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Taigh Gorm

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Baleshare near Balivanich, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • wonderful (6)
  • beach (5)
  • place (5)
  • well (4)
  • location (4)
  • beautiful (4)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "Repeat stay in a wonderful cottage."

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property in wonderful location."

    Quality products & decor. Walking distance to amazing beach. Loved watching the spring lambs in the croft next door. Would happily return & recommend.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7May 2023

  • "I travel in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland extensively and when I book late year holidays (November) I choose properties that I fondly refer to as "Plan B" By this I mean if the weather is lousy then I can always pack a few books to read in luxury accommodation."

    Unfortunately, the weather WAS lousy and Taigh Gorm WAS a haven and oasis of luxury! However, I managed to get one day of walking in, and what a day. Glorious sunshine, no wind and just wearing a fleece, I hiked up Rueval for the most spectacular walk I have ever had in the Highlands & Islands in 5 years. I will e-mail you photos after submitting this feedback!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2022

  • "We spent three unforgettable weeks in this cozy and well furnished cottage on the beautiful island of Uist."

    The cottage is ideal for discovering the whole island from Berneray to Eriskay. Every day we were happy to come back to our little blue house. In addition to the wonderful view from every window, we were able to observe numerous birds and rabbits. We were also happy about the calves and the lovely little lamb in the neighboring field. The beautiful and interesting hikes through moorland and the countless dream beaches make Uist one of our favorite places. We will definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Markus5.0Aug 2022

  • "Small but perfectly formed."

    A delightful place to stay and would return like a shot. In fact, very impressed with LHH generally. This was our first stay and would highly recommend both the company and the property.

    Elizabeth MartinMay 2022

  • "An absolutely exceptional house in immaculate condition and in a stunning location."

    Cannot recommend highly enough. Brilliant location for exploring the Uists, Benbecula, Berneray and Eriskay. Will definitely return.

    Jacqui RossApr 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home in an idyllic setting, just a short walk to the beautiful beach."

    The house is very well equipped to a high standard. Communication with hosts was excellent and we were made to feel immensely welcome. I would thoroughly recommend this place to anyone. Thank you for a wonderful, restful holiday.

    RachelAug 2021

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped with wonderful windows looking onto the beautiful landscape of North Uist. We hope very much to come back.

    Alison HarperOct 2020

  • "A lovely place to stay, extremely comfortable and in a fantastic location for a relaxing break."

    Pete & Susie HodgsonSep 2020

  • "Lovely property with everything we needed in it and we enjoyed our stay there very much."

    Thank you.

    R J PottsJul 2019

  • "What a great place!"

    We fell in love with this lovely blue cottage from the first minute. Wonderful interior decoration, all new, full of atmosphere. Fabulous and quiet retreat. Amidst impressive scenery, close to the beach.

    Denise EigenmannJul 2019

  • "My girlfriend and I used Taigh Gorm as a base for exploring the Isles and found it to be ideally placed for that as well as in a beautiful location itself."

    10 minutes from a stunning beach and all the cycling and running routes you could hope for. It's beautifully decorated and is equipped with premium furnishings, meaning you're in the right place if you want to chill out. 10/10

    PerfectJun 2019

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen/diner and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating and solar panels with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 2 x 43-inch smart TV, WiFi, Bose sound system, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove include in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gravel garden with decking area and outside tap
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8.6 miles, pub 6.5 miles
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an isle and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

The property

Balivanich 12.5 miles.

Mountains and beaches surround this new-build cottage, built in 2019 to reflect both the stunning scenery and a traditional Scottish lodge situated in Baleshare, near Balivanich on the Isle of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

Perfect for families or groups of adults, this cottage offers a spectacular base for your Hebridean adventures with a homely and quirky take on a traditional cottage.

After being welcomed by the stylish blue painted wooden exterior, find your way into the spacious open-plan living space, furnished with ANTA and Laura Ashley to add a feel of opulence, whilst wooden Hebridean Heritage tongue and groove panelling on the internal walls and wooden flooring complement a set of French windows opening onto the wilderness beyond.

With such beauty and heritage, it is easy to see why this single-storey cottage won the 2020 Build It awards. Why not get a hot drink after your journey and recline in one of the tasteful sofas, or flick on the oven and create a culinary delight in the amply fitted kitchen space, serving your tasty dish on the dining table equipped with views of the bay only a short walk from the cottage?

When leaving the living area, you will find a wall seat painted in a homely dark blue, fitted with coat hangers.

As the evening progresses, relax in one of the two bedrooms on offer; a twin with contemporary furnishings and artwork reflecting the local area and a king-size fitted with a chair, wardrobe, wall mounted smart TV, en-suite shower room and so there are no queues for a refreshing evening shower, there is a second shower room.

With such a beautiful property, it is clear how you could get lost in the breath-taking scenery of the Isle of North Uist, however there are many places to explore.

The hills of the Isle of North Uist welcome hikers and mountain bikers to their rugged terrain, whilst the local beach, sporting white sand and beautiful stretches of clear water, is only a short walk from the cottage, as well as less immediate but equally as stunning beaches such as Clachan Sands, where you can take to the waves in a kayak, or recline reading in the sunshine whilst taking in the fresh sea air.

If fishing is one of your favourite pastimes, then you are able to fish locally for brown trout, or you can enjoy a wonderful countryside walk.

If you plan to explore further afield, you are close to both Lochmaddy and Berneray ferry terminal, with easy access to the Isle of Lewis where sandy beaches and local history are waiting to be explored.

Locally you can enjoy the abundance of wildlife including otters at the bay, ringed plover, and wintering turnstone.

Within 13 miles you will find several pubs and restaurants, including Berneray Bistro and The Stepping Stone Restaurant as well as MacLennans Supermarket where you can stock up on essentials.

Fly from Glasgow to Benbecula or sail from Skye to Lochmaddy to reach this property. Make a holiday to remember with a stay at Taigh Gorm.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

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

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About the location


Lochmaddy 11.4 miles; Baleshire 12.5 miles; Skye 68.9 miles.

Balivanich is a coastal town situated in Benbacula and is the largest and closest town to the Isle of North Uist, Scotland. Situated between Baleshire and Griminish, this coastal town offers a wealth of attractions and amenities such as Benbacula airport within 0.4 miles, as well as Lochmaddy (18.7 miles) and Berneray (27.4 miles) ferry terminal if you wish to explore the neighboring islands or the mainland of Scotland, for example the famous sandy beaches of Reef and Uig bay at the Isle of Lewis. Local attractions include the Shield of the One Knight, an abundance of local wildlife including nesting ringed plovers, oyster catchers, otters and white tailed eagles. There is also many local walks and hikes, mountain bike trails and sandy beaches to explore. When in need of refreshment head over to the local bars and restaurants including the steppingstone restaurant or restock your essentials at MacLennan’s supermarket. Just outside of the town is North Ford Causeway crossing to the Isle of North Uist where you will find the coastal villages of Baleshire, Baile Lochdrach and Loch Euphoirt.

Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.