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Hebridean Earth House

Askernish near Daliburgh, The Outer Hebrides - North & South Uist (Ref. 1110773)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

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

Reviews

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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Goddard

    “Wonderful place to stay, very comfortable and clean.”

    Owner delightful and helpful.

    Owner delightful and helpful.

    - Goddard, July 2022

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • 1 x double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room and plasma fire
  • Underfloor heating with plasma fire
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books, DVD player, Bose sound system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, bathrobes, and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Non-enclosed garden with furniture, gravel and lawn
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: All guests receive a special welcome arrival gift of salmon, coffee, Prosecco, bread, milk and chocolates

The property

"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 that 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; this is achieved by the use of Sola-tubes 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 - 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 must 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, tranquillity 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. 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

DALIBURGH, ISLE OF SOUTH UIST

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.

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