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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Modernised cottage offering comfortable, family accommodation on two floors within 20 metres of the shoreline with stunning views to the Atlantic Ocean and the far flung off shore islands.
Situated within the world famous Balranald Bird Reserve this is an ideal base for the keen ornithologist, the angler or those simply seeking perfect solitude to unwind and re-charge the batteries.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach towards Ard - an - runair 250 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Balavanich , Isle of Benbecula 34 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The property has been modernised to provide a fitted kitchen with appliances, two public rooms , one double bedroom on the ground floor and one double and one triple bedded room on the upper floor. The bathroom is also located on the ground floor.
The Hebrides/Skye region
North Uist is a small attractive Island in the Outer Hebrides offering an unusal combination of sandy beaches with vast swathes of white sand, rugged moorlands and mountains , traditional crofting land and many lochans dotted throughout this unique landscape.
The Island hosts the world famous Bird Reserve at Balranald which hosts a wide range of less common bird species and has a wildlife trail over surrounding machair lands to all vistors to see the birds in their natural habitat.
Places of interest include - Taigh Chearsabhagh in Lochmaddy a museum and arts centre with cafe. Nearby is an Outward bound centre offering variour outdoor activities.
On the road from Lochmaddy to Clachan you pass an ancient burial chamber - Barpa Langass and the nearby Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle - a rare example from the past.
Famed for some of the best trout and salmon fishing in Europe with productive lochs on grassy machairs to sea angling from a boat around the coast North Uist is simply a fisherman's paradise.
The golf enthusiast is also well catered for with a 9 hole course at Balavanich and one of Tom Morris's gems - now restored to the original 18 holes at Askernsih in South Uist.
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13 Nov 2013
"Do we have to go home?!"
A week just wasn't long enough - we had a great time and can't wait to stay here again! The house was very clean, well equipped and its location is fantastic with a great rocky area and beach just 30 seconds from the back door. The view out the back of the house is simply stunning, in good and bad weather, with St Kilda to look out for on a good day and crashing waves on a bad day! We found the 2 sitting rooms a great idea as grandad liked to watch the TV at night in one while the rest of us liked to play cards in the other! While you have to drive somewhere to get messages, there are plenty facilities where you can stock up (good sized fridge & freezer for filling!) as you want and it's also a good excuse to explore the area and neighbouring islands. For families especially, it's an ideal location with fabulous beaches and machair to explore within easy walking distance and there's plenty of wildlife to look out for - we spent ages following an otter one night on the rocks out the back! We would thoroughly recommend staying here and hope to again soon!
28 Sep 2013
"We have stayed in worse - but not for some years."
This property is very old-fashioned in the furnishings. It feels damp & is infested with woodlice. It was superficially clean but there was congealed food around the dishwasher door, food splashes on … More
12 Aug 2013
"Glorious location on the beautiful island of North Uist"
Really enjoyed our stay at Creagan Ruadh in Hougharry. The location is wonderful - right next to the ocean and ideal for rock pooling with the kids. Within a 100 yards or so is the most glorious white sandy beach with crystal clear blue water. And surrounding the beach the stunning machair...
The accomodation itself is plenty spacious and the kids loved it. However, I think the kitchen is a bit tired and could be modernised. I'd also change the layout and put a large dining table into the first living room where the TV currently resides and move that to the more formal sitting room to the back of the property. As a family of 4 with 2 small kids we struggled a little with the dining table in the kitchen.
Some of the utensils/pans etc could also do with replacing.
All that said, it was a truly excellent holiday and we loved staying there - from walking to the beach, to cycling down the roads, to watching the fisherman coming in each evening.
14 Jul 2013
"Fantastic cottage in idealic location"
Well equipped, clean cottage with plenty of space for family of 4 (children aged 15 & 8). The sea is just 20 metres from the cottage with lots of rock pools and rocks to scramble on as well as a small… More
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