The Smiddy

Self Catering

Burnside Croft, 2 Borve, Berneray, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5BJ

    The Smiddy at Burnside Croft is a luxury retreat on the beautiful island of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

    The Smiddy has been renovated to an extremely high standard, incorporating energy-saving technologies, and provides a relaxing hideaway for up to two people, with stunning views across the machair. Berneray is a small island famed for its spectacular golden beaches and colourful machair, with plenty to offer wildlife enthusiasts, walkers, canoeists or those simply in search of peace and quiet. The island is well served by a shop, tearoom, post office and information centre (the latter open in summer months only) and North Uist provides a number of restaurants and bars.

    The Smiddy's combination of remoteness and comfort promises a unique get-away-from-it-all experience. The accommodation comprises an open-plan living/sleeping/dining area with large window affording uninterrupted, panoramic views of the machair and sunsets beyond. A gas-fired stove and underfloor heating will keep you warm during your stay, and a music system and television are provided for indoor entertainment. The bedroom area is furnished with two beds which can also form a large double, as required, and a contemporary Whirlpool bath. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, microwave and fridge.

    The Smiddy also contains a wet room and utility area with washer/dryer and dishwasher. For those wishing to keep in touch with the outside world, there is a small, separate office with computer, printer/scanner and phone.

    The accommodation is all on one level with category 3 (assisted) wheelchair access throughout.
    5 Self Catering
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Smiddy
    £580.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Island Location


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Private Car Space

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Lochmaddy follow the signs to Berneray/Leverburgh Ferry Terminal; continue on to the island to the T junction, turn right and take the next turn left, over the rise to Burnside Croft, where you will be met and taken to the Smiddy.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- A flight from Glasgow to Benbecula will enable us to meet you.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Journey Planner
    20% off
    Valid 28 Mar 2015 to 1 May 2015

    20% off - Easter/Spring Special

    Offer valid from 28th March 2015 to 1st May 2015

    A special Easter/Spring Treat on the beautiful Isle of Berneray! Witness the joy of bouncing lambs & the machair in full bloom!  Stroll along the beaches of Berneray, feast on quality local produce – and relax in the 5-star luxury of The Smiddy.

    Offer details and conditions of use:

    • 20% off
    • offer valid from 28th March 2015 to 1st May 2015
    • minimum 3 night stay
    • offer not valid in conjuction with any other offer or discount
    • book online & contact details:

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