Creagan Na Mara is a traditional style thatched cottage completed in May 2015, built on the footprint of the original cottage, with all the stone coming from the original house or locally sourced. The cottage provides accommodation for four people in an idyllic setting on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is within walking distance of Lochmaddy. It is situated on a peninsula on the shore of Loch Blashival which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Scottish Natural Heritage. The property is deceptively spacious and furnished with quality and style ensuring all comforts are met for an enjoyable stay. It boasts an enviable, beside the sea location where there are otters, curious seals and a mass of seabirds all of which you can enjoy watching from the comfort of the cottage. For those looking to explore the area, the property serves as a great base for touring. The Uists have so much to offer for the outdoor enthusiast with wonderful walks along the famous white sands or walking in the hills to catch a glimpse of the golden eagle or wild red deer. The island is a mecca for those interested in birds watching as sea eagles, golden eagles, corncrakes and hen harriers are only a few of the local species. The RSPB reserve at Balranald is only a short drive away from the cottage where you can enjoy looking for the corncrake or walking on the flower carpeted machair. Whales and basking sharks visit in the summer and can be seen regularly off shore around the islands. The Outdoor Activity Centre is just five minutes away and offers a wide range of activities such as sea kayaking, diving and boat trips to the Monach Isles and St Kilda. The sunrise, sunsets, seascape, landscape and dark skies are sure to amaze you so come, explore and enjoy!
North Uist can be reached by ferry from Uig on the Isle of Skye. A Road Equivalent Tariff applies for ferry fares which gives you really good value for travel costs. Contact www.calmac.co.uk
for more information. Flights are also available to Benbecula. Contact www.flybe.com
Ground Floor: The property is all on the ground floor, has electric central heating and comprises:
Spacious open plan living space with wooden floors.
Lounge area: With three large windows giving different aspects of the shoreline and wildlife, wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD and CD/radio.
Dining area. With oak extending dining table and chairs.
Kitchen area: With Neff cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: Spacious with king size bed and two double wardrobes; two large windows and where you can drift off to sleep to the sound of the sea lapping outside.
Bedroom 2: Spacious with twin beds and large window looking onto the shoreline.
Bathroom: Spacious with double ended bath, walk-in shower and WC.
All electricity, kiln dried logs for stove, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and fireguard provided on request. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden and furniture.. Bike store. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.