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Boreray Cottage

Clachan Sands, North Uist

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Honeymoon couples or indeed anyone seeking a romantic away-from-it-all holiday will be delighted by this dear little whitewashed Highland cottage with its thatched roof, which stands in quarter of an acre of its own grounds just yards from the silver sand shore on the Hebridean island of North Uist.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

The traditional exterior hardly prepares you for what you will find inside, however, for, while maintaining its character, it has been brought right up-to-date, double glazed, efficiently heated by electricity and electric flame effect stove and with solid cherrywood floors throughout.

The owners have chosen to furnish the cottage in an engagingly eclectic style, which takes due notice of the traditional nature of the house and endows it with loads of character. This really is a holiday venue which will remain in your mind long after you have returned to the humdrum reality back home.

The living area is open plan and most comfortably furnished. The kitchen and shower room are both smart and modern, and as a final romantic flourish, the double bedroom has a four poster bed. There is plenty of parking, the sea views are stupendous and there is a handy stone barn alongside.

Map & Local

Here, you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves on the shore, marvel at the glorious Hebridean sunsets, stroll along the endless and mostly deserted silver sands and very probably think you have gone to heaven indeed!

Yet civilisation is not so far away. You are only 6 miles from Lochmaddy, which has a shop, post office, petrol and where the ferry arrives from Uig on Skye. Benbecula airport, with flights to the mainland, is only 20 miles away.

North Uist itself is a fascinating place which will delight those with an interest in wildlife and history. The RSPB reserve at Balranald (15 miles), for example is one of the few places in the country where you can hear the rasping cry of (and maybe even glimpse) the rare corncrake, but everywhere in the skies you may spot buzzards, hen harriers, merlins and even eagles. Visit the Neolithic chambered cairn at Barpa Langass (11 miles), for these islands have been inhabited for many thousands of years.

Causeways have now been built linking North and South Uist and Benbecula, so you can explore the length of this archipelago, finding more and more of the glorious beaches which make this place so special. Or you can take boat trips, perhaps to the Monach Islands with their enormous seal colony. The Uist Outdoor Centre at Lochmaddy offers sea kayaking, scuba diving and rock climbing among other activities. So, however active or relaxed you choose to be, a holiday at Borerary Cottage is unlikely to disappoint.

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.



Single Storey

Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with electric stove, TV/DVD, electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Double bedroom with four poster bed
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Outbuilding with washing machine.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and electric stove. WiFi up to 5GB per week INCLUDED (subject to provider). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



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

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% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • February Half Term From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £585.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £365.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £695.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £695.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £365.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £495.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £585.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £495.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £585.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £695.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £585.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £695.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £585.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £495.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £585.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £365.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £695.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £695.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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.


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