Kilbride Beach Cottage ref: UK5446

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

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Kilbride Beach Cottage has the most stunning location, with the beaches and the colour of the sea something to behold. The southern isles have something for everyone. They are great for walks, rural or countryside. Beach or lochside fishing is perfect for relaxation. The rasping call of the elusive corncrake can be heard from the doorstep from April onwards, as well as the golden eagle corn bunting, short eared owls, hen herrier, seals and otters. You will be truly amazed with the wide variety of native rare wild flowers on the Machair, shimmering with every colour of the rainbow, from wild irises, bog cotton, wild orchids and so many different flora and fauna. Kilbride Beach Cottage is a short stroll to the beach, and the cottage dates back to 1909, and has been renovated and extended to offer the most comfortable and luxurious accommodation. The cottage is stylishly furnished and equipped to make the most of all the comforts and necessities you may require. The owners have been born and brought up in this Gaelic speaking community, and you’ll know doubt pick up at least a few phrases by the end of your visit. The owners aim to respect privacy yet are on hand to meet all your needs. The cottage is on a working croft which you are welcome to take interest in, you will find sheep, lambs, ducks, hens and chickens all close by.
The archipelago off the islands are all linked by causeways, so travelling between them all is so easy. Guests can take the ferry across to Barra for day trips, with boat trips out to St Kilda and the Monarch Isles. The area has so much heritage; Kildonan Centre is a heritage and cultural facility which includes a museum, craft shop, cafe and an archaeology room. You will see some of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s hiding places, the princes cockle stand in Eriskay and Flora MacDonald’s birthplace at Milton South Uist, who helped him with his escape. The SS Politician run aground off the east side of Eriskay carrying 21,000 cases of malt whiskey. The remains of the wreck can still be made out at low tide near Calvey Island. The film ’Whiskey Galore’ was based on the story of the politician. Askernish Golf Course designed by the renowned Tom Morris is only a short drive away. Kilbride Beach Cottage offers a truly ‘get away from it all’ experience. Wonderful scenery, sandy beaches and dunes, moorland, hills and machair, turquoise blue waters, the dark blue lochs with white water lillies, and the sunrises and sunsets will amaze you, so come, explore and enjoy. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 3 miles, cafe ¼ mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room/kitchen: With wood burner, 37" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, tiled floor and patio doors leading to garden.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Sun room: With selection of books.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and Freeview TV.
Wet room: With slipper bath, shower, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Selection of books and games. Toys available on request. Welcome pack.


Enclosed garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    3 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    ¼ mile (beach)

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.


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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