Traditional stone and thatch cottage on the waters edge with beautiful sea views

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Entire homePrivate host

Traditional stone and thatch cottage on the waters edge with beautiful sea views

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
Berneray, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBerneray Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationTraigh Baile3 min walk
  • Popular LocationTraigh Iar5 min drive
  • AirportBenbecula (BEB)62 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Traditional stone and thatch cottage on the waters edge with beautiful sea views

Adults-only cottage in Isle of North Uist
'Cnoc an Dudain' (the hill of Dudain) is situated on the beautiful island of Berneray, 'the jewell in the crown' of the western isles. This stone and thatched cottage (or 'blackhouse' as they are known on the islands) was rescued as a ruin in 2008. We have carefully renovated, using traditional materials. The rooms have limewashed walls, exposed roof timbers and solid wood floors. There is an efficient multi-fuel stove in the living room, and with 1. 3m thick stone walls, this cottage is the cosiest place to be on a blustry Hebridian afternoon. The cottage lies 150 meters down it's own drive and has ample space for parking. The walled garden area leads down to a small beach, with the remains of an old harbour wall still visible at low tide. Those of you with a keen interest in history can discover the hand carved 'crusie stone' built into the garden wall. Berneray is rich in archaeological sites, with a stone circle, standing stone, Viking harbour and chairstone to name but a few. You will wake up to the sound of seabirds, especially Oyster catcher, Curlew and Turnstones. Seals are very common and in summer will swim close to the cottage after dusk. Otters can also be seen fishing in the lochan at the back of the cottage (during the renovation we had regular visits from an otter one winter and he left his footprints in the wet concrete floor). With such a lot to see and do on and around Berneray, we have made a concious decision not to provide a television. Please come to enjoy the views, watch the wildlife and tune in to the cycle of the tides.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers an iron/ironing board. Kitchens offer fridges and hobs. Bathrooms include a shower.

Property manager

Mark Snellgrove

Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Oven


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children


  • Beach access

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Traditional Stone Thatch Cottage Waters Edge Beautiful sea Views
Traditional Stone Thatch Waters Edge Beautiful sea Views
Traditional Stone Thatch Cottage Waters Edge Beautiful sea Views
Traditional Stone Thatch Cottage Waters Edge Beautiful sea Views

About this area

Isle of North Uist

Located in Isle of North Uist, this cottage is in a rural area and near the beach. While the natural beauty of Berneray Beach and Traigh Baile can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Lochmaddy Ferry Terminal.

What's nearby

  • Berneray Beach - 1 min walk
  • Traigh Baile - 3 min walk
  • Traigh Iar - 5 min drive
  • Tràigh Lingeigh Beach - 14 min drive
  • Tràigh Hòrnais - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Benbecula (BEB) - 62 min drive


  • Berneray Bistro - 8 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 27 out of 32 reviews
5 - Excellent 84%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 32 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 32 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 32 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 32 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful holiday
Clean and comfortable and fastastic location to get away from the rat race. No WiFi and limited mobile coverage - just relax and enjoy the island and its fantastic beaches. Masses of bird-life. Only one seal as they and the otters are away breeding just now. An electric fan heater would be a welcome addition as fuel is not easy to source for the multi-fuel fire.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Relaxing and rejuvenating
A wonderful stay. All perfect !
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

We Had a lovely time a very relaxing cottage . Away from any stimulus and back to the basics and so
A very relaxing cottage but comfortable So very rejuvenating and wonderful to be so close to nature
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Cnoc an dudain
Wonderful location and fabulous to stay in a black house. A really memorable week with beaches just out of this world.
Stayed 7 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Excellent place to switch off
Well equipped cottage in beautiful setting. Ideal for getting away from it all. Very comfy bed. Excellent cooking facilities. Very dog friendly. And beautiful beaches for swimming within stumbling distance.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022