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Machair Cottage

Newton near Lochmaddy, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist (Ref. 1110797)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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


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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Sprason

    “Thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday on North Uist, enhanced by a very comfortable cottage.”

    Intend to return.

    Intend to return.

    - Sprason, July 2022


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.1 miles, pub 8 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Machair Cottage is a newly renovated traditional cottage on the Isle of North Uist and close to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Hebrides. It's hard to over emphasis the sheer expanse of sand, sea and landscape, which goes to making this one of the most attractive parts of the Isle of North Uist. Yet it is only 8 miles from the ferry port of Lochmaddy - a small community on the north-east of the island. For those interested in birds, the elusive Corncrakes can be heard in the machair nearby and for those fascinated by the ancient history of the islands there is Dun Stricir just a short walk from the cottage. Here is one of North Uists most important archaeological sites. 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 £150.

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About the location


Balivanich 18 miles.

The village of Lochmaddy is the terminus for the daily ferry linking it to Uig on the Isle of Skye and it is also the main centre of population for the island of North Uist. Lochmaddy has good facilities and services including a selection of hotels serving fresh local produce in their dining rooms. A visit to the award-winning museum and arts centre located in the centre of Lochmaddy is a must, and there is also a tourist office full of information about local events and places to visit. The road south of Lochmaddy will lead you to the village of Carinish some 10 miles away and if you continue on this road you can cross the causeway to the island of Benbecula. The town of Balivanich in Benbecula offers shops, post office, a bank, restaurant, a petrol station and an airport, from which car hire can be arranged. The causeway from Benbecula then leads onward to the island of South Uist.

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

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