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

Barracks Cottage

Barracks Cottage is shaped by its historic origins. A smoke-free environment, where one well-behaved dog (+) can be accommodated for additional cost. The cottage sleeps up to 4+1. Accommodation all on one level (except for 2 independent but immediate steps leading from the entrance). Cottage comprises: 1 double bedroom (king size bed) 1 single and 1 twin with single bed & smaller cabin bed (2’7" x 5’ 8”) suitable for a child/teenager or fit adult under 5’ 8” - accessed by ladder, but the build is very strong and weight is not an issue. All beds are very comfortable and made entirely from organic materials (except for the cabin bed mattress). The bathroom and bedrooms lead off a long corridor. There is an open plan living and dining area extending into the kitchen space. The large enclosed garden is safe and secure for any dogs or younger children (NB a small dog could squeeze under the gate!)

An external boiler supports the oil fired central heating and maintains constant hot water, great for kitchen needs and baths. There is a separate electric shower in the bathroom.


  • Changeover day: Saturday
  • Departure time: by 10.15am
  • Arrival time: not before 3.30pm
  • Fully equipped kitchen, including Electric Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, Dishwasher and Microwave.
  • Television and DVD - Range of Freeview, Netflix and Amazon Prime.
  • Cottage Landline with honesty box.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Dogs welcome
  • BBQ, Picnic tables, additional folding seats/attached side tables and 'Barracks Henge' with Fire Pit!

Living areas, Kitchen & Hallway

The kitchen (off the main living/dining room) is well equipped with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer.

In the living room there is a log burning stove, fire is prepared for use and we provide starter logs, coal & kindling etc., Additional logs/coal (kept at side of the cottage) can be purchased.

Bedrooms & Bathroom

Barracks Cottage has 3 bedrooms:
The ‘double’ bedroom contains a king-size bed, along with an en suite completed in 2023.
A ‘single’ bedroom contains a full-size single bed.
A ‘twin’ room contains one full-size single bed and a slightly smaller cabin bed. NB This cabin bed is approx 5’8” x 2’7” suitable for a child/teenager or ‘fit adult’ under 5’8”. (Accessed by ladder, but the build is very strong so weight is not an issue!)
All beds are very comfortable and made entirely from organic materials (except for the cabin bed mattress) and all beds are made-up/prepared.

Outdoor Space

The spacious garden, with ample parking, is overlooked by nothing other than historic Bernera Barracks. There is great space for children to play, although many visitors will be content to just relax and take in the stunning views.

In the garden you will find a splendid BBQ (which can be moved to your favourite part of the garden) with all requred cooking tools along with fuel for same which we have stored and can be purchased or replaced.  Also for those balmy nights an amazing 'Barracks Henge' can be found surrounding a rustic firepit. These magnificent immovable rocks can be used by the whole family  to spend some great nostalgic and memorable 'campfire' evenings!

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 minutes walk from the village shop and atmospheric Glenelg Inn.