Features

  • Visit Scotland 5 star award
  • Traditional thatched cottage design but recently built
  • Eco cottage with ground source heat powering cosy underfloor heating.
  • Perfect for honeymooners or romantics of any age!
  • Views to the Atlantic Ocean and the Isles of Eriskay and Barra
  • Lochboisdale - 9 miles - shop, hotel and ferry terminal
  • Eriskay shop 4 miles
  • Ferry to Barra 5 miles
  • Sandy beach - 5 minute walk
  • Politician pub a short drive
  • Electricity included
  • Linen and towels included
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Two dogs welcome - £20 per dog
  • No smoking

Accommodation

  • Living room incorporating sitting room, kitchen and dining room. This is a beautifully appointed, spacious room, atmospheric and romantic.
  • King size bedroom with lovely linens and fine furnishings
  • Spa bathroom with spa bath and separate shower, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Outdoor store for bikes etc.

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan, Feb, March £450
Easter £600
Mid Season Spring £650
Whitsun £850
High July/Aug £850
Mid Season Autumn £650
Mid Season Half Term £650
Low Nov/Dec £450
Christmas week £600
New Year week £600
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £450
Easter £600
Mid Season Spring £650
Whitsun Holiday £850
High Season £850
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Short break prices
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £350
Low Season Jan, Feb, March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £350
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £350
PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £150
More information about Smiddy Cottage

Property information

Smiddy Cottage is a 5 star, luxury, thatched cottage on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. The cottage was built in 2008, using local stone and thatching reed and offers a beautifully cosy retreat for 2. Nestling within the scattered crofting community of Smerclate and with views out to Eriskay and the Atlantic Ocean, this cottage is perfect for island lovers, beachcombers and all who just wish to escape to a slower pace of life in timeless surroundings. Without a doubt the months from April to the end of September are the prettiest on the islands and the machair flowers are an amazing sight in Spring and Summer, but a worthy contrast are the dramatic late autumn and winter months when the islands are elemental and awe inspiring. Cosy in your deep walled, thatched cottage you can enjoy the experience from the comfort of the sofa - glass in hand and feet up!

It is hard to convey in pictures the peaceful and timeless atmosphere that the owner has created in this beautiful wee cottage. You need to come and experience it for yourself!

Facilities

  • Underfloor heating powered by ground source heat sysem
  • Electric fire stove with log burning effect
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-fi
  • Electric combination oven/microwave, grill and hobs
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Cot and highchair

Further information

  • Eating Out - Pollochar Inn and Politician Pub
  • Grocery Delivery - Local shops 9 and 4 miles. Local fish delivery van.
  • Of Historic or Architectural Interest - Built to an old Blackhouse design
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - Visit Scotland 5 star awarded and luxurious.
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - Ramp access. All on ground floor but step through shower.
  • Internet/Wifi - Wi-fi
  • Beaches - Fabulous beaches on the island. Closest 5 minute walk
  • Fishing & Stalking - Loch and sea fishing by arrangement on the island
  • Golf - Askernish Golf Course - 20 minute drve
  • Hillwalking - Benmore and Hecla
  • Remote or secluded - Remote island and secluded cottage
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Kayaking, sailing, cycling and the long, machair, coastal route.
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - The islands are home to a variety of unusual birds and often rare migratory species. Excellent reserve in North Uist - Balranald Bay

Travel information

Ferries from: Uig, Skye to Lochmaddy Mallaig to Lochboisdale Oban - Castlebay - Lochboisdale

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Visitor comments

  • J & D Rutter
    After all sorts of wild Hebridean weather it was great to return to your lovely, warm and comfortable cottage. Thanks for the welcome pack. We had a great day out with Steve Duffield, )01876 580619)seeing otter families playing and viewing a huge variety of birds and flora amid beautiful countryside. Nice walk to Polochar Inn for supper and enjoyed the museum cafe. Also, bought local fish at the factory on Barra - delicious scallops and watched the gannets diving at the ferry terminal on Eriskay. Very good food at the Politician pub inn Eriskay. We enjoued the free 'fishing trail' in Grimsay and walks to loch Eylort and Toby Beag.
  • Anne and Ron
    First time we saw The Smiddy we couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Tiny outside but spacious, comfortable and well equipped to a high standard. The area is outstanding - we have seen lots of wildlife including whales! But the otters have been very elusive. Thanks for making us so welcome. The place is a little piece of heaven and the people so friendly. The weather has been amazing, fabulous all round.
  • Sandra and Michael
    We've had the most amazing honeymoon and have fallen in love with both the islands and Smiddy Cottage! Weather was fantastic and we made good use of the bikes (cycle to Eriskay is lovely). We wil definitely be back.
  • Ken and Anthea
    This is a beautiful holiday cottage, thoughtfully equipped and a pleasure to stay in. We were grateful too for the welcome gifts. We love South Uist, Eriskay and Benbecula and found the maps and walking information so useful in exploring out of the way places we otherwise may have overlooked. So much wildlife to see including short eared owls up the road, hen harrier ad one evening, a whale passing through the bay. A truly peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable week.
  • Sheonagh
    So beautiful and peaceful here. Ideal base to visit most islands. Cottage a little piece of heaven. Loved every minute. Thankyou.
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