The Outer Hebrides (or Western Isles) lie 35 miles west of the Scottish mainland and to the west of Skye. This archipelago stretches from the Butt of Lewis in the north to Barra Head in the south approximately 130 miles. There are over 100 islands and skerries, including the distant outlying islands of St. Kilda, Sula Sgeir and Flannan Isles, but now only 15 of the larger islands are inhabited.
With beautiful scenery, magnificent coasts and outstanding wildlife, the Outer Hebrides has a growing reputation as an exceptional holiday destination. South Uist has some of the most beautiful and quietest beaches you could hope to find.
On the north west tip of South Uist, Ardivachar is at the northern end of a stretch of silver sand and machair which extends to the southern tip of the island. Croft Garden Cottage, on the west side of Ardivachar Point has stunning views of the North Atlantic: the nearest landfall due west is Newfoundland. On a clear day your view will include North Uist and the Monach Isles to the north west with St. Kilda on the horizon and Barra and Mingulay to the far south
Google Location Map: please note that Croft Garden Cottage has been renovated and the garden developed since the Google satellite photographs were taken