The Bothy on Loch Hosta
Hosta, North Uist
Sitting in a prime position on the banks of Loch Hosta on North Uist, just a short stroll from a terrific sandy beach, is The Bothy on Loch Hosta. This romantic sanctuary is just the place to wind down and get used to the laid-back pace of life that it is a joy to share in whilst visiting the island.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Although seemingly compact on first glance, the house is actually deceptively spacious inside with an open plan living area right at its heart and a warm welcome provided by the fire crackling away in the wood-burning stove in the corner. It can be hard to tear one’s eyes away from the loch vista that is perfectly framed by the huge picture window but luckily the clever layout means that the fire’s inviting glow can be appreciated at the same time as the wonderful view.
The contemporary kitchen area is neat and well-equipped for cooking up a storm and the attractive double bedroom makes use of the walk-in shower in the smart shower room that has underfloor heating to keep it nice and cosy.
Rough grounds surround the house and, once all settled in, one of the first things on the agenda should be a wander along to the gorgeous white sands of Hosta beach a couple of minutes away.
Delightful sunsets can be enjoyed indoors or from the garden and the clear skies and lack of light pollution make the Outer Hebrides one of the best places to witness the stunning Northern Lights.
Hosta beach is just one of the many gorgeous stretches of sand that are dotted around the scenic coastline with the warming effects of the gulf stream meaning that temperatures are milder than might be expected so far north.
The little crofting township of Sollas (5 miles) has a small supermarket for provisions or stock up in Lochmaddy (14.5 miles), where the ferry over to North Uist from Uig on Skye docks, en route to the bothy.
A circular walking trail meanders around the Balranald RSPB Reserve that is great for birdwatching and appreciating the abundance of pretty wildflowers that can be found there. Various archaeological sights can be discovered on the island including the Pobull Fhinn stone circle (13 miles) which is said to be over 4,000 years old and looks like it is straight out of the Outlander TV series.
Lady Anne Boat Trips leave from Kallin Harbour (19.5 miles) with the chance to see a wealth of seabirds including herons, oystercatchers, razorbills and red throated divers. Knowledgeable guides are on hand to help identify sightings and point out the most impressive highlights such as golden and white-tailed eagles. Otters and red deer can be seen along the shoreline and dolphins and even orcas are often spotted out in the waters. The trips are also a good way of taking in the low-lying landscape from the unique perspective of the water.
Handy road causeways make it possible to cross over to South Uist to the south (via Benbecula) to try the oldest golf course in the Outer Hebrides at Askernish (41 miles) or up to Berneray in the north where the beautiful West Beach runs along its whole length.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
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 wood-burning stove. WiFi not available but very good 4G network coverage available (subject to provider). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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).
From 20/12/2022 to 22/12/2022
From 27/12/2022 to 29/12/2022
From 09/09/2022 to 12/09/2022
From 02/09/2022 to 05/09/2022
From 19/08/2022 to 21/08/2022
From 26/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
From 20/08/2022 to 27/08/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£795.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£650.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£550.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£650.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023||£450.00|
|04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023||£550.00|
|01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023||£650.00|
|22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023||£550.00|
|06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023||£650.00|
|27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023||£750.00|
|03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023||£650.00|
|24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023||£750.00|
|22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023||£795.00|
|26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023||£650.00|
|16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023||£550.00|
|07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023||£650.00|
|28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
|06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026||POA|
|06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027||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.