Croft Garden Cottage | Sawday's

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Croft Garden Cottage - Self-catering in Western Isles

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24 Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Western Isles
Scotland, United Kingdom

Chris & Christine Johnson

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+44 (0)1870 610758 (landline)

Spend your days beach combing and dolphin spotting then enjoy veg from the garden for supper and settle into the beautiful rooms

Read guest comments

There's nowhere like the Outer Hebrides, far-flung islands of sublime beauty, with skies that start at your feet and light that changes by the minute. This blissful bolthole sits on the northwest tip of South Uist in 24 acres of seclusion: just sea and sky; wild flowers in the machair; sea otters and wild swans; beaches to comb. If the exterior is a touch dull, then its interior is the polar opposite – stylish, uncluttered and full of beautiful things; a little like having a suite in a London hotel for a fraction of the price. You get a kitchen/sitting room with a big window to frame the view, a lovely bedroom with rugs on floors, then a chic walk-in shower with robes to pad about in. Back in the main room there's a wood-burner by the telly, books and maps scattered about, then fridge, dishwasher, hob and oven. Outside, the garden's at the front with Christine's remarkable vegetable patch behind. Endless white sands, passing dolphins, the occasional corncrake, that fabulous light... A heavenly escape.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant nearby

Shop within 3 miles

Local points of interest from Chris & Christine Johnson:

Local points of interest from
Chris & Christine Johnson:

  • The flowering of the Hebridean machair from May to August is one of the most stunning wildlife events in the British Isles
  • Wilderness walking in the hills of South Uist with spectacular sea views
  • The Old Tom Morris golf course, one of the most natural links course in the world, offers a stimulating challenge to any player
  • The beautiful lochs of South Uist are renowned for game trout and salmon fishing
  • Fabulous birdwatching, migrating wild geese and swans, majestic birds of prey, diving gannets, serenading skylarks, sky dancing lapwings, piping plovers and enigmatic corncrakes.
  • Explore the outer islands by boat, visit romantic Mingulay, the Monachs or even St Kilda.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Perfection: the cottage/amenities, the coastal location, the islands, the RSPB guided walks + sun and blue skies nearly all week. The cottage is warm, spotless, fully equipped and very comfortable, Surrounded by other crofts including our hosts' own with its fruit and veg production, we think Christine/Chris have created something very special here. The Outer Hebrides-specific landscape, flora and fauna, locally sourced food, museums and other cultural and historical reference points enrich the stay. Much to see and do on foot, by bike or car. One of the very best 'Sawday' recommendations."

Simon - Frodsham, United Kingdom

May 2017

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  • 1 Cottage for 2
Price:(i) £725 to£890 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights starting on a Saturday.


1 November - 28 February.


24 Ardivachar, Isle of South Uist, Western Isles

Self-catering Croft Garden Cottage (self-catering)
Price: (i) £ 725 to £ 890 per week

Chris & Christine Johnson

Visit website

+44 (0)1870 610758 (landline)