South Uist, Outer Hebrides
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South Uist is a beautiful island renowned for its crystal clear waters, with pure white sandy beaches to the west and heather uplands dominated by Beinn Mhor to the east. Running alongside the sand dunes, 20 miles of machair provides a wonderful habitat for the rare Corncrake and on the easterly mountain slopes Golden Eagles, Red Grouse and Red Deer can regularly be seen. Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts will not be disappointed by this gem of an island in the Outer Hebrides.
The island has a resident population of about 2,000 with Lochboisdale, once a major herring port, the main settlement and ferry terminus. Steeped in history and tradition the island is one of the last surviving strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland. Crofting industries of peat cutting and seaweed gathering are still an important part of everyday life.
For the golfer, the island is home to the oldest golf course in the Outer Hebrides at Askernish. The course has been hailed as "the most natural links course in the world" with the contours of the dunes forming the fairways and some help with the grazing from local sheep and cattle! South Uist is also well known as a favourite location for fishermen. The alkaline lochs have some of the finest and most exceptional wild Brown Trout and Sea Trout fishing in Europe.
South Uist can be reached by ferry in in the summer months directly from Oban; also ferry service from Uig in the Isle of Skye to North Uist. There is also a smaller ferry which weaves its way through the small islets of the Sound of Harris between Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray, connected by causeways via Benbecula to South Uist. Also Flybe operate an air service twice a day from Glasgow, Inverness or Stornoway.
- Sleeps - 6
- Bedrooms - 3 (2 king, 1 double)
- Bathrooms - 2 (1 ensuite)
- Fully fitted modern kitchen
- Utility room with washing machine and dryer
- TV, video, stereo
- Open fire
- Oil central heating
- Electricity by coin meter
- Cot and highchair available
- Ample parking
- Pets by arrangement
- Lochboisdale - 9 miles
- Benbecula airport - 40 minutes drive
- 5 minutes walk to Polochar Inn which offers bar and restaurant menus
- 18 hole golf course - 5 miles
- Less than 5 minutes walk to the nearest beach
- 20 miles of machair and beautiful sandy beaches
- Bird watching
- Boat trips
- Loch Druidibeg National Nature Reserve
- Uist Sculpture Trail
- Standing stones and ancient roundhouses
Fuidaigh is a three bedroomed self-catering cottage situated in the village of Smerclate. It has an elevated position on a small hillock and enjoys commanding views of the surrounding area and the islands beyond.
All on one level, there is a large living room with a wonderful sea view and an open fire which burns coal or peat. The fully fitted modern kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher. The kitchen and the dining area are open plan and there is a separate utility room.
Fuidaigh has three bedrooms; two kingsized and one double. One of the king-sized rooms enjoys its own ensuite and there is also a good sized family bathroom. The cottage has full central heating throughout and is warm and cosy in the winter.
Will be provided on booking.
Oil central heating throughout is included in the rental price. Electricity by coin meter. Linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability
Fuidaigh is rented out throughout the year, changeover day is Saturday.
Arrival time from 5pm onwards, departure time 10am. Short breaks available from November to March
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Fuidaigh, Smerclate, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TU