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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
North Uist, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Lindsay-A...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A breathtaking retreat!”
Reviewed August 18, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed at Loch Portain for a week in August 2015 and were vastly impressed by the beautifully situated accomadation. It has recently been renovated to a high standard and superbly equipped to cater for your holiday in the magical islands of the Hebrides. It was quite something to wake up every morning to the awe-inspiring view enhanced by the panoramic view offered from the kitchen. It also affords you to see the wildlife, including white tailed eagles. Words can not describe how idyllic this place is and how it offers true beauty and relaxation. One could easily believe themselves to be witnessing the views Brontë vividly described in 'Wuthering Height'.

We visited huge white sandy beaches, nature reserves, ancient monuments and the local villages. We often had the beaches to ourselves. It is perfectly situated as quite close to Lochmaddy which offers wifi and delicious food. North Uist is really a hidden gem and a perfect place for an adventure.

We left feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. We had a fabulous time and hope to come back soon. I would recommend this place to anyone in a heartbeat as nothing can surpass these views or having a cosy night infront of the peat fire.

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“Perfect !”
Reviewed May 20, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Loch Portain House is perfectly situated above a quiet remote loch on the East side of the Island some 6 miles from Lochmaddy.
Particular care has been made to ensure that everything is there for your perfect stay whether it be summer or winter.....the peat fire along with the stunning views over the water make for a romantic break or a cosy stay. There has been great care taken by the owner to ensure that it is like a home from home. I cannot think of anything more that could be done here and I hope to return there in Winter when the weather will be dramatic. The only thing I would say is that you need to make sure you have plenty supplies when you are staying there as the local shop in Lochmaddy is basic but ample.
I enjoyed my stay tremendously. Thank you

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Liked least: nothing
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“Modern luxury in idyllic surroundings.”
Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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This is a lovely holiday cottage,incorporating a very good standard of accomodation.It is surrounded by the most remote and unspoilt scenery, with an abundance of wild life. We will certainly be back.

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