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The Cottage

Mil Bothy was completed in 2014 for Annick Merlin's elderly mother, all on single level, with wheelchair access  and up to the door parking.


Situated overlooking Finsbay with the sea lapping against the surrounding rocks below. With vistas across the Minch to the Cuillins on Skye 18 miles south-east, and as far as 55 miles south-south-west to the South Uist hills. There is rarely a dull moment, from flat blue calm to angry nature showing its most powerful might.  


We are remote. Mil Bothy is just 100 yards beyond our house, which is 400 yards from the Quidinish road. Sit on the patio on the south side of the cottage and you forget the world you have left behind.


Living Room


The main living room and kitchen is spacious and open plan, with nothing beyond but sea and landscape.


The lounge/dining area has comfortable armchairs and settees. Mil Bothy is curtained with Harris Tweed woven by Donald John Mackay, recently awarded the MBE for his work in reviving the Harris Tweed industry, greatly aided by his late wife Maureen. Go to Luskentyre and you can see him busy at his loom.


By request we can set up a table tennis table for guests use. TV, DVD player, radio and wi-fi are all available.


"We couldn’t have found anywhere  better to stay than here at Mil Bothy. This cottage has everything that you may need or could want - whatever the weather!"    M & A W. Maidstone


The kitchen is well equipped, with cooking by gas. There is a large fridge-freezer. The generous sized walnut  worktops  double as a breakfast bar. There is a large walk-in larder, and opposite a utility area with a washing machine and microwave.


Cooking essentials are provided, with cooking oil, condiments, flour, sauces and spices, which we invite you to use freely and replace as necessary.


Hot water and central  heating is by an eco-friendly glass-fronted pellet-burning stove in the lounge, all very snug.


"Quelle magnifique demeure, quelle superbe vue."    Bertrand & Nathalie, Paris

"We have appreciated the peace and tranquility of the situation, and were

delighted with the visits of the otter in the bay."     Jim & Dorothy., Hoversham


The comfortable double bedroom has a king-size bed, plenty of wardrobe space, and more books for your bedtime reading. All linen and towels are included.



The bathroom has a walk-in shower as well as a full length bath.  All towels are provided, as well as hairdryer, bath robes and slippers, and complimentary toiletries.


There is reasonable mobile phone reception at Mil Bothy, the best network coverage is with Vodafone & EE.


Also, please note that we are very doggie-minded and have dogs. However, as we have poultry and sheep we have to say no to four-legged visitors other than guide dogs.

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