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Harris-Cuckoo Cottage

44 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
6 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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. ...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. More
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About the Owner
William P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

Luskentyre is a very special place. Cuckoo is lovely, has a quirky charm that reminds me a little of Scandinavian lodges. It’s well located, listen out for the cuckoo if you sit out on the bench in the evenings. I’m sure we will return.

Date of stay: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 June 2019

We spent a magnificent week in this fantastic cottage with our two year old over Easter, and we all loved it. Very well equipped and cosy. Luskentyre is a special, magical place.

Date of stay: April 2019
3  Thank chillled
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you very much for your review, and happy to hear you had a great holiday.

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Reviewed 26 May 2019

Terrific location with stunning views, however cottage requires some attention such as, bedroom window is ill fitted and blows cold air in even when closed, kitchen taps move and could break and cause serious leak, kitchen chairs are very unstable and dowels fell out them

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank Howe1956
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Thank you for your review, John. We’ll look into your comments. Meanwhile, our housekeeper has asked for your address to send a shirt you left behind.

Reviewed 20 May 2019

We stayed in Cuckoo Cottage for a week in mid-May (and were blessed with exceptionally good weather). The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable, and is perfectly situated to enjoy the incredible Luskentyre beach - just a couple of minutes' walk down through...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank ManFromMuswell
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful, detailed review of the cottage and the island. I think you managed to cover it all! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

We stayed at cuckoo cottage at the end of March. This cottage is in a stunning location, was larger than we anticipated inside, had almost everything inside you would need and boasted fantastic views from both the living area and the large kitchen. The cottage...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank David C
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm afraid we have gone from the peaty local water supply to the new chlorinated central island supply in the last 10 years. Apologies. I'm glad you had an otherwise unforgettable holiday!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Freezer
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Kettle
Toaster
Telephone
Additional amenities & feature info
* Hand built interior features such as the box bed and staircase *Tile, slate and oak flooring *High specification insulation retaining heat in winter
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About the neighbourhood
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 exp...
How to get there
Cuckoo Cottage sits above the world famous beach at Luskentyre. It is easily accessed by car ferry and air. By Cal Mac Ferry (0800) 066 5000 it is only 15 mins from the ferry pier at Tarbert (from Uig, Skye) and an hour from Stornoway (Ullapool ferry). Cars from North Uist will take 20 minutes from Leverburgh By Air to Stornoway, from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness (FlyBE) or Aberdeen (Eastern Airways), it is very easy to hire a car from Mackinnon Self-Drive (01851) 702984, who will deliver it to the airport and pick up after your departure. Unfortunately, despite an otherwise excellent Island bus service, Luskentyre is 2 miles from the nearest bus stop.
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