, with a large main bedroom occupying the whole of the top storey. The fitted kitchen has a full electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, larder refrigerator and freezer. Each cottage sleeps six, having one twin and two double bedrooms.  The large double bedroom is up the stairs leading from the spacious open plan sitting/ dining room, which also has a patio door to the ocean side.

The bathroom has a bath with shower over, toilet, hand washbasin with light and shaver socket above, and heated towel rail. In the hall there is a double-door cupboard with storage space for coats and shoes, and a large airing cupboard.  A travel cot and high chair are available.All electric, bed linen and towels are included.

The cottages are situated in natural machair walled grounds leading down to the sea. Well-behaved pets are welcome - the beach is ideal for them!Parking for 3/4 cars in the grounds of the cottages.

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