A luxury retreat on the beautiful island of Berneray in the Outer Hebrides.

Relax in 5-star comfort in the former blacksmiths workshop at Burnside Croft. The perfect Hebridean hideaway for one or two people. With a grand view across the machair and a three-mile expanse of Atlantic beach nearby.

Berneray is a small island in the Outer Hebrides, rich in history and natural heritage. A perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts, walkers, kayakers, cyclists, stargazers – or for those simply in search of peace and quiet.

The Smiddy’s combination of remoteness and comfort promises a unique get-away-from-it-all experience. Book you slice of island life here.

Snippets from The Smiddy's guest book...

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A little bit of heaven on earth.
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...artists' skies and rainbows
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Great location close to one of the best beaches in the area.
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We have had a wonderful time at the Smiddy. So many
incredible beaches, lots of very tasty food...
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The most relaxing holiday week we've had in a long time...
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We've had a brilliant week, fantastic walks, weather
and most luxurious accommodation.
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What a wonderful time we have had at the Smiddy.
Walks on the various beaches were fabulous. Our stay
could not have been more perfect.
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Lovely stay on the island over Christmas. Sad to be leaving.
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Berneray beaches & walks were fabulous in all weather.
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It's a lovely place and we had a wonderful time here.
Especially because Benjamin proposed marriage to me
and I accepted!
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Wonderful Cottage, Company & Welcome as always. Such a
luxurious break to cheer a winter's weekend. Just what we
needed to recharge the batteries for the year ahead.
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Lovely cottage, lovely islands.
Really enjoyed your fantastic beaches.
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Beautiful comfy house, so relaxing after a busy day exploring
all the corners of Berneray and Uist.
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Excellent accommodation on a beautiful island.

Andrew & Catrin, Cardiff, Wales, April 2017

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Beautiful getaway and the wind to blow away the cobwebs!
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We've had a brilliant honeymoon up here. Once more, we've
had sunshine (and the odd shower) while the rest of the UK
has torrential rain. We've been made most welcome.
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This is an amazing corner of the world - it is absolutely stunning. We
have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and experiencing life on Berneray.
There is loads to explore - we will be back!
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We could not have wished for a better week. The weather
has been phenomenal, the people so polite and generous.
We've felt like we've been to Paradise!.
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Sights, sounds, and smells - Artic terns, machair, turquoise seas,
cuckoo, corncrake, tractors, white sandy beaches, skylarks, lapwings,
cool breezes, spring sunshine.
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What a wonderful week! We love the Smiddy: perfect in every way.
Berneray is magical - from the Machair to dolphins on the West Beach...
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Our 3rd stay in this wonderful cottage. So comfortable and relaxing
watching farm TV out the window. Thank you for being an amazing
host with the best welcome pack of home baking, smoked salmon
and champagne.
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It is a wonderful, restful place here and we have enjoyed
getting to know the island. The home comforts of The Smiddy
means that even the rainy days are great.
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Thank you Gloria for a lovely few days. The cottage is so comfortable
and we love the island. We've been to lots of Scottish islands and
we think Berneray is very special!
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As ever Gloria thank you for another wonderful stay.
Batteries refreshed. We have lost count of how many
times we have stayed here. It's always magical.
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A fantastic week in a lovely cottage with simply stunning
scenery everywhere we looked. Thanks Gloria for the lovely
welcome and fab goodies! A little piece of paradise!!
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Thanks Gloria for another lovely week. It was even better the 2nd time.
We loved watching Farm TV from the sofa; a wonderful retreat from the
beautiful sunny September storms. Seals, dolphins, eagles, stags...
but still no otters! Next time.
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