Balranald Cottage, Isle of North Uist offers spacious self-catering accommodation for up to four in two bedrooms. Indoors you'll find every convenience and comfort that makes for a holiday to remember at any time of year. Outdoors, there's an abundance of astonishing wildlife and the freedom to discover it. Balranald Cottage is a no smoking indoors' property. Well-behaved pets are welcome, by prior arrangement.
Double bedroom with with en-suite shower room.
Twin bedroom, with adjoining family bathroom
Spacious kitchen with all the usual appliances and a breakfast area. Adjoining utility with laundry facilities and space for wet clothes, boots etc. The kitchen offers views across the machair and Balranald nature reserve.
Open plan comfortable living room, with a spacious raised dining area.
Large south-facing conservatory, with wonderful outlook encompassing white sands, a huge marsh and wetland SSSI, traditional small-scale machair farming, the Balranald nature reserve, and huge, huge skies!
At Bayhead, about five minutes away by car (or a pleasant cycle ride of about 15 mins), there's a good local shop, post office and filling station. There's a wider choice of facilities at within 20mins or so drive.
With the RSPB's nature reserve an easy walk or short cycle ride away, and set within an SSSI important for wetland plant speces, Balranald has an obvious appeal for wildlife-lovers. But wildlife here in the Outer Hebrides - astonishing by any standards - is by no means limited to birds, and is certainly not confined to nature reserves! Balranald is well situated for wildlife excursions of every kind and in every direction, but even from the cottage windows, cottage, corncrake, short eared owls, hen harriers, kestrels and golden eagles have all been seen.
The house door, opens to a utility room with space for wet clothes, boots etc, and with washing machine and tumble dryer.
To the right, from the utility is a spacious kitchen with breakfast table and chairs, and a full range of applicances including oven, hob with extractor hood, microwave, dish-washer etc. Large windows look out over the Balranald SSI and to the RSPB reserve beyond.
From the utility, to the left, a long hallway runs the length of the house, giving access to:
A generous double bedroom with with en-suite shower room.
Twin bedroom, with adjoining family bathroom.
An extensive open-plan living room with windows looking out towards Balranald House and the walled garden, and offering -
- a raised dining area with table and chairs for six
- a spacious sitting area, with large sofa
Beyond the living room is a large south-facing sun room, with large windows providing a wonderful panorama of white sands, a huge marsh and wetland SSSI, traditional small-scale machair farming, the Balranald nature reserve, and huge, huge skies!
Balranald Cottage has double glazing and electric heating. Electricty is included in the tariff, subject to reasonable usage for the time of year.
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required to secure reservation. The balance is due six weeks before the start of your rental.
Prices are inclusive of all bed linen, towels, electricity (Up to £40/week included) and broadband within reasonable usage.
For lettings less than seven days or not starting or ending on a Saturday, or including the Christmas or New Year holidays, please enquire.