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Harris-Cuckoo Cottage Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

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.

Further details indoors

* Hand built interior features such as the box bed and staircase*Tile, slate and oak flooring*High specification insulation retaining heat in winter

Location description

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.

Further details indoors

* Hand built interior features such as the box bed and staircase*Tile, slate and oak flooring*High specification insulation retaining heat in winter

Location description from owner

The Scotland 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.

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Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 2 Sofa Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • 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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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

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About the owner

William P
Response rate:
80%
Calendar updated:
16 Aug 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Nov 2012. Located in Lewis and Harris, it has 26 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £480 to £950.

The Owner has a response rate of 80% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 16 Aug 2016.

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“Lovely Location but the cottage has problems that need to be addressed”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2016

Cuckoo cottage is very cosy for two and the location is stunning and very quiet. However there are some issues that need to be rectified. On arrival on a cold wet and windy 'summer' evening the heating was not working. The were no details of who to contact for this eventuallity. My husband eventually managed to get the boiler going again - not a good start. We are not convinced however, that the underfloor heating ever worked. The cold tap in the kitchen leaked badly throughout our stay saturating the wooden work surfaces. The doors to the downstairs shower room badly need oiling. The wooden floor on the LHS of the bedroom needs replacing as it creaks dreadfully. The 'snug' needs some more comfortable furniture. The windows in the snug and the kitchen need to be larger in order to benefit from the magnificient views which you cannot see when sat down. There are insufficent pans and dishes for cooking. There is nowhere local to eat so cooking is essential. On the plus side the bed and shower are excellent and it is a bonus to have a bath in such a small cottage.

“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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