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Balranald Cottage, Isle of North Uist offers spacious self-catering accommodation for up to four in two bedrooms.  Indoors you'll find every convenience and comfort that makes for a holiday to remember at any time of year. Outdoors, there's an abundance of astonishing wildlife and the freedom to discover it. Balranald Cottage is a no smoking indoors' property. Well-behaved pets are welcome, by prior arrangement.

Accommodation comprises -

Double bedroom with with en-suite shower room.

Twin bedroom, with adjoining family bathroom

Spacious kitchen with all the usual appliances and a breakfast area. Adjoining utility with laundry facilities and space for wet clothes, boots etc. The kitchen offers views across the machair and Balranald nature reserve.

Open plan comfortable living room, with a spacious raised dining area.

Large south-facing conservatory, with wonderful outlook encompassing white sands, a huge marsh and wetland SSSI, traditional small-scale machair farming, the Balranald nature reserve, and huge, huge skies!


At Bayhead, about five minutes away by car (or a pleasant cycle ride of about 15 mins), there's a good local shop, post office and filling station. There's a wider choice of facilities at within 20mins or so drive.

With the RSPB's nature reserve an easy walk or short cycle ride away, and set within an SSSI important for wetland plant speces, Balranald has an obvious appeal for wildlife-lovers. But wildlife here in the Outer Hebrides - astonishing by any standards - is by no means limited to birds, and is certainly not confined to nature reserves!  Balranald is well situated for wildlife excursions of every kind and in every direction, but even from the cottage windows, cottage, corncrake, short eared owls, hen harriers, kestrels and golden eagles have all been seen.

And yes, there are other things to do! Beach-combing, eating out, museums and galleries, and of course there are shops offering all the necessities and more besides - including Jewellery, books, artworks, gifts. But don't take our word for it ...

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