Isle of South Uist Self Catering Cottage

Plenty to see & do in South Uist

Stilligarry Cottage is located in the peaceful village of Stilligarry in the middle district of South Uist. Based in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the cottage is the perfect location for exploring the outdoors, discovering rare wildlife and experiencing some true island culture…

Location of the former Loch Druidibeg Nature Reserve, Stilligarry has an international reputation as the heartland of rare birds and wildlife. Take a walk to the machair, a mere fifty feet away from the cottage, and witness a breathtaking array of colourful wildflowers. In the summer, this natural meadow provides a home for some of the rarest bird species in the British Isles. Keep your eyes peeled for Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Corn Bunting, Ringed Plover and (if you’re lucky) the elusive Corncrake. The area is also home to various raptors, including Golden Eagles and Sea Eagles. Otters are prevalent on the islands, as well as a much wider array of wildlife and birdlife.

The Outer Hebrides (and in particular South Uist) boast some of the finest fishing spots in Scotland. Yards away from the cottage are Loch Stilligarry and Loch Grogarry, two of the prime locations for brown trout. Permits, information on salmon fishing and other locations can be obtained from the landlord at

Stilligarry Cottage is located less that half a mile between glorious white beaches and dramatic hill terrain. To the west, the machair and the beach are walking distance from the cottage. Most of the time, you will have the beach to yourself and you can walk for miles in peace on clean sand beside the blue Atlantic. East from the cottage lies Ben Mor (one of the highest peaks in the Outer Hebrides) alongside other mountains and hill walks. Guides to walking the hills are included in the cottage as well as information on other outdoor pursuits.

Stilligarry Cottage is situated on a working family croft. Guests can say “hello” to our friendly herd of cattle and our flock of rare Zwartbles sheep. In the summer, the machair is in full bloom with picturesque hayfields and corn crops extending into the horizon. Later, in the autumn, the area is buzzing with activity as the harvest gets underway, much of which is still carried out in the traditional manner, using a binder to reap the crops which will eventually be built into corn stacks.

Stilligarry Cottage, located in the middle of South Uist is the ideal location to explore the Outer Hebrides. The Uist island chain (Berneray to Eriskay) can be explored from the cottage in a day by car. The islands host a wide range of eateries, museums and arts centres, activities for all the family including boat trips, horse riding, a swimming pool, and golf courses. Details of local amenities and restaurants are provided at Stilligarry Cottage. Neighbouring islands Barra, Harris and Lewis can all be visited for the day via short ferry journeys.

Have had a good holiday. Seen lots of awesome wildlife. House very comfortable and made to feel very welcome by Fiona. Homemade strawberry jam a hit! Loved the beach! Thanks very much!
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