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Gualan Sands

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Iochdar, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "Our stay was nothing short of magical!"

    This hidden gem offered a truly unique and an unforgettable experience, panoramic views of the sparkling sea stretched out before us. The sense of peace and tranquillity that enveloped the area was simply breathtaking. The property was very well equipped and spacious, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The location is great for visiting both ends of the island.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2024

  • "Superb location and light into the building"

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2024

  • "Well equipped, comfortable, bright and spacious."

    Central location, good for visiting both ends. Couple of handy local beaches. Suggest better suited to people with dogs rather than kids.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2024

  • "The house is absolutely wonderful, beautifully decorated and furnished, everything you need for a relaxing holiday."

    Beautiful views over the sea and beyond. We were lucky enough to get snow on our visit, something we haven’t seen in a few years! Would highly recommend staying here. 10/10

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2024

  • "This property was so well prepared for my arrival, it was warm so well equipped with tasteful décor throughout."

    The bed was comfortable, lovely linens, and such a well appointed kitchen. The view is amazing through the panoramic windows which even on a dreich November day was mesmerising. I highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing property in truly magnificent surroundings-get ready to make memories!"

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb property in a fantastic location."

    Perfect for exploring north and south and close enough to shops and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very well appointed and comfortable. The views and birdlife from the house were captivating. One of the best rentals we have ever stayed at. The owner was very helpful and we very much appreciated the surprises on arrival. Great location for exploring the islands. Can recommend Long Island Retreats for a machair trip and also the Lady Anne boat trips.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property met and exceeded expectations."

    The level of decor and furnishing was indeed luxurious and everything you need is provided for. The location is perfectly located to explore all of the Islands in this chain and I would definitely recommend Gaulan Sands.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful light and spacious house in a peaceful place with wonderful views and a dream for bird-watching."

    Well-equipped house and very welcoming hosts who have really thought of everything to make for a comfortable and easy stay. Dog friendly and easy to keep clean. Loads of space. Can’t fault it in any way.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful house with amazing views."

    Very comfortable with everything that you could possibly need for your stay. Communication with the owner with regard to directions/arrival procedures was good.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful home ,fantastic layout ,everthing you need"

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic new property built to a very high standard in a lovely location."

    The owners Fiona and Roddy were really helpful and even offered to let us stay a further day as we were delayed by one day due to the ferry being off. We rent properties 2/3 times each year both at home and abroad and this property is one of the very best.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gualan Sands is a stunning accommodation on the North End of South Uist, well situated next to the beach, so the panoramic views are amazing."

    Next door is Hebridean Jewellery shop and cafe which serves amazing food and you can buy some stunning gifts. During our stay we saw plenty of wildlife having taken a long walk along the Gualan (watch the tide times though) we saw some seals on the beach. You can see a large variety of birds. The house itself is stunning, the finish is to a very high standard with lovely decor that is in keeping with the location. It is in a very central location, not far from the shops. Overall we had an amazing stay and would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a beautiful, well-presented, comfortable home in a stunning setting."

    Views in all directions. And what stunning views they are. Whatever the weather there is something to watch. Weather fronts coming in over the Atlantic or birds out hunting for their next meal. The house has everything you need. Well thought out. The owner is very happy to hear your thoughts if you feel anything is missing. With the underfloor heating the house is always warm and welcoming. Beds are extremely comfortable and showers that have proper water pressure. A wonderful home to explore Uist from.

    Carolyn RichmondJun 2022

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  • Please note: This property only accepts week-long bookings between May - October
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x twins
  • Bathroom with feature copper bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rails and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs with feature electric fire
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gardens to three sides, patio, gravelled area, furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 3.5 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

Creagorry 2.6 miles.

Enjoying a sublime setting overlooking the sands at Iochdar near Creagorry on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, is this stunning detached property, Gualan Sands.

Ideal for large families or groups travelling together, the property has been designed to maximise the panoramic views which never fail to deliver whatever the weather or time of year.

The open-plan living area helps to create a real feeling of light and space and the sitting area lends itself to being a really sociable space with huge windows letting in those gorgeous views and a feature electric fire offering an alternative focal point to the room.

Step into the sleek and contemporary kitchen which is fully fitted with everything needed to create some fantastic cuisine for your party, maybe using some of the wonderful local produce available on the doorstep.

Once you have prepared your meal why not wander over to the elegant dining area which is all set up ready for you to enjoy long, sociable meals with your holiday party?

This is a remarkable space which makes the most of the views and is perfect for entertaining.

If the weather allows then throw open the doors and step outside into the magnificent gardens which offer breath-taking views to all sides.

When night falls, guests can choose from any of the three bedrooms (a king-size and two twins); all boast impressive sea views and are luxuriously appointed.

There is simply nowhere more pleasurable to wake up to in the morning than here.

After a refreshing night’s sleep, you’ll want to head out and explore and Gualan Sands enjoys a fabulous setting allowing visitors to explore both North and South Uists where there is a wealth of wildlife waiting to be watched.

Why not take a ferry across to the Isle of Barra?

Here you will find amazing beaches, the enchanting Kisimul Castle reached by causeway, the Barra Heritage and Cultural Centre and the Isle of Barra Distillery.

Take a scenic drive and visit towns such as Lochmaddy, which has a good selection of shops and places to eat and drink and is the gateway to places such as the Isle of Skye which is also well worth a visit while you’re in the Hebrides.

For a memorable holiday escape, pay a visit to Gualan Sands.

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 £400.

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About the location


Daliburgh 17.8 miles; Lochmaddy 20.9 miles

Creagorry is a peaceful coastal village on the south shore of Benbecula. It is known for the causeway which links it to South Uist and it offers several attractions including a historic 19th century inn. Dining options include the nearby Dark Island Hotel, while you can stock up on essentials at the Co-op. Within easy reach of the village is the lively town of Balivanich, where you can find further attractions and amenities such as a bakery, takeaway and the island’s airport.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas