Cottage Location

North Boisdale, South Uist

South Uist Cottages are located in the crofting township of North Boisdale in South Uist, Outer Hebrides.

The cottages are five minutes walk from the clean white sandy beaches of the the Atlantic coast and are surrounded by machair rich with bird and plant life.

At its southerly coast, South Uist is joined by causeway to the island of Eriskay, famous for the visit of Bonnie Prince Charlie in the 1700's and also for the notorious SS Politician which ran aground in 1941. This was the inspiration for the film Whisky Galore.

The capital of South Uist, Lochboisdale is a fishing port and fresh shellfish from the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic and Minches are exported to restaurants and markets all over the world.

Ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne sail to Oban and Castlebay from Lochboisdale on a daily basis.

To the north, South Uist is joined to Benbecula where there is an airport with daily connections to Stornoway, Barra, Inverness and Glasgow. (Operated by Flybe and HIA) Benbecula is in turn joined to Grimsay and North Uist where ferries can be boarded for Harris and the Skye.

These islands have been inhabited by man for many thousands of years and his ancient imprint is seen throughout the landscape in standing stones, forts, and castles. Many archaeological digs with significant finds have taken place in South Uist in recent times and the area is rich in culture and history.

Gaelic is spoken as a first language by many local people and there’s a wealth of Gaelic music and folklore to be explored and enjoyed. Festivals such as Ceolas take place on the island each year.

Wildlife is varied and as well as the many birds and wild flowers for which Uist is world famous, there are otters, red deer, seals and of course the odd whale or porpoise. Whatever your interests, Kelp, Canach and Corncrake cottages are ideal holiday bases for exploring South Uist and it's neighbouring islands.

Bi fàilte chridheil romhaibh an seo – there’s a warm welcome awaiting you here.