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Harris-Cuckoo Cottage

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Cuckoo Cottage overlooking Luskentyre Beach
On the beach, Luskentyre
1 of 11Cuckoo Cottage overlooking Luskentyre Beach
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Overview
1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Cuckoo Cottage features both traditional and contemporary elements to create a comfortable and easy environment to make a holiday base as effortless as possible. It's underfloor heating provides an unobtrusive ambient temperature even in winter, and the large south facing ground floor windows look directly onto the Harris hills, sea and the island of Taransay. The cottage is perfectly situated to explore Harris and Lewis, with easy access for hill-walking, visiting historical sites, and walking the miles of white sand beaches which have made the area so famous. The cottage is only metres from the dunes and beach of Luskentyre, providing a constantly changing, highly photogenic experience during every season. ...Cuckoo Cottage features both traditional and contemporary elements to create a comfortable and easy environment to make a holiday base as effortless as possible. It's underfloor heating provides an unobtrusive ambient temperature even in winter, and the large south facing ground floor windows look directly onto the Harris hills, sea and the island of Taransay. The cottage is perfectly situated to explore Harris and Lewis, with easy access for hill-walking, visiting historical sites, and walking the miles of white sand beaches which have made the area so famous. The cottage is only metres from the dunes and beach of Luskentyre, providing a constantly changing, highly photogenic experience during every season. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
William P
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:70%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2012
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

Nice cottage in a fantastic location. However the sofa bed was broken so two of our party had to sleep on mattresses on the floor. There was no attempt by the owner to fix the sofa bed, they simply folded it away and left it....More

Date of stay: September 2020
5  Thank RLimbrick
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2020

Yes, I would like to respond to this message. (1) nowhere do we advertise WiFi for the cottage. There is also a new mobile phone mast nearby which gives a good signal to most services (2) The sofa bed is not broken. Following the complaint...More

Reviewed 7 September 2020

Having visited the Western isles before we already knew how breathtaking the beaches and scenery are in Harris. We worried a little that by returning it wouldn’t live up to our memories from a few years ago. However it’s didn’t disappoint and there are not...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank jollyoffice
Reviewed 13 June 2019

Luskentyre is a very special place. Cuckoo is lovely, has a quirky charm that reminds me a little of Scandinavian lodges. It’s well located, listen out for the cuckoo if you sit out on the bench in the evenings. I’m sure we will return.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank TheWilkys_007
Reviewed 1 June 2019

We spent a magnificent week in this fantastic cottage with our two year old over Easter, and we all loved it. Very well equipped and cosy. Luskentyre is a special, magical place.

Date of stay: April 2019
3  Thank chillled
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you very much for your review, and happy to hear you had a great holiday.

Reviewed 26 May 2019

Terrific location with stunning views, however cottage requires some attention such as, bedroom window is ill fitted and blows cold air in even when closed, kitchen taps move and could break and cause serious leak, kitchen chairs are very unstable and dowels fell out them

Date of stay: May 2019
2  Thank Howe1956
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2019

Thank you for your review, John. We’ll look into your comments. Meanwhile, our housekeeper has asked for your address to send a shirt you left behind.

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Reviewed 20 May 2019

We stayed in Cuckoo Cottage for a week in mid-May (and were blessed with exceptionally good weather). The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable, and is perfectly situated to enjoy the incredible Luskentyre beach - just a couple of minutes' walk down through...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank ManFromMuswell
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful, detailed review of the cottage and the island. I think you managed to cover it all! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Reviewed 2 April 2019 via mobile

We stayed at cuckoo cottage at the end of March. This cottage is in a stunning location, was larger than we anticipated inside, had almost everything inside you would need and boasted fantastic views from both the living area and the large kitchen. The cottage...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank David C
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm afraid we have gone from the peaty local water supply to the new chlorinated central island supply in the last 10 years. Apologies. I'm glad you had an otherwise unforgettable holiday!

Reviewed 19 January 2019

We booked Cuckoo Cottage for a chilled family week and it didn’t disappoint. Cuckoo Cottage is a lovely fully equipped cosy cottage with simply outstanding views. It is situated in the perfect location, only a 2 minute walk to the famous Luskentyre beach with the...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank susan f
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019

Thank you for the lovely review. We’re glad you enjoyed the cottage land can report that the TV underground cable has been replaced and isn’t up and running should it needed

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, wild location in tasteful, cozy cottage. Excellent walking from the door and 2 mins to a glorious beach.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank janepX988EQ
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The cottage was well equipped and also warm, clean and tidy. Everything was excellent. It is many years since we stayed in self-catering premises and this was the best ever. No damp, no smells and just wonderful. Loved the underfloor heating. The view was outstanding...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Hazel K
LightPacker419395, VR Owner at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your lovely review! The tips are always useful from our guests, particularly as we will be renovating the cottage again this winter, and you're right about the Rayburn, which actually works very well and makes the best scones. Sheer nostalgia with a...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Cable/satellite TV
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Harris is the perfect holiday location for outdoors activities. There are wonderful routes for hill-walkers, both difficult and easy, giving spectacular views, with opportunities to see eagles, deer and historical remains. There are lots of guided walks available which can explain the intricacies of the natural and cultural heritage. Trips can be made to the remote islands of St Kilda, loch or sea fishing can be hired or sea life tours taken around the east coast bays. Cycling and surfing are increasingly popular, and surfing is now beginning to take advantage of the long Atlantic rollers which constantly break on the west coast. Simply sitting on a sand-dune or boulder listening to the sounds of the island can be the most relaxing and spiritual experience. Recently there has been an exp...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harris-Cuckoo Cottage

  • Harris-Cuckoo Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • Harris-Cuckoo Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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  • Stays at Harris-Cuckoo Cottage must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.