Gearraidh Iain

Malaclate, North Uist

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One look at the pictures should be enough to convince you of the heavenly situation which this cottage enjoys.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

It is situated on the north-west shore of the island of North Uist, a traditional Hebridean blackhouse which sits on the common grazings by the shore of the breathtaking Vallay strand (a shallow tidal lagoon which ebbs to reveal three square miles of beach and access to the enchanting little island of Vallay).

Built by the present owner's grandfather some 100 years ago, it is doubtful if its original owners could have ever imagined their cottage as it is today. It has been completely renovated and furnished to the highest of standards to make a wonderful holiday home. It would be a truly magical hideaway for a honeymoon or indeed any special escape.

Inside, there is a cosy sitting room with solid fuel stove (for which traditional peat is provided), a well-equipped kitchen, double bedroom and shower room. Additional heating is by electric underfloor heating. The area round the cottage is fenced off from the sheep which nibble on the surrounding croft land.

Map & Local

North Uist has always attracted walkers, bird watchers and anglers, as well as those simply seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of modern life. That is not to say, however, that there is not plenty to do and see here.

Lochmaddy, 'the capital' has all facilities where Taigh Chearsabhagh offers a thriving museum and arts centre, with shop and cafe. For the active visitor, the Uist Outdoor Centre offers abseiling, rock climbing, sea kayaking, scuba diving and powerboating, as well as the fastest crossing to the amazing World Heritage Site of St Kilda, 40 miles out in the Atlantic. The Tigh Dearg Hotel has a gym, sauna and steam room, all available for a modest charge to non-residents and also offers bike hire.

While in Lochmaddy, another 'must' is the short walk to Both nam Faileas (The Hut of the Shadows), a camera obscura which projects an image of the land and seascapes within a stone chamber.

Other attractions within easy reach of Gearraidh Iain are the RSPB Reserve at Balranald and the island's archaeological treasures. The Claddach Kirkibost Centre has an excellent cafe, fantastic views and internet access, while Sollas (2m) has a well-stocked supermarket. You can buy fresh seafood from Hector, direct off the boat - it really doesn't come any fresher!

Closer to home, you can reach Vallay, with its wonderful beaches and fascinating ruins, either on foot or even by car when the tide is out (do take local advice on access though, to avoid being cut off by the incoming tide).

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washer/drier and microwave etc
Sitting/Dining room with solid fuel stove, TV/DVD and iPod dock
Double bedroom
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by underfloor electric heating, electric oil-filled radiators and solid-fuel stove (supply of peat INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2017
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% w/c 01 Jul 17 From 01/07/2017 to 07/07/2017
  • Save 10% w/c 08 Jul 17 From 08/07/2017 to 14/07/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £595.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £695.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £595.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £495.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £595.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £695.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £695.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 POA
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 POA
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 POA
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 POA
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 POA
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 POA
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 POA
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 POA
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 POA
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 POA
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 POA
22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018 POA
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
01-Jun-2017

Clean & very well equipped. Supurb location on North Uist overlooking an isolated bay. We really enjoyed our week's stay...

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Good
17-May-2017

A charming old croft house tastefully restored with quality furnishing and fittings. However we would make the following...

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Excellent
03-May-2017

amazing cottage in a wonderful setting and very clean and well presented by the caretaker, it was also so good to have e...

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Excellent
03-May-2017

Beautiful cottage - our second visit and we will be back.

Excellent
26-Apr-2017

Lovely cottage, beautiful location, thank you!

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