How to get here

Full travel directions to the cottage shall be emailed at the time of booking to suit your mode of travel.

By Ferry

The Southern Hebridean Islands, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay are all interlinked by causeway offering several options for getting to us by ferry. Sailing to either, Lochboisdale on South Uist, Lochmaddy on North Uist, Eriskay or Berneray gives direct access by road from the respective ferry ports to the cottage. 

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There are direct daily sailings from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Lochmaddy on North Uist and from Mallaig to Lochboisdale on South Uist. You can also get to us with ease from the Isle of Barra or the Isle of Harris with daily inter Island sailings from Barra to Eriskay and from Leverburgh on Harris to Berneray. Check the ‘By Air’ section below for fly/sail options.

By Air

Glasgow to Benbecula airport 
Loganair operates a regular direct flight service from Glasgow to Benbecula airport, approximately 20 minutes drive from the Cottage. Book your flights at

Flying from London to Benbecula is possible in less than 3 ½ hours and Loganair has a codeshare agreement with British Airways whereby flights from London and beyond can be booked at

Fly to the Isle of Barra & Sail to Eriskay/South Uist:
Fly from Glasgow to the Isle of Barra with Loganair and experience the unique landing on the world famous Isle of Barra airport beach. You can transfer the short route from Airport to Ferry terminal in a matter of minutes by taxi or enjoy a 90 minute tour of the Isle of Barra with an experienced local tour guide before catching the ferry for the short sailing across the sound of Barra to Eriskay. Pre booked car hire is available directly from the pier on arrival at Eriskay, ready for you to drive to the cottage at your own pace to start a memorable magical stay at The Shieling by the Bay.

Loganair also operates flights to Benbecula from Edinburgh and Inverness via Stornoway.


Local transport

Ask Car Hire

Telephone: 01870 602818 
Website: Ask car hire 

Laing Motors Car Hire

Telephone: 01878 700268
Website: Laing motors 

Public Transport

Details of public transport can be found on the following link Public transport

Please note that the Google street view image is out of date showing the cottage landscape from 2009 prior to completion.



7 Rhughasinish,
Loch Carnan,
Isle of South Uist