THINGS TO DO
Our beautiful island is full of wonderful opportunities to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and all it has to offer. Walking and hiking trails, stunning beaches, lochs, wildlife, bird watching, golf and island hoping fun all on the doorstep or within easy driving distances
We would be happy to arrange baggage transfers upon request if you are on a walking holiday
WILDLIFE & BIRD WATCHING
South Uist is teaming with wonderful wildlife spotting opportunities, eagles, otters, gannets, red deer, butterflies and much more some spotted straight from our backyard. If you seek pure nature, there is no better place to go, we can also provide day tours on request to visit some of these locations so do ask, and Western Isles Wildlife provides bird and wildlife photography tours.
Various Beaches within an easy drive
The west coast of South Uist is a 20 mile strip of stunning crystal clear waters, white sand beaches and machair. Askernish and Kildonan beaches are a short drive from our doorstep with Eriskay not far either
Lochboisdale is the main village and port of entry into South Uist by ferry and only a short drive from us. Its seafaring heritage, growing from the herring fisheries in the 19th century provides lots of local history and interest. If arriving by private yacht the Lochboisdale Harbour has all the facilities you need and the South Uist Tourist Info Centre is based on Pier Road
9.5 miles - (17 mins - By Car)
From the Old Norse for "Eric's Isle" Eriskay is an island in the Outer Hebrides with a population of approx 200. It lies between South Uist and Barra and is connected to South Uist by a causeway. This beautiful hilly island is around 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide with wonderful walking trails and the last surviving remnants of the original native ponies of the Western Isles Eriskay ponies
Askernish Golf Club is a short drive up the road from the guest house. If you wish to experience a true links course and a wonderful golfing experience then Askernish is for you.
13 miles (18 mins - By Car)
Loch Druidibeg and the surrounding landscape presents one of the best places in the Hebrides to see a full range of island wildlife and scenery. A self guided trail by the Loch and through the croftland provides plenty of opportunities for photography. Eagles, hen harrier and merlin are often seen in this area along with the famous Shetland ponies!
There are fishing, running, cycling and traditional Scottish dancing opportunities all nearby. Grogarry Lodge just 11miles away offers many shooting, stalking & fishing activities. Access points to the Hebridean Cycle network all on the doorstep
We are surrounded by beautiful beaches and lochs and there are many opportunities to make the most of them and get out on the water. Uist Sea Tours offer trip of a lifetime opportunities to spot dolphin, puffins and explore neighbouring islands. Lady Anne Boat Tours offer sightseeing of neighbouring islands and wildlife spotting tours
The Kildonan Museum is a heritage and cultural amenity which includes a museum, a craft shop, a Fèis room for ceilidhs, music and dance, a café and an archaeology room. A great day out check out their What's On page to see what's going on during your stay
Various Options (By Car)
We have selected just a few of our favourites cafes & restaurants nearby but don't forget our own in-house chef Chris can prepare you a wonderful evening meal. Kirkibost Cafe, Polochar Inn, Lochboisdale Hotel, Langass Lodge, Berneray Bistro, Dark Island Hotel Group of hotels offering great food
If you fancy some shopping there are lots of options locally for gifts and tasty treats. Uist Gifts Lochboisdale, Puffin Studio Crafts Creagorry, Post Office & Gift Shop Daliburgh, Uist Gin, Salars Smokehouse for wonderful local smoked salmon, Hebridean Smokehouse specialist in smoked fish, Namara Seafoods, MacGillivrays Celtic Jewellery & gifts online, Claddach Kirkibost Community Centre gift shop and Skydancer Island roasted coffee in Lochboisdale. In the North of the island you will also find the wonderful Coralbox Gift Shop and webcam