Authentic Hebridean crofter's cottage, renovated to provide all the conveniences and comforts expected in the 21st C. Double bedroom, Twin bedroom, bathroom with shower, sitting room with wood-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen, garden with parking.
Eight Askernish is an authentic traditional single-storey Hebridean crofters cottage. The back door opens into a kitchen dining room with three windows giving wonderful views across the unspoilt natural crofting landscape, and amazing wildlife. The comfortable sitting room, with wood-burning stove and other amenities, enjoys views towards the hills of the east side of Uist. A hall with the front door gives access to a double bedroom, a light and airy bathroom (with electric shower over the bath) and the spacious twin bedroom with views of the hills. Most rooms - but especially the sitting area, hall and master bedroom, offer spectacular panoramic views across the crofts, the sea and mountains, with abundant wildlife. The house is equipped with good quality fixtures, furnishings and applicances, kept well-maintained and presented spotlessly clean. Although the house retains its original external character, indoors everything is firmly in the 21stC, offering all the comforts and conveniences of modern life, making Eight Askernish perfect for a holiday at any time of year. [A detailed inventory is available on request]
Askernish is a small 'township' crofts with houses scattered along a lane leading from the main road to the machair, dunes and beach of the Atlantic coast on the west side of Uist. In recent years Askernish has become more diverse and somewhat busier (that's by Uist standards - even quieter than typical for the islands in general!) due to development of private houses that are not crofts, and the restoration of the world-famous Askernish golf course, which is found in and amongst the machair and dunes. It's a quiet place, even more so out of the main holiday season, though that's when the wildlife is most abundant. The unspoilt naturally wild landscape is rich with bird life in particular, especially owls (which here are seen hunting by day), hen harriers, lapwings, oyster-catchers ... and the breezes carry the sound of waves, birdsong and the bleating of lambs. For walking, either head east into the hills - you could walk all day and not meet another person! - or explore the dunes, machair tracks (good on foot or by bike) and the beach, which go on for miles and miles. At Daliburgh - just a few minutes drive (about 10mins by bike) there's a co-op supermarket, post office, hotel with bar and restaurant, takeway, filling station, churches, library etc. There are more extensive facilities further afield in the island of Benbecula (connected by causeway or by ferry). The island and it surrounding waters are abundant with wildlife, from whales to golden eagles, orchids to rare sheep and wild ponies. And there's more to discover in neighbouring islands - just a short drive away. We are happy to offer advice or suggestions on exploring - just ask!
Isle of South Uist, Eilean Siar, イギリス