South Uist holiday cottage: Taigh Mairi Anndra

Romantic thatched cottage for two

Taigh Mairi Anndra is a romantic, traditional croft cottage for two. This South Uist holiday cottage is ideally situated for exploring the Isle of South Uist and it’s neighbouring islands in the Outer Hebrides.

Accommodation overview

Sleeps: 2

Bedroom: 1

Bathroom: 1

Taigh Mairi Andra is a one-bedroom thatched cottage which has been restored from a ruin to offer a luxury holiday hideaway which is perfect for a couple.

The restoration consists of a traditional thatched roof made from rushes and the original stone walls of the Hebridean croft cottage. The cosy cottage is made up of an open plan kitchen/living room with a bathroom and one bedroom.

This romantic retreat is set in a rural location on a traditional working croft in the village of North Glendale, on the eastern side of the Isle of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. The holiday cottage’s location means you have stunning views to enjoy. Look out over the hills or to the shore heading out to the Minch. The nearest beach is only a 10-minute drive away and the Isles of South Uist and North Uist have so many more amazing beaches to explore.

Taigh Mairi Anndra & Margaret Fay Shaw

Margaret Fay Shaw, Gaelic folklorist and collector of traditional Gaelic music, stayed at Taigh Mairi Anndra with the MacRae sisters. She collected and transcribed Gaelic songs from South Uist for her book Folksongs and Folklore of South Uist.

Facilities include:

  • washing machine and tumble dryer,
  • fridge / freezer
  • oven
  • outdoor washing line
  • electric heating throughout the cottage
  • bath and shower
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Sky
  • WiFi

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Maria’s Local Tips for holidays on the Uists

Maria, owner of Taigh Mairi Anndra, took some time to share with us her top tips for things to see and do on the Uists.

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Isle of South Uist HS8 5UD Scotland GB
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