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The Wheelhouse

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "Spotlessly clean, well-equipped, beautiful location - would love to stay here again on a future visit."

    Reviewed by Antoinette5.0Jul 2024

  • "We loved our stay in this gorgeous property."

    It immediately felt cosy and comfortable. Everything was spotless and the owners had made great use of the space, making it feel larger than it appears in the pictures. This was possibly the most relaxing place we have ever stayed and the scenery was amazing. We would love to return one day.

    Tapadh leibhshe! We'd love to see you again, D & I Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2024

  • "A gorgeous place to stay for a week on the isle of Grimsay."

    Sat between North Uist to the north and Benbecula to the south it was a sheer delight. The facilities provided to the two of us were first rate. The only 'fault' was the lack of access to somewhere to hang our - alas, much needed - waterproof clothes. But let us not put a damp on this, this was an excellent holiday in an excellent holiday cottage!

    Thank you for your kind feedback and we are currently looking at adding a drying area to The Wheelhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful stay at a beautiful and immaculately kept home and property."

    Thank you for making our stay in Uist so special!

    Tapadh leibhse! Thank-you and very glad you enjoyed your stay in The Wheelhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Jun 2024

  • "Small but beautifully formed is how I'd describe The Wheelhouse."

    It's a lovely place to stay, and very well thought out. We enjoyed our stay immensely and hope we can come back. So many of the little things which make a stay comfortable were provided, and the peace and quiet was superb and the surroundings were beautiful. The hosts were lovely people, very helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2024

  • "Extremely well designed and fitted."

    It made a small space seem larger. All together well thought out. Helpful host.

    Tapadh leibhse! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    Ideal for exploring both North and South Uist. The Wheelhouse is fitted out with obvious care and attention to detail. A warm welcome too! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2024

  • "Its not easy to get a small space right, but Dorothy & Iain certainly have."

    The cabin was perfectly appointed, high quality and in a beautiful, central location. We could not have asked for anything more. Dorothy & Iain are great hosts, being helpful and informative.

    Tapadh leibhse! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "A fantastic place to get away from it all."

    I didn’t want to leave. The location is superb: quiet, unspoilt and right beside a sea inlet. What more could you ask for? The hosts are just excellent and I’ve gained two new friends! Can’t wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Mar 2024

  • "Excellent property which I would happily return too."

    The bed was so incredibly comfy, loads of hot water and great pressure. The local walks were lovely particularly at sunset. I was lucky enough to be able to cross over the sand at low tide as a short cut. Loved the extra small touches of quality toiletries, monocular glasses, local maps and the welcome basket.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with king-size bed, kitchenette, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and 2-ring induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn, gravelled area, furniture, storage and fire pit
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 6.4 miles, pub 5.7 miles
  • Note: Babes-in-arms welcome
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

The property

Balivanich 5.9 miles.

The Wheelhouse is newly built (2023) and is a delightful cabin on a working croft on the island of Grimsay, between North Uist and Benbecula, Outer Hebrides. The Wheelhouse offers a haven for couples, complete with a stylish, open-plan living space, and a tranquil outdoor space.

Park up and take in the sweeping vistas surrounding your new abode. Head indoors to be met by the living space, complete with a compact yet well-equipped kitchenette, a dedicated dining area, and a sitting area, where you can relax after a day of hiking.

If the sun is shining, set the outdoor furniture and relish in an alfresco affair, lighting the fire pit as the night grows darker.

A plush king-size bed is on offer, along with a sleek shower room with complimentary Ishga toiletries, where you can rest and refresh ahead of your Scottish itinerary.

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the vast opportunities for walking and exploring in the area, with Tidal Beach nearby, walk across the Machair to a great spot for swimming, or travelling further to the sandy terrain of Baleshare Beach.

There are hills to climb, lochs and mountains to explore all from the doorstep.

Enjoy also the variety of bird life that can be easily spotted.

Along with picture-perfect scenery, the tidal island of Grimsay is known for its seafood, available at either Kallin Shellfish on the pier at Kallin or the café at the Grimsay Centre ; be sure to indulge in some of the freshest around!

Travelling across the North Ford Causeway, enjoy stunning, coastal views from this elevated position, before reaching Isle of Benbecula.

By car, tour the Isle, stopping off at Balivanich where you'll find a hub of amenities to ease your self-catered stay, including supermarkets and the Benbecula Golf Club is nearby for golfing fans.

Spend time with your loved one at The Wheelhouse.

Exempt from needing a Scottish Licence to Short Term Let

EPC Rating: Band A

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

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About the location


Iochdar 8.8 miles; Howmore 14.2 miles; Staoinebrig 17.8 miles.

Resting on the Isle of Benbecula, on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland's west coast is this charming village of Balivanich. The village is known for being the main hub for Benbecula and enjoying easy access to the island of South Uist and North Uist via causeways. Within the village, you'll be pleased to find the MacLennans Supermarket, where a range of produce can be purchased to make home-cooked meals with. Within reach of the village is Loch a 'Chinn Uacraich where you can spot otters, embark on a coastal ride with Uist Community Riding School and go fishing at the East & West Loch Olabhat. Ruebhal offers a truly stunning sights and is one of the highlights of the Isle of Benbecula; there are views of idyllic scenery in every direction, with water, islands, mountains, and beaches, making the ideal spot for hiking and birdwatching.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas