UK Scotland Scottish Isles Uist North Uist Baleshare Bothies

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
A cosy self-catering glamping pod situated in the peaceful crofting community of Baleshare, North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.

The Owner Says

We are located metres from the shore of Baleshare Beach, where there are breath-taking views all around.
The pod can comfortably sleep 2 people, allowing room for a maximum of 4 people.
The pod offers:
- Double bed,
- Two seater small double sofa bed,
- Lavatory with wash hand basin and freestanding shower cubicle,
- Equipped kitchenette,
- Electric hob,
- Microwave,
- Small fridge freezer,
- Electric kettle and toaster,
- Folding 4 seat dining table and chairs,
- TV,
- Electric heater,
- Outdoor dining area with picnic bench and firepit/grill.
Private parking is available in a small carpark to the side of the pods.
Dogs are not permitted to stay in our Heisgeir pod.
Smoking is not permitted.

Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Book with complete confidence at Baleshare Bothies with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:

  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
  • Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
  • Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
  • In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
  • Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered

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About Baleshare Bothies

Suitable For

Glamping only. Up to two dogs are permitted per pod.


Walking and enjoying the quiet, emptiness of the Outer Hebrides is usually the main attraction here and Baleshare's long, white beach is a wonderful place for a swim on a calm day, looking across at the Monach Islands. Leaving Baleshare and heading on to North Uist mainland, Langass Woodland is a 15-minute drive from your pod – follow the marked trails through the woods there and look out for the blue-black-striped dragonflies – and it's 15 minutes, too, to Pobull Fhinn Stone Circle, which dates back to the second millennium BC and is the most well-known stone circle in the Uists. The circle of 24 standing stones overlooks Loch Langais, with portal stones marking the entrance. It's a 10-minute drive, or hour and a half walk each way to Teampull na Trionaid ("trinity church"), a ruined 13th-century Augustinian nunnery at Carinish that makes for an intriguing monument to walk out to, with views back over the sound to Baleshare Island.

Food & Drink

The Westford Inn (01876 580653) is a cosy, dog friendly pub, located just over 10 minutes away in the car. During the summer they host mini beer festivals but throughout the year they have lots of other events on, like cocktail nights, pub quizzes and traditional music nights. Langass Lodge (01876 580285) is another great local spot, around 15 minutes away in the car, their daily changing menu uses local food to produce modern Scottish cuisine. A little further to get to, but still under 20-minutes away, is Lochmaddy Hotel (01876 500331), their fresh seafood options change daily on their specials board, with Lobster dishes and Scallop meals leaving you spoilt for choice, but make sure to leave room for dessert, prepared by manager and pastry chef Eilidh.

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


A cosy pod which sheltered against the elements and provided a great base from which to explore the island.

The pod was comfortable and easy to be in. Small, but adequate. I appreciated the solid structure when the wind blew a gale and the rain sheeted down. Then when it cleared it was delightful to open the door and the window and be in the middle of nature. The owners responded swiftly to emails and were flexible when I needed to change my dates. A small mix up over the time of accessing the pod was smoothed over by charming turn over staff who made sure everything was OK. The shower needs a bit of attention in that it never really got hot, which combined with low pressure was disappointing. It would have been useful to have some basics for cooking i.e oil, vinegar, salt, pepper as these are difficult to purchase for short stays. I also missed some kind of reading light/lamp for when I was in bed. Otherwise a very pleasant stay.


Baleshare Bothies is located at Baleshare Bothies, Baleshare, North Uist, Western Isles, HS6 5HG

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Getting There

The pods are located a little over three miles from the main road in North Uist (A865), over the short causeway to the island of Baleshare. If travelling from the north, you’ll want to turn right off the A865, cross the causeway and at the first crossroads you come to (a mile and a half after the causeway) turn left and follow this road to Baleshare Bothies.

No, we are quite remote so it's best to drive.