Current and existing guests are welcome to send in their own report on their stay at Balranald Cottage. All submissions are moderated by the owners.
We have just spent the last two weeks at Balranald cottage and had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is Fabulous and ideal for walking and chilling at the end of the day.
It is well equipped and has an extremely powerful shower!
We feel so refreshed after our break and enjoyed blue skies and sunshine which we have had little of previously.
Can certainly recommend both the cottage and location
Posted by Wendy on 02 April 2013
Our brillliant week at Balranald
What a fantastic cottage. Would recommend this cottage to anyone. Everything you need and so cosy and comfortable with excellent views and in a excellent location for touring or just walking from the cottage. After a long busy tourist season for us it was just what we needed. Big comfy sofas to just sit and chill on and watch the sky change colour, just amazing. Hope to return one day. thanks!
Posted by Steven and Pauline Alexander on 03 December 2012
I spent a wonderful five and a half weeks at Balranald over August and September 2012 whilst awaiting a resolution of my Insurance Claim for my own home at Dusary (North Uist).
My five and a half weeks at Balranald were paid for by my insurance company.
To call it 'Balranald "Cottage" ' is a mistake.
What is provided is a wonderful house with an en-suite master bedroom, a double bedroom with separate bathroom, a raised Dining area, a very comfortable lounge, and, when it is raining, a most comfortable conservatory.
Every area (apart from the kitchen which has wireless access) has internet access,
TV access and wireless access.
[I have never encountered so many remote control 'zappers' which turned on living fires, radios, TVs etc.]
State of the art!
The wonderfully spacious kitchen encourages experimental cooking and hosting - an inventory of goods provided would have prevented me bringing my own slow cooker.
However, as the 'tools' drawer was loaded with everything a cook/chef would wish for (including 17 corkscrew/bottle openers) - I resorted to doing what other guests had done -
I added something new!
And what a delight it was to do that.
If you decide to book and stay at Balranald Cottage - you will find:
1. A welcoming house;
2. Equipped with all the catering 'bits 'n pieces' anyone would ever want;
[Please DO add other pieces as a 'gift'];
3. An extremely comfortably warm house;
4. You will be fifteen minutes' walk from three of North Uist's most secluded beaches,(5 minutes by car);
5. No noisy neighbours;
6. And wonderful hosts/hostesses.
Posted by Graeme Longmuir on 18 October 2012
Stay at Balranald Cottage
I am (rather belatedly) writing to thank you for the fantastic week we spent at Balranald Cottage earlier this month. The location is fantastic - broad views, good access to unspolit beaches and lots of wildlife - and the cottage itself is absolutely luxurious. The weather was fantastic for the whole week, and the long, light evenings meant we were treated to displays of short-eared owls circling the cottage every evening. It was a great opportunity to introduce our young children to some of Scotland's most elusive and magnificent wildlife, with sightings of golden eagle, snowy owl, corncrake and black-throated diver among the highlights. The people of N. Uist were as welcoming and helpful as ever, particularly your neighbours at the end of the road. We will certainly be making Balranald Cottage our base on future trips to the island.
Posted by Jack Tordoff on 02 July 2012
Our stay at Balranald cottage
We have had a fantastic week, we were blessed with wonderful weather.The
cottage was great very comfortable with all that was needed and more to
make for a lovely home from home,and gazing out from the conservatory
windows at the bird life that passed by was truly awesome with Hen
Harriers and Short eared owls daily passing by plus many more different
Also the beautiful beach that we found across the dunes from the
cottage was one of the nicested we have been on and most of the time
completely deserted.We both hope to return to carry on exploring the
wonderful Islands and stop at Balranald again.
Posted by Robert Mulgrew on 26 June 2012
Posted on 19 March 2012