Croft Garden Cottage
South Uist - Outer Hebrides

Ardivachar where time is governed by the seasons and the turn of the tide.

An archipelago of 120 islands, the Outer Hebrides lie 35 miles off the north-west coast of Scotland and are renowned for their stunning landscapes and wildlife. This is an ancient land, shaped by the North Atlantic oceanic climate, transformed by the hand of man and haunted by his history. With beautiful scenery, magnificent coasts and outstanding wildlife, the Outer Hebrides has a growing reputation as an exceptional holiday destination.

Ardivachar is a small crofting community on the north west tip of South Uist at the apex of a stretch of silver sand and machair which runs along the entire length of the west coast 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 with St. Kilda on the horizon and Barra and Mingulay to the far south.

Croft Garden Cottage is perfectly situated for island hopping and exploring a mosaic of hidden landscapes - from deserted beaches of silver sand with clear blue seas and the wild flowers of the machair to lochs and heather clad hills. A series of road causeways links the islands of Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray and Eriskay to South Uist, the perfect road to the isles to explore the land where the sea, sky and land converge in a stunning succession of natural vistas.

Each island has a distinctive and characteristic landscape and it takes time to discover their secrets and be enchanted by their solitude. However, for those whose gaze is drawn to distant horizons, the islands of Barra, Harris and Lewis are accessible by the inter-island ferries and there are boat trips to St Kilda, Mingulay and some of the smaller islands.

Ardivachar where time is governed by the seasons and the turn of the tide.

An archipelago of 120 islands, the Outer Hebrides lie 35 miles off the north-west coast of Scotland and are renowned for their stunning landscapes and wildlife. This is an ancient land, shaped by the North Atlantic oceanic climate, transformed by the hand of man and haunted by his history. With beautiful scenery, magnificent coasts and outstanding wildlife, the Outer Hebrides has a growing reputation as an exceptional holiday destination.

Ardivachar is a small crofting community on the north west tip of South Uist at the apex of a stretch of silver sand and machair which runs along the entire length of the west coast 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 with St. Kilda on the horizon and Barra and Mingulay to the far south.

Croft Garden Cottage is perfectly situated for island hopping and exploring a mosaic of hidden landscapes - from deserted beaches of silver sand with clear blue seas and the wild flowers of the machair to lochs and heather clad hills. A series of road causeways links the islands of Benbecula, North Uist, Berneray and Eriskay to South Uist, the perfect road to the isles to explore the land where the sea, sky and land converge in a stunning succession of natural vistas.

Each island has a distinctive and characteristic landscape and it takes time to discover their secrets and be enchanted by their solitude. However, for those whose gaze wanders to distant horizons, the islands of Barra, Harris and Lewis are accessible by the inter-island ferries and there are boat trips to St Kilda, Mingulay and some of the smaller islands.