Cosy Hebridean Cottage overlooking the Atlantic on the west coast of North Uist

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Beach nearby
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Cosy Hebridean Cottage overlooking the Atlantic on the west coast of North Uist

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Cosy Hebridean Cottage overlooking the Atlantic on the west coast of North Uist

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sea view
  • Washer
Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTraigh nam Faoghailean19 min walk
  • Popular LocationBalranald RSPB Reserve7 min drive
  • Popular LocationTràigh Foisigearraidh8 min drive
  • AirportBenbecula (BEB)29 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
377 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cosy Hebridean Cottage overlooking the Atlantic on the west coast of North Uist

Cottage in Isle of North Uist with kitchen
Kettle Cottage ("Taigh a Choire" in Gaelic) is a traditional croft house situated in the township of Tigharry on the west coast of the Isle of North Uist.

Newly renovated in 2017, this cosy 1 bedroom cottage sleeps 2 people. Pet friendly, a maximum of 2 well behaved dogs are welcome. The bedroom is spacious and can accommodate an additional folding bed for a child or cot if required. The kitchen/living room has a log burning stove and locally cut peat is supplied so that you can curl up and relax in front of the fire after exploring the island.

The cottage has an elevated position and enjoys stunning views over Hoglan Bay and the RSPB’s Balranald Nature Reserve (1mile to the South). Located 1/2km off the main road the cottage provides a secluded location to relax and enjoy the wild Atlantic coastal scenery. The Balranald Nature Reserve is one of the main visitor attractions on the island and is an important breeding site for ground nesting birds such as Ringed Plover, Oystercatcher, Dunlin and the elusive Corncrake. In the summer months the machair is a blaze of colour with a huge variety of machair flowers. The RSPB Visitor Centre (unmanned) is open all year round and guided walks are provided by the RSPB from May to September.

The cottage takes its name from the nearby natural arch and blow hole, the “Spouting Kettle” or “Slochd a Choire” in Gaelic. Atlantic storms force huge waves into the cave causing the sea to spout into the air through the blow hole, hence the name.

The headland on which the cottage sits has a fantastic coastal walk route and provides uninterupted views to the Monach Isles and the St Kilda World Heritage Site, 46 miles to the West. Traigh Stìr or Hosta Beach, renowned for surfing, is only a short walk North from the cottage. This area of North Uist is a bird watchers paradise throughout the year.

Guest accommodation at this cottage offers a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • Books


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 377 sq ft (35 sq m)


  • Beach access
  • Birdwatching
  • Cave exploring
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Whale watching

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Cosy Hebridean Overlooking Atlantic West Coast North Uist

About this area

Isle of North Uist

This cottage is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Traigh nam Faoghailean and Balranald RSPB Reserve can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Lochmaddy Ferry Terminal. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with cave exploring, hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby.

What's nearby

  • Traigh nam Faoghailean - 19 min walk
  • Balranald RSPB Reserve - 7 min drive
  • Valley - 7 min drive
  • Tràigh Bhàlaigh - 7 min drive
  • Tràigh Foisigearraidh - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Benbecula (BEB) - 29 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 58 out of 58 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

A haven, even in the rain!
This is a delightful property sitting all on it's own in a beautiful location.
Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Perfect dog friendly cottage
This cottage was so perfect in every way. We stayed the last week in April with our two dogs, the location was excellent, very remote and peaceful with stunning views. The cottage was spotless and warm and welcoming with everything you could possibly want. The garden was very secure, perfect for dogs. Lovely beaches just a short walk away, the local pub just a 10 minute drive away. We loved North Uist and this beautiful cottage made it an extra special holiday for us, we will definitely return.
Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Cottage
Fantastic, secluded location with access to coast that's alive with birdlife, otters and Atlantic dramas. A great base for walking without getting in the car or as a base for exploring further afield - or just a wee cycle to the beach(es) or the lovely Dunes Cabin for a scallop and bacon roll. Cottage itself cosy, pristine, comfortable and generously equipped. The best!
Stayed 14 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Superb cottage.
Lovely, beautifully situated cottage. Very clean and fully equipped with all you would need. Quite compact. We were very fortunate with the weather so didn’t use the stove, but the cottage was warm despite some very cold winds outside (you are exposed on a promontory). Large garden area was secure for our two small dogs. Well positioned for exploring North Uist and beyond.
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

We stayed for 10 days visiting family and exploring the islands.
This property is excellent in every way. A lovely place e to stay.
Stayed 10 nights in Mar 2022