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Self catering in the Hebrides
Although I generally stay at a hotel, guest house, B&B or Inn when I'm travelling I've had a couple of recent excellent experiences of self-catering in the Hebrides.
On the Isle of Harris I stayed at a dog friendly self-catering cottage owned by the wonderful Hotel Hebrides in Tarbert. Perfectly located for a spending spree at the Harris Tweed shop. Luskentyre Beach was a short car journey away and we spent blissful mornings walking our dog there. Tarbert has a small local store which is akin to a tardis. It sells everything you'll need for a self catering break. If you're not inclined to cook there are several good places to eat in the village. Our accommodation was perfect as it came with all bed linen, towels, cleaning products and useful things like sugar, tea and coffee. This saved having to overload the car. I'd definitely recommend this accommodation and wouldn't hesitate to revisit it again. http://www.hotel-hebrides.com/
My other recent experience of self catering was at Calgary Bay on the Isle of Mull. Mull is my absolute favourite place in Scotland. I first saw Calgary Bay in my early teens and was blown away. It's stunning. Our accommodation here also came with towels and linen. There's a store nearby in the village of Dervaig for provisions. This accommodation has a tea room/gallery attached which is great for a nice hot coffee or hearty soup after a bracing walk on the beach. You'll also find a lovely Art in Nature walk here. It's a woodland walk with lots of quirky installations. The walk leads down to Calgary Bay. My daughter loved it. Again I'd thoroughly recommend this accommodation. What's good about it too is they have a range of different sized accomodation, starting from a studio upwards.
I'm happy to help with any questions you may have about visiting Mull, Harris or travelling in general with dogs or children.
I'm a Scottish travel blogger and freelance writer with an extensive knowledge of travelling in Scotland. I'm always on the road exploring my wonderful country. I love remote places, history and the great outdoors.