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Padraig’s Cottage, Howbeg (Tobha Beag), Isle of South Uist

Sleeps 4Sorry, No Pets2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£559 - £1289 pw



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In the middle of the island with stunning views, this well-equipped property is a great place to escape and relax with family and friends.. Ground Floor:

2 steps to entrance.

All on the ground floor.

Wooden floor throughout.

Living room: With 40’’ Freesat TV, Blu-ray player and CD player.

Dining/sun room.

Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1: With double bed, 22’’ Freeview TV and DVD player.

Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and 32’’ Freeview TV.

Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Separate toilet.. Electric underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. . Enclosed lawned garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.. Padraig’s Cottage is a delightful, detached property, its sun room giving magnificent views of the Uist mountains. Set at the edge of Loch Roag, one of the best known fishing lochs in South Uist, it is a superb base for exploring the islands. The beautiful white sands of Howbeg beach are half a mile from the cottage and the spectacular machair runs parallel to the beach. It is a haven for wildlife such as the elusive corncrake, with hen harriers, seals, otters and golden eagles also regularly spotted. During the summer months the machair becomes an amazing mass of colour, peppered with a variety of wildflowers, including rare orchids.

Neighbouring Howmore (Tobha Mòr) is steeped in history with the remains of four or five churches and chapels still surviving. The islands from Eriskay to Berneray are linked by causeways, so travelling between them all is easy. You can catch ferries from Eriskay to Barra or from Berneray to Harris and Lewis for memorable days out. Benbecula has shops, pubs, restaurants, library, swimming pool - and the airport. It offers a stepping stone to North Uist, where in Lochmaddy, you can visit Taigh Chearsabhagh (an award-winning museum and arts centre) or the Uist Outdoor Centre where a wide range of activities including sea kayaking, diving and whale watching are available. Take boat trips out to the remote island of St Kilda and the Monach Isles. By road, visit the pretty island of Berneray. There are many historic and archaeological sites to explore, including The Bonnie Prince Charlie Trail, Trinity Temple at Carinish and Kildonan Museum. It is truly the most perfect location to unwind and enjoy the peaceful and scenic surroundings in this wonderful landscape. Beach ½ mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 miles.

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Top Features

Bed Linen
Detached
Disabled Friendly Features
Downstairs Bath / Shower Room
Downstairs WC
Enclosed Garden
Fishing Nearby
Garden / Courtyard
Internet
Rural
Short Breaks Allowed
TV
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Waterside
WiFi

Guest Comments

"A lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Very well equipped kitchen and thoughtful touches such as the food hamper on arrival and small boxes of toiletries in each bathroom. Fabulous dining/sun room for bird watching."

Helen, July 2021

"Beautiful comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean... well recommended.It is in a remote location - the nearest supermarket is about 9 miles away but what a drive to get there.... very nice beach less than 1 mile away.Cottage could do with a pair of cooking tongs.... but that's the only negative thing we have to say so well happy - hoping to return."

Kevin, July 2021

"An extremely comfortable, cleanly and well-equipped cottage in a great location on the edge of a tidal loch and with mountain views. Great variety of wildlife visible from the house and with even more in the surrounding countryside. The owner's collection of books on local history, geography and wildlife all added to the appreciation of the place and the enjoyment of the holiday.On practical matters, Co-op supermarket and Lochboisdale ferry each within 30 minutes drive of the cottage. All in all, highly recommended."

Michael, June 2021

"This is a beautifully appointed property in a stunning rural location, with amazing 360 degree views. We simply cannot fault it - the owners have thought of everything, and there are so many little extras which make you feel you’re in a real home from home. There are fabulous walks and a nearby beach, and within a short drive many stunningly beautiful places to visit. Wildlife abounds - we enjoyed watching the stags come down to the adjoining marsh land at dusk, and saw plenty birdlife around the property, including a Golden Eagle. The ponds adjacent to the property are alive with Redshank, Lapwing, Gulls, etc. Only minor downside is the distance to eateries and food shops (nearest supermarket is 8 miles) but at the end of the day, it is self catering heaven and we will definitely be booking Padraig’s Cottage again."

Michael, May 2021

"Fabulous cottage in idyllic setting, away from it all. Wild, wet and windy but absolutely wonderful! Cottage had everything we could possibly need. Super walks about, beach close by, friendly Shetland ponies at the nearby RSPB Nature Reserve. Communication with Vicky and Bill was excellent, allowing us to stay on for a couple of nights due to storm-cancelled sailing home. Can't wait to go back!"

Morag, November 2020

"The cottage was amazing. Fantastic views from every window. Very comfortable. Loved it , loved it, loved it. South Uist was amazing for walks, nature etc. Will return if we can."

Lynn, October 2020

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