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Cuckoo Cottage overlooking Luskentyre Beach
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Very good
39 reviews
Cuckoo Cottage overlooking Luskentyre Beach
On the beach, Luskentyre
Luskentyre dunes
Double bedroom
Box bed in the kitchen
Preparing a special dinner
Family bathroom
Summer flowers on the mach air
Evening  light on the sands
Cottage interior
The snug
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 39 reviews
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LisaGabri...
Milngavie, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing holiday”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We had an incredible holiday. This was our first time to the Hebrides and we will definitely be back when we can. The cottage was beautiful and on a quiet road. We were so lucky to get this cottage as there are very few in this part of Harris (for good reason). Luskentyre Beach is perfect - soft crushed shells like icing sugar - and at this time of year there were hardly any other people which made it even more peaceful.
Good base for all of the many galleries around the island and we ventured to the standing stones at Callanish (on Lewis). Restaurant at Leverburgh called The Anchorage is worth a visit or two. Cottage was really lovely - beds and bedding were really comfy. Wee TV area for chilling after kids had gone to bed where you could watch the sunset. Next time I am hoping for a showing of the northern lights with any luck.

Date of stay: April 2014
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Liked best: everything
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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fiona p
York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place for 2 people”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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You can,t help but love this little cottage.Th e owner was extremly helpful,the cottage has an amazing selection of books on Harris.We could not see how you could possible sleep 6 people comfortably or with any privacy.It would make a great place for 4 people if you turned "the Snug" into a 2nd bedroom,had a right angled kitchen and a very much smaller dining table.As with the previous review you do need blinds on upstairs velux windows.It would be nice to also have a comfy sofa....Ikea are not the best for them!Yes, we would return but with only the 2 of us in it,s current layout.

Date of stay: October 2013
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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DR CHRIST...
Glasgow, Scotland
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Cuckoo Cottage - Compact (<50sqm), Cosy & Clean”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

PROS & CONS - five-a-piece

Attractions:
1. Compact (<50sqm), cosy & clean;
2. UFH + HW both provided. Building generally well insulated, so warmth not a problem;
3. Decent-sized bathroom + shower-room, both with WC+basin;
4. Location/view - immediate access to and superb views over LuskentyreBeach;
5. Wet weather entertainment amenities (Freesat + Wii).

Reservations:
1. Water pressure not great (both bath & shower);
2. No blinds for 3 Velux windows in upstairs bedroom;
3. No mobile phone signal or wifi (some would label this an advantage!);
4. Essentially a one-bedroom cottage, with open plan living-diner room and separate lounge area. Can sleep 7 if privacy amongst occupants is not essential and you’re not all over 6’ tall;
5. A few minor maintenance issues - heavily creaking floorboards & door handles broken/missing - which the very reasonable owner will probably soon have sorted.

Hope this simple summary is of help

Date of stay: October 2013
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Liked best: Close access to one of the UK's most superb & extensive beaches – Luskentyre
Liked least: Poor water pressure - c.20 mins to run a bath
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Martykar
Halstead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb location,warm and cosy house,great holiday”
Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The house was clean and well equipped, with great views across the dunes to the beach, which has to be one of the best but whilst we where there hardly anybody on it.
Good location, for plenty of walks and bird watching.
Will definitely go back and would have no hesitation in recommending.

Date of stay: June 2013
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anne101_1...
Morpeth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“the perfect cottage for a couple with children with the best beach view in the world.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We loved this house , we were there as a couple on their own and it was just right. we could happily have stayed there with up to 4 children. The view from the kitchen and sitting area or children's area is quite incredible and it is only a stone's throw from the silvery sand and turquoise water of the beach. we have already recommended it to friends and will definitely be going back. we walked every day , did not have time for fishing but had a great boat trip to St Kilda with Kilda Cruises.
There is not enough privacy to have 2 couples staying there without having a separating door or curtain to wall off the downstairs sleeping area.
great for 2 adults.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: the view and the cleanliness
Liked least: cotton sheets would have made it perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 18, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Date of stay: May 2013
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Liked best: location
Liked least: would have been an added luxury to have a water pump as water pressure low in shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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TravanB
London
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A true escape to a remote and dramatic paradise”
Reviewed December 10, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

The isles themselves are utterly striking in their natural beauty, and the combination of tranquility and unreal scenery, but also numerous activities, makes this destination unforgettable. The house is ideally situated overlooking a picturebook white-sand beach and bay of numerous stunning moods. Warmly furnished and beautifully appointed, the accommodation provides an ideal base for plotting adventure and contemplating your almost primeval surrounds. We enjoyed cinematic drives and uplifting walks up hills and along beaches, and the tweed mill is certainly worth a visit to see - and perhaps splash out on - fabric older than most guests will be! The several towns dotted around the isle offer deliciously fresh food and an intimate window into local life. My only regret was not being able to stay longer, but I will certainly be back!

Date of stay: May 2012
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Liked best: The location and feel of the cottage
Liked least: Slight delay at Edinburgh airport
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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