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Airidh an Dobhrain

Cottage -
1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 2
Benbecula Island, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
This cosy cottage sits right on the waters edge and is both remote and isolated. Your only neighbours being the sea birds, seals and the occasional otter! It really is an ideal retreat, where you can escape the bustle of daily life and relax.
It is ideally placed right at the centre of the Outer Hebrides, so you can explore from Eriskay (with regular connections to Barra) to the south, to Berneray (with regular connections to Harris) to the North.
It was originally built as a shieling to house land workers, and is now a comfortable holiday retreat, with the added advantage of a log burning stove to snuggle up to after a long day out.

NB During the autumn of 2018 there will be major refurbishment in the cottage with new windows, new kitchen and new oak flooring in the living area.
Listing #HL8588528
About the Owner
Ian S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2014
Interaction with guests
Guests are left to enjoy the peace and solitude of the cottage without inturruption. However, help is on hand should there be a problem.
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Reviewed 7 August 2017

A comfortable cottage in a fantastic location. The views are fantastic and the place very quiet. There are no neighbours but it's close enough to shops not to feel isolated. It's perfectly situated in the centre of the Uists. The owner has done a great...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The cottage is a very nice original old crofters house, converted into a nicely equipped holiday cottage. The location is fantastic, basically in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of nature. We've had various birds and seals in front of the house. We've...More

Thank Luca_vanDuren
Management response:Responded 13 August 2017

Thank you to this guest for making some valid points. I have altered the directions to make it clearer how to find the cottage. The wifi is proving a challenge, but I am persevering! We have managed a signal on Vodafone and O2 from the...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
The wild beauty of the Hebrides is hard to comprehend unless you have experienced it. It is a haven for bird watchers with many rare birds to be seen regularly. There is a white tailed eagle and golden eagle which regularly fly up the loch past the cottage, their approach heralded by warning cries from other birds. The Uists have some of the finest sandy beaches anywhere with beautiful turquise sea beyond.
Getting around
Although there are a few buses which run between Berneray and Eriskay, realistically a car is pretty essential to get around. The cottage is about 2 miles from the shops and nearest bus stop. Much of the main road from the north to south of the Hebrides is double track, but most of the roads on the islands are single track with passing places.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Benbecula: 9.0 km
Ferry: Lochboisdale (to south) or Lochmaddy (to north): 28.0 km
The cottage sits midway between the ferry ports of Lochboisdale and Lochmaddy and just 6 miles from Benbecula airport. It is about 3 miles along the remote road to Peters Port. It is worth noting that the Grimsay Island where the cottage lies, is a very small island at the southern side of Benbecula, not the somewhat larger and better known Isle of Grimsay to the south of Nort Uist.
Please note: the Saturday ferries get booked very early during the season, guests are strongly advised to book the ferry when they book the accomodation.
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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