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Taigh Dhonnchaidh

(Ref. 1110826)

Peninerine near Creagorry, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist Show on map

5.0

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable and pretty much everything we needed."

    Just a couple of minor improvements would be to provide a hairdryer and an adaptor to enable shaver charging. Otherwise all perfect including the weather

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect place to stay, not often you get such a high spec cottage when it allows pets,"

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Jul 2023

  • "An amazing, spacious and very comfortable cottage set on the edge of the world."

    Peace and tranquility broken only by the sounds nature intends. Come to South Uist with open minds and you'll leave with full hearts, it really is a magical place. A Mhairead agus Aonghas Iain, mìle taing. Bidh sinn air ais!

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was a perfect base for a holiday on Uist , stunning beach a short walk away and the house itself was very comfortable and with all amenities."

    Enjoyed reading about the history of the house too! Dining room was a lovely sun trap and we saw some great sunsets. Very much enjoyed the welcome basket too!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Taigh Dhonnchaidh is a really lovely cottage which has been thoughtfully stocked with good quality kitchenware and everything that's needed for self catering."

    We were very impressed with the generous welcome pack and it was lovely chatting with the owner on arrival. The sunroom/dining room is a great place to watch birds from, within minutes of arriving we had seen both Short eared owls and a female hen harrier. We also saw White tailed eagles. The walks from the door are lovely and it is very well placed to explore South and North Uist as well as Eriskay and Barra. Thank you for a very lovely week, we hope to return and would certainly recommend your very comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a really great break in this cottage."

    It was perfect for me and my friends and our wee dogs. The welcome pack left for us by the owners was a lovely touch (wine, shortbread, oatcakes, Easter cake) and hugely appreciated. The accommodation was very cosy and well equipped, and only a few minutes walk to a beautiful beach. The location was great for exploring Eriskay, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Berneray. I hope yo return there soon.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Taigh Dhonnchaidh is a lovely property with everything that one could hope for."

    It was perfect for our family visit to Uist and allowed us to explore the islands with ease. It's amazingly close to the beach and situated in a lovely stretch of the islands. The arrival gifts were a very welcome surprise and I couldn't recommend this property more to anyone wanting to explore the Outer Hebrides. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, centrally located to allow easy access to all the Southern Outer Hebrides Islands."

    The sun room was perfect for watching the sea, sun set and looking out for day active short-eared owls. Fabulous to have a bathroom for each bedroom, a well equipped kitchen, good wi-fi and plentiful seating.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2022

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Electric heating Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.7 miles, pub 9.4 miles.Please note: From the beginning of 2024 the property will no longer accept pets
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Creagorry 10.6 miles.

Shrouded in mountains and sandy bays of Peninerine, near Creagorry on the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, the seaside holiday home of Taigh Dhonnchaidh allows easy access to stunning beaches and scenic hikes, making this the perfect base for families or groups of friends who wish to explore the wilderness of Scotland.

Remote and breath-taking, Taigh Dhonnchaidh welcomes you to its doors with convenient off-road parking for you and your family, leading you through a spacious hall containing a bookcase, selection of books, and wooden décor to a sitting room with a TV and plenty of seating for you to choose from when planning the day ahead of you.

Sample local produce in the kitchen, fitted with all of the amenities to make your stay convenient, so you can cook a meal bound to impress your guests.

Breakfast can be served in an airy dining area with views to the rolling hills or have a coffee in the seating area available in the dining space whilst enjoying the morning scenery.

On the ground-floor you will also find a king-size bedroom with homely décor and storage as well as a shower room, offering refreshment after a long day of exploring the remote surroundings.

Upstairs, there is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room and a twin room with en-suite bathroom. Picnic with your friends and family on the generous lawn outside and see the sheep and wildlife in the fields surrounding the property.

Taigh Dhonnchaidh is within a short walking distance to a large sandy beach, so why not go for a stroll , or maybe even a swim and a picnic in the afternoon sunshine?

In terms of wildlife, there is always something about, including redshanks and otters; the local area is teeming with creatures you will find both beautiful and fascinating.

Hikes and countryside walks are in abundance, with Arinaban Woodland and the more challenging walks at Beinn Mhor.

Dining options vary throughout the area, most being situated in Benbecula, and there is the option of the Uist Food Trail which includes seafood fresh from the waters around the island.

You will also be able to grab any necessities at the local stores in Benbecula whilst exploring the beaches.

Historic places are always just around the corner and there are many that you could visit to explore the culture of the island including An Carra Standing Stone, Ormacleit Castle and Stoneybridge Hall.

Within a day’s drive you can also visit North Uist, where a selection of sandy beaches and hikes are available as well as historic buildings such as Teampull na Trionaid.

Create a memorable family holiday shrouded in the wonders of the Hebrides with a stay at Taigh Dhonnchaidh.

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: From the beginning of 2024 the property will no longer accept pets.

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

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About the location

ISLE OF BENBECULA

Lochmaddy 16 miles.

Benbecula is one of the isles of the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, and is connected to its neighbours, North and South Uist, by a series of causeways. The main town on Benbecula is Balivanich, which hosts shops, cafes and Post Office, as well as being home to Benbecula Airport. Scattered across the island are many fresh water and sea lochs and moorland, so there are ample opportunities for some fishing and wildlife spotting. At the shores of the island, the Atlantic coasts boasts wide white beaches and sand dunes which add to the remote and peaceful nature of the area. An easy drive from Benbecula, Lochmaddy, the main town of North Uist, is home to a museum, arts centre and is also the main ferry terminal for the three islands. North Uist is renowned for its birdlife and the RSPB maintains a nature reserve at Balranald. Many prehistoric structures are scattered throughout the islands, adding to the mysterious atmosphere of these remote and beautiful landscapes.

Note: If you bring a pet, please be aware of ground nesting birds on the machair in spring. 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.

Please note: From the beginning of 2024 the property will no longer accept pets.