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Kelp Cottage

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Daliburgh, Isle Of South Uist, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Again Sykes have come up trumps The Cottage was Great Fiona was only a phone ..."

    Again Sykes have come up trumps The Cottage was Great Fiona was only a phone call away if we needed her The cottage had everything we needed for the two week stay, cosy and warm great enclosed garden for the dogs, great views from upstairs lounge everything we wanted and more PLUS South Uist is a lovely Island to visit

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal."

    It's set in a beautiful location and so peaceful. It's spacious which was fabulous for our dogs. We used it as a base to visit surrounding areas. Fiona the host left us some delicious homemade lemon cake and came to greet us on our arrival. We would definitely return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 2023

  • "If you want to sell, please contact us!"

    ! :)))

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage well appointed, clean and close to shops."

    Owners very helpful. Brilliant view from the lounge.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nothing could be better!"


    Reviewed by Kaufmann5.0Jul 2023

  • "A clean and comfortable cottage, well placed to enjoy all that South Uist, Eriskay and Barra have to offer."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved the cottage."

    A peaceful location, enjoyed looking at birdlife from the windows, and being able to walk to wonderful beaches so nearby, while still having easy access to main road for exploring S Uist and Eriskay. And the Co-op! Very well equipped, Kelp had everything needed for a our stay, it was a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "A very comfortable and good furnished cottage,"

    Reviewed by Andreas5.0May 2023

  • "Arrived to a warm, cosy, clean cottage with a lovely welcome pack."

    The cottage is superbly equipped. Private off road parking and a pleasant front and back garden. Amazing views from the upstairs comfortable lounge. This cottage is very highly recommended. We could not have had better hosts. This location provides access to fantastic scenery, walks, wildlife and Uist cultural heritage. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was very cozy."

    Perfectly cleaned and we got everything we need. Great location, the beach was about 4 minutes drive. We had a great stay. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Precious5.0Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Electric heating with electric fire stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravel, furniture
  • Pet-friendly, allowing up to two dogs
  • sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot Please note: This property only accepts week-long bookings between May - October

The property

Daliburgh 3 miles.

Settled into the rugged countryside of Kilmuir, near Daliburgh, on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, Kelp Cottage rests amongst the beautiful scenery and is pet-friendly and perfect for a family getaway and can be rented with the neighbouring property.

Emerging from the untouched wilderness, you stumble upon this wonderful stone cottage, offering off-road parking and the sound of rare corncrakes in the neighbouring field, already captivating the attention of any wildlife lovers.

Enter into a spacious kitchen/diner, where you will be amazed by the beauty of the high wooden ceiling and walls, making the space seem airy, a theme throughout the house harking back to traditional Highland cottages, offering both style and warmth.

Why not rustle up a splendid family breakfast in the amply fitted kitchen and serve it on the dining table provided?

Follow the curve of the staircase to the first-floor to find a spacious sitting room with a TV, leather armchairs and large windows offering views of the surrounding area as well as filling the space with light, an amazing place to recline after taking a shower in the amply fitted family bathroom and settling down for the evening.

The double bedroom of this property offers a welcoming space, where you will feel right at home, continuing the wooden wall and ceiling theme, with artwork decorating the walls around you, as well as storage for your belongings, and there is a bunk room perfect for children.

Head over to the garden area where a table and chairs will be the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea.

The wilderness and wildlife of South Uist are simply breath-taking, and so it is no wonder that this holiday cottage is perfect for families who love wildlife and the fresh air of the countryside.

The birdlife is stunning, with the occasional rarer migrant passing through, and includes the beautiful redshank, golden plovers, short-eared owls and corncrakes as well as otters and seals basking in the bays.

Close to the cottage you will find sandy beaches perfect for kayaking, wild swimming and beachcombing as well as many walks, hikes and cycle tracks for you to explore, and you can head over to the nearby town of Daliburgh where you will find a bar, restaurant, small shops and eateries including local fish and chips, craft and produce or you can take a day trip over to a selection of islands including Mingulay where you will see nesting gannets in the spring, or the isle of Barra, where you can follow the ‘food trail’ through to North Uist.

With such a beautiful landscape, bursting with wildlife and outdoor activities, your stay at Kelp Cottage is bound to be one you and your family will love.

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.

Please note: This property only accepts week-long bookings between May - October

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Lochboisdale 3 miles; Ludag, 6.2 miles; Benbecula 24.8 miles.

Daliburgh is a town on South Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is known for being a crofting town. There is a memorial here to commemorate the life and works of Donald Allan MacDonald, a Gaelic poet who lived in Daliburgh in the mid 20th century. It is a great base from which to explore a fantastic selection of activities from fishing and walking to diving and birdwatching. The nearby Askernish Golf Course is always popular and was originally designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris and is popular with golfers keen to test themselves on this challenging course. Dining options include fish and chips from the Burnside Chip Shop or for something a little more fancy dine in at the Borrodale Hotel. While you are in Daliburgh you can stock up on supplies at the supermarket and there is also a number of other shops including gifts shops. A short distance from Daliburgh is the fascinating Kildonan Museum and the birthplace of Flora MacDonald as well as a host of fabulous beaches just waiting to be discovered.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. 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.

Please note: This property only accepts week-long bookings between May - October

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas