Car/SatNav:

Use our postcode: HS8 5TW.  We have plenty of onsite parking.  Look for the brown tourist  sign on the main road opposite the old school, a mile outside Lochboisdale. If you're heading towards Lochboisdale it's very soon after a bend to the right, with fir trees (small ones) on the right of the road. Turn here and follow the Lasgair road a quarter of a mile until you see our roadside welcome sign. Watch out for our neighbour's chickens soon after the cattle grid!

Electric car charging:

The nearest public charging points are Daliburgh School (22kW - 5 minutes drive) or Cothrom Restore in Ormlicate (50kW - 20 minutes drive). This map shows all charging locations in Scotland.

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Pedestrians/Cyclists from the ferry/Lochboisdale:

There is a short-cut via the (unlit) footpath behind the pink post-office (on your right just after you crest the rise leaving Lochboisdale). Following the path over the causeway will bring you, via a couple of field gates, to the end of the Lasgair road - we are just up on the left. Do not try to walk or cycle over our cattle grid - please use the wooden gate opposite the front door.

Airports:

Benbecula (BEB)  - flights to & from Glasgow, Inverness & Stornoway.  Benbecula airport is 45 minutes drive from Brae Lea House. Book with Loganair. Did you know that Loganair are working with a company in England to develop electric planes to fly some of their routes?

Barra (BRR) - flights to & from Glasgow, usually much cheaper than flights to Benbecula. And they land on the beach! Take a look at the video below (it's now operated by Loganair, not FlyBe). Yes, it's a different island but the bus will take you to the ferry from the airport, the ferry is only 45 minutes, and another bus will meet the ferry (hopefully) when it lands in Eriskay. And Eriskay, since you ask, is connected via a permanent causeway to sunny South Uist, journey time to our place is about 20 - 30 minutes depending on traffic (aka campervans)

Private Jet. In a hurry to get here? Private jets are like an Uber for the sky. But a teensy bit more expensive. A flight from Birmingham to Benbecula starts at around £3,000 for a propeller aircraft, or £6,000 for a jet. It's free to plan a dream flight at Private Fly.

Car Hire:

ASK Car Hire will meet you off your flight - ring to book in advance. They'll also leave a car for you at ferry ports (but may charge extra for this). Printed this out and need their number? 01870 602 818

Bus:

The island spinal service operates from Berneray ferry terminal (for Harris), just across the causeway from North Uist, south to Eriskay ferry terminal (for Barra) via all stops in-between on North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist - and will drop you at Lasgair if you ask.   Please check times as not all services run the whole route! (If you get marooned, call us and we may be able to pick you up). Check out these bus timetables.

Train:

There are no trains on Uist. Alas!

Summer: Nearest station Mallaig. Take the ferry from Mallaig to Lochboisdale from the quayside adjacent to the station.

Winter: Nearest station Oban. Take the ferry to Lochboisdale from the quayside adjacent to Oban station.

For details of train times and to book tickets, go to National Rail Enquiries.

Ferry:

All our island ferries are operated by CalMac.

Lochboisdale 1 mile: Ferries to Mallaig 3.5 hours (summer), Oban 5.5 hours (winter). Check this page for details of any delays or disruption.

Eriskay: Ferries to Barra: 11 miles, 20 minute drive. Check this page for details of any delays or disruption.

Lochmaddy (North Uist): ferries to Uig on Skye: 41 miles, 56 minute drive. The most reliable ferry, and the shortest journey time, to Uist. Check this page for details of any delays or disruption.

 

Ok, so here's that video of a plane landing at Barra beach airport.