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North Light Studio

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Locheport near Lochmaddy, North Uist, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a lovely cosy, comfortable cabin, very cleverly designed and beautifully ..."

    Such a lovely cosy, comfortable cabin, very cleverly designed and beautifully built There is a well equipped kitchen, all you need for a week stay and a smart bathroom, great shower and secret sauna We had the best nights' sleep on the cosy mezzanine, even through a Hebridean storm, thanks to the incredible insulation And the main feature is of course the fabulous looking onto the ever changing view, great for spotting wildlife, seeing the stars and Milky Way and watching the Northern Lights put on an epic display Thank you to Mhairi and Steven for creating this amazing space for visitors to North Uist and for their great hosting

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely welcome from the owner who guided me through the property."

    Fabulous peaceful remote location . Great views of the sea loch & sheep & Poppy the cat who wandered past and peered in to say hello occasionally. Studio was immaculately clean & well equipped . Shower was lovely. This place Had everything you could need . Slept like a log in the Very comfortable bed which offered fabulous views in the morning . Nice touch of a Lovely wee welcome tray of Gin, oatcakes, jam & tablet all made locally. Perfect location to explore all the islands . Had a wonderful week & would definitely recommend this great Studio.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very comfortable for 2 and a dog with plenty of space for a large dog crate. Sauna was an added treat. Kitchen was easily usable with hot plate and combi microwave oven which suited us well. Very comfortable bed and amazing views to wake up to each morning. Wi-Fi enabled us to use internet, play music and watch movies as desired. Excellent location, just 20min drive from Lochmaddy and we explored from Vatersay to Berneray with ease in our week long stay. Owners were super helpful when looking for help booking a day trip down to Barra when the ferry didn’t seem bookable. Those instagram photos aren’t lying, it’s a genuinely beautiful part of Scotland to visit and unbelievably quiet on all of the stunning beaches. We saw more owls (8) in one week than I have done my whole life in their natural environment, dolphins on our ferry trip over from Uig, Skye, a white tailed eagle and a stunning large deer right by the roadside. No luck for us with otters but we certainly found a lot of evidence of them. I’m sure others would have more luck. Bring your binoculars and look out for the May-Sept RSPB walks e.g. Wednesdays otter walks from Langass Lodge, Thursdays Eagle walk, Mondays….. we didn’t find out about these until it was too late, so do research these ahead of your trip if you can. Don’t hesitate to book the North Light Studio, we’ve already been recommending it so much people are fed up hearing about it!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house was just perfekt for our time in North Uist!"

    The wooden smell, the furniture, the bed one floor up under the rooftop, all was fantastic. Although the house was just next to the owners place, after 5 mins you don't notice this any more as you can just enjoy the view of the spectecular Scottish landscape. Our favorite has been the oven to make fire in the evenings. Mhairi, the host, was absolutely great, with all the nice things available for us (gin, tonic, jam, coffee). One special positive note: Having the soap from "Essence of Harris" in the bathroom was a great recommendation. We later went to Tarbert to buy it for use at home! Thank you for all.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2023

  • "The studio was beautiful, as were the surroundings."

    Everything was very clean and comfortable, we slept really well. The kitchen area was well equipped, and there was a good hot water supply. It all felt very homely and welcoming. It was possible to put the blinds down at night but we kept them open to make the most of the midsummer daylight coming through the big windows. We would definitely like to stay there again. We have 2 minor suggestions: a cupboard or even a big wooden box to put our clothes in and hide our luggage away. Also, a temporary clothes line that could be put up outside to get your things dry if you’ve been swimming.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2023

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  • One double built in platform bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and pull-out bed/chairs
  • Sauna
  • Eco heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, induction hob, fridge
  • A selection of books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for one car
  • Front decking with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.9 miles, pub 4.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: Due to livestock, dogs must be kept on leads
  • Note: Two guests maximum occupancy

The property

Lochmaddy 10 miles.

Set on a working croft in Locheport, on the Isle of Uist, with an abundance of space and unbeatable views is this eco-friendly, pet-friendly lodge, North Light Studio.

Perfect for a couple, solo traveller, or even friends sharing, this architect-designed, Scandinavian-style lodge is set in a breath-taking area, with a loch to gaze upon, superb facilities including a sauna, and peaceful surroundings.

The glazing has been specifically designed to capture the views.

The Northern Lights display have been seen from the mezzanine level.

On a clear night the dark skies from this vantage point are mesmerising.

Inside, find the open-plan living space, complete with a galley-style kitchen, with an induction hob for your cooking needs and hints of coherence including an orange tap, tying in with the exterior design.

From here, the chairs double up as pull-out beds, allowing you to cosy up in front of the woodburning stove after dinner.

Before bed, make your way to the shower room to rinse off a day of walking, or perhaps indulge in some time in the sauna.

Completing the interior is a mezzanine with a built in platform double bed, inviting you to rest before a day of exploring the isle.

In the morning when you wake, savour a cup of coffee out on the front decking and take in the fresh country air while you plan your day ahead.

During the day, venture to Baleshare Beach, where you and your canine companion can stroll the white sand while admiring truly breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Avid anglers may want to explore the isle's freshwater fishing with permits available from North Uist Estate.

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the island's wealth of walking activities, with the Hebridean Way nearby, as well as water sports such as kitesurfing, paddle boarding, wild swimming, kayaking, and even surfing, which is extremely popular at Hosta Beach.

Those who want to see the unusual species that frequents North Uist can do so at the RSPB Nature Reserve at Balranald, or they can take part in the island tradition of boat journeys into the ocean to identify dolphins, orcas, porpoises, and otters!

For a truly unforgettable trip choose.

North Light Studio.

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00228-F

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

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About the location


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.

Note: Though electricity is included, charging for electric cars is not included in the rent. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.
Note: One small well behaved dog welcome. Due to crofting location, where livestock roam freely, please ensure that they are on a lead when outside.

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