Monday 1 July 2024

Airidh an Dobhrain Grimsay Island, Island of Benbecula, Western Isles

Airidh an Dobhrain Grimsay Island, Island of Benbecula, Western Isles

Welcome to Airidh an Dobhrain, a picturesque former cottar's cottage nestled on the shores of Loch Kilerivagh on Benbecula in the Western Isles. This remote and isolated location offers a perfect retreat for two, with only the company of a variety of seabirds residing on the nearby islands.

Accommodation at Airidh an Dobhrain is designed for comfort and tranquillity. The fully equipped kitchen features modern appliances including an induction hob, fan assisted oven, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, and a fridge with a small freezer box. For laundry needs, there's a washing machine located in the adjacent shed's laundry room. 

The cozy living room boasts a beautiful log-burning stove with a solid oak fire surround, complemented by satellite TV/DVD player (with catch-up TV services), a music system, and a Bluetooth speaker for entertainment. 

The bedroom is adorned with a delightful four-poster bed draped with lightweight curtains, accompanied by a pine wardrobe with a drawer below. Bed linen and towels are provided for guests' convenience. 

The bathroom offers a luxurious experience with a superb walk-in shower featuring a high-pressure twin-head shower unit, underfloor heating, and a heated towel rail.

Outside amenities include a laundry room equipped with a washing machine, sink, wet coat/boot storage, dehumidifier, and drying rack for laundry on rainy days. Guests can also utilize a 3kW Rolec EV charger, an outside tap, logstore, herb boat, and gates providing direct access to the headland and shore adjacent to the cottage.

Surrounded by diverse wildlife, Airidh an Dobhrain is a haven for birdwatchers, offering opportunities to spot many species of birds and the occasional otter in the water.

Visiting Benbecula and exploring the Western Isles from this base is a treat for beach enthusiasts, as the islands are renowned for their stunning sandy beaches lining the west coast of the Uists.

Airidh an Dobhrain promises a peaceful and memorable stay, where guests can truly disconnect and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Western Isles.

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