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- Monty's Cottage
Monty's Cottage is a traditional Hebridean thatched cottage situated on the north-west side of North Uist. The cottage lies down a private road offering total seclusion with deserted beaches very close by and only the sound of surf and the calls of birds to break the silence.
Prior to the recent renovation of the cottage, it had lain empty for over 40 years and the restoration of this beautiful house was completed in 2009.
The name of the cottage relates to the first resident since the cottage restoration - the television presenter and marine biologist Monty Halls, whose BBC documentary series " Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape" was filmed from the cottage and throughout the Uists during the early Winter 2009. This series was broadcast on BBC television in April 2010.
Within the immensely thick walls of this uniquely situated cottage the accommodation for two includes:
Single bedroom with kingsize bed,
Charmingly appointed sitting room with multifuel stove,
Fully equipped kitchen area off the sitting room with electric cooker and hob, microwave and refrigerator,
Bathroom with bath and integrated shower.
Situated within a separate thatched outbuilding are a washing machine, tumble dryer and domestic chest freezer. The store has plenty of room for the storage of bicycles or any other large items.
Monty's Cottage is dog friendly but we would ask those wishing to bring their pets to be sensitive to the potential for conflict with local farmers and crofters of uncontrolled pets and livestock.
Please be aware that during May, June and July uncontrolled dogs can disturb the ground nesting birds that have nests close to the cottage and this may often have fatal consequences for the young birds in the nest as the skies are full of gulls that home in on disturbance and make the most of unprotected nestlings.
The cottage is set within a fenced corral to keep out the local flock of Hebridean sheep and a small number of free-ranging horses - this enclosed area is particularly useful for visitors with dogs.
For information regarding availability in 2016, conditions and booking, please follow the link below;