“We are on the ferry, leaving Harris, and I just want to grasp the moment and say a huge thank you for all your help and advice for our stay at Corncrake.”
As for a location, Scarista beach is about as perfect as it gets - for proximity to Tarbert and Leverburgh....and Temple Cafe at Northton, and beautiful gifts art and coffee at Tallanamara...Corncrake is wonderfully remote, and yet has so many places on hand to ‘pop’ to. The community shop at Leverburgh is the best; we befriended a fisherman at the quay who sold us his lobsters on three occasions! We found a butcher at the Coop in Tarbert, and worked out that the Uist fish delivery was on a Tuesday in Leverburgh. Temple cafe bakery on a Saturday and Sunday were divine (and we have a car full of her bread and pastries and muesli and chutneys and jams....and and and.....), and we went most days for a cheeky latte or mint tea. Alison who runs it is perfect for Harris, and we’re so grateful she has continued to stay open through the pandemic!
My advice to anyone going would be to invest in good accommodation - each day, coming home to a lovely warm and cosy place, clean and well equipped, warm showers and comfy beds, was a daily delight. We would stay at Corncrake or Otter again in a heartbeat.
We would love to return again soon. Thank you Wynne for all your help, and for calming my fears about my impulsive booking. We are so happy we pushed through and made it to such a beautiful part of our own country - I have seen more rainbows in a fortnight than in my whole life I think!!
Hoping this email finds you well, and if you could tell me when Otter or Corncrake, or Alla na Mara are free/available in 2021, we’d be very interested in making another booking.
- Visitor September 2020, Oct 2020