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Eriskay Views Cottage

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Eriskay, The Outer Hebrides - Eriskay & Barra Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • location (8)
  • house (7)
  • stay (6)
  • views (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • equipped (4)

15 Customer Reviews

  • "Hot water not available on arrival, only one bedroom was heatable , dishwaher did not function ."

    No 'Welcome pack' on arrival , something nearly all rentals offer these days. The suppled telephone number is not valid .

    The dishwasher has a spur switch above the work surface that needs to be switched on. The dishwasher did work when I switched it on to clean all the dishes stacked in it. The house information pack states that the hot water is operated on an off peak satellite system and should you require immediate hot water there is a switch adjacent to the water heater switch to obtain hot water through the immerson water heater. All showers are electric and have instant hot water. The heater in the second bedroom was indeed not working when we arrived as someone had pushed all the controls into the control box. A welcome pack was never advertised due to the unreliability of supplies to the islands. The telephone number issue has been rectified at head office. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry3.8Oct 2023

  • "The two single beds were very lumpy and we couldn’t use the main shower because of sewage."

    We arrived late on a wild night after a long journey to a cold dark house which wasn’t very welcoming, all heating had been turned off. Not the standard we were expecting for a LHH property and the price we paid. The contact number given to call didn’t work so we could only call LLH who did nothing and then when we got home we called again. This time they said they couldn’t help because we didn’t prove it while we were there. I’m still waiting on LHH answering why they aren’t responsible for the wrong telephone number being given in all our correspondence. If we’d been able to call a local person we could have proved it. Their staff member we spoke to while we were there never mentioned this either. They have now closed the case without answering our question and haven’t responded to our last request for an answer.

    Reviewed by Clare3.1Sep 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Eriskay Views."

    Apart from the obvious attractions of the setting, location and scenery, the property was perfect for our stay. Comfortable, practical, clean and cosy it ticked all the boxes. We have stayed at several Sykes properties in the last couple of years and this was certainly the best yet. We booked it to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary and we could not be happier with the whole package.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "A truly lovely house in an amazing location - thank you."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "Idyllic location."

    The views are sublime; from sunsets to seascapes… the ever changing colours are second to none. The house was spotless, well equipped and had everything we needed for a wonderful visit to this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Splendid location ( couldn’t be better."

    Just 300 steps from the front door and you will be waist deep in the clearest cleanest water you could ever wish for, on a white sand beach that dazzles when the sunshine’s The house was comfortable, clean and very well equipped

    Reviewed by John3.8May 2023

  • "2nd stay at this property and a fantastic time had."

    Great house in a great location.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a stunning setting."

    Everything we needed for a peaceful and comfortable stay. We would certainly recommend and hope to return

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Eriskay Views is a beautiful house perched on a hillside, next to the Barra Ferry harbour and overlooking the beach where Bonnie Prince Charlie is reputed to have landed."

    The house is very cosy and comfortable and a baby black rabbit was a frequent visitor during our stay. We would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great property; great stay."

    Had the beach to ourselves much of the time.

    Reviewed by Rupert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spacious, well equipped, setting fabulous ."

    .. and the resident black rabbit, all in all a wonderful place for two weeks escape

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house itself is absolutely lovely."

    Very large. Very comfortable. Very clean. We had everything we needed. The views are out of this world. The location incredible. I honestly didn't want to leave. Eriskay is a magical place and the house is in the perfect location to really experience the island. We had a wonderful holiday. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Patsy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning location superb views and very quiet close to ferry to visit barra"

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stunning location with more or less your own private beach!"

    . Our daughter loved swimming in the sea and coming back to the cottage for a shower. The Cottage is very well equipped and beautifully presented and the views out over the sea are breath-taking. We met the owners who were delightful and very helpful with lots of useful local information.

    Mike DayNov 2018

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Summary

  • Ground-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric heating
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a twin zip-link as standard
  • If you require this to be a king-size, please contact us to advise
  • Note: Please bear in mind this property is on an island so is only accessible by ferry or plane

The property

Eriskay 0.5 miles.

Occupying a magnificent beachside position in the heart of Eriskay, Outer Hebrides, Eriskay Views Cottage is a ground-floor apartment with easily accessible accommodation which is perfect for families.

Inside, the apartment is surprisingly tardis-like with a really spacious open-plan living area offering an extensive and welcoming space for visitors.

The seating area is particularly inviting with sumptuous sofas and soft furnishings arranged around picture windows offering breath-taking sea and beach views to three sides.

You can imagine curling up here after a day of activities and spending time winding down, enjoying a drink and a chat and just generally getting into the holiday spirit with the ever-changing views providing a dramatic backdrop.

Step into the kitchen area and you will be impressed by the array of facilities on offer; everything that is needed to whip up a fantastic meal for the family and the elegant dining area is perfect for enjoying meal times and taking in more of those gorgeous beach views.

The accommodation continues with two well-presented bedrooms, one a king-size complete with en-suite facilities and a twin bedroom with a wet room finishing the good-sized space.

Eriskay Views Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the delights of Eriskay and has all you could possibly want to make your stay as enjoyable and memorable as possible.

Within walking distance of the apartment is the famous Prince Charlie’s Bay which is where Bonny Prince Charlie was said to have first landed on Scottish soil and these white sandy beaches are perfect for idyllic strolls.

Askernish Golf Course and a traditional Hebridean pub are a short drive away.

Barra ferry terminal is not far from the property and is a great day out with loads to discover particularly if you’re a bit of a foodie.

Eriskay is connected to the Isle of South Uist by a causeway and is well worth exploring for days out with places such as Benbecula and Berneray of particular interest.

Eriskay Views Cottage boasts splendid views and is the ideal place for exploring the Outer Hebrides.

The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy, or Oban to Lochboisdale.

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

ERISKAY, SOUTH UIST

Lochboisdale 12 miles

The village of Eriskay is found in the centre of the island of Eriskay which is located between South Uist and Barra. It is connected to South Uist by a causeway and is a delightful place to visit. It is known for being the site of ‘Whisky Galore!’ when in 1941 the SS Politician ran aground here carrying 28,000 cases of malt whisky. The wreck was looted by islanders who allegedly hid the whisky all over Eriskay and South Uist. With a population of around 200, it is a picturesque, hilly island. Prince’s Beach is well worth a visit while on Eriskay and is located on the west side of the island. It is thought to be where Bonnie Prince Charlie first set foot on Scottish soil and the Bonnie Prince Charlie trail is popular with visitors to the island. While you are in Eriskay you can stock up at the community shop and there is even a restaurant called Am Politican here where you can stop off and enjoy a delicious bite to eat.

Note: The bed in bedroom 2 is a twin zip-link as standard. If you require this to be a king-size, please contact us to advise. Note: Please bear in mind this property is on an island so is only accessible by ferry or plane