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Corncrake Cottage (SU)

Daliburgh, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist (Ref. 1110827)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Shaw

    “The feedback is largely for the owner.”

    Fiona was an excellent host and could not have done more to make our stay on the islands a great holiday which we will not forget-and that is despite the weather!

    Fiona was an excellent host and could not have done more to make our stay on the islands a great holiday which we will not forget-and that is despite the weather! Please pass our apologies for not writing to Fiona but we thought we had her email address. However, pleaese advise Fiona that we trust she is keeping well. Thank you again Fiona. Christa and John Christa and John

    - Shaw, June 2022


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x children’s bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Electric central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Private off-road parking
  • Wrap-around gardens with lawns, gravelled area, furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental

The property

Corncrake Cottage is a traditional Uist cottage situated in the peaceful area of South Uist, close to the sea, the beach and many archaeological sites. It is tranquil and relaxing with little passing traffic and a sun room from which a Corncrake has famously been seen to run across the garden! This elusive bird is so rarely to be seen, as it hides in long grass and hay, even by experienced ornithologists that this is a rare event. However, during the season, following their long flight from Africa, you will hear their loud and rattling call. Short eared owls patrol the fields in the early morning and evening and there is an abundance of small common and not so common small birds which nest in the stone walls, hedges and on the ground. If you are interested in archaeology and history, South Uist has many sites to see and a hugely informative visitor centre at Kildonan not far away. The famous Kilpheder Wheelhouse site is also not far from the cottage. Shopping at the Daliburgh Coop is conveniently just a 10 minute drive and the Polochar Inn for meals and drinks is a short drive too. We recommend you visit Garriemonie Beach, a huge expanse of sand just perfect for beach games, dog walking and swimming, again a short drive from the cottage. Shell collecting is good and the hard to find blue rayed limpets wash up on this beach too. For days out, head over to the Island of Eriskay and then catch a sailing to Barra, easily explored in a day being 8 miles long and 5 miles wide. Or alternatively head north to Benbecula, Grimsay and North Uist where you are spoilt for choice on the 'Food Trail'. Knitters shouldn't miss the chance to drop into Uist Wools to see the fine spun yarns from Hebridean sheep. Take a short detour over to Baleshare for another delight for the bird watchers or head up to Balranald Nature Reserve. If all that sounds too exhausting, we recommend just chilling out at the cottage, enjoying the peace and tranquillity the area offers. Perhaps you are considering having a holiday with friends or family? In which case please note that next door to the house is a converted barn which is divided into two cottages, each sleeping four. These are Kelp Cottage and Canach Cottage and can be viewed under their own listing. The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy, or Oban to Lochboisdale.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location


Lochboisdale 3 miles; Ludag, 6.2 miles; Benbecula 24.8 miles.

Daliburgh is a town on South Uist in the Outer Hebrides and is known for being a crofting town. There is a memorial here to commemorate the life and works of Donald Allan MacDonald, a Gaelic poet who lived in Daliburgh in the mid 20th century. It is a great base from which to explore a fantastic selection of activities from fishing and walking to diving and birdwatching. The nearby Askernish Golf Course is always popular and was originally designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris and is popular with golfers keen to test themselves on this challenging course. Dining options include fish and chips from the Burnside Chip Shop or for something a little more fancy dine in at the Borrodale Hotel. While you are in Daliburgh you can stock up on supplies at the supermarket and there is also a number of other shops including gifts shops. A short distance from Daliburgh is the fascinating Kildonan Museum and the birthplace of Flora MacDonald as well as a host of fabulous beaches just waiting to be discovered.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

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