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
  • Tesco online grocery delivery from Stornoway
  • Sailings to St Kilda from Leverburgh
  • 1 1/2 hours 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/twin bedroom with en suite rainhead shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
  • 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
  • First floor
  • Superking/twin bedroom with en suite shower, toilet and wash hand basin. TV, DVD and Freesat.

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan. Feb, March £700
Mid Season Spring £1,400
Easter Holidays £1,400
Whitsun £1,650
High July/Aug £1,500
Mid Season Autumn £1,450
Mid Season Half Term £1,450
Low Nov/Dec £730
Christmas week £1,100
New Year week £1,200
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 £1,200
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £1,300
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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
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £500
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2020) £500
PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £200
More information about Corncrake Cottage

Property information

Corncrake and Otter are two luxurious cottages overlooking Scarista beach on the west coast of Harris, a place noted for its beauty, mountains and beaches. Finlay J Macdonald, the author, wrote about his childhood detailing growing up in Harris. He was born in Scarista on the croft next to the two cottages. Although time changes, much it has had little impact on the natural landscape and the wonderful beaches. The sea is still turquoise and the beach sparkling white! The famous 'machair' continues to bloom in spring as it always has and the traditional crofting communities still thrive in this stunning part of the world.

However, step inside Corncrake and you are transported to the ultimate luxury of 21st century self catering! The cottages overlook the Harris Golf Course and Scarista beach is just metres away. All three bedrooms are en suite, 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 are 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 - slow
  • 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 a short walk away. There is a highly recommended restaurant in the Isle of Scalpay accessible by causeway
  • Grocery Delivery - Tesco online grocery delivery on specific days but the Community Shop in Leverburgh is extremely well stocked and can meet most of your grocery needs
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - 5 Star Visit Scotland Award!
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - 2 ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Internet/Wifi - WiFi - slow service
  • Secure garden - Fenced and gated from the road
  • Beaches - Fabulous beach to the front of the house, Scarista - several other Blue Flag beaches within a very short drive - Luskentyre, Horgabost, Seilebost and Northton
  • Golf - Harris Golf Course opposite the cottage. Free pass for cottage guests
  • Hillwalking - Harris has excellent hills all with fabulous sea views
  • Remote or secluded - The Outer Hebrides are classed as remote but you are certainly not isolated
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Sea Harris sailings to St Kilda May to September
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Birds, seals, otters

Travel information

Ferries from Ullapool to Stornoway or Uig (Skye) to Tarbert www.calmac.co uk Tel: 0800 066 5000

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Visitor comments

  • alan harvey
    Where to start to describe our excellent stay at Corncrake, well it could be the arriving late at night to find heating and initial provisions already for a cuppa, it could be the luxury and setting, outstanding. The owners Angus and Allina, have tried to think of everything to make your stay special, and indeed it is that attention to detail which shows itself all over the property and if you ever need any help advice, it's always available. The property has everything you need as a base for walking the 5 minutes to Scarista Beach, about a mile long stretch of beautiful beach, or venture to Losgaintir (Luskentyre) to the 13th C ruined Chapel at Rubha an Teampaill, built over the site of a 2,000 year old broch, with 5,000 year old Iron Age dwelling site nearby, travel to Renish Point with the picnic basket from Corncrake to view Skye, the Uists and as I was fortunate enough to do, a minke whale........or of course you could just settle for the upstairs panoramic sitting room and watch the otters with a cup of tea......or something stronger, purely medicinal of course. Many thanks Angus and Allina, a special holiday at a more than special property. Alan
  • AT
    We were delighted with our stay at Corncrake for the week and would thoroughly recommend the property to anyone wishing to access luxury accommodation in Scarista please pass on our delight to the owners.
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