Struan House B&B


Knockintorran, Isle of North Uist, HS6 5ED

    Welcome to Struan House B&B which is located in the northwest of North Uist in the traditional crofting township of Knockintorran. The house sits on the shore of Loch Sandary giving visitors a real insight into island life and its unique wildlfe.

    Struan House B&B  is a traditional stone building over 120 years old, sitting within a stone walled garden.  The house  was completely renovated during 2011 and has magnificent views over Loch Sandary and south towards the hills of Benbecula  and South Uist. 

    Guest accommodation is all situated on the ground floor and there is easy access for those with limited mobility. There is a large king-sized bedroom which has views over the garden. The room is bright and airy and is well equipped with hostess tray (including samples of home baking) and lots of visitor information. The large shower room has a walk-in shower and fluffy egyptian towels. Breakfast is served in the kitchen with floor to ceiling windows facing south over the loch. Guests can enjoy home baking and local produce. There is a comfortable lounge with lots of reading materials and Sky tv. There's a multi fuel stove (with our own peat) if the weather turns chilly.

     The stone-walled garden and trees provide cover for many species of birds (the count so far is 90- and counting!) You can watch wildlfe from your breakfast table or relax in the garden.There are otters in the loch, corncrakes in the adjoining fields and the beatiful white sandy beaches and  unique machair habitat are only a short walk or drive away. The tranquil setting, with a variety of outdoor interests nearby  should appeal to walkers, cyclists, anglers and lovers of natural history. Situated only 3 miles from RSPB Balranald Reserve and surrounded by brown trout lochans for  the keen angler, we feel a stay at Struan House B&B will really give visitors a chance to see the best of what North Uist has to offer.

    Your hosts, Anne and Graeme, willl try to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible. We are on hand to answer your queries, lend you maps and binoculars, suggest places to eat, walk or visit, store your bicycles or dry your wet weather gear. 

    Opening Times
    Opening times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
    Opening times 2016
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Double room
    £35.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    Double room costs £35-£37.50 per person per night. For stays of 1 night , price is £37.50pp. For stays of 2 nights, price is £35pp. Single Occupancy rate is £50 per night

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


    • Breakfast Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • No Smoking Permitted


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

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens


    • Drying Facilities
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • 24hr Help Link
    • Bike Storage Available
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    From Lochmaddy TIC follow the A867 to Clachan then at the T junction turn right towards Bayhead. About 1 mile after Bayhead shop and filling station take the road on the left signposted Paible Circular Road. Struan House is the first house on teh left by the shore of Loch Sandary.


    If you want to use Satnav, the coordinates are 57degrees  35' 21"  N and 7 degrees 28'2" W

    Public Transport Directions

     Public Transport directions


    By rail: To Oban from Glasgow Queen Street station to connect with the Cal Mac ferry to Lochboisdale in South Uist then by car or bus to North Uist. 

    By air: From Glasgow or Inverness to Benbecula airport (c15 miles away) . Drive north following signs for Lochmaddy to the T junction at Clachan. keep straight on towards Bayhead. About 1 mile after Bayhead shop and filling station turn left at the signpost  for Paible Circular Road. Struan House is the first house on the left by the shore of the loch. 

    By ferry from Lochmaddy (about 15 miles away). Follow the A867 to Clachan  then turn right at the T junction and follow the A865 as above.

    By ferry from Lochboisdale drive north  and follow the instructions as above for the airport 

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps None


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Services for guests with visual impairments :
      • restaurant/bar menus/bar prices available in large print and/or braille
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

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

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