West Kilbride ref: UK10431

Near Lochboisdale, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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5
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bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

With stunning views across the beach and beyond to the beautiful island of Eriskay, this detached, single-storey cottage offers a perfect base for exploring South Uist, Benbecula, Barra and North Uist. The archipelago off the islands are all linked by causeways or small bridges, so travelling between them all is very easy. With miles of white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a blanket of rare flowers turning the famous machair into a shimmering mass of colour, the Uists are undoubtedly beautiful. Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, seals and otters are 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 birdwatchers’ paradise! Steeped in history, the Uists offer many historic and archaeological sites, including the earliest crannog site in Scotland located at Eilean Dòmhnuill, possibly dating back to 3200 BC. Other sites include the Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail, Trinity Temple at Carnish, Kildonan Museum and the chambered cairn at Barpa Langass.
There are plenty of outdoor pursuits including cycling, kayaking, walking, fishing, golf and horse riding. At Lochmaddy the Uist Outdoor Centre offers a wide range of activities including sea kayaking, diving and whale watching, whilst for those with good sea legs, a short boat trip to St Kilda and the Monach Isles is worthwhile. With magnificent sunrises and sunsets, South Uist will allow you to relax and rejuvenate your batteries, leaving the stresses of everyday life far behind! Beach ¼ mile. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner and 32" Smart TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With freestanding bath and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Daliburgh (village)
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    N/A
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    0.25 miles (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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