Evat Cottage ref: UK5897

Lochboisdale, South Uist, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Thatched Roof 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Evat Cottage is a traditional, detached, thatched stone cottage, in a truly peaceful location with lovely views across the lochans and beyond to Lochboisdale. This delightful cottage offers the ideal location for those wishing to explore the Uists and Eriskay. The Uists are home to two nature reserves, and the archipelago off the islands is linked by causeways, so travelling between them all is very easy. There are many historic and archaeological sites to explore, including the Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail, Trinity Temple at Carnish and the Kildonan Museum.
Visit Cladh Hallan, an ancient settlement dating back to the early bronze ages, or Teampull Mor, where you can wander among the ruins of a 13th-century chapel, once an important place of island worship. From Eriskay, catch the ferry to Barra for a special day out, with empty beaches and rugged landscape, or head for Lochmaddy in North Uist for a short boat trip out to St Kilda and the Monarch Isles. Wildlife is abundant with hen harriers, seals, otters, eagles and corncrakes often spotted, whilst whales and basking sharks visit during the summer months. Outdoor activities include cycling, kayaking, fishing, golf and a variety of leisurely walks. April to the end of September are the prettiest months on the islands when the rare machair flowers are an amazing mass of colour, but the dramatic late autumn and winter months with dark skies and moody shadows are absolutely awe inspiring. The Uists will not disappoint and will leave you relaxed with the urge to return to recharge your batteries. Beach 2¾ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3½ miles

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and wooden floor.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area with garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Daliburgh
  • Shops
    3.5 miles
  • Distance
    3.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    3.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    N/A
  • Pub
    3.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    400 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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