Glaic is a traditional thatched cottage located in beautiful surroundings in the open landscape of North Uist, close to Benbecula airport, supermarket & other facilities, and is a great vantage point for exploring the Hebridean islands.
The cottage offers a cozy and homely atmosphere, with a lovely view of either sandy beaches or water (depending on the tide!). With its private and quiet location it really is a perfect retreat, however it is conveniently close to the airport, supermarket, and Lochmaddy ferry port.
The house is a traditional 2-room cottage and sleeps 4-5 people. The bedroom has a raised double bed and a single bed, as well as a desk. The living room/kitchen has a raised bed and also a sofa bed, fridge, electrical hob/oven, toaster and a microwave. There is a bathroom with a tub and electrical shower, and a washing machine. There is a vacuum cleaner, and pots, pans, cutlery and utensils, mugs, plates and glasses for you to use. As no one lives permanently at the cottage, waste must unfortunately be taken to bins elsewhere, such as the ferry terminal or the co-op. There are recycling bins for glass, etc in various locations, such as by the crossroad en route to Lochmaddy ferry terminal. Regrettably, the peat/wood burner may not be used this season because of the brand new thatch on the roof which is very dry and could easily catch fire.
I will be available via telephone if you have any inquiries.
There are various maps and books of the area available. There is no wi-fi, and mobile phone signal tends to come and go. However, there is a museum/post office/café by the ferry port in Lochmaddy and also a tearoom up the road (20 minutes away by car) which both offer a lovely relaxed atmosphere and free wi-fi.
- Ingen åpen ild utenfor huset
- No open fire outside (thatched roof!)
I am a Norwegian living in Scotland. I enjoy nature and hiking, reading and writing, ferry trips and silence, music, wine and chocolate. If I could stay permanently at my "wee hooze" in the Outer Hebrides, I would, but work and family life keeps me in the central belt for now. I feel that houses should not be left empty for long, but rather be filled with people and the sound of laughter, conversations and snoring as often as possible.