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Corncrake Cottage

Leverburgh, The Outer Hebrides - Harris (Ref. 1110733)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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


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7 Customer Review(s)

  • Visitor September 2020

    “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. Thanks again!!

    - Visitor September 2020, Oct 2020


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground-floor king-size with Jack-and-Jill bathroom, 1 x super-king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove fireplace and mezzanine area
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating with electric stove fireplace
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, slow cooker
  • TV with Sky and DVD, three TVs with Freesat and DVDs, iPod docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed gardens with gravelled area, decking, feature glass pod, furniture and barbecue
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, this is a no smoking property
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 15 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please let us know prior to your arrival if you wish the ground-floor, super-king-size bedroom made into a twin
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Please bear in this mind this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

The property

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. Outside and privately situated on the decked area is a beautiful 'Ornate Gardens' glass pod with seating for 8, heating and lighting. 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, Benbecula and Barra. Caledonian MacBrayne operate all ferry routes from Ullapool, Leverburgh and Uig to Harris and Lewis. Check sailings and fares on For flight information and booking check

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

About the location


Tarbert 20.3 miles;

Leverburgh is a village resting at the south end of the Isle of Harris. Surrounded by water, Leverburgh is known as a fishing port and the village boasts a number of fantastic cafes and restaurants and just outside the village is Sam’s Seafood Shack which offers a delicious selection of locally caught fish and seafood. While you are in Leverburgh you can stock up on essentials at Harris Community shop and there is even a store selling local tweed, Borrisdale Tweed. Nearby attractions include the dramatic coastline at Bagh Steinigidh and Nisabost beach, the North Harris Eagle Observatory at Meavaig and woodland walks at Ardvourlie Woodland.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please let us know prior to your arrival if you wish the ground-floor, super-king-size bedroom made into a twin. Note: Please bear in this mind 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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