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Lochside

Loch Hosta, North Uist

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Lochside is a compact but perfectly formed wooden cabin set in a prime position right on the shore of Loch Hosta on the delightful island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides. Only 10 minutes' walk from the stunning sands of Hosta beach, it offers the perfect location to start a great Hebridean adventure.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: ES00466F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Guests can have a proper break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life here and fully soak in the blissful surroundings. It is quite the romantic hideaway with an open plan layout that means that everything has its place and is easily to hand whilst a fire crackles away in the wood-burning stove to keep it all snug.

The cooking facilities are on the more basic side but are still adequate with an electric hob, countertop oven/grill and microwave provided. When not in use the dining table and chairs fold neatly away, although the temptation will surely be to take morning coffee out on the deck with the amazing loch vista spread out before it. The internal accommodation is completed by a neat shower room.

Seating out on the raised deck by the front door allows the impressive panorama over the rugged surrounding croftland and wonderful loch to be fully appreciated. The loch is known as one of the best places to fish on the island and has harboured some very large brown trout over the years.

A short stretch of track leads to the cabin and, once the gate is closed, the garden is enclosed with parking just by the deck. Remnants of the old croft can be found within the rough grounds and an old stone circle has been made good use of with a fire pit in the middle and stone seating around it for toasting marshmallows. A variety of birds can often be seen overhead with everything from hen harriers and corncrakes to short eared owls and even magnificent golden eagles to keep an eye out for.

Map & Local

One of the first things to do is head to Hosta beach (known locally as Traigh Stir) to take a wander along the unspoilt sands. Pretty wildflowers thrive amongst the sand dunes and, as holidays are a great chance to try new activities, why not give paddle boarding or even surfing a go whilst there?

Hosta is just one of the beautiful beaches that are dotted along the island’s coastline and it is well worth taking time to explore some of the others. Sollas beach (8 miles), or Traigh Iar, is particularly picturesque as it is made up of broken shell fragments and is lined by machair.

A supermarket can be found at Sollas to supplement the supplies that can be picked up at Bayhead Shop (4 miles), where the petrol tank can also be topped up. At RSPB Balnarald (2 miles) even more fascinating birdlife can be spotted against the backdrop of the scenic nature reserve.

Take in more of the sights by heading out to sea on a Lady Anne Boat Trip from Kallin harbour (17 miles) to see seals, red deer, porpoises and otters as well as even more seabirds. This really is a birdwatcher’s paradise!

Benbecula (17 miles) sits between North and South Uist and is accessed via causeways from each. For such a small island it is surprisingly well catered for with a 9 hole golf course, a riding school and a swimming pool. It also has a small airport and car hire available within the terminal, providing a good alternative to travelling to the islands by ferry.

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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

(3 steps up to front door)
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen/bedroom with wood-burning stove, TV, king-size double bed, electric hob, countertop electric oven/grill, fridge with ice box, washing machine, microwave, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin

Outbuilding with tumble dryer.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Sets of towels (per person)
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

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 heater and wood-burning stove (1 bucket of coal or peat INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 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.

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
2024
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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £595.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £650.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £550.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £450.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £550.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £395.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £595.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £595.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £395.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £450.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £550.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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

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08-Jun-2024

Beautiful location, quirky accommodation, lots of nature and wildlife on the doorstep.
Beautiful beach within wa...

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11-May-2024

Absolutely stunning, couldn't of had a better experience. Cottage was so remote and quaint, in the perfect place to see ...

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21-Sep-2023

Everything was perfect.
Wonderful location, well equipped cosy cottage couldn't fault in any way.

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08-Sep-2023

Lochside is well located with easy access to Hosta beach and right next to the loch.
The multi fuel stove is a grea...

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22-Jun-2023

We have stayed here for several years and enjoy a warm relationship with the owner. However I am honest enough and the r...

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