The remote island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland offers travellers the opportunity to see one of Scotland’s most naturally beautiful regions With staggering cliffsides and uninterrupted views of beaches and the Atlantic Ocean, a holiday in North Uist is one to remember!
Besides many attractions and things to do, visitors to the remote island will also love the wide selection of accommodations available within North Uist. Although it’s unlikely for you to find hotels in North Uist, there are plenty of cottages, self-catering lodgings, bed and breakfasts, and even camping spots for you to make full use of during your stay.
But let’s not waste any more time – kick your feet up and sit back as we cover some of the best accommodation options in North Uist.
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North Uist Cottages
Cottages are an excellent option for self-catering when exploring the broad region of North Uist and offer a chance to enjoy the solitude of the Uist’s wilderness.
Most of the cottages offer panoramic views of the silver sands and turquoise water, with calm tranquillity when you enter after a day of adventure. We’ve listed some of our favourite holiday cottages in North Uist.
Eagle’s Rest is the perfect getaway destination, and whether you enjoy wildlife spotting, spectacular views, or stunning beaches, this self-catering holiday cottage is an excellent choice.
Eagle’s Rest sits on the edge of the white sandy beaches of North Uist, and it’s easy to reach the sands for a beach day. The property has three bedrooms and offers excellent views of the Haskier Islands and St Kilda – it can even cater for a four-legged friend if you bring one with you.
If you’re looking for a relaxing retreat with close access to the beach, then Eagle’s Rest is one of the best choices!Check Online Availability
Seasmhach Agus Dileas
Come and explore one of the most beautiful vacation homes in North Uist, the Seasmhach Agus Dileas.
Translating to “Constant and True”, there are no better words to describe this holiday home’s spacious and fantastic interior. The holiday cottage is filled with things to do and accommodates up to 12 people comfortably. It sports a pool table, a large garden with astroturf and barbecue facilities, and even a cosy fire pit for your evening meals.
If you’re tackling the beautiful remoteness of North Uist with a large family or group of friends, then a stay at Seasmhach Agus Dileas should be at the top of your list.Check Online Availability
We can’t speak about Uist without mentioning the stunning accommodations in South Uist. Altabrug is an excellent example of a cottage with beautiful views from the island’s west side.
Nearby, you can reach attractions like Askernish Golf Club, Vorran Island, and the village of Carnan. You don’t have to bring a car, as the holiday home is close to many cycling trails through the Uist countryside.
Altabrug even has a terrace with some of the best views of the lochs and mountains of the region, a great way to spend an evening.Check Online Availability
On the outskirts of the village of Howmore in South Uist, Padraig’s Cottage is a luxurious cottage that houses up to four people.
The cottage has a quaint garden where you can enjoy a morning brew and breakfast with spectacular views out to the rolling heathland of South Uist. Padraig’s Cottage is remarkably close to many of the island’s most fantastic attractions – one day could have you enjoying the white sand beaches while another could be grabbing your binoculars to see the wildlife!
Every morning presents a new adventure on South Uist, so make sure to book a stay at Padraig’s Cottage for an entirely new experience.Check Online Availability
The picturesque Clover Cottage is a lovely chance to have a secluded holiday in the remote region of North Uist, far away from the bustling cities and busy roads of the world – pure tranquillity.
The Clover Cottage is found one mile away from the town of Sollas, ideal if you’re looking to pick up food and drink or want a night out amongst the friendly faces of North Uist. It is a perfect base to explore North Uist and the surrounding isles, with Vallay Island being especially popular!
Don’t pass up this private cottage if you want a quiet and relaxing stay in North Uist.Check Online Availability
2 Knockquien is an outstanding holiday cottage near the town of Carinish, with enough space to comfortably house six holiday-goers as they explore the region of North Uist.
From the cosy digs of this holiday cottage, you can visit nearby attractions like Ackernish Golf Club and the tidal island of Grimsay, but don’t forget to stop by and enjoy the beautiful beaches of North Uist.
Cap the day off by making a delicious meal using local produce with the cottage’s fully equipped kitchen, and you’ll find another night’s stay at 2 Knockquien utterly irresistable.Check Online Availability
Taigh nam Piobaireach
The quiet cottage home of Taigh nam Piobaireach on Benbecula, an island south of North Uist, allows you to enjoy a peaceful stay in one of the most northern parts of Scotland.
Nearby you can find the stunning Cula Bay, with striking white sandy beaches and rumours of hidden Viking treasures. Experience a holiday where you won’t see a soul on most days, just the balmy Scottish summer weather, soft breeze, and wildlife around you.
As secluded as this cottage is, you’re close to the amenities of the isle, so you don’t have to worry about stocking up for your entire stay when you first arrive.Check Online Availability
An Taigh Dubh
The Island of North Uist is filled with fascinating history, and at An Taigh Dubh, you can blend your accommodation with the intricate past of the island.
An Taigh Dubh allows travellers to stay in an authentic thatched cottage, commonly referred to as a black house. Fret not, though, as although the exterior is a beautifully restored house from the 1800s, the interior is thoroughly modern with all the creature comforts you’d expect from a self-catering holiday cottage.
The novelty of An Taigh Dubh is unmatched by any holiday cottage in North Uist, so if you want accommodation with a story to tell, this one is your top choice.Check Online Availability
North Uist B&B Accommodation
If you want a genuinely stress-free holiday, then a bed and breakfast in North Uist may be the holiday accommodation that you’re looking for.
With the flexibility of self-catering but with the assurance that you’ll receive a delicious breakfast every morning, the Bed and Breakfast options in North Uist are a great mix of accommodations for your holiday. Here are some of our top picks:
The unspoilt beauty of nature around the Vallay Sands Bed and Breakfast is unrivalled. This peaceful B&B is usually a top pick for visitors who want to see the island’s best beaches and magnificent turquoise waters.
The hosts of Vallay Sands, Neil and Marion, are excellent hosts and always ensure that your stay is as hospitable as possible. A night or two at Vallay Sands is cleansing for the mind and soul, and being so close to the natural beauty is blissful.
Keep your eye out for the wide variety of wildlife nearby, like golden eagles, red deer, and sea otters!Check Online Availability
Benview Bed and Breakfast
Come and stay at the family-run bed and breakfast of Benview, ideally situated on the island of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
This bed and breakfast has a clean, wooden aesthetic and provides visitors with an unforgettable stay on one of Scotland’s most famous islands. The B&B is right next to the shore and grants spectacular views of the St Kilda Viewpoint and surrounding mountains.
You get a stunning loch view from the B&B, and there is even a hot tub to enjoy during your stay.Check Online Availability
Grianaig Guest House Bed and Breakfast
Surrounded by beautiful blooming lavender plants, Grianaig Guest House Bed and Breakfast is a sublime place to enjoy your vacation in South Uist.
The House Bed and Breakfast has two great rooms with all the amenities you could ever want to live in luxury. Guests are treated to a hot cooked breakfast every morning, and the chefs at Grianaig only use the region’s freshest produce.
You can explore the nearby village of Daliburgh, with activities like hiking and cycling always available to the avid adventurer.Check Online Availability
North Uist Accommodation Self Catering
If you’re keen to find a budget-friendly homestead that lets you experiment with unique local ingredients, then a luxury self-catering accommodation in North Uist may be your holiday stay of choice!
There is a wide variety of self-catering homes in North Uist, giving you plenty to choose from based on your budget and tastes. Some offer you the lap of luxury and let you relax the day away, while others serve as outstanding, comfortable respites after the long day of exploring the island. No matter your preference, read on to discover our top picks!
Seas the Day
Seas the Day is a beautiful self-catering holiday accommodation with an excellent name – seize the day is a great attitude to tackle North Uist with.
Like its contemporary name, Seas the Day has a unique design and modern interior, ideal for two people to stay in. If you’re exploring North Uist with your better half or a good friend, Seas the Day is the ultimate homely accommodation, complete with a sitting room, fully equipped kitchen, and TV.
The property also includes gorgeous views of natural habitats of rare birds that make this island their home.Check Online Availability
There’s no better way to describe this self-catering holiday accommodation than ‘Ar Dachaigh’, meaning “Our Home”. This homely location is spacious, sporting five bedrooms that can house a large group of friends or family.
The beautiful views from the home’s terrace and garden are utterly stunning, perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Ar Dachaign is a short walk away from the town of Balemore, a picturesque village where you can stop and stock up for your holiday.
Coming to North Uist and needing a prominent place to stay for your holiday, Ar Dachaigh is one you should heavily consider!Check Online Availability
Heb Holiday is a superb self-catering holiday cottage that is a stone’s throw away from the village of Benbecula.
Nearby, you can enjoy many of the region’s great attractions, including Cula Bay Beach and Askernish Golf Club, with Gramisdale and Creagorry close by. The holiday home can accommodate up to five people, so if you’re coming to the Isles of Uist with a large family or group of friends, then Heb Holiday is the accommodation for you.
Benbecula Airport is about a kilometre away, so you can reach it within minutes of arriving on the islands.Check Online Availability
Number 8 Lochportain
Welcome to the lochside Self-catering holiday accommodation of Number 8, Loch Portain, a blissful and tranquil retreat in the haven that is North Uist.
This stunning four-bedroom house grants unrivalled views of Lochmaddy and the distant Beinn Lee hill, Number 8 gives you the feeling of being amongst the untouched nature of Scotland and far away from a busy life – Exactly what a holiday should be all about!Check Online Availability
A charming abode awaits you at Skipper’s Retreat in North Uist, home to a wonderfully modern interior that will delight any wayward traveller who wants to explore the Outer Hebrides.
This self-catering holiday accommodation is utterly luxurious and a nice respite to return to when a long day of sightseeing is over. The Retreat can accommodate up to four people, making it a great space to enjoy with a family.
You have the towns of Lingay and Oronsay a stone’s throw away.Check Online Availability
The iconic red and blue interior of the St Kilda self-catering accommodation is much beloved by travellers who come to this corner of the Outer Hebrides.
St Kilda can house up to six guests and a furry companion, with a small fly fishing loch within walking distance and fantastic views of the western isles.
You are also treated to your private garden, with a terrace that looks out to the nearby Atlantic.Check Online Availability
On the west of Nort Uist sits the Benbecula Apartments, near the village of Gramisdale. This whole apartment can house up to five people, with three bedrooms to choose from.
After a full day of exploring things to do in North Uist, enjoying an evening meal at the Benbecula Apartments is sure to highlight your day. And if you want something to do in the area, make sure to stop by the Akernish Golf Club or the town of Benbecula to enjoy the sights and sounds of the island.Check Online Availability
In the heart of Benbecula, you can find the luxury self-catering accommodation of Cuan. This opulent apartment sports room for five people within its three-bedroom homestead.
The interior of Cuan has been wonderfully decorated, boasting a modern feel that makes it easy to imagine relaxing after a day of fishing, hiking, or exploring the magnificent North Uist. All the amenities you could ever ask for are nearby, including supermarkets, restaurants, and shops – Cuan is the ideal base of operations to discover the rest of the region.
If you’re seeking stress-free and welcoming accommodation, you can’t go wrong with staying at Cuan in Benbecula.Check Online Availability
Come and explore the beautiful Balivanich and the holiday home of Winfield Views, a cosy home near North Uist.
This two-bedroom holiday home can house up to six people, but there may even be space for a pet or two if you’re so inclined. With a garden and private parking, you’re secluded from the world and can enjoy an authentic holiday experience.
You can hop by to the nearby villages of Gramisdale, Creagorry, and the Benbecula Airport is only a kilometre away from the accommodation!Check Online Availability
Holiday Home Croft 46
With stunning views out to the Atlantic, the Holiday Home Croft 46 is a peaceful holiday home on the northwest end of South Uist.
One of the best parts of this North Uist self-catering accommodation is that the sandy beaches of Uist are a stone’s throw away, meaning that when the weather’s nice, you can quit your day plans and have a spontaneous beach day at a moment’s notice!
The holiday home also provides guests with everything they’d ever need to make themselves meals throughout the day, with wifi to keep up to date with friends and family. You can five others will adore the modern and peaceful aesthetic of the Holiday Home Croft 46.Check Online Availability
Red Pepper Self Catering
Explore the Uists from the incredible chalet that is the Red Pepper Self Catering, a self-catering holiday home that sports sea and mountain views.
You can enjoy the nearby island attraction of Luirsay Dubh, with a wide variety of seabirds for you to see along your route. The chalet is spacious and comfortable and can sport up to five people within its three bedrooms. Some windows look out to nearby mountain ranges and expansive ocean views.
The self-catering holiday accommodation is popular for hiking and cycling and is a perfect location for lovers of the outdoors.Check Online Availability
Camping North Uist
Hidden in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and home to many an unspoilt beach and sea loch, North Uist is an untouched wilderness just waiting to be explored.
If you don’t want to waste any time exploring the region, then you’ll love the selection of camping and ‘glamping’ that North Uist has to offer for travellers. If you want a bedroom window overlooking the tidal island of Vallay or stunning views of the heathland, read on to find out about the camping options in North Uist.
Air a’ Chroit Luxury Pods
The single pods of Air a’ Chroit are some of the best and most popular glamping pods in Uist and feature a welcoming cottage pod that grants you views of the nearby sandy beach.
This compact space can fit four, so if you’re planning to save your budget for activities and attractions, these luxury pods are a great choice. Each pod has its terrace, complete with mountain views and views of the ocean on the west side of Uist.
This novel accommodation is for adventurous travellers who want the island’s natural beauty at their fingertips.Check Online Availability
A new addition to the glamping pods of North Uist is the Boreray Pods, a single luxury pod that sits on the west side of the island.
From its ideal location, you can pick up a cycling route around the island, hitting the major attractions and views within a day’s ride if you’re a capable rider – but we recommend that you take your cycling journey at a moderate pace. Some popular spots nearby are Loch a’ Chaolais, Beinn Bhreac and Port nan Long, which quickly fills up an afternoon on a bike.
The isle has many wonders, so why not keep the barrier between you and its serenading beauty at a minimum with Boreray Pods?Check Online Availability
Fuaim na Mara
Welcome to Fuaim na Mara, a one-bedroom chalet that comes fully equipped kitchen, satellite TV, and en-suite bathroom.
The terrace offers guests the most spectacular views of North Uist, and its proximity to the island’s white sand beaches makes it the ultimate hot spot during the summer months. If you’re a lover of the outdoors, then a few days of lazing on the beach and spotting sea eagles will be the perfect solution to your holiday woes.Check Online Availability
Other Accommodation Options in Scottish Isles
- Arran Accommodation
- Brodick Accommodation
- Islay Accommodation
- Isle of Harris Accommodation
- Isle of Lewis Accommodation
- Isle of Mull Accommodation
- Isle of Skye Accommodation
- Kirkwall Accommodation
- Orkney Accommodation
- Portree Accommodation
- Shetland Accommodation
- Stornoway Accommodation