Luxury Hebridean Holiday Cottage
UNAVAILABLE 2017 BUILDING WORKS
Beacon Light was designed by award winning architects Dualchas, is finished to a very high specification and set on the edge of a sea loch in North Uist with uninterrupted and spectacular views over magnificent scenery and water. It has been equipped to a very high standard has underfloor heating throughout a fully equipped kitchen with a Smeg 6 burner range with everything you would need. All linen is Egyptian Cotton and duvets and pillows are goose/duck down. In the living area there is a Bose music system with an I Pod docking station and TV with a DVD player and a library of 800 books and local maps and a Hwam wood and peat burning stove. There is a secure garden with outside teak furniture with a gate through to the loch where a kayak can be launched in the most tranquil of settings. The full picture windows bring the landscape into the house and allow you to see the rare and abundant wild life from the kitchen, dining room lounge and bedroom. It has been described by many visitors as the best holiday accommodation they have ever stayed in and many return again.
Otters and Seals are regularly seen swimming in the loch 40metres from the house and is not unusual for Red Deer to swim across the loch in front of the house. The two pictures in the gallery are taken from the garden by guests who saw the stags swimming across the loch and the otter eating a crab on the shore in front of the house. North and South Uist are a haven for bird life with c. 20 pairs of Nesting Golden Eagles and 5 pairs of Sea Eagles ---there is an eyrie opposite the house. In 2014 Sea Eagles on two occasions spent a couple of hours on a rock just outside the garden, and Hen Harriers and Golden Eagles are seen hunting regularly around the garden.
The numerous breathtaking beaches are within a 15 minute drive--- they are quiet with white sand with fantastic different colours in the sea The Machair which is a carpet of colourful flowers in spring follows the coast which is a haven of fairly rare birds including the Corn Crake and Short Eared Owl,
The Outer Hebrides climate is influenced by the gulf stream and in the winter there is rarely snow or frost. November and February weather can often be surprisingly good. The rut is normally in late October and there is considerable activity to be seen across the loch. The house is very well insulated and the peat burning stove and underfloor heating makes it a very warm place to enjoy the spectacular environment all the year round.
The Northern Lights are a fairly frequent site from October onwards and shots taken near the house are to be seen on Redkingphoto.com Visitors to the house so far have been amazed about what the Island has to offer for a holiday having previously been to Harris and Lewis and if you have enjoyed those two destinations you will really enjoy North Uist and its surrounds