Blue Beyond Cottage Back

Self Catering Balemartine

Like many others, this past year has caused us to re-evaluate our lives here on the island. Our plan is to sell our house – Sunbeam – and make Blue Beyond Cottage our permanent home. After this summer, we will no longer be letting out the cottage for holiday visitors.

We would like to thank everyone who has stayed at Blue Beyond Cottage since 2016, particularly those who have kept in touch over the past few years. We have very much appreciated your friendship and kindness. We hope you will call on us when you are next on Tiree.

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Blue Beyond Cottage - formerly an art gallery and studio - has been extended and refurbished and now offers comfortable accommodation with sea views.

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The cottage overlooks a small secluded sandy beach. The beach is accessed by a grassed footpath adjacent to the building. Its easterly facing position gives views towards the lsles of Mull and Iona and it is a great place from which to admire Hebridean sunrises, coastal birds and marine wildlife. The owners are island residents and live locally.

The cottage offers:

• accommodation recently extended and refurbished to a high standard

• fully fitted high specification kitchen

• en-suite bathroom

• secluded outside seating areas overlooking the sea

• complimentary wifi

• off-road parking

• an ideal location from which to explore the island


Entrance Porch - with slate tiled floor and generous fitted storage cupboards and shelves. A ceramic radiator provides heating.

Living Room/Dining Area - a large comfortable room with spectacular sea views. The room has an oak floor and is furnished with a sofa, snuggle, dining table and chairs. There is a 32″ LCD TV with Freeview. Two large ceramic radiators provide heating.

Kitchen - fully fitted modern spacious kitchen with built-in BOSCH and NEFF appliances: combi-oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine/dryer and dishwasher. A glass door leads to a sheltered outdoor breakfast area with sea views to the east. The room has underfloor heating and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom - with an oak floor and a king size bed, chest of drawers, bookshelf, lamps and bedside cabinets. There is a built-in wardrobe with additional drawers and luggage store. Ceramic radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom - luxury fitted bathroom with a large walk-in shower, washbasin and WC. The room has a ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating and a heated towel rail.


Heating is provided by ceramic radiators in every room in addition to underfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchen. These radiators can be simply operated individually at a touch of a button and can be easily boosted in cooler weather.   

All linen and towels are provided and heating is included in the tariff. The house has complimentary wifi, a landline telephone and an outside tap and shower to rinse wet suits, kayaks and surfboards.


From the ferry terminal follow the B8068 to Scarinish. Continue to Crossapol and follow straight along the coast passing a farm and Island House until you reach a T- junction. Turn left and continue to Balemartine. Pass through the township heading south towards Hynish. The cottage is on the left.

From the airport turn left to Crossapol. At the T-junction, turn right and follow straight along the coast passing a farm and Island House until you reach a T- junction. Turn left and continue to Balemartine. Pass through the township heading south towards Hynish. The cottage is the first building on the left.


There is a secluded breakfast area with table and chairs overlooking the sea with views to Mull and Iona. Beyond the paved path linking the two entrances an open space offers off-road parking and bench seats overlooking the sea. There is an outside tap and shower and a grass track leads directly to the beach.


Flat paved area from parking place to both entrance and kitchen doors. Entrance porch, kitchen, living areas on one level with two steps to bedroom and adjacent bathroom on another level. Wide doorways between living room and kitchen and between bedroom and living room. Wood and tiled floor surfaces throughout. 


This accommodation is for a maximum of two adults. There is one king size bed.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate pets, babies or children.
The cottage is a no-smoking residence.


‘Our first visit to Tiree and we have not been disappointed. Blue Beyond Cottage has been a real find. A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. The coffee machine has been a real hit! Lovely beach walks every day, spotted otters, seals and numerous birds. Feeling very chilled and relaxed. Shame we have to go back to work on Monday!’
Douglas and Cathy | Edinburgh | October 2019

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” – Roald Dahl. ‘We have found our magical place. Thank you Colin and Susan.’
Richard and Liz | East Kilbride | October 2019

'This is definitely the nicest self-catering place we have ever stayed in! The beauty, the comfort, the view and the attention to coastal detail is second to none. Thank you - we have had such a wonderful time and we will certainly return.'
Liz and Jim | Horwich - Lancashire | September 2019

‘Thank you SO much for all the generosity and care you have given us. So rested and it was so needed!’
Tim and Brenda | Cullercoats | September 2019

‘Another wonderful week in the magical Blue Beyond. So comfortable and such a lovely position. Added bonus of an extra day due to stormy seas! You are ‘super hosts’ extraordinaire!’
Brenda and Gordon | Banchory – Aberdeenshire | September 2019

‘A wonderful, relaxing week – much needed! Wish we could stay longer (forever?!). Thanks so much for everything. We will be back.’
Dan and Bronia | Glasgow | September 2019

Pets Smoking
Disabled Access Outside Space
Parking Outside Storage
Wi-Fi Garden Furniture
Bed Linen Towels
Name Colin and Susan Woodcock
Phone 07932 378006
Mobile 07932 378006
Address 1 Sunbeam Cottage
Address 2 Balemartine
City Isle of Tiree
State Argyll
Post Code PA77 6UA
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    • Provisional Booking
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