Creagan Na Mara ref: CC511393

Minish near Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Thatched Roof 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Creagan Na Mara is a traditional style thatched cottage completed in May 2015, built on the footprint of the original cottage, with all the stone coming from the original house or locally sourced. The cottage provides accommodation for four people in an idyllic setting on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is within walking distance of Lochmaddy. It is situated on a peninsula on the shore of Loch Blashival which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Scottish Natural Heritage. The property is deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style ensuring all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. It boasts an enviable, beside the sea location where there are otters, curious seals and a mass of seabirds all of which you can enjoy watching from the comfort of the cottage. For those looking to explore the area, the property serves as a great base for touring. The Uists have so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast with wonderful walks along the famous white sands or walking in the hills to catch a glimpse of the golden eagle or wild red deer. The island is a mecca for those interested in birds watching as sea eagles, golden eagles, corncrakes and hen harriers are only a few of the local species. The RSPB reserve at Balranald is only a short drive away from the cottage where you can enjoy looking for the corncrake or walking on the flower carpeted machair. Whales and basking sharks visit in the summer and can be seen regularly off shore around the islands. The Outdoor Activity Centre is just five minutes away and offers a wide range of activities such as sea kayaking, diving and boat trips to the Monach Isles and St Kilda. Those who love to fish can enjoy sea and loch fishing which is available locally (licence required). The sunrise, sunsets, seascape, landscape and dark skies are sure to amaze you so come, explore and enjoy!

North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on the Isle of Skye. A Road Equivalent Tariff applies for ferry fares which gives you really good value for travel costs. Contact www.calmac.co.uk for more information. Flights are also available to Benbecula. Contact www.flybe.com

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
Spacious open plan living space with wooden floors.
Lounge area: With three large windows giving different aspects of the shoreline and wildlife, wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD and CD/radio.
Dining area. With oak extending dining table and chairs.
Kitchen area: With Neff cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: Spacious with king size bed and two double wardrobes; two large windows and where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of the sea lapping outside.
Bedroom 2: Spacious with twin beds and large window looking onto the shoreline.
Bathroom: Spacious with double ended bath, walk-in shower and WC.

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Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

All electricity, kiln dried logs for stove, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard provided on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden area with garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for two cars.

  • Nearest town
    Lochmaddy
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    1.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    200 yards

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.

Skyeskyns

VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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