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Kelp Cottage

Daliburgh, Isle Of South Uist, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist (Ref. 1110828)



Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pet-friendly
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Kendall

    “The cottage was ideal.”

    It's set in a beautiful location and so peaceful. It's spacious which was fabulous for our dogs. We used it as a base to visit surrounding areas. Fiona the host left us some delicious homemade lemon cake and came to greet us on our arrival. We would definitely return in the not too distant future.

    It's set in a beautiful location and so peaceful. It's spacious which was fabulous for our dogs. We used it as a base to visit surrounding areas. Fiona the host left us some delicious homemade lemon cake and came to greet us on our arrival. We would definitely return in the not too distant future.

    - Mrs Kendall, August 2023


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Electric heating with electric fire stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravel, furniture
  • Pet-friendly, allowing up to two dogs
  • sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Kelp Cottage is one of 2 identical barn conversions situated in the peaceful and tranquil area of North Boisdale and just a short drive from the machair and sandy beaches for which South Uist is famous. Wood-lined throughout creates the feeling of the older Hebridean cottages and adds warmth and charm. The lounge is on the upper floor and the window looks towards the beach. There is private off road parking. The two are totally private but also make the ideal solution for 2 families wanting to holiday together. The area is traditional crofting land and seasonal activities from lambing to harvest are fascinating to observe year round. Bird life is varied from the usual suspects to more exotic migrants blown off course. Short eared owls swoop past in the evening but the real star of the show is the Corncrake which is frequently heard and seldom seen in the fields adjoining the cottage. Ornithologists dream location! Beachcombers can hope to find a whole collection of shells including blue rayed limpets and cowrie shells. Walkers and cyclists can undertake some of the Hebridean Way which passes close by and the Machair Walk is blissful when covered in flowers from late spring to late summer. Archaeology is abundant, free of charge and easily accessed. There is an excellent museum and cafe at the nearby Kildonan Museum which we highly recommend you visit before heading out to the sites. Shopping is easy at the Coop in Daliburgh and a short trip over to Eriskay, across the causeway, is recommended for the well stocked community store. You can also order an Eriskay Jumper here - hand knitted by the islanders and made to measure for you personally! These traditional fisherman's 'ganzies' are world famous and knitted to an exacting standard. Take a boat trip with Uist Boat Tours to Mingulay to see the gannets on the towering cliffs or sail by Calmac ferry to the Isle of Barra - easily achievable in a day or head north to Grimsay and North Uist and follow the 'Food Trail'. On the way there or back don't miss the Hebridean Jewellery centre for that special gift you have always been looking for or a delicious lunch in the cafe. The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy, or Oban to Lochboisdale.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Lochboisdale 3 miles; Ludag, 6.2 miles; Benbecula 24.8 miles.

Daliburgh is a town on South Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is known for being a crofting town. There is a memorial here to commemorate the life and works of Donald Allan MacDonald, a Gaelic poet who lived in Daliburgh in the mid 20th century. It is a great base from which to explore a fantastic selection of activities from fishing and walking to diving and birdwatching. The nearby Askernish Golf Course is always popular and was originally designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris and is popular with golfers keen to test themselves on this challenging course. Dining options include fish and chips from the Burnside Chip Shop or for something a little more fancy dine in at the Borrodale Hotel. While you are in Daliburgh you can stock up on supplies at the supermarket and there is also a number of other shops including gifts shops. A short distance from Daliburgh is the fascinating Kildonan Museum and the birthplace of Flora MacDonald as well as a host of fabulous beaches just waiting to be discovered.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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