Ocean View Cottage ref: UK5652

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

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Ocean View Cottage is a spacious, bright and comfortable detached holiday home, located close to the owners’ home, in the crofting community of Smerclate on the island of South Uist. With panoramic views over the Sound of Barra, this peaceful and tranquil location offers a real ’get away from it all’ experience, whether you go out exploring or just enjoy the comforts that Ocean View Cottage offers. The birdlife and wildlife are wonderful, with eagles, corncrakes, whales and basking sharks, which all visit in the summer. The machair is a mass of colour with all the different wild flowers, flora and fauna, and there is brilliant walking on the white sandy beaches. This is an ideal base for exploring the islands. Eriskay is a short drive away, where you will be amazed at the turquoise waters, sandy beaches, and where the Eriskay ponies wander freely. Here you will also find the famous Politician Inn. The cargo ship, SS Politician, sank in February 1941 in the waters between Eriskay and South Uist, and this shipwreck was the basis for the classic film ‘Whisky Galore’. Guests can take a day trip from Eriskay to Barra, and other boat trips run from Lochboisdale out to Mingualay, Monach Islands and St Kilda. There is so much history steeped in these islands, with Neolithic stone structures, medieval churches and many archaeological sites, and you will find that Gaelic is widely spoken throughout the isles. So do come and enjoy this beautiful location, you will truly be amazed! Beach ¼ mile. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor:
Living room:
With electric coal-effect fire, 40’’ Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With spa bath, shower attachment and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Lochboisdale
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
    N/A
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    50 yards (loch)

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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