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Skipper’s Retreat, Isle of North Uist

Sleeps 4Sorry, No Pets2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£1319 - £2719 pw



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This property has clear sea views

Description

This stunning property offers guests luxury accommodation in a beautiful scenic location, just 200 yards from a white sandy beach and turquoise waters.. Overlooking the magnificent Clachan Sands, this modern luxurious island holiday home boasts fabulous attention to detail. This single-storey, detached cottage has mood lighting throughout, a magnificent steam room, rain shower, whirlpool bath, electric lazy boys - the list goes on! The thoughtful owners have included everything to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. With the owner being a fisherman, guests will even receive a complementary seafood delivery (weather permitting). With miles of white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and a blanket of rare flowers turning the famous machair into a shimmering mass of colour, the Isle of Uist is undoubtedly beautiful. The incredible landscape surrounding Skipper’s Retreat is a paradise for bird watchers with hen harriers, sea eagles, golden eagles and the elusive corncrake just some of the most iconic birds seen.

Surrounded by an abundance of wildlife, seals and otters are often spotted, whilst basking sharks, dolphins and whales visit during the summer months. You can catch a ferry nearby to explore the popular islands of Harris and Lewis, or head south to Eriskay and Barra for a superb day out. Outdoor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice, with a variety of activities to choose from including hill walking, surfing, fishing, golf, diving, sea kayaking, cycling and wild swimming. Photographers and artists will not be disappointed with dramatic landscapes, spectacular sunsets and an opportunity to see the spectacular Northern Lights. The Outer Hebrides are truly unique and Skipper’s Retreat will make you wish you could stay longer. Beach 200 yards. Shop 6½ miles, pub and restaurant 7 miles.. All on the ground floor.

Hallway: With 55’’ Sky Q Smart TV, Wii and bean bag seating.

Living room: With 65" Sky Q Smart TV, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements), and USB socket.

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.

Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, 42" TV and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet, leading to...

Steam room.

Bedroom 2: With double bed, 42" TV, dressing area and en-suite with whirlpool bath and toilet (also accessed from hallway).. Ground source central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps from the terrace to the garden.

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Top Features

Bed Linen
Cot / Travel Cot
Detached
Disabled Friendly Features
Dishwasher
Downstairs Bath / Shower Room
Downstairs WC
Enclosed Garden
Garden / Courtyard
High Chair
Internet
Luxury
Parking
Rural
Short Breaks Allowed
TV
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Wet Room
WiFi

Guest Comments

"Tina and DA are fantastic hosts. ( seafood platters to die for )Just had the most amazing holiday staying in their beautiful property & surrounding area.Skipper’s Retreat certainly has the WOW factor, has everything you could possibly need for a perfect break away from it all.Would highly recommend this get away from it all luxury experience."

Martin, September 2021

"We had a lovely holiday in North Uist staying at Skipper's retreat. The property is truly exceptional in terms of the equipment, comfort and luxury and it occupies a lovely view over Clachan Sands. From the very outset, the communication from the hosts was excellent and there were lots of very nice touches in terms of their hospitality (which I will not give away as it will spoil the surprises!). We were made to feel very welcome to the property but also the island and from a location perspective, whilst there is not much else around in terms of shops or services, it is only a short drive to the nearest stores and Lochmaddy has a nice visitor's centre and Hotel for coffee/lunches etc. Probably the biggest attraction of North Uist is the abundance of world class beaches and the property is ideally located to visit all of them within a 20-30 minute drive but one of the very best ones, Clachan Sands, is only a 2 minute drive away and we walked along that every morning. I would not hesitate in recommending Skipper's retreat as a fantastic rental cottage."

Laurie, August 2021

"Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location. Sun shone, beaches were out of this world and tjen relaxing in luxury accommodation. Highly recommended"

Rowen, July 2021

"Truly excellent in every way. Spotlessly clean, fully equipped to a luxurious standard, surround sound TV with sub-woofer for cinema experience movie nights, amazing kitchen and top-class appliances. Skippers Retreat has been carefully constructed and fitted out by the owners to deliver a great holiday experience. Tina and DA are a thoughtful and polite couple. They met us on arrival, delivered fresh prawns from DA’s fishing boat during the week, left fresh groceries for us and were there when we needed them. The house is in a wonderful position with three of the finest beaches within easy reach, including Clachan Sands which one can walk out to at low tide by following the path from the front of the house. We could really gush about Skippers Retreat, we are not easily impressed but, if you’re thinking about booking this house, you can proceed in the knowledge that you won’t be disappointed. To Tina and DA - thank you, we enjoyed our week on North Uist very much. David, Rachel & James."

David, July 2021

"Just wonderful! Skippers Retreat is an amazing place to stay, with every need taken care of. It is beautifully furnished and decorated and has a 5 star kitchen which was incredibly equipped with top quality appliances and kitchenware. The bedrooms and bathrooms are lovely with plenty of towels, robes and toiletries. Tina was very attentive, so helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she had so much enthusiasm for the island, it’s culture and coast and countryside. We can’t think of a better place to stay anywhere else in the world!"

Val, June 2021

"Just amazing"

Petet, June 2021

"Stunning property with lots of amazing comforts and touches. Loved every minute of our stay at Skippers Retreat. DA and Tina stay locally and went out of their way to ensure everything was perfect for our holiday."

Colin, May 2021

"We had the best 1st family holiday at Skippers Retreat! We were made to feel incredibly welcome, seafood was amazing and the house in general is 5 star plus! Cannot wait to return! Thanks for everything."

Hannah, May 2021

"Skippers Retreat is an amazing property. 5 star plus!! Absolutely everything you could wish for and more. Luxuriously furnished to the highest of standard. All the additional extras like steam room, jacuzzi bath (sky sports for footie fans) are a treat on wet and windy days. Hosts Tina and DA are extremely welcoming and even provide beautiful seafood platters and home grown vegetables. Great base for visiting the Western Isles, easy access to Harris and Lewis, Benbecula and Eriskay. Clachan Sands was our favourite (and it’s just up the road!) Definitely will be returning!!"

Lorraine, October 2020

"Skippers Retreat was a first class cottage with lots of luxury built in eg Jacquizzi Bath and Steam room!! The location was beautiful with lovely bay views from the cottage, and the island itself has some of the most stunning beaches I have ever had the pleasure to visit. If you like walking and the outdoors then as well as the beaches there are lots of hills and lochs to walk around. The owners are very helpful and friendly and their provision of some freshly caught shellfish was a real treat. We absolutely loved our family holiday there this year."

Peter, September 2020

"We had an excellent time at Skippers Retreat. We couldn’t have asked for anything more from a holiday home and it was great to chill during a particular few windy and wet days! DA and Tina were extremely helpful and welcoming and really made our stay. I would highly recommend."

Aaron, March 2020

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