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Conan Mara

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Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides - Eriskay & Barra Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


3 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was clean and ready for our arrival."

    Everything was supplied that was needed. The location was perfect. Could have done with more cupboard space for food. Also no wardrobe or place to hang clothes in second double bedroom. I would book it again and we enjoyed the holiday. Eriskay is a beautiful Island with lots of wild flowers and beautiful beaches. The weather was overcast and cold most days but we still managed out and about.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic week at Conan Mara, lovely house ,well equipped spotlessly clean, very ..."

    Fantastic week at Conan Mara, lovely house ,well equipped spotlessly clean, very cosy and in a great position for travelling around

    Mike PlantMay 2022

  • "Excellent property, couple of minor points, we couldn't find any salt & pepper dispensers also maybe worth mentioning that the fish van stops at shop across the road on a Wednesday."

    Colin WestmorlandApr 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Gardens with gravelled area, lawns, decking and furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, this is a non-smoking property
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Within walking distance of the quaint village of Eriskay, South Uist, Outer Hebrides is the charming holiday cottage, Conan Mara.

A great choice for big families or a group of friends on holiday together, Conan Mara offers its guests a warm Hebridean welcome, no matter how cold it might be outside.

It might look like a traditional cottage from the outside but inside Conan Mara is cool and contemporary whilst still being warm and welcoming.

The house invites its visitors into an attractive sitting room with stylish contemporary furnishings creating a relaxed and chic ambience.

The fantastic woodburning stove creates a real focal point to the room and this is the perfect space to join with family and friends and relax together and make the most of being on holiday.

The sleek modern kitchen is extremely well-equipped and provides the perfect venue for cooking up a storm while the family gather around the extensive dining table enjoying the far-reaching views from the feature French doors.

Many happy hours can be spent here enjoying quality food, fine wine and good company.

As the evening draws to a close and bedtime calls, venture to any one of the four good-sized bedrooms, all presented to a high standard and offering a real sanctuary after a tiring day.

Soak up the gorgeous coastal views by spending some time alfresco either in the gardens or on the decking area the ideal spot for reclining, chatting and generally getting into the holiday vibe.

Conan Mara is in a simply superb spot, suitably remote but within walking distance of the local pub and shop and just a few minutes’ drive from the stunning Prince Charlie’s Bay.

You can take the ferry to Barra from here and is well worth a day trip or head over the causeway and discover the delights of South Uist where you can pay a visit to Kildonan Museum (just a short drive away) and soak up some history, go bird and wildlife watching or hill walking on Hecla, Corrodale and Beinn Mhor, hard work but well worth it for the rewarding views at the top!

The picturesque villages of Lochboisdale and Daliburgh are great places to visit and here you can go fishing and sailing and enjoy scenic walks.

Step back in time with a trip to the traditional Isle of Eriskay while enjoying all the mod cons provided by Conan Mara.

The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy, or Oban to Lochboisdale.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Lochboisdale 12 miles

The village of Eriskay is found in the centre of the island of Eriskay which is located between South Uist and Barra. It is connected to South Uist by a causeway and is a delightful place to visit. It is known for being the site of ‘Whisky Galore!’ when in 1941 the SS Politician ran aground here carrying 28,000 cases of malt whisky. The wreck was looted by islanders who allegedly hid the whisky all over Eriskay and South Uist. With a population of around 200, it is a picturesque, hilly island. Prince’s Beach is well worth a visit while on Eriskay and is located on the west side of the island. It is thought to be where Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil and the Bonnie Prince Charlie trail is popular with visitors to the island. While you are in Eriskay you can stock up at the community shop and there is even a restaurant called Am Politican here where you can stop off and enjoy a delicious bite to eat.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.