STL Licence No: 00014F

Situated in the stunning, rural Outer Hebrides, Glaic Cottage is a beautiful, traditional thatched blackhouse that has been fully refurbished, and is the perfect getaway to escape and relax. With a cosy open plan living/dining/kitchen area, a double bedroom and a shower room, it is very well-equipped and comfortable.

It was built around 1850. Originally an estate worker’s home, it became a  holiday cottage in the 1980s. When we purchased it in March 2019, it required some TLC, and major damp treatment. It is a category B listed building and is thatched with local marram grass. The outbuilding is a cleit, traditionally used for drying and storing fish and meat. The name Glaic means “glade”. As the ruins around it indicate, it was originally part of a small community, with the house at the end of the track being the school. Eabhal, the hill behind, can be seen from miles around, and provides a much- photographed backdrop to the cottage.

North Uist, Outer Hebrides

North Uist has an abundance of wild and beautiful places to visit.

The beaches are stunning, with an amazing display of wildflowers blooming on the machair, from May to July. A wide variety of wildlife inhabit the islands and the sea around them, including rare species such as white- tailed eagles and corncrakes. There are many opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and other outdoor activities.

Glaic Cottage is well placed to head north to Berneray and Harris, and south to South Uist, Eriskay and Barra.