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Taigh Gorm

Baleshare near Balivanich, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist (Ref. 1110802)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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10 Customer Review(s)

  • Dorling

    “I travel in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland extensively and when I book late year holidays (November) I choose properties that I fondly refer to as "Plan B" By this I mean if the weather is lousy then I can always pack a few books to read in luxury accommodation.”

    Unfortunately, the weather WAS lousy and Taigh Gorm WAS a haven and oasis of luxury! However, I managed to get one day of walking in, and what a day. Glorious sunshine, no wind and just wearing a fleece, I hiked up Rueval for the most spectacular walk I have ever had in the Highlands & Islands in 5 years. I will e-mail you photos after submitting this feedback!

    Unfortunately, the weather WAS lousy and Taigh Gorm WAS a haven and oasis of luxury! However, I managed to get one day of walking in, and what a day. Glorious sunshine, no wind and just wearing a fleece, I hiked up Rueval for the most spectacular walk I have ever had in the Highlands & Islands in 5 years. I will e-mail you photos after submitting this feedback!

    - Dorling, November 2022

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen/diner and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating and solar panels with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 2 x 43-inch smart TV, WiFi, Bose sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove include in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gravel garden with decking area and outside tap
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.6 miles, pub 6.5 miles
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an isle and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

The property

Taigh Gorm is a stunning Hebridean cottage recently completed by The Wee House Company. It was designed to reflect its environment both internally and externally and was a winner at the 2020 Build It Awards. With extensive views across the machair to the hills and mountains of North Uist and only a 15 minute walk to a sandy beach, Taigh Gorm is ideal for those wanting to steep themselves in true Hebridean charm from a luxurious cottage. Ornithologists, archaeologists and botanists will revel in the wealth of interesting sites to see and for those who just want to relax and absorb the peace and quiet of the Hebrides, Taigh Gorm will not disappoint. Internally there has been a very careful attention to detail with high end furnishings and finishes. Two shower rooms for the bedrooms also adds to the comfort and luxury of what is set to become a popular holiday cottage. North Uist has one of the Hebrides most beautiful beaches at Clachan Sands which is a short drive from Baleshare. We highly recommend you visit this astonishingly white shell beach, which contrasts with the vivid turquoise sea. There are flights from Glasgow to Benbecula from where you can car hire or you can sail from Uig, Skye to Lochmaddy and the cottage is approximately 20 minute drive. EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location

Balivanich

Lochmaddy 11.4 miles; Baleshire 12.5 miles; Skye 68.9 miles.

Balivanich is a coastal town situated in Benbacula and is the largest and closest town to the Isle of North Uist, Scotland. Situated between Baleshire and Griminish, this coastal town offers a wealth of attractions and amenities such as Benbacula airport within 0.4 miles, as well as Lochmaddy (18.7 miles) and Berneray (27.4 miles) ferry terminal if you wish to explore the neighboring islands or the mainland of Scotland, for example the famous sandy beaches of Reef and Uig bay at the Isle of Lewis. Local attractions include the Shield of the One Knight, an abundance of local wildlife including nesting ringed plovers, oyster catchers, otters and white tailed eagles. There is also many local walks and hikes, mountain bike trails and sandy beaches to explore. When in need of refreshment head over to the local bars and restaurants including the steppingstone restaurant or restock your essentials at MacLennan’s supermarket. Just outside of the town is North Ford Causeway crossing to the Isle of North Uist where you will find the coastal villages of Baleshire, Baile Lochdrach and Loch Euphoirt.

Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

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