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'Bagh Alluin', beautiful bay, a brand new B&B situated in one of the most beautiful places in the Western Isles. Designed by Reynolds Architecture ltd, Dingwall.




Located at less than a mile from the Atlantic Ocean, B&B Bagh Alluin on the Isle of Baleshare is the perfect place to stay. The spectacular views from the windows are breathtaking. Surrounded by machair croftland the whole atmosphere is one of tranquility and peace. Baleshare has the European status of 'Special Area of Conservation' and it is well-known and loved by birdwatchers from all over the world. In the summer Dunlin, Lapwing and many other species of wader breed alongside a variety of ducks which sometimes include Wigeon and Shoveler. An Arctic Tern colony is in easy walking distance. There are still one or two pairs of Corncrakes on Baleshare and their rasping calls might be heard from your window on a still night. Hen Harriers are a regular sight while further afield on North Uist there is a good chance of seeing Golden Eagle and even White-tailed Eagle. Autumn brings a number of unusual visitors which in recent years have included several Buff-breasted Sandpipers (blown off course from North America). Winter brings Whooper Swans along with Barnacle Geese to join the resident Greylags. Recent unusual visitors at this time have been Lesser Scaup (another North American visitor) and the impressive Snowy Owl. In the summer the machair is covered in a bewildering profusion of flowers which are visited by many species of bumblebees including the endangered Great Yellow Bumblebee. Otters are yet another attraction and can often be encountered along the shore or at the lochs.





The B&B is situated on top of a wee hillock and guarantees you panoramic views. Eaval, Ben Mhor, Hekla, the Monach Isles with it's lighthouse and the uninhabited Isle of Kirkibost can be seen from your windows.


The area is rich in wildlife and places to explore. Sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, mountains, fresh water lochs, wee villages and harbours. Bagh Alluin provides a comfortable base to come home to after days spent walking, fishing, bird watching, soaking up the scenery or having enjoyed the artwork of the many artists that have the Uists as their home.








Daisy from the shore, beach wave, sweetmeal of the sea, all different names for this beautiful flower that grows on the saltings in front of Bagh Alluin.




The dead end road to the neighbours is often used by cattle and sheep.