Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations South Uist
Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations on South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
8 Askernish is a traditional croft house set in the quiet crofting township of Askernish, close to the Atlantic coast of the island of South Uist. An ideal base for hill walking, cycling the many quiet lanes and tracks, wildlife-spotting, beach-combing or other outdoor pursuits, or a cosy haven for a winter break, with the wood burning stove. Accommodates up to four; 1 room with double bed, 1 room with two single beds, Kitchen / Breakfast room, oven+hob, microwave, full range of appliances and cookware, washing machine, tumble-dryer. Good-sized sitting room, wood-burning stove, TV+DVD, Radio+CD, bathroom with electric shower over bath, electric towel rail. Electric combination storage/convector heating throughout. Outside, garden seating and picnic bench, drying green Fully fenced garden with ample private parking by house. Free Wi-Fi internet access. Good mobile phone signal for most popular networks. All bed-linen, towels, cleaning materials included.
An Taigh Soilleir is a fully equipped Hebridean holiday cottage which has 3 double bedrooms, 2 with ensuite shower rooms and 1 located next to the bathroom. The spacious kitchen and open plan dinning and living rooms are flooded with light from the large windows which provide stunning views of the hills of South Uist. The dining room also opens onto a large patio area ideal for al fresco dining in the Hebridean summer evenings.The house also has an upstairs study with PC and internet access with TV and sofa. With it's stunning views and its open plan An Taigh Soilleir, The Bright House in Gaelic. lives up to its name and provides a bright, comfortable and relaxing environment to enjoy your perfect Hebridean holiday. Situated at the north end of the Isle of South Uist, An Taigh Soilleir is perfectly located to explore all that the amazing Isles of North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula, Berneray and Eriskay have to offer. Famous for its wildlife, rare flowers, fishing, beaches and seafood the Southern Isles have something for everyone.
Airigh nam Fiadh, or the Deer Pasture, is a newly built, luxury, eco friendly self catering house in West Gerinish, South Uist which sleeps 6 comfortably. The house has been finished to an exceptional standard to offer you the highest quality of accommodation on your visit to South Uist. It has 2 double bedrooms, with en-suite shower rooms, a twin room with an adjacent family bathroom, with separate shower and whirlpool bath, a large open plan contemporary kitchen & dining area, with stunning views of the South Uist hills, utility room and living room with wonderful views of Loch Bee and the hills of Skye on a clear day. The house has underfloor heating throughout with a beautiful fireplace and multi fuel stove. The views are spectacular and the house is located by the shores of Loch Bee, perfect for fishing, bird watching, wind surfing, kayaking or simply taking a relaxing stroll by the water. West Gerinish is situated to the north of South Uist and is a great base for visits throughout the islands. The house is a short drive from a sandy beach and the ocean. The village remains true to its crofting background with many of the locals keeping cattle and working the machair lands which make Uist so unique. Gaidhlig is the native tongue in the village and you'll no doubt pick up at least a few phrases by the end of your visit. Airigh nam Fiadh is run almost exclusively on renewable energy. The house is well insulated and heated by a ground source heat pump with electricity supplied by a non intrusive small wind turbine on the owner's adjacent croft.
Otter Point Chalet is situated on the shore of Loch Eynort on the East coast of South Uist, offering excellent views of Loch Eynort and the surrounding hillsides. It is a renowned area for spotting all kinds of wildlife, including otters, seals, sea eagles and other birdlife. This modern self catering accommodation comprises of a fully equipped open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room. It is centrally heated throughout and double glazed making a warm, cosy, light and airy space. There is a double bedroom, a twin room and also a bed settee in the living room, so the chalet can accommodate up to six people. Good quality bedding and luxurious towels are provided. A flat screen TV and Broadband connection are also available. A short drive of no more than four miles away is the Askernish Golf Course, designed by Old Tom Morris from St Andrews, Fife, now fully restored, it is become one of the finest links courses in Scotland giving any keen golfer a challenge! The course lies along the South Uist Machair and those who would prefer a walk can stroll the sands or wander amongst the wildflowers and hear the seals singing from a small island out in the sea. Fly fishing, hill walking and gentle strolls are all within easy reach by foot or a short drive away. South Uist has the best to offer for a relaxing, peaceful holiday or for more adventurous explorations. South Uist provides many places to eat out within easy reach. The Borrodale hotel is just 4 miles away. Loch Boisdale, the capital of South Uist serves visitors and locals with shops, petrol, café and a hotel. Or perhaps you might prefer to enjoy a day out on Eriskay where the famous film Whisky Galore was portrayed.
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