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The Shieling by the Bay


Originally built in the 1800s, Àiridh a Bhaigh which translates as “The Shieling by the Bay” was once a dwelling for a herdsman’s family who would have watched over cattle and sheep on the headland.

The cottage is now a luxurious and sympathetically restored one bedroom cottage that comfortably sleeps up to two people. Unique hand made furniture, exposed roof beams and an authentic peat fire create a traditional look and feel that adds a real touch of class to this high standard Outer Hebrides accommodation.
The cottage is underfloor heated throughout and double glazed for added comfort.
Free WiFi is available throughout.

The cottage is naturally eco-friendly by its original design and we have incorporated discrete modern day environmentally friendly systems to reduce and minimise its impact on the environment.

The Shieling bedroom is floored with elegant hand cut elm wood and uniquely furnished with a classic rustic hand made double bed, luxurious mattress, wardrobe and chest of drawers. A hairdryer and ghd straighteners are provided for your use.

The spacious bathroom is fitted with a luxuriously deep traditional freestanding bath for a truly peaceful and relaxing bathing experience to soothe your soul. A separate Daryl Hydra Classic shower will rejuvenate and bring you back to life in the morning with its invigorating body jets and rain shower system. The finest towels and linen are provided.

The combined open Shieling lounge and dining area with heated slate floor, exposed roof beams, peat fire and luxury seating create a traditional and relaxing ambience ensuring you unwind for a truly enjoyable experience. A flat screen HD TV, DVD, SKY TV and portable bluetooth speaker are provided for your use.

The kitchen contains a full sized Rangemaster cooker complete with Wok burner and griddle which is ideal for cooking the fresh shellfish freely available from the shores around the cottage. A spacious dining table and 4 chairs are provided.

There are several seating and relaxation areas externally for your private use with amazing views across the Inner and Outer Hebrides. Relax and watch the sunset across Burn Rock Bay whilst the wildlife of the day entertains you unannounced. Seals, Otters, Eagles, Corncrake and many more are regular visitors.


The Shieling is 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 of Creag Loisgte (Burn Rock) where you may view St Kilda, The Isle Of Skye, Rhum, Harris, Barra, Benbecula and North Uist. Only minutes walk away enjoy the finest award winning local produce from the fertile land and sea of the Outer Hebrides in the local award winning restaurant.

The Shieling makes for the perfect hideaway for exploring the magical Hebrides. Relax at the peat fire and take life at your own pace in this truly romantic, idyllic setting.

The islands offer you miles of some of the most amazing and peaceful beaches and hills where you can unwind from the hectic pace of life in another world. Whether you are looking to escape for a romantic break in the Hebrides, play the old Tom Morris golf course, relax and unwind or experience the magic of the Hebrides, The Shieling by the Bay will treat you to them all.

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