Smiddy Cottage is situated in the south west corner of South Uist where many thatched ruins can be seen amongst the empty and beautiful landscape. With a view over a lochan and stunning beaches only 5 minutes walk away this is the perfect location for a relaxing island holiday and truly getting away from it all. South Uist has over 20 miles of white beaches running down the west coast and amazing views in all directions.
From South Uist it is possible to make day trips to the islands of Barra and Vatersay, a journey of approximately 35 minutes. Using many of the small causeways you can also explore the islands of Eriskay, Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray, Balishare and Grimsay. The Isle of Harris can be reached by car ferry and you can then explore Harris, Lewis and Scalpay. For the more adventurous, day boat trips to the enchanted archipelago of St Kilda are possible in the summer months.
Uist is the perfect place for bird watchers with eagles, short ear owls, hen harriers, and many more breeds to be seen including the rare corncrake. The machair with its many pretty flowers stretches for miles upon miles up the west coast of the island: the mountains to the east make for a more energetic day out. There are villages to explore and sea lochs for fishing and Ben Mor reaching almost 2000 feet is well worth a climb rewarding you with panoramic views of the surrounding islands. Smiddy Cottage has two fishing rods for guest to use, if you are into more serious fishing then fishing permits can be purchased from the local estate office. South Uist is a very friendly island with a strong Hebridean community - come and enjoy a quieter pace of life!
- Sleeps - 2
- Bedroom - 1 king sized double
- Bathroom - with spa bath for 2 and separate shower
- Cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer
- TV, radio, CD player
- Gowns and slippers provided
- Free WiFi
- Underfloor heating
- 2 bicycles provided
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
- Short breaks
- 5 star Scottish Tourist Board rating
- Benbecula airport - 40 mins drive
- Pub/restaurant - 7 mins walk
- Shop - 4 miles
- 18 hole golf course - Askernish 5 miles
- Fishing - 2 rods provided
- Bird watching
- Stunning beaches - nearest 5 mins away
- Island hopping
- Boat trips
- Castle ruins
- Standing stones and brochs
Smiddy Cottage is gorgeous thatched cottage on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, built in 2008. It has been finished to a very high standard using local stone and thatched water reed and has been awarded 5 stars from Visit Scotland. The cottage is spacious and eco friendly with under floor heating and hot water supplied by ground source heat system.
Smiddy Cottage has one bedroom with a king sized bed. The open plan living room/kitchen has all mod cons and has been thoughtfully laid out and equipped. The luxury bathroom has a spa bath for two and a separate shower - gowns and slippers are provided.
There are 2 bicycles for guests to use and also 2 fishing rods which guests are welcome to borrow - ideal for visitors who want to explore the island without using their car or are coming for a fishing holiday on Uist.
Smiddy Cottage is about 15 minutes drive from Lochboisdale - full directions on booking.
Bed linen and towels are provided along with gowns and slippers. All electricity and heating is provided in this 5 star holiday cottage.
Cost and availability:
This thatched South Uist holiday cottage is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is Saturday. Arrival time is 3pm onwards and departure time is 10am.
Short breaks are available.
To see rental prices and availability for this eco friendly, self catering cottage on South Uist, click the enquiry button below.
Smiddy Cottage, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland