The Shieling by the Bay (Airidh a' Bhaigh)

Lochcarnan, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5PE

Type:Self Catering


  • 5 Star Self Catering
5 Star Self Catering
From £595.00

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  • Howmor beach South Uist
  • Howmor Beach and the hills of the Isle of South Uist
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Welcome to Àiridh a’ Bhàigh (The Shieling by the Bay) a luxury 5 star self-catering thatched cottage centrally located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland island chain on the beautiful island of South Uist. The cottage is an original 1800s traditional thatched cottage which has been renovated to the highest standard retaining its authentic Hebridean character with added luxuries for your relaxation and enjoyment. Handmade luxury furnishings complete with an authentic peat fire create a traditional look and feel that adds a real touch of class for that special romantic hideaway.

The cottage is an energy efficient naturally low carbon hideaway located in a tranquil unspoilt environment where an abundance of rare wildlife will entertain you in their natural habitat from your window or the secluded bay view seating area.

You can sit and relax on your private elevated view point where you may view the Isle Of Skye, Rhum, Harris, Barra, Benbecula, North Uist and St Kilda on a clear day. Only minutes walk away enjoy the finest award winning local produce from the fertile land and sea of the Outer Hebrides in the local restaurant.

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Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Airidh a Bhaighfrom £595.00 to £850.00 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.



  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Facilities
  • Electric Cooker
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Gas Cooker
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area

Leisure Facilities

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Garden
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • TV Lounge
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Lochside Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Village Location

Payment Methods

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • No Pets Allowed


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Private Parking

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  • 5 Star Self Catering
5 Star Self Catering


  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Green TourismEnergy Isles Award Energy Isles Award 2016
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020

Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

What's Nearby

  1. Look from the pier; otters are often found feeding in the bay.

    1.79 miles away
  2. The rough grassland just south of the Loch Carnan tunring is a good area for owls.

    1.97 miles away
  3. 23rd June 1746. Neil is arrested by the militia at the South Ford. He finds that Flora…

    2.17 miles away
  1. 24th June 1746. Neil realises that they are on a small island instead of being on the…

    2.6 miles away
  2. Loch Bee is a very large brackish loch which stretches from the west side of South Uist…

    2.89 miles away
  3. Can be found anywhere in the loch.

    2.97 miles away
  4. 6th June 1746. Fearing the Prince's discovery by his enemies after being a few weeks in…

    3.34 miles away
  5. Check the islands at the north-west end of the loch.

    3.5 miles away
  6. More abundant to the west of the main road. You can access the area easily as it is…

    3.5 miles away
  7. 3.58 miles away
  8. Our Lady of the Isles is a statue of the Madonna and Child by sculptor Hew Lorimer.…

    3.61 miles away
  9. 23rd June 1745. A chance meeting with some fishermen at Loch Skipport solves the problem…

    3.74 miles away
  10. Located in the northern end of South Uist, Loch Sgioport is a great placee to spot…

    3.75 miles away
  11. Occasionally seen at close range from the old pier at the end of the road.

    3.75 miles away
  12. 11th May 1746. Returning from a failed escape bid from Stornoway the Prince hides in a…

    4 miles away
  13. Liniclate beach is a stunning white sandy beach and can be accessed from the village of…

    4.08 miles away
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