Features

  • Visit Scotland 5 star award
  • Fabulous Scarista beach to the front of the house
  • Harris Golf Course close by
  • Free access pass to the course for all 6 guests
  • All en suite bedrooms
  • Luxurious accommodation
  • Owner's croft is next to the cottage
  • Corncrakes frequently heard (but elusive!) in spring and summer months
  • Scarista House restaurant a short walk away
  • Sailings to St Kilda
  • 1 1/2 hour drive to Stornoway , Isle of Lewis
  • Ferries to other islands - North Uist, South Uist, and Barra
  • Linen and towels included
  • Oil and electricity included
  • 2 dogs welcome - £20 per dog
  • No smoking

Accommodation

  • Curved entrance hall
  • Spacious sitting room with mezzanine viewing gallery and seating area/dining room/kitchen
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Superking size bedroom with en suite rain shower, toilet and wash hand basin. This bedroom can be made up as a twin if required.
  • King size bedroom with sea and beach view, TV, DVD and Freesat. Family 'Jack and Jill' bathroom - can be en suite to the king size bedroom or can open to the hall
  • Twin bedroom with en suite shower, toilet and wash hand basin. TV, DVD and Freesat. This room can be made up as a superking if required. Please specify at the time of booking.

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan. Feb, March £700
Easter Holidays £1,400
Mid Season Spring £1,250
Whitsun 27 May - 3rd June £1,500
High July/Aug £1,500
Mid Season Autumn £1,400
Mid Season Half Term £1,400
Low Nov/Dec £730
Christmas week £1,000
New Year week £1,250
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £730
Easter £1,500
Mid Season Spring £1,450
Whitsun Holiday £1,650
High Season £1,650
Mid Season Autumn £1,450
Mid Season Half term £1,450
Low Season November/December £730
Christmas 21st to 28th December £1,100
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £1,200
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Short break prices
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £500
Low Season Jan. Feb, March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £500
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £500
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £500
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £500
PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog.
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £200
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Property information

Corncrake and Otter cottages are situated in one of the most superb west coast of Harris locations overlooking Scarista beach. Although time changes most things, it has had little impact on the natural landscape and the wonderful beaches of this fabulous island. The sea is still turquoise and beach sparkling white! The famous 'machair' continues to bloom in spring as it always has and the traditional crofting communities still exist. Recommended reading whilst here is the Finlay J Macdonald trilogy detailing his life and upbringing in Harris - indeed he was raised in the croft next door to where the cottages now sit.

However, step inside Corncrake or Otter and you are transported to the ultimate luxury of 21st century self catering! The cottages sit at the foot of the Harris golf course and Scarista beach is just metres away. Each cottage has three en suite bedrooms with showers and one has a bath in addition. The kitchen is well equipped and superbly appointed and the huge sitting room with its cathedral ceiling and glass wall is ideal for relaxing and socialising.

The cottages, whilst being close enough for 2 families to holiday together, are cleverly angled away from each other to offer more privacy individually.

The Isle of Harris and especially the west coast is perhaps best known for its fabulous beaches which are some of the finest in the world. Being sparsely populated, the beaches are rarely crowded and often almost deserted. The names are evocative of the Norse history; Horgabost, Seilebost, Luskentyre and Scarista. Each one has its own special attributes but all stunning.

The famous Harris Tweed is still spun on the islands and many craft workers produce not only the raw cloth but clothing, purses, handbags and many other accessories and luxury gifts.

You can get to the islands by plane or ferry. Flights are operated by Flybe and Eastern Airways from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen, Benbecula and Barra. Caledonian MacBraynes operate all ferry routes from Ullapool, Leverburgh and Uig to Harris and Lewis. Check sailings and fares on www.calmac.co.uk. For flight information and booking check www.flybe.com

Facilities

  • Underfloor heating
  • Large TV with DVD and SKY
  • WiFi
  • iPod docking station
  • Gas hob (4)
  • Electric oven
  • Food mixer and blender
  • Slow cooker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Tall larder fridge
  • 3 drawer freezer
  • Smaller TVs and DVD players in bedrooms. Freesat to both
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Garden furniture
  • Cot and highchair

Further information

  • Eating Out - Scarista House in walking distance.
  • Grocery Delivery - Tesco Delivers
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - 5 Star Visit Scotland Award!
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome.
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - 2 Groundfloor bedrooms and bathrooms.
  • Internet/Wifi - Wireless-Broadband
  • Beaches - Some of the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in Europe are on this coast including Scarista, Luskentyre, Horgabost, Seilebost, Dalbeg.
  • Golf - Overlooking Harris Golf Course
  • Hillwalking - Harris has some excellent mountain walks
  • Remote or secluded - Remote but not isolated
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Sailings to St Kilda from Tarbert - weather dependent
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Otters, deer, whales

Travel information

Ferries : Uig to Tarbert, Ullapool to Stornoway www.calmac.co.uk - for ferries www.flybe.com - flights

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Visitor comments

  • M Morrison
    We have stayed at these splendid and very spacious lodges on several occasions. Excellent properties in a stunning location offering the highest standard on everything contained in the lodges. Wonderful touches using Harris Tweed, paintings by local artists and literature by Island authors all available to enjoy. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in and the linen is very high quality. The towels are thick and fluffy and the bathrobes and slippers are a wonderful addition. The amazing windows frame the idyllic views of the sea and golf course, both of which are literally a stone's throw away from the lodges. Most of all the Island hospitality shown by Angus and Allina make this a holiday I would thoroughly recommend.
  • Mr G C
    Thanks, A fantastic property, gorgeous house and great location. Owners provided all essentials and lots of extras including scones and honey. Would highly recommend this property to everybody. G
  • Karen & Mick Scorgie
    Having booked Otter Cottage for a family holiday, we were not disappointed in anyway. Fantastic week in a very wonderful place, to top the experience all the finishing touches that were waiting for us in the cottage, so unexpected, made our holiday even more magical. Hope to come back in the future and would recommend to all my family and friends. Thank you just wonderful.
  • Helen & Jon Yeomans
    We stayed in Otter Cottage for a week over Easter (2014) and had the most wonderful, memorable stay! The cottage is beautiful. It is clean, comfortable, luxurious and has everything you need and more. The location is just stunning, and the beach just 5 minutes walk away. We came with two dogs and so it was perfect for long walks on the sand, with not a soul in sight. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, with blue skies and sunshine every day. Heaven! Thank you to the owners, Allina and Angus, for providing all the lovely welcome treats and for making Otter Cottage such a wonderful place. We hope to return.
  • Christian
    Our first visit to Harris and we could not have asked for a more perfect house to stay in. Five star luxury doesn't really do justice to the attention to detail, the design of the house, the position, the location and the helpfulness and kindness of the owners. We loved the beach and the multitude of places to visit nearby. Highly, highly recommended! C Stewart
  • The Tarleton Family
    We had an amazing time at Otter cottage. It is everything you dream of: luxurious, quiet, fabulous views, stunning sunsets, sea just a few minutes' walk. We had the amazing long beach practically to ourselves when we stayed in August 2012. Harris is like being in the Carribean, with turquoise seas and white sands, quite astounding. The cottage had everything we needed and things we hadn't even thought of. The children were kept very well occupied, and I loved the huge outside/inside porch to keep sandy wellies and beach treasures in. The owners were just brilliant, couldn't ask for friendlier, more approachable people, even brought down puppies for us to see! We had a fantastic time and hope to return someday - it was definitely worth the trek from East Anglia! There is so much still to explore there that a week really didn't give us time to do! Thank you for such amazing memories.
  • G Urquhart
    We had a fabulous time at Otter cottage. The cottage is extremely luxurious and comfortable with stunning views over Scarista beach and the hills of Harris. The owners could not have done enough for us to make us feel more welcome and even provided a welcome food pack. We cannot recommend the cottage highly enough. It is the ultimate in relaxation and so close to the beautiful Scarista beach. We hope to visit again next year.
  • Mr & Mrs Urquhart and Family
    Had a fabulous time at Otter Cottage. The property was immaculate, is extremely luxurious and very comfortable with stunning views over Scarista beach and the hills of Harris. The owners could not have done enough for us and even provided a welcome pack of food. We cannot recommend the cottage highly enough and it is the ultimate in relaxation.
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