The Shieling By The Bay

Self Catering

Áiridh a’ Bháigh ( The Shieling by the Bay), Rhughasinish, Loch Carnan, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5PE

    The Shieling by the Bay is a luxury 5 Star self catering Hebridean thatched cottage located in the middle of the Hebrides Island chain on the beautiful island of South uist.

    This romantic idyllic cottage is the perfect location to unwind and take life at your own pace in the peaceful ambience at the peat fire or for exploring the Hebrides and St Kilda. Sit at the cottage and let the array of rare wildlife entertain you in their natural unspoilt peaceful habitat. Eagles, otters, seals and Corncrake are frequent visitors. Only minutes walk away enjoy the finest award winning local produce from the fertile land and sea of the Outer Hebrides in the local restaurant.

    This is your perfect escape to the magical Hebrides"...
    Originally built in the 1800's, Àiridh a Bhàigh is now a luxurious and sympathetically restored one bedroom historically listed thatched cottage renovated using natural and environmentally friendly materials and methods. 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 and full of authentic Hebridean character with added luxuries for your relaxation and enjoyment.
    The Shieling is located in a tranquil unspoilt environment where an abundance of rare wildlife will entertain you in their natural habitat from your window or the bay view seating area. You can sit and relax on your private elevated view point of Creag Loisgte (Burn Rock) where you may view St Kilda, The Isle Of Skye, Rhum, Harris, Barra, Benbecula and North Uist. Only minutes walk away enjoy the finest award winning local produce from the fertile land and sea of the Outer Hebrides in the local restaurant.

    The Shieling makes for the perfect hideaway for exploring the magical Hebrides. Relax at the peat fire and take life at your own pace in this truly romantic, idyllic setting.

    The islands offer you miles of some of the most amazing and peaceful beaches and hills where you can unwind from the hectic pace of life in another world. Whether you are looking to escape for a romantic break in the Hebrides, play the old Tom Morris golf course, fish the 100's of lochs, relax and unwind or experience the magic of a Hebridean adventure, The Shieling by the Bay will treat you to them all".....
    There are many walks that can be accessed from the cottage, and beaches are only 10 minutes drive away.

    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 underfloor 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 req

    5 Self Catering
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times
    1 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2025

    We are open all year, Christmas & New year included.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    The Shieling By The Bay
    £595.00 per unit per week

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Cot Available Please contact in advance of booking to ensure we can accommodate your child.


    • Internet Access Free WiFi provided within the cottage.
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area Picnic tables and benches are provoided and some are located on the working croft.
    • Smoking Restricted No smoking permitted within the cottage.

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player CD & DVD player provided in the TV
    • DVD Player
    • Garden Private garden with seating areas provided
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card Accepted via PayPal only
    • BACS
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card Accepted via PayPal only
    • Delta Card Accepted via PayPal only
    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • Mastercard Accepted via PayPal only
    • Switch Card Accepted via PayPal only
    • VISA Card Accepted via PayPal only


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Parking Private parking at the cottage.
    • Private Parking


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles Local award winning restaurant within 5 to 10 m ins walking distance from the cottage
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available Professional steam iron available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex Washing machine, tumble drier & washing line / washing detergents provided free.
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility Private Rotary washing line available
    • Shower
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Washing Machine All washing liquids provided free and washing line and tumble drier available.

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Property On Farm
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View The cottage is located on an elevated position adjacent to a tidal bay which has regular seals, otters, and a host of wildlife on view.
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Families It may be possible to accommodate a small child in a cot if required. please enquire prior to booking to ensure that we can accommodate.
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Road Directions

    Local Car hire available from ASK car hire on 01870 602818 or 01870 202818

    Car hire also available fro Laing Motors in LochBoisdale on 01878 700267

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- The Cottage is approximately 35 minutes drive from Loch Boisdale & Lochmaddy ferry terminals, full travel directions to the cottage shall be emailed at the time of booking to suit your mode of travel
    Ferries depart from both Oban to Loch Boisdale on South Uist and from Uig on the Isle Of Skye to Lochmaddy on North Uist. The ferry crossings offer you an excellent opportunity to view dolphins, whales and porpoise. Book via

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Flybe operates a regular flight service from Glasgow to Benbecula airport approximately 20 minutes drive from the Cottage. Book via
    Flying from London to Benbecula is possible in less than 3 ½ hours and Flybe has a codeshare agreement with British Airways whereby flights from London and beyond can be booked at
    Flybe also operates flights to Benbecula from Edinburgh and Inverness via Stornoway and direct from Barra.

    Getting there by railway:- Travel to Oban by Rail and sail from Oban to Loch Boisdale. ( )

    Citylink operate a bus service from Inverness & Glasgow to Oban & Uig ferry terminals. ( )


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