Croft Garden Cottage

Over the Sea Beyond Skye


The Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles)  lie 35 miles west of the Scottish mainland and to the west of Skye. This archipelago stretches from the Butt of Lewis in the north to Barra Head in the south approximately 130 miles. There are over 100 islands and skerries, including the distant outlying islands of St. Kilda, Sula Sgeir and Flannan Isles, but now only 15 of the larger islands are inhabited.
With beautiful scenery, magnificent coasts and outstanding wildlife, the Outer Hebrides has a growing reputation as an exceptional holiday destination. South Uist has some of the most beautiful and quietest beaches you could hope to find.
On the north west tip of South Uist, Ardivachar is at the northern end of a stretch of silver sand and machair which extends to the southern tip of the island. Croft Garden Cottage, on the west side of Ardivachar Point has stunning views of the North Atlantic: the nearest landfall due west is Newfoundland. On a clear day your view will include North Uist and the Monach Isles to the north west with St. Kilda on the horizon and Barra and Mingulay to the far south

Google Location Map: please note that Croft Garden Cottage has been renovated and the garden developed since the Google satellite photographs were taken


By Ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne operate car and passenger ferries to all the islands all year round: Ullapool to Stornoway (Lewis); Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris) and Lochmaddy (North Uist); Mallaig to Lochboisdale (South Uist) and Oban to Castlebay (Barra).
For all ferry journeys it is advisable to book vehicle space well in advance
Ardivachar is almost equidistant between the two ferry terminals: Lochmaddy – 27 miles; 40 minutes and Lochboisdale – 23 miles; 35 minutes
A ferry service links Lewis and Harris to Berneray, and Eriskay to Barra and Vatersay. The remaining islands from Berneray in the north to Eriskay in the south are linked by causeways.

By Air

You can fly direct to Benbecula from Glasgow and via Stornoway (Lewis) from Inverness, Edinburgh or Aberdeen.
From London, Manchester or Birmingham you can be in Benbecula in under 5 hours. There are regular air services between Lewis and Benbecula.
Ardivachar is 14 miles; 25 minutes from Balivanich Airport, Benbecula
Please note that public transport is very limited and visitors travelling by air will need to hire a car which can be collected from the airport. Seats are limited and it is advisable to book well in advance.

Croft Garden Cottage

Luxury Holiday Cottage on the South Uist Coast

Ardivachar :: South Uist :: Outer Hebrides


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