Mo Dhachaidh ref: UK10575

Bun-A-Mhullin, Eriskay, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

This traditional croft house is situated on the north east side of the beautiful island of Eriskay, known for its distinctive hilly terrain, turquoise seas and white sandy beaches. In an elevated position with wonderful views across to South Uist and towards the final resting place of the famous S.S Politician Mo Dachaidh, this detached cottage is in an ideal location for families and couples looking for a relaxing break away from the stresses of everyday life!

Eriskay is probably best known for its rare Eriskay ponies, the film ’Whisky Galore’ and the song ’Eriskay Love Lilt’. In 2001 the island was connected to South Uist by a long causeway, allowing easy access to explore South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist, where from June to September the famous machair is covered in a blanket of rare flowers, with a shimmering mass of colour. From the south end of the island you can sail to Barra and visit Castlebay, or watch the planes land on the beach. There is an abundance of wildlife with seals and otters often spotted, whilst basking sharks, dolphins and whales visit during the summer months. Hen harriers, sea eagles, golden eagles and the elusive corncrake make the islands a birdwatcher’s paradise!

The Hebrides are steeped in history and a small bay on Eriskay is where Bonnie Prince Charlie touched Scottish soil for the first time. St Michael’s Church is worth visiting to see the bell from the German battleship sunk at Scapa Flow, and the unusual altar base is made from the bow of a lifeboat lost at St Kilda. There are also plenty of outdoor pursuits including a variety of water sports, cycling, walking and fishing. The small island shop and a bar/restaurant are both within walking distance. Eriskay is truly a step back in time and one of those places you will never forget! Beach 200 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With electric coal-effect fire, 32" Sky TV (basic package) and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric range, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bathroom 1: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating (ground floor), electric heaters (first floor), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. 2 travel cots available on request. Payphone.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The garden is uneven.
  • Nearest town
    Eriskay
  • Shops
    1.0 mile
  • Distance
    1.0 mile
  • Restaurant
    1.0 mile
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    1.0 mile
  • Railway station distance
    130.0 miles
  • Lake
    200 yards (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.

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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