Croft Garden Cottage

Isle of South Uist, Western Isles

Spend your days beach combing and dolphin spotting then enjoy veg from the garden for supper and settle into the beautiful rooms


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


There’s nowhere like the Outer Hebrides, far-flung islands of sublime beauty, with skies that start at your feet and light that changes by the minute. This blissful bolthole sits on the northwest tip of South Uist in 24 acres of seclusion: just sea and sky; wild flowers in the machair; sea otters and wild swans; beaches to comb. If the exterior is a touch dull, then its interior is the polar opposite โ€“ stylish, uncluttered and full of beautiful things; a little like having a suite in a London hotel for a fraction of the price. You get a kitchen/sitting room with a big window to frame the view, a lovely bedroom with rugs on floors, then a chic walk-in shower with robes to pad about in. Back in the main room there’s a wood-burner by the telly, books and maps scattered about, then fridge, dishwasher, hob and oven. Outside, the garden’s at the front with Christine’s remarkable vegetable patch behind. Endless white sands, passing dolphins, the occasional corncrake, that fabulous light… A heavenly escape.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights starting on a Saturday.
1 October - 1 April.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £111
Weekly price
from £775
1 Cottage for 2
From £1111 bed1 bedroom


This was such a special place to stay. We love the Outer Hebrides and to be on the cliff edge, so close to the sea, with sun streaming in the wonderful bay window was bliss! We left rested and refreshed.

Daniel, London

Perfection: the cottage/amenities, the coastal location, the islands, the RSPB guided walks + sun and blue skies nearly all week. The cottage is warm, spotless, fully equipped and very comfortable, Surrounded by other crofts including our hosts' own with its fruit and veg production, we think Christine/Chris have created something very special here. The Outer Hebrides-specific landscape, flora and fauna, locally sourced food, museums and other cultural and historical reference points enrich the stay. Much to see and do on foot, by bike or car. One of the very best 'Sawday' recommendations.

Simon, Frodsham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Chris & Christine Johnson

  • The flowering of the Hebridean machair from May to August is one of the most stunning wildlife events in the British Isles
  • Wilderness walking in the hills of South Uist with spectacular sea views
  • The Old Tom Morris golf course, one of the most natural links course in the world, offers a stimulating challenge to any player
  • The beautiful lochs of South Uist are renowned for game trout and salmon fishing
  • Fabulous birdwatching, migrating wild geese and swans, majestic birds of prey, diving gannets, serenading skylarks, sky dancing lapwings, piping plovers and enigmatic corncrakes.
  • Explore the outer islands by boat, visit romantic Mingulay, the Monachs or even St Kilda.