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The pictures really don't do this cottage justice.
A fantastic location, quiet, peaceful but full of life (wildlife) all around.
Views across the machair from the fabulous sunroom, whether it's the neighbourly sheep, chomping at the other side of the fence, the Arctic Terns swooping through the air, or just the flowers blowing in the breeze (or wind)...(normally), this room is a joy in all conditions.
The house has everything you need, all mod cons and a great base to go exploring the Isles.
I don't think we've stayed in an accommodation that was absolutely spotless on arrival and had all essential items in place..even down to matches to light the candles if required.
We'd absolutely come back, and can't recommend Balranald highly enough.
One day to go, we don't want to leave!!.
A & H 😄👍
Posted by Hazel & Allan Grierson on 24 June 2016
Our Sabbatical stay at Balranald Cottage
We are nearing the end of our five month stay at Balranald Cottage. It has been a wonderfully comfortable home for us, seeing us through from the end of August when the machair was still in flower and the corn was still standing in the fields on the way to beach, to now, in January when despite the stormy weather we have still been able to enjoy this wonderful landscape. Walks from the house take you across the sandhills and dunes to a beautiful white beach, or around and across Loch Paible, or across the fields to Balranald bird reseve and the ruined chapel and hilltop cemetery at Kilmuir. There is wildlife to see every time you go out or sit for a while at the window. And there are endless places to visit on North Uist and on trips to the other islands in the Outer Hebridean chain. The house is fully equipped for comfort and the stone walls provide a secure buffer against the changeable weather. The sunroom at the Southern end of the house is a wonderul place to spend time in, with magical views across the machair to the loch and
the sea. We had been a bit concerned that all the appliances are run on electricity, but even at the height of the bad winter weather we only had the briefest of power cuts. Louise and Jimmy have been available by phone and e mail to help us with queries, and the neighbours are friendly. We would definitely choose Balranald Cottage again for any future stays.
Posted by Kate Archibald on 10 January 2014
Balranald Cottage just brilliant
We have been so lucky to discover this beautiful and well equipped cottage. From 11th to 18th May 2013 we hade a wonderful week, what better than seeing wildlife like otters, eagles, hen harriers and short eared owls during the day and then returning to the comfort of Balranald Cottage. A fabulous location and one we hope to return to, well done!
If you enter Wildlife in Airedale in a search engine you will find some of my photographs of the week..enjoy!
Posted by Dave and Josie Dimmock on 03 June 2013
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
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