“Lovely cottage with excellent facilities.”
The hosts were fabulous and we very much enjoyed our week on the islands. The cottage has games, books, maps and a fully equipped kitchen, everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay.
Just wish we could persuade the sun to visit more often! Property Owner
- Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
- Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
- Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
- Electric heating
- Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
- Smart TV, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Ample off-road parking
- Gardens to two sides with gravelled area
- Sorry, this is a non-smoking property
- Shop 5.9 miles, pub 5.7 miles
- Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
- Note: Please let us know prior to arrival if you wish the second bedroom to be made up as a twin
Ceannard is a new barn conversion in 2021 and is ideal for those with a love of island life and Gaelic culture. Indeed, the owner, Mary, a teacher of Gaelic is on hand to offer an introduction to the Gaelic language for those wishing to learn more about this living language of the Western Isles. For those who are learning the language, she can offer one to one tuition to any level. The area is still crofted in the traditional way and wandering the tracks and paths will lead you to see the activities of the crofting community. Mary has crofted for many years and is hugely informative on the history of the crofting communities.
Bird watchers will not be disappointed as you can walk from the house down to the shore, an area rich in waders and other resident and migratory birds. The coast here is close and offers extensive walking along the machair and sandy shore where in Spring and Summer rich flower carpets form. Archaeological sites are scattered around and it is best to visit the Kildonan Museum to see informative displays on the sites and the crofting history. There is also a cafe here for lunches.
There is a Coop store not far away for all your grocery needs but you will also find various smaller shops and outlets for seafood and specialities. Indeed, not very far from the cottage, a Swedish Bakery is set to open in 2021!
Cyclists can enjoy quiet single track roads (part of the Hebridean Way) and it is a lovely day trip to leave early, cycle to Eriskay, take the ferry to Barra, cycle around Barra and back by evening! Touring up to North Uist allows exploration of the many side roads heading off to the coast and then right round the coast of North Uist and back. You will see plenty of signs to seafood outlets, home spun wool shop, cafes, craft shops, galleries and jewellery studios.
For children, the beaches are the best - clean, wide open spaces with very few people and an abundance of shells to collect
The cottage is well equipped, beautifully furnished and very comfortable. A great place to return to after exploring the islands or just to stay put and relax.
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. EPC Rating: Band F
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
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About the location
DALIBURGH, ISLE OF SOUTH UIST
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: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please let us know prior to arrival if you wish the second bedroom to be made up as a twin. 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: