Smiddy Cottage

Self Catering

410 Smerclate, Isle Of South Uist, Isle Of South Uist, HS8 5TU

    Welcome to Smiddy Cottage on South Uist offering luxury self catering acommodation in a one bedroom ECO friendly cottage with underfloor heating,near lochs and hills 5 min walk from beautiful Sandy beaches Lovely all round views,wild life amazing.

    Smiddy cottage set in the remote village of Smerclate in the south west corner of South Uist.

    Luxury 5 star ECO friendly cottage offering accomadation for two people in  one bedroom.Cot provided for small child

    The Smiddy has underfloor heating throughout the cottage managed by our eco friendly ground soure heating system which also heats the water.

    The Smiddy is spacious with large Living room/Kitchen with all the mod cons

    One Bedroom with luxury King sized bed.

    Bathroom with spa bath and separate walk in shower.

    Their is also two bicycles and two fishing rods in the the shed for your use.

    Cottage is situated in remote crofting area surrounded by plenty wildlife including the very rare corncrake.

    The island of South Uist is Approx 22 miles long x 7 wide Along the west coast of the island are beautiful white sandy beaches running continually up the westcoast bordering the beach is the machair land with its fantastic display of flowers in the Spring and Summers month,

    the crofters plouge this arable land to grow potatoes and vegetable for their owe use and corn for their animals the east side of the island is for the more energetic with its many hills and sea lochs inlets,Ben Mor standing proud at just over 2000 ft offers you all round views,A fine chance to see St Kilda 40 miles North west of the uists,  In those hills and lochs the wildlife is in abundance deer eagles owls henharriers grouse otthers etc.

    Their are causeways linking those chain of islands together making it possible to visit Eriskay Benbecula North Uist Grimsay Berneray and baleshare,A day trip to the islands of Barra and Vatersay Are also possible,Day trips to St Kilda are possible in the summer month.

    Their is  a lovely  Inn 5 min walk  from the Smiddy (Polachar Inn) refreshments meals snack etc.

    Shop 4 miles from cottage Coop this should meet all your needs

    Post office 4 mile from cottage.

    Bank Royal Bank Of Scotland 9 mile from Cottage this is in Lochboidale were the Ferry is berthed the Visit Scotland office is also here, their is a butcher shop and the Lochboisdale hotel, post offering snacks and home baking worth a visit.


    5 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2015
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Smiddy Cottage
    £450.00 per unit per week

    Low season Nov/March £450/£450 per week .High Season April/October Cristmas/Newyear £550/£780. Cot available on request.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Towel Charge
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Restricted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque

    Road Directions

    From Lochboisdale drive for approx 3 miles when you reach crossroads at the Borrodale hotel turn left,drive for another 5 miles till you reach crossroads for South Smerclate/Polachar Inn/Barra Ferry,turn right the drive for another 200 meters turn right at the  2nd turn off and drive to the end of the road.

    From Lochmaddy and Benbecula drive down to South Uist till you reach Borrodale hotel on main drive then turn right and as above form Borrodale.

    Public Transport Directions

    The Smiddy cottage is 9 miles from the ferry port of Lochboisdale in South Uist where you can get ferries from the mainland ports of Oban 5hours 10 mins crossing, and Mallaig 3hours 15min crossing,we are 45 miles from the ferry port at  Lochmaddy in North Uist where you get the ferry from/to Uig in the Isle Of Skye 1hour45 min crossing.

    Their are also ferries from Leverburgh on the isle of Harris to Isle of Bernaray 1hour Crossing which allow you to travell by road to the Smiddy approx 55miles.the small Barra/ Eriskay ferry 35min crossing  is 4 miles from the Smiddy cottage

    The Airport in Benbecula is 25 miles from the cottage where you can get flights from Glasgow 1 hour  and Inverness 1 hour,and inter island flights from Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and the isle of Barra where the plane lands on the beach.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Journey Planner

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • separate shower unit

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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