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Overview of Welcome to our Romantic, Traditional Thatched Blackhouse; an Ideal Retreat

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
1 bedroom, WiFi

Welcome to our Romantic, Traditional Thatched Blackhouse; an Ideal Retreat

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationTràigh Hòrnais5 min drive
    Popular LocationTràigh Lingeigh Beach6 min drive
    Popular LocationTràigh Ear7 min drive
    AirportBenbecula (BEB)36 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
323 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double 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.

Welcome to our Romantic, Traditional Thatched Blackhouse; an Ideal Retreat

Adults-only cottage in Isle of North Uist
The historic, quaint charm of this traditional island blackhouse gives way to the modern, warm interior of the property. The double bedroom features an impressive four poster bed and the bed linen and towels are included. The well equipped kitchen/living room contains everything you will need to enjoy your stay including TV/DVD player, iPod docking station and wifi. The property is accessed via a shared driveway with parking space situated next to the cottage. There is a 6kW EV charger with free car charging for our guests. 2 steps lead into the entrance with the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom leading off.
The cottage is situated a short walk away from the stunning beach with its golden sand and turquoise sea. Guests have seen buzzards, owls and even Golden Eagles from the garden which features a rowing boat filled with fresh herbs for guests to pick and enjoy. We also have raised beds in the adjacent field, which was formerly part of the croft. Veg and potatoes grow in the beds, guests are welcome to harvest anything they want from the veg beds, although there are no guarantees on what will be there during your stay. Our field also unobtrusively sites a bank of solar panels, reducing the global impact of the cottage.
There are many walks that are suitable for all ages and abilities that offer a great way to engage with the unique landscape. The nature reserve at Balranald is easily reached with its rare birds including Corncrakes and Phalaropes. The dark skies are a haven for stargazers (particularly during the autumn and winter months) and keep an eye out for the Northern Lights too! The area is a paradise for: walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers, photographers, artists, astronomers, and people looking for a break from the hectic pace of daily life. North Uist can only be accessed by ferry or plane, making it very remote. The island is an incredibly friendly place, with the majority of drivers waving as they pass, even on the double track roads.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players. All forms of accommodation include kitchens. Bathrooms include a shower.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 323 sq ft (30 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

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

About this area

Isle of North Uist

Located in Isle of North Uist, this cottage is in a rural area and near the beach. St. Clement's Church is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Tràigh Hòrnais and Tràigh Lingeigh Beach. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Tràigh Hòrnais - 5 min drive
  • Tràigh Lingeigh Beach - 6 min drive
  • Tràigh Ear - 7 min drive
  • Tràigh Udal - 13 min drive
  • Tràigh Iar - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Benbecula (BEB) - 36 min drive


  • Cabarach Restaurant - 10 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Beautiful North Uist
The property was just as pictured, in a rural area ( as is every property on the whole island) exactly what we needed for our break 💛

5/5 Excellent

Weeks stay
Lovely cottage, very well presented in an excellent location. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

First trip out after lockdown and it was so good to get away to somewhere as peaceful and friendly. Cottage was well equipped but excess things had been removed to aid cleaning at end so were struggled a little to cook properly. But very comfortable cosy house, perfect for two. Good location for beaches, walks, touring and Berneray Bistro. Very friendly neighbours

5/5 Excellent

Better than the photos and super cute. The kitchen was a home from home and everything I needed was there in the kitchen. Even had a utensil jar with the same utensils as I have. And I have a lot! The shower was hot with good water pressure, and a very comfy bed with plenty of storage space in the bedroom. I could not fault it - though to be fair I did not go there looking for faults. The peace and quiet was what we wanted from this break - to recharge our batteries. We got this, and then some, on our trip to the Hebrides. First ever, but not our last!

5/5 Excellent

Amazing stay
We absolutely loved everything about this beautiful cottage and it's location. Very well equipped and a lovely place to unwind.