Our home for the retreat is Glebe Barn which is a converted 19th-century building which offers wonderful views across the harbor over to the Scottish mainland. It’s perfectly situated towards the middle of the island - a great location for our trips to visit local sites and within one mile of the shop, craft center, cafe and restaurant which can all be found at the pier.
The kitchen, dining room, gathering room & library and sunroom are all on the ground floor. An entrance hall offers storage for coats and walking boots and there is also a laundry room with washer and dryer, and a shower room (with toilet) and a second toilet.
The Glebe Barn is a hostel, not hotel, so there in minimum options for storing your belongings. If your in a bunk room you will have a spare bed to store your belongings on as well as a hanging shoe rack type storage. Accommodation is based on sharing a room with other women with the available option of booking one guaranteed single room available and a separate apartment both available for a single supplement fee.
The first floor has three bedrooms. Each bedroom has a sink and there are two shower rooms and two toilets on the same floor. There is also a hairdryer and mirror in the hall. Each room offers a fantastic view out over to the mainland.
Bedroom 1, first floor. Bunkroom with 4 bunk-beds (sleeps up to 4 women). Each women has the entire bunk-bed to herself and so can store items on the unused bunk. Great views down to the Cafe and the mainland.
Bedroom 2, first floor. This is our only guaranteed single occupancy room. This room has two single beds and a sink. A single supplement fee of $150 secures your booking.
Bedroom 3, First floor. A second bunkroom with 4 bunk-beds (sleeps up to 4 women). Again, each women has the entire bunk-bed to herself and so can store items on the unused bunk. One window looks inland and the other offers views over to the mainland.
The second floor offers two bedrooms each with their own sink as well as a shared shower room & toilet room.
Bedroom 4. Three single beds. Maximum booking for this room is two women.
Bedroom 5. Three single beds. Maximum booking for this room is two women.
Glebe Barn Apartment
There is also an option for one or two women to book the apartment which is adjacent to the hostel. The apartment offers a kitchen, lounge, dining table, bathroom with shower. As shown in the photos the bedroom is upstairs and has two single beds. You have an outside entrance (with porch) and an inside entrance to the hostel (onto the first floor).
The apartment supplement costs $299