Padraig’s Cottage ref: UK5961

Howbeg (Tobha Beag), Isle of South Uist, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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4
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bedrooms
2
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Bathrooms
1
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No pets
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Changover day
SUN
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  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Padraig’s Cottage is a delightful, detached property, its sun room giving magnificent views of the Uist mountains. Set at the edge of Loch Roag, one of the best known fishing lochs in South Uist, it is a superb base for exploring the islands. The beautiful white sands of Howbeg beach are half a mile from the cottage and the spectacular machair runs parallel to the beach. It is a haven for wildlife such as the elusive corncrake, with hen harriers, seals, otters and golden eagles also regularly spotted. During the summer months the machair becomes an amazing mass of colour, peppered with a variety of wildflowers, including rare orchids.

Neighbouring Howmore (Tobha Mòr) is steeped in history with the remains of four or five churches and chapels still surviving. The islands from Eriskay to Berneray are linked by causeways, so travelling between them all is easy. You can catch ferries from Eriskay to Barra or from Berneray to Harris and Lewis for memorable days out. Benbecula has shops, pubs, restaurants, library, swimming pool - and the airport. It offers a stepping stone to North Uist, where in Lochmaddy, you can visit Taigh Chearsabhagh (an award-winning museum and arts centre) or the Uist Outdoor Centre where a wide range of activities including sea kayaking, diving and whale watching are available. Take boat trips out to the remote island of St Kilda and the Monach Isles. By road, visit the pretty island of Berneray. There are many historic and archaeological sites to explore, including The Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail, Trinity Temple at Carinish and Kildonan Museum. It is truly the most perfect location to unwind and enjoy the peaceful and scenic surroundings in this wonderful landscape. Beach ½ mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Wooden floor throughout.
Living room: With 40’’ Freesat TV, Blu-ray player and CD player.
Dining/sun room.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, 22’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and 32’’ Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

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

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Daliburgh
  • Shops
    10 miles
  • Distance
    10 miles
  • Restaurant
    10 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    10 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    50 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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