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St. Kilda

(Ref. 941713)

Balranald RSPB Nature Reserve near Lochmaddy, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We had lovely week staying at St."

    Kilda. The location is fantastic for all the best best beaches on North Uist. Hosta beach (just over a mile away) is beautiful, wild and remote! There is lots of wildlife to see in the area-birds and sealife. The cottage is warm, comfortable and homely. it is really well equipped, We were warm and comfortable during some very stormy weather last week. Our kids loved the large upstairs room for star gazing, watching films and boardgames. St. Kilda has clearly been in the owners family for a long time and is well loved. There are no bi-fold doors or designer features but that makes it in this beautiful landscape.

    Reviewed by Guy4.7Oct 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at St Kilda, a perfect base for exploring the area, visiting a number of amazing beaches, and for relaxing in the large dining kitchen or lounge watching the extensive bird life."

    Very spacious and well equipped house with great views and a large garden for our dog. The upstairs lounge area was super for relaxing after days out and the spa bath was also much appreciated. A problem with the downstairs shower was rectified quickly by the homeowner.

    Great guests to have. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Aug 2023

  • "Extremely disappointed!"

    House very run down & hugely overpriced. Every room needs fresh decor, bedding mismatched, faded & bobbling. Hot water temperamental regularly going cold mid shower. Shower head fell from ceiling during our stay. We booked this property because I’m on waiting list for a hip replacement but we had no shower downstairs for 2nd week & the toilet seat was loose. Gas leak in kitchen - pipe had to be replaced by engineer during our stay. Kitchen table/chairs unsteady. One chair collapsed beneath my son. Broken step at back door. Roof guttering down & lying in garden. No drawers in twin room, broken drawers in double room. Spice rack in kitchen dates back to 2011 - average Use by date for spices is 2014. No cupboard space in kitchen. Wine glasses full of dust. Dog hair everywhere including cutlery drawer & upstairs. Metal electricity point in kitchen does not comply with today’s regs. No PAT testing. I have taken photographs of all points mentioned.

    Wear and tear on a holiday cottage is to be expected, however a shower head that ramdomly fell off looks like it was broken by the guests. Need I say more.... Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie1.3Jul 2023

  • "Amazing luxury cottage surrounded by the most beautiful scenery and fantastic birdlife."

    We would love to revisit.

    Your welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great place, beautiful location and fabulous stay."

    The space is great and the comfort and set up is excellent. Everything was as described. There are a couple of rings and the lower oven does not work and one of the chairs was damaged but that is more for information. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Rhona4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house in a great setting."

    We grew to love it more and more each day

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday in a lovely area."

    The house was fine and almost everything was pretty much as described. The back rings on the cooker didn't light reliably, which was a nuisance since there was a toddler in the house and we'd rather have used the back rings. It was a surprise to find that the heating was operating on a fixed cycle. I understand the reason but if it had been any warmer outside, it would have become uncomfortably hot. The biggest complaint I would make is that the location shown on the map is very misleading. When I booked the house I believed it was in the settlement very close to the beaches. It is in fact much further away, just off the main road and about a 20 minute walk. While I accept that the verbal description makes no claim about being very close to the beach, and I recognise that Google Maps shows the postcode as being in the settlement, I think it is wrong to show a map location that is completely inaccurate. What Three Words location: refreshed.nickname.releasing is where the house actually is.

    Reviewed by James2.8Jul 2022

  • "Good location and great views."

    Fishing in the nearby Loch was a nice addition and hearing corn crakes and seeing short eared owls and hen harriers from the house was great. The kids enjoyed the upstairs lounge and the kitchen is very well equipped and bigger than the photos imply. All the equipment worked although the downstairs telly was difficult to fathom. For the price we would have expected the cottage and furniture to be in better condition. Many of the rooms are in need or redecoration with peeling wallpaper and damp patches. The twin room had mould in the draws which got on the clothes .We had a great week but felt it was overpriced for the condition of the property.

    Reviewed by Harry3.4May 2022

  • "Wonderful location, all the household facilities and appliances you could want, lots and lots of space, very, very clean."

    The housekeeper extremely kind and helpful when we had a problem.

    This feedback is appreciated. We endeavour to make sure your holiday is a holiday and that you have peace-of-mind as regards the standard of cleanliness. The cottage has been upgraded with some new furniture for the 2022 season and we look forward to welcoming you back. As you know this cottage is awsome, the Housekeeper is similarly awsome, so all you need is the weather and your in for a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with great lots of room"

    We look forward to welcoming you back in 2022. Uist is waiting for you to return and enjoy a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robbie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location and well equipped."

    Unfortunately it wasn’t very clean and considering the current climate when you expect even higher standards it is disappointing to find a filthy oven and having to wash a lot of the mugs, cutlery and plates due to dubious cleanliness. There was also lots of dust, and the mattresses were in need of renewing. I would also expect mattress covers on beds that are used regularly by different people. That said we had a great stay on a beautiful island just probably won’t be returning to that cottage.

    We have a new Housekeeper and have replaced all worn items. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris3.1Aug 2020

  • "Very nice cottage on the beautiful North Uist."

    Great location to go to beaches, go birdwatching, and many of the other things to do on the islands. St. Kilda can be seen from the cottage on clear days and sunsets are great!

    St-Kilda is 38 miles West of the Kitchen window. As you know, the beaches are white coral sand, and the Atlantic sunsets are inspirational. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Serge4.7Aug 2020

  • "House is lovely and fantastic to hear the corncrakes all around the house."

    .. but would be even better if it had a teapot...

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday in St Kilda cottage."

    It’s a lovely house, well equipped and comfortable. Lots of stunning places to see. An ideal location to visit all of the Outer Hebrides.

    Reviewed by Lynnette4.7Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was great - comfortable, clean & in a good location."

    It had everything you could need and included all those smalls things that really make a difference like sufficient towels, soaps & dishwasher tablets.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2018

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Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor bathroom with whirlpool bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer with ice dispenser, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Extensive lawned area. Please notes: Holiday makes only
  • No workers please.

The property

Lochmaddy 16 miles.

St Kilda is a detached cottage situated on a working croft farm in a rural location on the magical Isle of North Uist.

The cottage has bright and spacious accommodation which is mostly set across the ground floor.

There is a country-style farmhouse kitchen which is very well-equipped with an American-style fridge/freezer, range oven for preparing delicious home-cooked meals and laundry facilities.

There is also a dining area in this room.

The comfortable and spacious sitting room has an impressive fireplace housing an open peat fire for those evenings indoors after a long walk out and about with a relaxing glass of wine.

The three bedrooms, two doubles and a twin room are also on the ground floor along with a bathroom.

On the first floor you will find a large family/dining room which has an extensive library of sporting and fishing books and board games along with a Smart tv and a leather sofa to relax in whilst either reading a good book or watching your favourite tv program, a Star Gazer telescope and Velux windows which provide fantastic views across the Balranald RSBP nature reserve and lochs with duns and ancient archaeological sites.

The cottage is set within 10-acres of grounds with views of open farmland, hills and the sea while St Kilda Island is clearly visible in the distance.

Situated just 3/4 of a mile from a series of sweeping horseshoe-shaped white coral sandy bays, this is a fabulous location.

With a mostly flat landscape, North Uist offers thousands of lochs with an excellent fishing loch being just 300 yards from the property, this is the perfect location for fishing enthusiasts.

A few other great activities you can enjoy whilst on your holiday include St Kilda cruises, bird watching, golf and salmon/sea trout fishing.

St Kilda is the ideal choice for a rural and relaxing retreat in an untouched location.

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

LOCHMADDY, NORTH UIST

Balivanich 18 miles.

The village of Lochmaddy is the terminus for the daily ferry linking it to Uig on the Isle of Skye and it is also the main centre of population for the island of North Uist. Lochmaddy has good facilities and services including a selection of hotels serving fresh local produce in their dining rooms. A visit to the award-winning museum and arts centre located in the centre of Lochmaddy is a must, and there is also a tourist office full of information about local events and places to visit. The road south of Lochmaddy will lead you to the village of Carinish some 10 miles away and if you continue on this road you can cross the causeway to the island of Benbecula. The town of Balivanich in Benbecula offers shops, post office, a bank, restaurant, a petrol station and an airport, from which car hire can be arranged. The causeway from Benbecula then leads onward to the island of South Uist.

Please notes: Holiday makers only. No workers please.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
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