Lovingly-restored traditional thatched cottage, set close to the shore on the beautiful Hebridean island of Berneray. King-size bedroom, double sofa bed in living room, with well equipped kitchen, bathroom, and washing facilities. The cottage contains a small kitchen with electric oven with 4 hobs, microwave and a fridge. The cottage is heated by underfloor panels, and there is a large coal, wood and peat burning stove. Fuel and fire starting kit are provided, as well as blankets and extra heaters. High speed internet is available in the cottage (downloading/streaming not possible), mobile phone reception is a few minutes walk.
Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.
- english, french, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 14, 2019
About Marsalie Turner
Taigh Ailean means Allan's House - Allan and his family hail from the local area and are happy to help with any questions or requests - Malcolm, Elspeth and Murdo Turner.
What makes this Cottage unique
Complete escape to the beautiful edge of Scotland. The cottage faces West, providing dramatic sea views over the Berneray bay and the opportunity to witness the eye-watering sunsets for which the islands are famous.
Check-in: 3:00 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.
A wonderful location and met or exceeded our expectations.
The property had everything we needed and the instructions we received helped us to enjoy our vacation. It was an easy walk to a wonderful beach. People in the community were very friendly and helpful. The cottage was very snug even during some very high winds. I recommend this place highly. We did not need any contact with the owners as everything worked well and as advertised.
Cosy all mod cons
Loverly property with fantastic views ,peaceful very relaxing place to get away from it all, inside has been very well renovated and has all the facilities needed , the log burner is great for a cosy fire in the evening along with a wee dram , all the islands Eriskay , south and North Uist , Benbecula all easily accessible from the black house in Berneray , loverly people loverly place
Berneray is an idyllic location and a traditional cottage adds to the experience.
We are a family of four, so only had the one bedroom with lovely big bed, and sofa bed for the children. We knew this was the accommodation available but it wasn’t ideal. There is only one armchair and the sofa bed in the living room so not really enough for four adults. I think the cottage works better for a couple.
Really good owners who communicated as necessary, really helpful and pleasant. The house is well appointed and a delight to come home too.
I think if you clean a house though, you ought to sit in the places your guests do to get s true impression of where a dust is needed! Including sitting in the bath 😆.
I’d like to see how the heating and stove work in the winter as the cottage really needs warmth with the tiled floor throughout.
Berneray is terrific. Amazing beaches, quiet roads for kids cycling, fab cafe/bistro. Great destination.
Thank you! Happy memories for us.
Excellent accommodation on glorious island
Cottage was in great location and was very comfortable and well furnished and fitted out.
Everything you would expect and more and all working.
Berneray is a beautiful island with world beating beaches and superb inland walking. Combination of sea, beaches, hills and machair is stunning.
Would highly recommend Berneray as first choice for quiet, accessible holiday on the Outer Hebrides and Taigh Ailean as the place to stay.
Many thanks, glad you enjoyed Berneray!
Stunning location, great size
Best thing is it’s location, on our first night went out for a walk and 20ft from the front door was an otter in the fresh water loch. West beach is an amazing beach, 3 miles of white sand. Not far are loads more beaches with loads of bird life.
Lounge is a great size. Bathroom and kitchen modern extensions with a lot fitted into a small space, everything you need. WiFi not great, not reliable. No mobile signal. Not the cleanest place, one corner seemed to be the graveyard for a lot of earwigs, windows desperate for a clean.
A magical week in the Outer Hebrides
The cottage is beautifully situated just above the shore beside the loch, and tastefully and thoughtfully refurbished. The weather was perfect throughout the week, hot, sunny and mainly still! - so there was no need to use the woodburner with the ready supply of firewood and peat. We spent most of our time outside, birdwatching and botanising and generally soaking up the magic of Berneray and the other islands. We saw a huge range of different bird species and managed to find the rare Great Yellow Bumblebee on North Uist during our last days there. We bought everything we needed from the shop/restaurant not far from the ferry terminal at the southern end of the island where everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We had an excellent supper there on the last evening.
Leaving the Hebrides and joining the rest of the population on the M6 southwards was a major shock to the system after the tranquillity of Berneray!