Features

  • Stunning and unique 'Earth House'
  • Luxury quality throughout
  • Tranquil loch views with tumbling stream passing the front of the house
  • Fishing permits available for the loch (although you have steep competition from the otters!)
  • Otter run passing right in from of the house along a tumbling stream
  • Close to Askernish Golf Course
  • A short drive to Askernish beach
  • Welcome pack
  • Supermarket 10 minutes drive
  • Lochmaddy Ferry Terminal 1 hour drive
  • Lochboisdale Ferry Terminal 25 minute drive
  • Berneray Ferry Terminal 90 minutes drive

Accommodation

  • Spacious sitting room with deep leather sofa and armchair, a plasma fire and double doors with views immediately over the loch and island.
  • Galley kitchen which is well equipped
  • Dining room with dining table for 4
  • Shower room with large walk in shower, toilet and wash hand basin
  • Bedroom with double bed and walk in wardrobe
  • Outdoor table and chairs

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan, Feb, March £700
Easter £1,250
Mid Season Spring £1,050
Whitsun £1,050
High July/Aug £1,250
Mid Season Autumn £1,050
Mid Season Half Term £1,050
Low Nov/Dec £700
Christmas week £1,050
New Year £1,050
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £700
Easter £1,250
Mid Season Spring £1,050
Whitsun Holiday £1,250
High Season £1,250
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2017
Jan 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Feb 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 4
Mar 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 1
Apr 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 6
May 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Jun 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 1
Jul 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 5
Aug 5 - 12 12 - 19 19 - 26 26 - 2
Sep 2 - 9 9 - 16 16 - 23 23 - 30 30 - 7
Oct 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Nov 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 2
Dec 2 - 9 9 - 16 16 - 23 21 - 28 28 - 4
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2018
Jan 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Feb 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 3
Mar 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 31 31 - 7
Apr 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 5
May 5 - 12 12 - 19 19 - 26 26 - 2
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Jul 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Aug 4 - 11 11 - 18 18 - 25 25 - 1
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Oct 6 - 13 13 - 20 20 - 27 27 - 3
Nov 3 - 10 10 - 17 17 - 24 24 - 1
Dec 1 - 8 8 - 15 15 - 22 22 - 29 29 - 5
Short break prices
Low Nov/Dec 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £490
Low Season Jan, Feb, March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2017) £490
Low Season Jan/Feb/March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £490
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Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £200
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Property information

"Not a dirty, wet, hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort" The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein.

Comfort and much, much more at the Hebridean Earth House. From the minute you arrive it becomes clear that the only thing oozing out is opulence and luxury from the exquisite attention to detail in every aspect of its design and furnishings, to those special touches of luxury White Company toiletries, a special welcome arrival gift of salmon, coffee, Prosecco, bread, milk and chocolates. Amazing sounds are achieved with the Bose sound system and the plasma fire is hypnotic. The bedroom is luxurious and the bed comfy with goose down duvet and pillows; in the walk in wardrobe you will find luxury white bathrobes and plenty of fluffy towels.

The house is unique and has been built from Polar Wall construction to provide a warm and relaxing environment which wraps itself around you offering a quiet peace not normally achieved in 'up in the air ' houses! On entering, your first reaction will be to the lightness of the house and this is achieved by the use of Solatubes which bring down light from the ground above and at night appear as glowing stars fallen from the sky!

However, if by now you are feeling that this may be cave like you could not be further from the truth because the whole front of the house is glass and double doors open out to a private seating area, overlooking a very pretty loch and island. An otter run passes by the house and the island is used by otters during the breeding season. It is possible to see otter tracks right by the house, as a tumbling burn passes in front as it rushes down to the loch. Sitting out here watching the setting sun, with a glass of your favourite to hand, listening to the water is heaven on earth. In May, the cuckoo come to slip their eggs into unsuspecting foster parents nests and the evocative call must surely be the best herald of summer, along with the profusion of wild machair flowers which carpet the coastal areas of the island from May to August. In October, the low sun and changing colours offer a different beauty and the star strewn skies above to be seen to be believed. The Northern Lights on a clear night can be spectacular. Wherever you go during your stay, the Earth House will be the place you hurry back to, as it will not fail to enchant each time you walk down the illuminated, winding path, across the two small bridges and turn the corner to the glowing welcome it offers. Although it is absolutely perfect for honeymooners, it will also nurture all those with a love of peace, tranquility and wild places.

Just a short distance from the house is the coast with miles and miles of sandy beach stretching right down the west side of the island. The Machair Walk is well worth undertaking if you love walking and enjoying the sea at the same time.

Whilst the house sleeps 2 in a king-size bed, there is a chaise longe in the dining room which could be used as an additional bed.

Facilities

  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Plasma fire
  • TV and DVD player
  • Bose sound systems in 2 rooms
  • Telephone
  • Wi-fi (good)
  • Mobile reception good outside
  • Books
  • Luxury toiletries (Molton Brown, White Company)
  • Bathrobes
  • Electric oven, grill and hob
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Nescafé coffee maker (Dolce Gusto)
  • Whirlpool dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Heated towel rail
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen and towels included
  • Electricity included
  • One dog by arrangement
  • No smoking

Further information

  • Eating Out - Polochar Inn and Am Politician both offer lunches and evening meals
  • Of Historic or Architectural Interest - A unique Earth House built into the rock
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - Luxury 5 star equivalent
  • Indoor entertainment - Bose sound system
  • Internet/Wifi - Reasonable speed wi-fi
  • Beaches - The fabulous west coast of South Uist beaches a short drive
  • Fishing & Stalking - Fish for brown trout in the loch in front of the house. Permit required.
  • Golf - Famous Askernish Golf Course 5 minutes from the house
  • Hillwalking - Lower level but challenging hill walking on the East of the island but a superb Machair Walk for miles down the west coast.
  • Remote or secluded - Totally secluded hideaway
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Ideal island for cycling, kayaking, walking and fishing
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Otter run goes right past the house. Otters on the loch island. Bird watchers paradise.

Travel information

Lochboisdale to Mallaig Ferry - 25 minute drive Lochmaddy to Uig (Skye) Ferry - 1 hour Berneray to Leverburgh (Harris) Ferry - 90 minutes Eriskay to Barra Ferry - 20 minute drive All by Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries 0800 066 5000 www.calmac.co.uk

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Visitor comments

  • A+R
    2nd time in this unique place, far away from a bustling world. A hideout in rough nature setting, and environmentally friendly - love this house's roof being a living space for plants and animals. The house itself was immaculate condition, plesant bathroom with plenty of towels, fully-equipped kitchen incl washers. A comprehensive co-op store near by. Our host was friendly and always helped out in case of questions and ferry bookings. Drawback: Wish to visit again exceeds available time ;-)
  • WS
    December 2016. An amazing experience staying in this totally unique Earth House. I slept more deeply than I have for years and woke up to a mesmerising sight of a red sunrise reflected on the water in front of the house. If you are looking for luxury and uniqueness then this is it. South Uist is beautiful even when the weather became a bit wild! Visited Eriskay and found that equally stunning. A super shop on Eriskay too. I stayed here on my own and felt completely safe and relaxed. Long walks on the beach with the dog topped my stay. Can't wait to return.
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