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Looking towards this stunning property
Enjoy a stroll along the local beach
Plenty of walking opportunites close by
Relax in the lounge after an adventurous day
Snuggle up by the fire with your favourite treats
Get cosy and unwind
Plenty of space to hang coats after exploring
Open plan kitchen/diner
Well-equipped so you can cook up a storm
Enjoy a meal together around the dining table
Useful kitchen/utility facilities
Light and open but with a homely feel
Ground floor shower room
Quiet reading nook for a bit of me time
Double bedroom with access to the twin room
Bright twin room
Enjoy a relaxing lie in
Enjoy a refreshing shower in the shower room
Endless exploring opportunities
View towards the property
Beautiful views for miles around
1 / 21  Looking towards this stunning property
2 / 21  Enjoy a stroll along the local beach
3 / 21  Plenty of walking opportunites close by
4 / 21  Relax in the lounge after an adventurous day
5 / 21  Snuggle up by the fire with your favourite treats
6 / 21  Get cosy and unwind
7 / 21  Plenty of space to hang coats after exploring
8 / 21  Open plan kitchen/diner
9 / 21  Well-equipped so you can cook up a storm
10 / 21  Enjoy a meal together around the dining table
11 / 21  Useful kitchen/utility facilities
12 / 21  Light and open but with a homely feel
13 / 21  Ground floor shower room
14 / 21  Quiet reading nook for a bit of me time
15 / 21  Double bedroom with access to the twin room
16 / 21  Bright twin room
17 / 21  Enjoy a relaxing lie in
18 / 21  Enjoy a refreshing shower in the shower room
19 / 21  Endless exploring opportunities
20 / 21  View towards the property
21 / 21  Beautiful views for miles around

Sleatabhal

North Uist, Outer Hebrides
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy on of the islands most popular attractions, Otter Spotting
  • There is no shortage of walking opportunities within this vast amount of countryside
  • Visit the RSPB Nature Reserve at Balranald or head to Scollas golf course for a round of golf
Property code: 77239

If you’re looking for a quiet break away, surrounded by history and wildlife, this is the place to visit. A perfect base for families to spend some quality time together in the Isle of North Uist.

Escape to the Isle of North Uist with this secluded bolthole surrounded by history and wildlife. With plenty of exploring to be done, visit the historic ruin, sculpture trail and nature reserve or enjoy a round on the golf course. Back at the property, relax beside the roaring wood burner, entertain in the spacious kitchen/diner or dine alfresco in the enclosed garden. Perfect for dogs, the garden is fully enclosed and there is a handy utility room for drying off muddy paws and boots.

Inside, this cosy cottage has been tastefully finished to provide light and airy accommodation with fresh neutral decor and plenty of home touches. Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen/diner, where you will find modern units, slate flooring and a good-sized family table for entertaining. Additional storage space can be found in the separate utility room, perfect for stocking up on supplies for your whole stay. On chilly evenings, fire up the wood burner in the lounge and settle in for a cosy evening of TV or games in this inviting space, or retreat to the quiet reading nook for some quiet time away from fellow guests. Afterwards, retire to one of the three delightful bedrooms in the eaves of this property, before beginning a new day of adventures on the island.

Stepping outside, the large enclosed garden is perfect for both human and canine guests. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn while your four-legged friend roams safely nearby. There is ample off-road parking available outside.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 twin (accessed through the double bedroom)
  • 2 shower rooms
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Utility room with microwave, fridge and freezer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 5 miles and shop within walking distance
  • TV in lounge
  • Sleeps 4+2 (twin bedroom only accessible from double bedroom)
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

In the centre of the Outer Hebrides, the island of North Uist is home to a landscape of fresh and saltwater lochs, miles of sandy beaches and cultivated crofts. Popular among walkers, bird watchers and cyclists alike, it is connected by a causeway to Benbecula (18 miles), Berneray (10 miles) and Baleshare (12 miles). The island’s main town of Lochmaddy (9 miles) has a shop, cafe, restaurant and community arts centre. Discover the history behind this fascinating island with a visit to the Trinity Temple (12 miles), a historic ruin listed as European significance and thought to be Scotland’s oldest university. Explore the Barpa Langass (11.5 miles), a 5,000-year-old burial chamber or walk the Uist Sculpture Trail, a combination of seven commissioned works found in various locations across Uist and Benbecula. Nature lovers should head for the RSPB nature reserve at Balranald, or venture to the east side of the island for an afternoon of otter spotting. Other wildlife to look out for includes the corncrake, one of Britain’s rarest birds, and Europe’s largest breeding colony of grey seals. Other nearby attractions include the Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre (9.5 miles), Shoreline Stoneware (11 miles) and Uist Community Riding School (19.5 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 23rd July 2022

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Lovely cottage which has been modernised to a high standard. Open plan downstairs which results in a very spacious and welcoming environment. Very comfortable bedrooms. Loads of outdoor space. Great views and awesome beaches are really close by.

Reviewed by Laura 25th June 2022

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Lovely cottage and a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy the island.

Reviewed by Gary 11th June 2022

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Great cottage lovely friendly people, Superb location

Reviewed by Sheena 4th June 2022

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A lovely comfy cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Perfect location for exploring some of the most stunning beaches on the island. Cosy when the weather is wild, but also with a lovely big garden when its sunny. The coop is next door, so very convenient. Cathina was very welcoming and extremely helpful. Hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by Connie 14th May 2022

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Fantastic location. So convenient for numerous beaches and watching birds. Lovely cottage, well fitted out. All you could ever need. Intending to return.

Reviewed by Diane 30th April 2022

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Best property we viewed whilst searching for somewhere to stay on the island. Stunning beaches within walking distance

Reviewed by Steve 27th December 2021

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This is a really lovely, clean, beautifully located, well appointed home-away-from-home, with almost everything one could want. Our host, Cathina was lovely, and gave us a real sense of being prepared to go above and beyond to make us welcome, and our stay as enjoyable as possible, which was especially important when our ferry was cancelled and, foRead morer a while, we thought we had no way home! Uist is a quiet, friendly island that we would happily return to. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 23rd October 2021

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We had a fantastic week in the property at the end of October. Cathina was extremely helpful and particularly thoughtful, when our ferry was delayed by several hours. Great walking from the cottage and very helpful being so close to the Co-Op. We would definitely recommend this to others. Thanks for a great stay.

Reviewed by David 18th October 2021

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The cottage is well equipped, wall heating, log stove,three bedrooms, two shower, toilet rooms. Location doesn't really matter as your not covering large amount of miles,coop next door,brilliant beach about 20mins walk,we were there on October which was nice and quiet.

Reviewed by Karen 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Phil 6th September 2021

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Reviewed by Charles 7th August 2021

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Great cottage for a family, not far to the most amazing beach and others a short walk/drive away, mainly disserted. No bath but no time for that anyway, quick shower and away!

Reviewed by Carol 10th July 2021

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Really enjoyed our time there. Cottage is located close to many beautiful beaches and is well equipped.

Reviewed by Gabrielle 26th June 2021

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This house is in the most fantastic location, just a miles walk to a stunning series of beaches. The Co-op was so handy and the Wee Cottage Kitchen in Malacleit was great. Berneray a short drive away. The interior was immaculate. Cathina gave us a lovely welcome and was so friendly and helpful, sharing local information with us and stories. The stoRead morerage shed was a bonus, meaning we could keep our bikes safe and dry. Within 30 minutes of arrival a sea eagle flew over the house, amazing wildlife! Hide

Reviewed by Gary 12th June 2021

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Really nice cottage 10 mins from the most glorious beaches Beautiful island weather very kind to us The shop was very handy as well

Reviewed by Diana 5th June 2021

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A great base for an active holiday. We were out all day, back to cook most evenings. The sounds of the bird-life in the reed beds opposite, and the chatter around the house were a wonderful back drop morning and night.

Reviewed by Margaret 3rd October 2020

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Reviewed by Janet 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Wendy 12th September 2020

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The cottage worked well for us but the welcome we received from Cathina, her family and the local community made for a very special holiday experience.

Reviewed by Claire 22nd August 2020

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We really loved this cosy, prettily decorated cottage. It had lovely views, was comfortable and clean and was within walking distance of an extraordinary (and empty) beach. We had peat fires, a sunny afternoon in the garden and lovely family meals. Sollas is well placed to explore the full length of the Outer Hebrides and all its phenomenal beachesRead more. We definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Iain 8th August 2020

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Looking towards this stunning property
Enjoy a stroll along the local beach
Plenty of walking opportunites close by
Relax in the lounge after an adventurous day
Snuggle up by the fire with your favourite treats
Get cosy and unwind
Plenty of space to hang coats after exploring
Open plan kitchen/diner
Well-equipped so you can cook up a storm
Enjoy a meal together around the dining table
Useful kitchen/utility facilities
Show 9 moreLight and open but with a homely feel

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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