The Sheiling by the Bay, South Uist hebridean holiday let  
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Originally built in the 1800’s, Àiridh a Bhaigh which translates as “The Shieling by the Bay” was once a dwelling for a herdsman’s family who would have watched over cattle and sheep on the headland.
The cottage is now a luxurious and sympathetically restored one bedroom cottage that comfortably sleeps up to two people. Unique hand made furniture, exposed roof beams and an authentic peat fire create a traditional look and feel that adds a real touch of class to this high standard Outer Hebrides accommodation.
The cottage is underfloor heated throughout and double glazed for added comfort.
Free WiFi is available throughout.

The cottage is naturally eco-friendly by its original design and we have incorporated discrete modern day environmentally friendly systems to reduce and minimise its impact on the environment.

There are several seating and relaxation areas externally for your private use with amazing views across the Inner and Outer Hebrides.
Relax and watch the sunset across Burn Rock Bay whilst the wildlife of the day entertains you unannounced. Seals, Otters, Eagles, Corncrake and many more are regular visitors.
Take in the fantastic views of the Inner and Outer Hebrides from the top of Creag Loisgte (Burn Rock) which took its name from the burning sensation gatherers got from the warm rock whilst harvesting lichen for dyeing wool. St Kilda can be seen from the view point on a clear day. This is an ideal spot for artists to paint the vast views across the landscape.
There are many walks that can be accessed from the cottage, and beaches are less than 10 minutes drive away.


your escape to the magical Hebrides

The Shieling Bedroom
The Shieling bedroom is floored with elegant hand cut elm wood and uniquely furnished with a classic rustic hand made double bed, luxurious mattress, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
A hairdryer and ghd straighteners are provided for your use.

The Shieling Bathroom
The spacious bathroom is fitted with a luxuriously deep traditional freestanding bath for a truly peaceful and relaxing bathing experience to soothe your soul. A separate Daryl Hydra Classic shower will rejuvenate and bring you back to life in the morning with its invigorating body jets and rain shower system.
The finest towels and linen are provided.

The Shieling Lounge
The combined open Shieling lounge and dining area with heated slate floor, exposed roof beams, peat fire and luxury seating create a traditional and relaxing ambience ensuring you unwind for a truly enjoyable experience.
A flat screen HD TV, DVD, SKY TV and portable bluetooth speaker are provided for your use.

The Shieling Kitchen & Dining Area
The kitchen contains a full sized Rangemaster cooker complete with Wok burner and griddle which is ideal for cooking the fresh shellfish freely available from the shores around the cottage. A spacious dining table and 4 chairs are provided as well as

  • Dishwasher, Fridge and Microwave
  • Utensils & Crockery
  • Peat stove complete with as much fuel & kindling as you require
  • Washer dryer & freezer are provided in the adjacent outbuilding
  • Peace and relaxation to your hearts content…
cottage bedroom


cottage kitchen