“Having spent the last 40 years on holiday on Arran we decided it was time for a change.”
We loved the Smiddy Cottage in South Uist, and loved exploring, North Uist, Barra, Eriskay, Bernaray and Benbecula. The cottage and surrounding scenery is fabulous and Alfie our dog loved the 5 minute walk to the beach, where he would chase sticks all day. We walked to the Kildonan tea room and sat out side with Alfie as we also did at the Pollochar Inn as unfortunately they do not allow dogs even in their public bar . Loved our South Uist experience, wonderful scenery and wonderful comfortable cottage, looking forward to returning. Thank you for a wonderful experience x
- Bill and Jan Evans, Nov 2018
- 1 x king-size bedroom
- Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Open-plan living area with kitchen/diner and sitting room
- Underfloor heating with electric fire stove with woodburning effect
- Electric combination oven/microwave, electric hob, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
- TV, DVD player, WiFi
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot and highchair available on request
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
- Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
- Shop 4.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
- Note: Bring own linen for travel cot
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!
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
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: 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: