Your escape to the magical Hebrides


The Shieling by the Bay is a 1800s traditional Hebridean thatched cottage which has been renovated to the highest standard for your peace and relaxation.


Our Story

Unique hand made furniture, exposed roof beams and an authentic peat fire.

Welcome to Àiridh a’ Bhàigh (The Shieling by the Bay) a luxury 5 star self catering thatched cottage centrally located in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland island chain on the beautiful island of South Uist. The cottage is an original 1800s traditional thatched cottage which has been renovated to the highest standard. It is full of authentic Hebridean character with added luxuries for your relaxation and enjoyment.

amazing views

Miles of some of the most amazing and peaceful beaches

The Shieling makes for the perfect hideaway for exploring the magical Hebrides. Relax at the peat fire and take life at your own pace in this truly romantic, idyllic setting.

Boat trips

Local Sea tour operators will help you explore the beautiful Southern Hebrides, from the picturesque Island of Mingulay to Berneray and as far as the Monach Isles and the amazing World Heritage site of St Kilda.

Inter-Island Day Trips

The cottage is ideally located in the middle of the Hebrides Island chain situated perfectly for exploring the Hebrides island chain and are easily explored by Car or by Bike.


One of the great pleasures of spending time on the island is the continuously changing colours and light. This makes for some great photographic opportunities.


Askernish, situated on the beautiful island of South Uist, is home to a fine Old Tom Morris links golf course offering stunning surroundings and an ever-changing challenge for any grade of golfer.

Music and culture

There are a number of festivals on throughout the year and you can learn to speak gaelic and play music or take in the rich music and culture of the Hebrides.

The Shieling by the bay

Availability and bookings

Check our live availability and booking calendar and plan your trip to unwind from the hectic pace of life in another world.


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7 Rhughasinish,
Loch Carnan,
Isle of South Uist