Isle of Harris holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and telephone and rural retreat

Harris-Cuckoo Cottage

from £69 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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22 reviews

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1 / 11 Cuckoo Cottage overlooking Luskentyre Beach

Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 270765

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Cuckoo Cottage features both traditional and contemporary elements to create a comfortable and easy environment to make a holiday base as effortless as possible. It's underfloor heating provides an unobtrusive ambient temperature even in winter, and the large south facing ground floor windows look directly onto the Harris hills, sea and the island of Taransay.

The cottage is perfectly situated to explore Harris and Lewis, with easy access for hill-walking, visiting historical sites, and walking the miles of white sand beaches which have made the area so famous. The cottage is only metres from the dunes and beach of Luskentyre, providing a constantly changing, highly photogenic experience during every season.

The Hebrides region

The Outer Hebrides are located in one of the most remote parts of the UK, sitting off the NW of Scotland in the Atlantic. It's climate and topography are therefore different the mainland, providing the visitor with wild extremes of weather and landscape, which is always spectacular.

It is a land of contrasts, with high mountains of ancient rock, and soft white sand disappearing into turquoise water. The Atlantic wind can blow in a squall in minutes, and be back in sunshine just as quickly. Interestingly 2012 found the highest UK sunshine levels in this area.

It is an area which traces a long history, through thousands of years, leaving whole landscapes of monumentation, and remote remains of long abandoned communities. Wildlife abounds in the hills and the sea.

A hauntingly romantic past sits side by side with the enterprise and determination of the crofting communities which are making a strong impact onisland life

Isle of Harris

Harris is the perfect holiday location for outdoors activities. There are wonderful routes for hill-walkers, both difficult and easy, giving spectacular views, with opportunities to see eagles, deer and historical remains. There are lots of guided walks available which can explain the intricacies of the natural and cultural heritage.

Trips can be made to the remote islands of St Kilda, loch or sea fishing can be hired or sea life tours taken around the east coast bays.

Cycling and surfing are increasingly popular, and surfing is now beginning to take advantage of the long Atlantic rollers which constantly break on the west coast. Simply sitting on a sand-dune or boulder listening to the sounds of the island can be the most relaxing and spiritual experience.

Recently there has been an explosion of culinary delights in Harris, and it is possible to explore the island sampling new treats daily at the numerous cafes and restaurants popping up in the remotest places, and which can often be a destination in themselves.

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 family bathrooms, 1 shower rooms


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Sea view
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

William P
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01 Feb 2016
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United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English

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“Beautifully designed cottage in the most stunning location”

Reviewed 18 May 2013

We had a wonderful two weeks staying in Cuckoo Cottage. It's location is perfect, each morning I could go for walks on the beach (with new born baby) and my husband could do a good training run up & down Beinn Dhubh. Even during the downpours you could watch the ever changing light from the comfort of the cosy sitting room & kitchen. It is the place to unwind and relax. All the finishing touches from the Cole & Lewis soaps to having many comfy nooks and crannies to read books in, just made it for us. Plus we were very grateful to there being a few useful sundries in stock before we made it to the shops. A very spoiling time, we'd love to return soon.

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