Welcome to Tigh na Mara Guest House, Isle of Barra

Tigh Na Mara is a neatly kept family run guest house offering a high quality bed & breakfast service all year round.

The guest house is located just two minutes from the Castlebay ferry terminal, and nine miles from Ardmhor/Eriskay ferrry & Airport. Local hotels, bus stop and shops are only a five minute walk away. Makes it ideally situated for exploring this beautiful island, with its renowned beaches and and rugged coastline made famous by the film Whisky Galore.


Tigh na Mara Guest House is a charming traditional stone cottage and as its Gaelic name suggests it’s superbly located by the sea with extensive views of Castlebay harbour. It’s central location is a perfect walking distance to shops, restaurants and local transport. 

Located in the main village Castlebay you will find Kisimul Castle, Café Kisimul, Hebridean Toffee Company, Isle of Barra Gin, Castlebay Hotel & Bar, Craigard Hotel, Castlebay Hall, Heritage Centre and Bùth Bharraigh all within walking distance to Tigh Na Mara. There are also daily boat trips to Mingulay departing from the Castlebay slipway a minute’s walk from the guesthouse. 

The house is a Castlebay landmarks, originally built in the early 1900s. Established as a guest house in 1959 by Linda’s Granny, then refurbished in 1990 and opened in 1991 by Linda & Archie.


Accommodation comprises of 1 Double, 2 Twin & 3 Single rooms. All rooms are provided with tea and coffee making facilities, as well as a hair dryer.

Double Room – Price from £110 per night – Room with double bed and en-suite bathroom with shower. View over the bay. 

Twin RoomPrice from £110 per night – Room with two single beds and en-suite bathroom with shower. View over the bay. 

Single Room Price from £50/£60 per night – We have one en-suite single room and two with a shared bathroom. Hillside view.  

Outside we have a secure bike storage.

Accepts card payments



Tel: +44 (0)1871 810 304

Email: linda@tighnamara-barra.co.uk