Thanks to everyone who has taking the time to leave the following comments in our Guest Book for future guests to read.

Pete and Barbara 22nd – 29th December 2018 Lake District

Unexpectedly good weather for Decemberand unexpectedly luxurious house to enjoy from. Thank You

Rob, Julie, Alfie, Ruo + Ella 20th – 27th October 2018 The Cotswolds

Lovely cottage in stunning location. Local beach walks every morning. lovely island and fantastic scenery.

Geoge Linda & Inca the dog 13th -20th October 2018 Falkirk

What a wonderful week even the weather was kind to us. Beautiful home and on a beautiful island. We managed to see Bernray to Vatersay all in a week. Will recommend you to our Family and Friends. Thank you.

Janet & Patrick 29th September – 6th October 2018 Leicestershire

“Tilleadh Dhachaidh” “Returning Home” – Our 2nd t stay and its tranquility indeed we will be back in 2019.

Andy & Claire 22nd -29th September 2018 London

Tranquility indeed! A wonderful and relaxing stay. Lots of lovely walks and a beutiful house in which to shelter from the storm. *Recommend the circular walk at RSPB Balranald -Stunning views!

Enzo & Christina 15th – 22nd September 2018 Switzerland

Had a wonderful week with lots of birds and fast changing weather. Thank you for this lovely cottage

Jayne & Paul 1st – 15th September 2018 Dumfries

Another spectacular stay, house fab as usual. Thanks for letting us use it for the past 2 weeks.

Alison Steven Janet and Geoff 4th August – 16th August 2018 Manchester

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Barra well worth a visit saw Eagles and an Otter on a walk at Loch Eynort. Best place we have stayed in. On the Community road we saw 3 Eagles also been to Tarbert on Isle of Harris worth the visit, Hope to be back to this lovely home.


Andrew and Sonia July 2018 Auchterarder (Part of the fly in at Solas Beach 30 planes!! )

Thank you for a lovely stay. What a beatiful home you have. We would love to come back.

Roger & Leslie 23rd June – 7th July 2018 N Yorks

What a fantastic fortnight – blue skies & a gentle breeze nearly every day. Fishing, relaxing, birds,wild flowers,beaches etc this holiday home is great – every mod con. We will return!

Leslie and Dot 9th – 23 rd June 2018 Edinburgh

Another lovely holiday in this fantastic house and location. ROLL ON NEXT YEAR!

Dave and Edwina 26th May – 9th June 2018 Shropshire

We’ve had an incredible 2 weeks at this beatiful property. The weather has been amazing. Its been difficult to drag ourselves away, however highlights of our stay:- Barra & Vatersay, Hosta Beach, Balranald RSPB Reserve and Bernray. Such amazing views. A very memorable 2 weeks. Thank You!

Polly and Malcolm 19th -26th May 2018 Chepstow

Brilliant house, brilliant weather and brilliant birds!! Another fabulous week with Eagles, Harriers, Waders & Owls. See you next year (and the one after that!!) Thank you so much!

Rona and Alistair 12th -19th May 2018 Wirral Merseyside

Another lovely week in this beautiful house and on this lovely island. Saw short Eared Owl and Β Eagles. Wonderful area for cycling.

Lynn and Colin 14th -28th April 2018 Salford

Thank you mark and May Good stay here, really enjoyed everything

Le Venner Family 3rd March – 7th March 2018 Surrey

Thoughly enjoyable short break for birthday celebrations. Wonderful to be back in N Uist after to long. Thank You

Reide Family 9th – 12th February 2018 (Renfrewshire)

What a beautiful house – the views, the comfort. Thank you so much x

Alex 15th – 20th January 2018

Very comfortable and beautiful house, Ideal location for a break in Uist

Steve, Pauline, Hoky and Freya 28th November -8th December 2017 (Aberfoyle)

First class home from home on a beautiful Island! 😃

Malcolm, Louise, Zoe and Cara 21st -28th October 2017 (Aberdeenshire)

A very comfortable and restful stay in a great house. 10th year on Uist but first to this lovely house. We hope to be back again.

Antony, Donna, Jaden, Ashton, Sophie and Darby (dogs) 14th -21st October 2017 (Tong, Isle of Lewis)

Had a lovely relaxing holiday in a beautiful house house in a beautiful location. THANKS !

The Blair Family 7th -14th October 2017 (Fife)

Had a wonderful week house is lovely. Will take many fond memories home- Sea Eagles, Golden Eagles, amazing starry skys and Northern Lights. God is Great!

Jane, Roy, Rocko and Boo 23rd September to 7th October 2017 (Gloucestershire)

Another great stay in a warm comfortable house. Thank you

John and Brronwyn 16th to 23rd September 2017 (West Yorkshire)

Totally enjoyed our fiorst time in the Western Isles. The sun has shone for 6 of the 7 days. We will return for a longer stay in the future. Loved the cottage thanks for everything

Deb and Jan – 9th to 16th September 2017 (Dorchester)

Had a another lovely stay here – love the extension and other changes. Dogs had a great time on their walks but where are all the rabbits on the machair?

Paula & Gordon 2nd to 9th September 2017 (Cumbria)

Another lovely week here in North Uist. Weather has been mostly showers with sunny intervals. We have managed a few sunny days by the sea. We love this house and are very impressed with the extension (and the coffee machine) We hope to return if we can find space!

Lorna and Lyndall 26th August to 2nd September 2017 (Glasgow)

Had a wonderful holiday in this lovely cottage which was well stocked with all we needed. Beautiful location for walking through the macbain down to the beach. Loved all our walks particularly the North Lee Hill.

Dot and leslie 12th to 26th August 2017 (Edinburgh)

Had a terific holiday with all sorts of weather – 4th time in this immaculately turned out house. Thoughly enjoyed it all and looking forward to next year. P.s Found this new place to for delicious coffee and cake Ceann na h’ Airigh, Grimsay (community cafe and post office)

Kevin and Sandra 29th July to 5th August 2017 (Taynult)

Beautiful House in a stunning location! Very comfortable weather been kind to us! Dont want to leave!! Hopefully be back soon, Thanks again

Roger and Lesley 24th June – 8th July 2017

What a place ! well equipped and appointed in a fantastic setting with open views in all directions. Fishings, botany, birds, archaeology, exploring new beaches, WOW!

Jen and Paul 17th – 23rd June 2017

Great !! – Dashed off due to storm!!

Ian Marie and Charlie 10th – 17th June 2017 (Ayr)

Most relaxing break I can remember, lovely cottage and so bright and comfortable.

Janet and Patrick 3rd – 10th June 2017 (Houghborough)

We have had a fabulous time here on North Uist 5* rating for the cottage with every comfort taken care of Β you have a stunning place and we both hope to return one day.

Many Thanks

John and Shaun 20th – 3rd June 2017 (Bristol)

We have had another excellent stay weather mixed but we have been out photography at dawn most days. Saw Corncrakes in all really 70 species. Cottage is wonderful with every comfort. Thanks

Polly and Malcolm 13th – 20th May 2017 (Chepstow) 3rd Year!

Another perfect week in your amazing home!! See you next year! πŸ™‚

Susie and Alasdair 6th – 13th May 2017 (Lancaster)

Where to start !? North Uist never disappoints – through camping can take the shine off a bit !- and this wonderful place made the whole week a delight. Weather was sunny every day except Friday and we have been swimming and birdwatching and haven’t driven very far at all. All we wanted was here Corncrakes finally seen! Gndivers, Skuas and Gannets, Little Terns, Corn Bunting, Sea and golden Eagle, Hen Harrier. Thank you for providing such a welcoming place to stay. 3 otters also spotted larking about in the sun!

Sharon and Kathleen 29th April – 6th May 2017 (Auchterarder)

May and Mark your cottage is beautiful we’ve had a fantatstic week, glorious weather, stunning scenery, amazing food, week has gone too quickly. We dont want to come home Thank you

Gent & Jill 15th – 29th April 2017 (Skeeby)

We were pleased my wee sister was able to join us for a week and Carl and Lizzie for a few visits and meals. Its been a wonderful fortnight on North Uist (Our 4th and last). The cottage has been surpurb base with every possible item/gadget, (except a lemon squeezer!) My first vist to Uist was April 1967 when I was the 2nd RSPBwarden at Balranald, living in a little caravan.(paid Β£30 a month for my digs) This fortnight we’ve spotted 70 species, including Sea and Golden Eagles. Around the cottage we’ve had flocks of golden Plover most mornings and Black Tailed Grduits (Icelandic Phrase). The first week many geese were flying north (Barnicle, Pin Foot and Brent) as the strong north wind became established 1,500 Geese rested up on Valley Island prior to their Northern destination. At the summit we hoped to see deer and possibly eagles but saw neither ! and we were a tad early for the Corncrake.

Ann 19th – 28th April 2017 (Worcs)

What a stunning place to stay – a little piece of paradise on Earth! Very warm cottage to return to after some hailstones!!!

Michael 23rd March – 1st April 2017 (Newcastle)

Ive enjoyed a lovely holiday bird watching, otter spoting in beautiful fresh air. The house provided Β a comfortable base, weather so kind to us only got wet once!

Andrew and Louise 19th – 25th March 2017 (Sheffield)

Thank you so much for our lovely holiday, in your immaculate beatiful home. So much thought put into everything, would love to come back.

Suzy, Michael and Wooster 11th – 18th March 2017 (Ayrshire)

Thank you so much its been wonderful xx

Jenny, Jonathan, Jag and Josie (Jack Russells) 25th February – 3rd March 17 (Inverness)

Have had a great time what ever the weather we dont mind !! Lovely house indeed we will also be back.

The Stark and Petrie Family January 2017 (Inverness & Perth)

OMG!! What an amazing house. Just love it!!

Ray and Jane with Rocco and Boo 15th – 22nd Oct 2016 (Gloucester)

Lovely comfortable home, thank you. We will be back πŸ™‚

Ruari and Calum 9th – 15th Oct 2016 (Nairn)

We’ve had a fantastic stay in your lovely home. Weather has been great too! We even spotted some local wildlife including a White Tailed Sea Eagle and Seals down at the beach. Thank you Mark and May we will be back πŸ™‚

Andrew and Tracey 1st – 8th Oct 2016 (Shrewsbury)

A fab place to stay, the attention to detail outstanding. The weather amazing no rain!! Amazing sunrises and sunsets a perfect place to recharge your batteries.

Hayley 17th – 24th Sept 2016 (Norfolk)

What a beautiful home you have! Thank you so much for sharing it. A beautiful place to slow down, be still and write some poems Thank You x

Jonne and Paul 3rd – 16th Sept (Dumfries)

Another wonderful holiday, weather not so kind but a few glorious days. Loved the improvements. See you hopefully in 2018 missed the boat for 2017 πŸ™ Thank you May and Mark you have a truly amazing home here!

Craig, Helen and Gillian 27th Aug – 2nd Sept 2016 (Annan)

Great holiday in Uist Tranquil Sands is a wonderful place to stay. We hope to return sometime soon.

Clark 20th – 27th August 2016 (Wirral)

Fabulous cottage, brilliant and beautiful place, will be back here. Great for cycling, bird watching and nature. Great golf course as well (Challenging!)

Steve and Anne 13th – 20th August 2016 (Wolverhampton)

Only a week available at our favourite holiday home but we’ve managed a good week weather wise. The tide was right for us to take a walk to Valley – what a great beach on the Atlantic side! We were lucky enough to have booked the only trip to St Kilda this week, an amazing, exhausting experience. We went with ‘Go To St Kilda’ who picked us up at Berneray Harbour. Not a trip for light weights, tough crossing out but very informative guide and a bucket list adventure! Still love Polachar Inn and Lochmaddy Hotel for food, wanted to try Westford Inn but you need to book! Next Time!

Christine Mark and Hugo 30th July- 12th August (Bonnybridge)

We had a very relaxing and peaceful 2 weeks holiday. The extension is fab and adds to the lovely home. Our weather has been mixed but we have enjoyed getting out and about. Hugo has had a great time chasing rabbits and running on the beach. A great holiday home and im sure we will be back!!

Alex and Irene 4th – 7th August 16 (Kilmarnoch)

We enjoyed our few days in your beautifully designed and equiped house. Loved bird life- saw hen harrier, lapwing, short eared owl, pied wagtail, linnet, dunnock and meadow pipit. weather sat and sun very windy.

Linda and Paul 18th June – 2nd July 2016 (Maldon)

Great Holiday – fantastic views and wildlife. When the sun is out its stunning. Lovely relaxing holiday home. Thank you

Leslie, Dot and Robbie the dog 4th – 18th June 2016 (Edinburgh)

Sweet holiday with fantatstic weather most of the time – new extension fabulous! Looking forward to our 4th visit next August. Many thanks again.

Mark, Brenda and Corrie the dog 28th May – 4th June 2016 (Newburgh)

Our second visit to this house – extension fantastic – watched Corn Crake from window. Great walks a dog walkers paradise, felt like home. Weather been kind to us, saw such a variety of birds. Thanks again

Polly and Malcolm 21st – 28th May 2016 (Chepstow)

Perfect week! Sun shone every day and the house is just fantastic! Highlights, watching SE Owls, Hen Harriers chasing Cuckoos, WT Sea Eagle and Artic Skua, Black Billed Cuckoo!! Thousands of waders on seaweed at high tide. Corncrakes, Red – Necked Phalaropes on Loch Mhor. Thank you so much for providing such a perfect home to come back to every evening!

Reg and Julie 14th – 21st May 2016 (Chester)

Such a beautiful home in a glorious location. Really thrilled that we saw the elusive Corncrake (twice), just across the field from the house, seems to like long grass on the fence lines. Also saw amongst many other birds, numerous sightings of the Short Eared Owl. Unfortunately though no Otters or Eagles, perhaps next year we’ll be lucky. Thank you for giving us such a lovely place to stay.

Irene, George and Izzy the dog 7th – 14th May 2016 (North Yorks)

Fabulous week -amazing hot sunny days. White sands turquoise beaches, loved the house. Izzy tried to rid the sand dunes of rabbits but failed miserably, tired dog every night!

Gribbons + Lexi and Fionn (Whippets) 30th – 6th May 2016 (Lismore)

We thoroughly enjoyed our week. The house is really beautiful and immaculate. Our whippets had a great time-Lexi managed to jump over the cattle grid so dog owners beware! The location is fantastic as you can see the sea from the window. The weather was wild so didn’t get to the places we’d planned to go so hopefully we will get back. Many thanks from the Gribbons

Kath 23rd – 30th April 2016 (Lancashire)

Enjoyed a wonderful week with Mike and Sue in your extremely welcoming bungalow. It was refreshing and relaxing in spite of snow, hail rain etc, we still went out. When the weather was bad we were entertained by sheep.

Mike, Sue and Keira (Greyhound) 23rd – 30th April 2016 (Dingwall)

After more than 35 years visiting the Outer Hebrides we have had many lovely holidays and gone home with happy memories. This year has been no exception dispite the snow, hailstones and wind!! What a well appointed and comfortable cottage. Thank you! 2017 is already booked!

Lynne and Pete 16th – 23rd April 2016 (Inverness)

A beautiful immaculate home, so bright with sheep and lambs to entertain. Just a really relaxing and peaceful break. God bless xx

Dorothy and Mike 10th – 17th October 2015 (Glen Fincastle, Pitlochry)

Highlights of the holiday- the weather -sunshine -everyday! Otter ambling along the beach at Traigh Bhalaigh and seals jumping out of the water at Burgh on Berneray. The white sands are amazing dog heaven – able to roam free for miles.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful house.

Phill and Gill Allder 19th – 26th September (Kendal Cumbria)

Great time in North Uist. Just love the house. Watched white tailed eagles, otters and countless waders. Weather was wild but plenty of sunshine.

Deb Carrington 12th -19th September 2015 (Dorset)

Best holiday house in North Uist! We have had a supurb holiday here and the dogs have loved all the walks from the house + all over the 3 islands. We will be back and thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Leslie and Dot Pendreigh 29th August – 12th September 2015

Had another marvellous holiday here in this lovely house – so lucky with the weather too.
Great walks from the house – a dog walkers paradise – and many other days out. Looking forward to next year here and hope all the building goes well.
Thanks again

John Macdougall 8th -15th August 2015

Beautiful, cozy base for exploring. Born at no8 so the views over the mach air was my playground as a child. Go to the next bay North of Hosta Beach for wild surf

Viv and David Hawley 27th June – 4th July 2015 (Lairg Sutherland)

Violet and Brian 13th – 27th June 2015 (East Lothian)

Lovely relaxing 2 weeks. Corncrakes in garden neally everyday. Redshank chicks in garden otter sitting eating fish on rocks at Baille Sear, wonderfull site. Go out a night plenty deer to be seen on committee road. Thank you Mark and May

Blackwood and Elma 6th June – 13th June 2015 (Auchterarder)

Sally and Ken 23rd May – 6th June 2015 (Forest of Dean Gloucester)

Weve enjoyed our 2 weeks here and the rain and wind haven’t stopped us going out every day. Loved having 2 corncrake in the garden plus a redshank who visited daily. Wonderful to have beautiful beaches on oour doorstep.Great place to stay, very comfortable and well placed.

Anne and Chris 16th – 23rd May 2015 (Peterborough)

Thank you for a wonderful week! A perfect place to stay watch out for the corncrakes! on the lawn we have seen them every day

Gareth Bonnie and Claire 2nd – 16th May 2015 (Oxford)

David, Mo, Belle and Skye 25th April – 2nd May 2015 (Fort William)

We have had a fantastic week too many favourite things. Walking from here to Balranald. The St Kilda View Point, Langass Hill, ancient things and wood with Hercules, all the lovely Beaches. The Lapwing, Golden Plover and all the Coastal Birds. The wee Lambs are very entertaining. The Corncrake and Snipe we heard after dark.

Christine, Mark and Hugo 18th -25th April 2015 (Bonnybridge)

Richard and Pat 7th – 14th March 2015 (North Yorkshire)

Thoughly enjoyable week whilst touring the islands. Thank you for an excellently presented “cottage” Slante!

Bry and Kieran 14th – 21st Nov 2014 (Newquay)

Beautiful place, lovely views! Very enjoyable week! Thank you

John Hall 31st Oct – 3rd November 2014 (Milford on Sea)

Lovely break Thank you

Karl, Fran, K and Hector 18th – 27th October 2014 (Preston Lancs)

What a beautiful place, lovely sunsets, dramatic winds and breath taking beaches. Dog walkers heaven, Lochmaddy was a delight for Kayaking (we bought our own) Beautiful landscape and wildlife. The house is very well equipped, spacious with great views. All in all it’s wonderful and we will be back in the near future. Thank you

Gavin, Lorraine and Graig Baxter 11th – 18th October 2014 (Auchterarder)

What can we say? We fell in love with this beautiful place! One of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had with the added comfort of this gorgeous house which is equipped to a very high standard. We have made fond memories here and will be back.

Mark and Brenda Friel 4th -11th October 2014 (Newburgh Fife)

Thank you both for a great house. The weather was kind for us and we went all over the island walking with corrie our dog. This is so hard to beat for location. Thanks again May and Mark xxx

Mr and Mrs Belshaw 27th Sept – 4th Oct 2014

An absolutely amazing cottage in a stunning location. The cottage is well equipped for everything just great. Thank you

David and Carolyn Berwick 20th -26th September 2014 (Wirral)

Jayne and Paul Bunch 6th – 20th Sept 2014 Dumfries

Leslie and Dot 30th – 6th Sept 2014 (Edinburgh)

We loved Tranquil Sands – it has everything one could want and so comfortable we did lots of walking and sight seeing and looking forward to returning for 2 weeks next year.

Christa and Gunta Rupp 9th – 23rd August 2014 (Austria)

Peggy and Susie August 2 – 9th 2014 (Bucks and Cornwall)

MacDonald Family 5th- 12th July 2014 (Isle of Lewis)

Fantastic fishing at Galtersay and Strumore and walks at Eriskay and Valley especially. This accommodation is truly sensational! Well done and we will be back very soon.

Carrie and Tony 28th – 5th July 2014 Lincoln

Vivienne and Peter 21st – 28th June 2014 (South Yorkshire)

Denise + Jeff, Helen + Dan 14th – 21st June 2014 (Sheffield)

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