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Beachcombers

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Glendale, Isle Of South Uist, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage in an absolutely incredible location."

    Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "“Beachcombers” is a lovely property."

    Very well furnished and equipped. The location and views are outstanding. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2023

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    The views are amazing, ,everything yu could possibly need is provided and our 2 spaniels loved it. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beachcombers is located in an open and quiet position not far from the Eriskay causeway."

    I saw and photographed Red deer and Eriskay ponies from the comfort of the living room. It is within walking distance of the Kilbride Cafe and Polochar Pub/restaurant on South Uist (2-3 miles) and the Am Polotician pub/restaurant on Eriskay (a couple of miles). There is a shop on Eriskay near the pub for provisions and a suitably sized Co-op about 6 miles or so away. We were lucky as the weather was sunny all the time we were there (the locals state that is not always the case). The Eriskay to Barra ferry is 5 mins drive away, and Lochboisdale and its ferry port about 10 miles away. All in all the location and view from Beachcombers was perfect for us and the property suitably sized should the weather have let us down. There are lots and lots of virtually deserted white sandy beaches on South Uist and Eriskay. The roads are in good condition (compared to ours at home) and are mostly single lane with passing points, the locals seem to adapt their speed so you pass each other whilst still travelling. Generally the roads are quiet as the islands are bigger than you think, with small populations that are on South Uist very spread out. The neighbours said the boat trip to see the bird life was amazing. We had great expectations of Beachcombers and we were not disappointed.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved the location."

    The house was well set out and was spotless and cosy. Spoke to the owner by telephone a few times and met Margaret Ann - nice to get some island perspective and information too. We are only sorry that we could not spend more time in this lovely house - and what a view!

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent property, very comfortable, with everything we needed during our stay."

    The views are spectacular and the house is spotlessly clean. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the property, Michael, the owner, is very helpful. The location of the property is excellent for exploring the southern Outer Hebrides.

    Reviewed by Cate5.0May 2023

  • "Property was clean, tidy and very comfortable."

    Had no complaints at all. And the views from the property are outstanding.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beachcombers is a beautiful house in a wonderful location overlooking the Eriskay Causeway."

    It is fabulous watching the light change and various islands appearing and disappearing into either mist or brilliant sunshine. I did manage to get one photo with no less than 9 islands visible. The only thing missing was to see an otter!

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beachcombers is a superb property in a spectacular location."

    The minute we walked through the door we felt at home. It was so comfortable, some properties always feel like a holiday let but Beachcombers felt like home, instantly, the layout, the furniture and the view weĺl..... we were blessed with spectacular weather so saw the islands at their best, but the view from the cottage was something else, visits by the wild ponies, the sunrises, the sunsets, the moon rising over the water and Eriskay, stunning I could go on and on. We were so sad to leave, it was so perfect. We hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Beachcombers."

    The house is really well designed and appointed, the view out the back is spectacular. We loved the cupboard full of books and board games for the odd rainy day and our young daughters LOVED the jacuzzi bath! We had a couple of questions for the owners during our stay and they were answered very quickly. Pair of kitchen scissors and a battery for the kitchen clock is all that was needed and a welcome brochure giving info about , for example, how to turn on the jacuzzi, local sights/restaurants etc would have been useful. We will almost certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic relaxing week at Beachcomber’s, the views are tremendous and the property is great value for money."

    The garden was excellent too perfectly secure for our dogs. Loads of beaches nearby and having Eriskay on the door step was great too, we would definitely return to this property, thank you to the owners

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Aug 2022

  • "Everything was exactly as detailed and booking was easy with regular updates."

    Probably one of the best holiday houses we have stayed in and the views are spectacular!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2022

  • "There are very few words to describe how absolutely beautiful this cottage is, everything is modern, wifi is great, the whole place was immaculate with cleaning products available should you need them."

    Views were magical.

    ZaraJul 2021

  • "Very good property with amazing views ."

    Gary ShawMay 2021

  • "Beautiful comfortable house and in a great elevated position To give the most fantastic views."

    The decking area was lovely. Only one suggestion would be for hand soap to be available in the bathrooms, especially during the COVID pandemic.

    Heather FlemingOct 2020

  • "A wonderful wildlife and wild flower holiday."

    Watching an otter from the window of the house was a fantastic experience. We also had very close encounters with golden eagles, sea eagles and short eared owls. The views everywhere were really lovely - and so was swimming in North Uist. We'd love to come again.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "Beachcomber's Cottage is so comfortable and the most heavenly place to be."

    The view from the sitting room window is out of this world. Margaret Ann welcomed us so warmly I felt I was home ! The islands, the beaches, the sea are fabulous. Everyone we met was so friendly and travelling on the ferry to Barra an absolute treat. I will be back to visit this wonderful place.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "We've had a lovely week here, although the weather has been a 50/50 mixture of rainy days and sunshine."

    The view from the house must be the best in the Uists - we never tired of looking out at it. The sea colour changed with the tide and weather and there were so many birds and animals to look out for . We were fortunate to see 2 sea eagles fly by the house and land nearby and a hen harrier was seen close to the house. We spotted an otter in the shallows close to Eriskay while crossing the causeway. We loved the west coast beaches and archaeological sites like Cladh Hallan and the Kildonan museum was excellent. We certainly would like to come back again - its been great.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "We've loved every minute of our two weeks here."

    As well as enjoying touring all round South Uist, Barra and up to Berneray, it has been a treat to wake up each morning and come through into the lounge to look at THAT VIEW! Wow! We have never tired of it - looking out at the constantly changing skies and all that is going on, sheep, ponies, seabirds - we even saw a Sea Eagle one day - and all from the comfort of an armchair!! We have loved the cottage, it is warm, comfortable and stylishly decorated and of course the windows are super. Thanks for your warm welcome Margaret Ann. We hope to return.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "We've had a fantastic week staying in your beautiful house!"

    The views here are unbeatable . We will miss this gorgeous house and the the lovely islands.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "Thanks so much for everything, we've all had an amazing time!"

    We'll really miss the view.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "Thanks for the warm welcome, what a fantastic place!"

    Beachcombers made an excellent base for our explorations, on foot, on 2 and 4 wheels. All the best for the future.

    Visitor BookMar 2019

  • "An absolutely delightful house with a lovely owner, who could not have been more helpful or charming, the house was built by him with obvious care and thought."

    A lovely layout, warm and inviting with a fantastic view of the Sound of Eriskay, the site of the sinking of the SS Politician, with many birds, seals and otters to see. It's quite remote which is exactly what we wanted but a co-op is only 10 minutes drive away. Ideal for visiting Eriskay across the causeway and onto Barra and Vatersay, which has a fantastic beach, by ferry. It's also only 15 minutes from Lochboisdale ferry port. Well equipped with all mod cons you could need and privacy too. Very comfortable and yet modern with no clutter and a wee bit of history in a bottle of whisky from the Politician. Would definitely recommend.

    Gail MeekNov 2018

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x bedroom with single bed and pull-out bed, so can sleep 2
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen/dining and sitting room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven with grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of toys, books, games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Private off-road parking
  • Fenced gardens to the front with decking area to front and side with garden furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: The cottage is situated on crofting land and dogs must never be allowed to run free around the sheep
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Please note: This property is situated next to 1110770 (Rockpool), they can be booked together to accommodate a party of 12.

The property

Eriskay 3.1 miles.

Boasting wonderful views over the beach and beyond, this superb holiday cottage is located near Eriskay on South Uist.

It might look small from the outside but Beachcombers is something of a tardis and offers extensive and elegant accommodation, making it ideal for families and couples.

The impressive views are the first thing that strikes the visitor with floor to ceiling windows to two sides of the open-plan sitting area, giving guests the opportunity to witness at first-hand the ever-changing skies.

Whether you are relaxing in the sitting room around the woodburning stove in the evening or sitting down to eat a delicious breakfast at the elegant dining table, the views are with you all the way.

Step into the fabulous kitchen where you will find everything you could possibly need to cook a hearty meal for the family.

When bedtime calls, the stylish king-size bedroom offers a delightful sanctuary for you to rest your head after a tiring day of holiday adventures.

The remaining bedrooms are equally as welcoming with both rooms boasting views of the surrounding land and sea scape.

Whilst two of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, a good-sized family bathroom completes the property.

Whatever the season, spending time outside is a must here and the decking area has been well-positioned to make the most of the setting with stunning views of the islands of Eriskay, Barra and beyond to the mountains of Rum.

Tempting as it is to get settled in and soak up the views from the cottage, they are even better close up so exploring the island is a must.

A short walk from the cottage is the beautiful Cockle Beach with other superb beaches such as Glendale and Eriskay also close by.

From the island you can take a short ferry trip to the neighbouring island of Barra and the town of Lochboisdale is a short but scenic drive and has plenty to offer visitors looking for a trip out.

If you enjoy mountain climbing then you’ve come to the right place with the South Uist peaks of Ben Mhor and Hecla a popular destination.

Well worth a day out from South Uist is Lochmaddy on North Uist.

For a taste of a quieter life with stunning views to boot, Beachcombers has to be the ultimate holiday destination.

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.

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00614-F

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

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About the location

DALIBURGH, ISLE OF SOUTH UIST

Lochboisdale 3 miles; Ludag, 6.2 miles; Benbecula 24.8 miles.

Daliburgh is a town on South Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is known for being a crofting town. There is a memorial here to commemorate the life and works of Donald Allan MacDonald, a Gaelic poet who lived in Daliburgh in the mid 20th century. It is a great base from which to explore a fantastic selection of activities from fishing and walking to diving and birdwatching. The nearby Askernish Golf Course is always popular and was originally designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris and is popular with golfers keen to test themselves on this challenging course. Dining options include fish and chips from the Burnside Chip Shop or for something a little more fancy dine in at the Borrodale Hotel. While you are in Daliburgh you can stock up on supplies at the supermarket and there is also a number of other shops including gifts shops. A short distance from Daliburgh is the fascinating Kildonan Museum and the birthplace of Flora MacDonald as well as a host of fabulous beaches just waiting to be discovered.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electricity 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.
Note: The cottage is situated on crofting land and dogs must never be allowed to run free around the sheep
Note: This property is situated next to 1110770 (Rockpool), they can be booked together to accommodate a party of 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas