Things To Do
The cottage is in a great location to enjoy the peace and tranquility of island life. Fishing, walking, bird watching are major attractions of the island and neighbouring islands are also easily accessible and well worth a day-trip, which can be easily arranged. The western isles are famous for its varied wildlife ranging from golden eagles & buzzards to seals & dolphins.
Across the causeway to Eriskay you can see the location of the sunken ship SS Politician which inspired the novel and film whisky galore . Eriskay was also were Bonnie Prince Charlie landed in 1745 and Prince's Beach on which he landed is now named after him.
In the summer months there is plenty to do including a week long festival called ceolas which celebrates music, dancing and all different instruments. There is also South Uist Highland games which includes a variety of things such as dancing and piping.
The cycle hebrides site offers infomation on cycle routes around the islands and provides useful information including events, distances and stories from other cyclists. Cycle hire is available from Howmore.
At Askernish there's a golf course and an artist's studio. From here you can access about 20 miles of sandy beach which stretch up the west coast of the island in complete contrast to the hilly east. If you are lucky, you might see seals popping their heads out the water. You are quite likely to see noisy oyster-catchers (black and white birds with long orange beaks).
There are around 2000 lochs between South Uist, North Uist & Benbecula which have varoius types of trout. A permit is required for sea-trout fishing which is available from the local estate.