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Harris-Cuckoo Cottage

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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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Sofa1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Shower

Meet the host
William P
Hosting since October 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 90%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (64)
Kate E
Kate E
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, warm, cosy, scenic
Cosy, warm, comfortable cottage in a stunning location. A great place to head back to after a bracing walk & run. Lovely large bath in a warm bathroom, perfect after a day in the Harris hills or on the beach. Loved the box & day beds, great for older children 😀
Visited February 2024
Written February 10, 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachel A
Rachel A
Bath, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous cottage in the perfect location.
We had a fabulous time at Cuckoo Cottage. Its location is perfect for walks on the beach. The heating was very efficient so we warmed up quickly after our walks. The kitchen has everything you need. We enjoyed having several spaces to sit and enjoy the view. We travelled a a family of three with our 17 year old sleeping in the under stairs knook. She found it comfortable but didn’t appreciate the time we came down for coffee in the morning! Lovely place, highly recommend and hope we’ll be back soon.
Visited October 2023
Written October 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul and Elaine
Paul and Elaine
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best value for money at Luskentyre.
We have stayed at Luskentyre before. It is one of the most amazing places you could ever imagine visiting. The cottage is great. Everything you need and a great view of the beach from the inside. Warm, well equipped, and so cozy. We’ll be back next year.
Visited October 2023
Written October 8, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Resort32082927915
Resort32082927915
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another great holiday
We love Cuckoo Cottage - a perfect house in a stunning location. The house was, as always, spotlessly clean. It is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The views across Luskentyre are breathtaking and constantly changing. The colours range from bright turquoise to steely grey. It offers a short walk to the beautiful beach. The cake shed and the beach house, located close by, offer delicious treats and local gifts respectively. This cottage offers a gateway to South Harris with it’s many white sand beaches. We can't wait to go back next year Michael
Visited August 2023
Written August 22, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ann Y
Ann Y
Inverurie, United Kingdom3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately we made a wrong choice with this cottage.
Unfortunately we found the cleanliness of the cottage not as expected, dishes were dirty in the cupboard, hairs in the shower drain, we could not get the front door to lock or the dishwasher to work, but the owner has replied to us that they were working, so not sure what we were doing wrong. We left the cottage after one night stay, it did just not work for us. We can not fault the area views and beaches are wonderful. But after Covid we do expect a better standard in the cottages we use. Having travelled up and down the western isles for a number of years using cottages have found that all the cottages in this price range are offering a much higher standard than the cuckoo cottage.
Visited July 2023
Written July 12, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Claire W
Claire W
Alnwick, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful second stay
We had a wonderful stay here, return visit. The cottage is lovely, clean and well equipped. Great shower and gorgeous big bath. Views and location are second to none, just pop across the road and you are on the beautiful Luskentyre beach. Peaceful and restful, and we heard the cuckoo every day. Thank you we’ll be back!
Visited May 2023
Written June 5, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Norbert Esseiva
Norbert Esseiva
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely fantastic!
This Cottage and place are absolutely fantastic. Different world. So calm and relaxing. The beach looks like the caribbean beaches, blue and clear water. The standard of the the Cottage is quiet high.
Visited May 2023
Written May 16, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alexander M Weir
Alexander M Weir
Auchterarder, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely property at a fabulous location.
The location is second to none, the beach on your doorstep. The cottage is lovely, and is well equipped.
Visited September 2022
Written October 13, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tony
Tony
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful cottage
This cottage is well equipped including modern kitchen, lovely bathroom with very deep freestanding bath. The view across the dunes and beach are unbeatable also mountains at rear all within a few minutes walk, our best holiday ever.
Visited March 2022
Written April 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Helen L
Helen L
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location
Well located for touring Harris and Lewis. Stunning location of cottage being a short stroll through the dunes to the amazing beach. Loved the view from the sitting room window. Very comfortable stay for the two of us. Helpful neighbours and loved the cake shed just along the road.
Visited September 2021
Written October 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Entertainment
  • DVD player
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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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 explosion of culinary delights in Harris, and it is possible to explore the island sampling new treats daily at the numerous cafes and restaurants popping up in the remotest places, and which can often be a destination in themselves.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Cuckoo Cottage sits above the world famous beach at Luskentyre. It is easily accessed by car ferry and air. By Cal Mac Ferry (0800) 066 5000 it is only 15 mins from the ferry pier at Tarbert (from Uig, Skye) and an hour from Stornoway (Ullapool ferry). Cars from North Uist will take 20 minutes from Leverburgh By Air to Stornoway, from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness (FlyBE) or Aberdeen (Eastern Airways), it is very easy to hire a car from Mackinnon Self-Drive (01851) 702984, who will deliver it to the airport and pick up after your departure. Unfortunately, despite an otherwise excellent Island bus service, Luskentyre is 2 miles from the nearest bus stop.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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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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