Barracks Cottage

A secluded self-catering Glenelg cottage, sleeping 5 in 3 bedrooms and welcoming to all,                     including families (and dogs - for some additional ‘bawbees’!).                                                                                                                                                      


2024 & 2025 onwards...

Barracks Cottage is now fully booked for 2024.

NB We are partially booked for 2025 & thereon, but will have changed our 'model' of letting from the start of 2025. For this reason we have removed  remaining availability (along with those weeks already booked).  Please contact us using the following address if you are interested in booking Barracks Cottage and would like to hear further details: mail@barrackscottage.com 

An original Scottish Butt ‘n’ Ben built circa 1723 and expanded over 270 years later to provide a wonderful self-catering billet with 3 bedrooms.

Nestling in its own grounds, with incredible views over to the Isle of Skye, Barracks Cottage is located at the end of a track in splendid isolation, yet within the village of Glenelg and only a few minutes walk from the excellent local shop and delightful village inn.


  • 3 bedrooms (1 double with en-suite, 1 twin - single with cabin bed & 1 single)
  • Child friendly accommodation
  • Everyone welcome
  • Dogs welcome
  • Disabled friendly, although sadly unable to accommodate wheelchairs. (Doors are of insufficient width and there is a step on entering to access living/kitchen area + a step to access bathroom/bedrooms.)
  • All accommodation on ground floor
  • Lovely country and coastal walks, with mountains to climb for the adventurous
  • Abundant Scottish wildlife to observe, including window ledge actions from some of the locals! (See video clip)
  • Ideally located to explore the area and far further afield
  • A characterful and quirky cottage with everything you might need
  • A short walk over the fields takes you to the sea shore
  • Isolation with stunning views to the Misty Isle, yet only five mins walk to the village shop, and the delightful Glenelg Inn. Or a wonderful coastal walk for cakes and coffee at the Shore Station ( by the ferry)

About Barracks Cottage

The cottage sleeps 4 + 1 (cabin bed) and provides the warmth and coorie comfort expected from a couthie characterful cottage.

BC is uniquely overlooked by Bernera Barracks - built after the failed Jacobite uprising of 1715, sitting amidst the natural splendour of the West coast Highlands and Islands providing a host of nearby activities and unforgettable sights.

Enjoy the unique location...

Barracks Cottage occupies a striking position with a backdrop of the ruined historic Bernera Barracks. Despite close proximity to local resources, the first thing you will notice is the peace, tranquility and glorious views.

Incredible Wildlife...

Nature and wildlife lovers will be thrilled with the varied stream of wildlife visitors to Barracks Cottage...over the years we have collected a gallery of photos of our other "guests" to visit the cottage - take a look at our wildlife gallery!

'Families & Dogs welcome' holiday cottage in Glenelg

All welcome, with pets by arrangement at an extra cost - so do let us know if you wish to bring your dog/s with you. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms. (We would ask that the gate in hallway is used accordingly, to restrict access). Also, dogs must be prevented from jumping up onto any furniture!!

The cottage is at the end of a private track (no passing traffic, bar an occasional tractor) so only folk on foot. The large enclosed garden is safe and secure for any dog/s or younger children. The cottage is secluded yet only a few minute's walk from the superb village shop (bought in 2022 by regular BC visitors!) and the wonderfully atmospheric Glenelg Inn.

Visiting Glenelg...

Coming to Barracks Cottage offers an arrival that few destinations can match! Driving to Glenelg involves traversing Mam Ratagan which, at 1,100+ feet, is one of the highest mountain passes in the UK! Care is required to negotiate the mostly single track road involving many hairpin bends. Make sure you stop at the top to view the magnificent vista - including the majestic Five Sisters of Kintail mountain range.

For walking, trekking and mountaineering, Glenelg offers proximity to some of the best mountain ranges available. The immediate locality offers many wonderful low level and coastal walks. Also accessible are the smouldering peaks of The Cuillins, the Shiel Ridges, Glen Affric and Torridon. Whilst to the south, lies genuine wilderness on the remote peninsula of Knoydart.

The 'Glenachulish Ferry’ navigates the same crossing taken by drovers swimming their cattle across 'The Sound Of Sleat' as they started their long trek to the market towns of central Scotland.