Kelp and Canach Cottages

South Boisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TE

Type:Self Catering

From £600.00

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These identical barn conversions are situated in the peaceful and tranquil area of South Boisdale and just a short drive from the machair and sandy beaches for which South Uist is renowned. Wood-lined throughout creates the feeling of the older Hebridean cottages and adds warmth and charm. The lounge is on the upper floor and the window looks towards the beach. There is private off road parking. The two are totally private but also make the ideal solution for 2 families wanting to holiday together.

The area is traditional crofting land and seasonal activities from lambing to harvest are fascinating to observe year round. Bird life is varied from the usual suspects to more exotic migrants blown off course. Short eared owls swoop past in the evening but the real star of the show is the Corncrake which is frequently heard and seldom seen in the fields adjoining the cottage.  Ornithologists dream location!

Beachcombers can hope to find a whole collection of shells including blue rayed limpets and cowrie shells. Walkers and cycists can undertake some of the Hebridean Way which passes close by and the Machair Walk is blissful when covered in flowers from late spring to late summer.

Archaeology is abundant, free of charge and easily accessed. There is an excellent museum and cafe at the nearby Kildonan Museum which we highly recommend you visit before heading out to the sites.

Shopping is easy at the Coop in Daliburgh and a short trip over to Eriskay, across the causeway, is recommended for the well stocked community store. You can also order an Eriskay Jumper here - hand knitted by the islanders and made to measure for you personally!  These traditional fisherman's 'ganzies' are world famous and knitted to an exacting standard.

Take a boat trip with Uist Boat Tours to Mingulay to see the gannets on the towering cliffs or sail by Calmac ferry to the Isle of Barra - easily achievable in a day or head north to Grimsay and North Uist and follow the 'Food Trail'. On the way there or back don't miss the Hebridean Jewellery centre for that special gift you have always been looking for or a delicious lunch in the cafe.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Cottage£600.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Accommodation Type

  • Self Catering Holiday


  • Cot Available
  • Highchair Available


  • Bunk Beds
  • Electric Cooker
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Provided
  • Microwave
  • Towels Provided


  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • Television
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Rural Location

Payment Methods

  • American Express Card
  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Debit Card
  • Delta Card
  • Electron
  • JCB Card
  • Maestro Card
  • Mastercard
  • Solo Card
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Welcome By Arrangement


  • Private Parking

Map & Directions



  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

What's Nearby

  1. Along the west coast of South UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beach and…

    0.51 miles away
  2. The machair runs parralell to the beach and a great place to walk.

    0.76 miles away
  3. A good area to see this species during the spring and summer.

    0.96 miles away
  1. Designed in 1965 by architect Richard McCarron, this Catholic church has been described…

    1.21 miles away
  2. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beach…

    1.5 miles away
  3. Found along the coast amongst rocky pools.

    1.53 miles away
  4. Common Seals can be found along the rocky areas inshore at low tide.

    1.55 miles away
  5. A well-preserved aisled wheelhouse was excavated in 1952 in the machair at Kilpheder…

    1.59 miles away
  6. Along the west coast of UIst lies around 20 miles of stunning white beaches.

    1.86 miles away
  7. Sandy Beach looking out over the Sound of Barra.

    1.87 miles away
  8. This is a large, heavy-billed diver can resemble a goose, especially in flight.

    1.93 miles away
  9. At the very south of the Island, lies the Polachar Stone, looking out to sea.

    1.93 miles away
  10. Bottlenose dolphins can be seen in the Sound of Barra.

    2 miles away
  11. A week long event of Gaelic song, dance and music.

    2.06 miles away
  12. Kilbride House was home of Alasdair MacDonald of Boisdale. The house is no longer…

    2.33 miles away
  13. Along the west coast of South Uist is an approx. 20 mile strip of stunning white beaches…

    2.4 miles away
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