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Corncrake Cottage

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Leverburgh, The Outer Hebrides - Harris Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • corncrake (8)
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  • property (6)
  • scarista (6)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "Good cottage, cleaning could have been better."

    Mold in downstairs bathroom, hair in the drain of the bath and in the shower upstairs. Cutting knives were not sharp. Just one frying pan. Mold in freezer. Tele did not work properly, took 5 days to have it fixed. The place is great, but guess we were a bit unlucky with the details.

    Reviewed by Jos4.1Nov 2023

  • "The most comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage I’ve ever stayed in."

    Fantastic location

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "A truly wonderful place."

    Great views from the property and so comfortable. Well equipped and such a great idea having the pod in the garden.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic setting and lovely home to enjoy it from."

    Stunning beach that needs to be kept a secret along with the rest of Harris.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottages are in a stunning location - probably one of the best spots in Harris for beach access and sunset views."

    They are spacious, extremely comfortable and sparklingly clean. The outdoor “gondolas” are good fun too. We enjoyed a fantastic holiday of beach walks, swimming, walking, coffee stops and evening meals, with glorious skies as a backdrop. Angus and Alina are also lovely hosts, on hand for any issues ( of which there were none during our stay but they contacted me immediately about jewellery I had inadvertently left behind!).

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "Corncrake is a lovely house, beautifully maintained, supremely clean and in the most perfect location with a very short walk to a stunning beach, which for the majority of the time you have to yourself."

    We were so taken with the property we have re-booked for next year. Corncrake was already booked so we have booked the next door property, Otter. Very much looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2023

  • "Angus and Allina are the perfect hosts."

    So many lovely little touches, even a lovely welcome pack for our little dog. Corncrake cottage is in the perfect location, just a short walk across a field to beautiful Scarista beach and a 10 minute drive from the stunning Luskyntyre beach. The Cottage is very cosy, spacious and tastefully decorated. There is also a large sitting area on the upper level perfect for reading or taking in the stunning views. It is also equipped with everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend Corncrake Cottage.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2022

  • "'Holiday of a lifetime' sounds a bit clichéd but possibly doesn't cover our week on Harris in the Outer Hebrides adequately!"

    !! Ok, we had a week of mainly sunshine and really warm temperatures (and we were aware that our own home in beautiful Cornwall had a week of much rain!) so maybe where we were staying wasn't that important? How wrong you would be! Corncrake Cottage was absolutely wonderful. We were expecting it to be from the range of photos on the LHH website, but sometimes photos don't live up to the reality. Not so in this case! The cottage is beautifully appointed and wonderfully designed. Comfortable and cosy we had everything we needed. Lovely welcome pack of goodies and even a welcome pack each for the dogs, along with bowl and mat for use during the week. Very thoughtful. If rain had forced us to be inside for much of the week it would have been a shame but a pleasure, to spend more time in Corncrake Cottage. The owners have thought very carefully about their property and the duplicate, Otter Cottage, next door. Dogs were allowed so our whippet and our friends' spaniel could come with us and enjoy those miles of unspoilt white sand beaches with us... Scarista Beach was just a five minute walk away and a real joy each day. (We loved Luskentyre as well!). The local shop in Leverburgh stocked an amazing range of things and were so friendly. We had one small issue with a window in Corncrake Cottage. The owner was with us sorting it within 10 minutes. Lovely to meet him and tell him what a great time we were having. If you want to spoil yourself for a self-catering holiday, consider Corncrake and Otter Cottages. They are unlikely to disappoint you in any substantial way. We would return like a shot!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely excellent, thank you."

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 2020Oct 2020

  • "Excellent holiday house."

    Perfect location 5 minutes walk from Scarista Beach. Shop 6 minutes drive south and 20 minutes from Tarbert. Very comfortable house that worked well for 5 plus baby and dog. Kitchen had everything you needed to prepare meals and much more. Great views across the golf course to the beach and headland. We will return.

    Anne ConnellySep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Corncrake Cottage."

    It is in a wonderful location with easy access to the beach. We found the cottage very spacious, comfortable and practical with a good bed and lots of hanging space in the main bedroom and an excellent shower in the en-suite. Unfortunately the removal of soft furnishings in the sitting area, because of covid, meant it felt rather ordinary. Also the dining table and chairs have been replaced and in our view the replacements aren't as nice as those in the photo in the brochure. The LHH brochure promotes high standards so there we a few things which felt didn't match this aspiration. The oven has been replaced and the new one doesn't fit properly; one wheel was missing from the bottom dishwasher tray and another was loose making it frustrating to use; the ring position markings on the hob were completely worn away and the 'fridge door had only a bottle tray at the bottom. In these covid times it was also disappointing that the 'fridge and dining table weren't completely clean. Overall though we did have a really enjoyable and comfortable stay at Corncrake Cottage.

    Jo CookeSep 2020

  • "I’m just emailing to thank you for providing beautiful accommodation for our holiday."

    It was great to be back on Harris and Corncrake certainly provided the luxury and comfort needed for total relaxation. We had a fantastic time. The natural beauty of the island, the unique light, the ability to totally switch off thanks to the comfort of the cottage - a week in Corncrake beats months of holidays elsewhere. Many thanks for your great hospitality,

    Angela OggOct 2019

  • "1st class property - absolutely everything you could wish for and in a stunning location too!"

    Watching the weather (good and bad) rolling in was better than the TV!I it meant we could time our walks along the fabulous beach without getting soaked - and what a beach!!! Boogie boarding in those waves was something else. I'd definitely recommend this property to all my family and friends.

    Carol-Ann AdamsOct 2019

  • "Where to start to describe our excellent stay at Corncrake, well it could be the arriving late at night to find heating and initial provisions already for a cuppa, it could be the luxury and setting, outstanding."

    The owners Angus and Allina, have tried to think of everything to make your stay special, and indeed it is that attention to detail which shows itself all over the property and if you ever need any help advice, it's always available. The property has everything you need as a base for walking the 5 minutes to Scarista Beach, about a mile long stretch of beautiful beach, or venture to Losgaintir (Luskentyre) to the 13th C ruined Chapel at Rubha an Teampaill, built over the site of a 2,000 year old broch, with 5,000 year old Iron Age dwelling site nearby, travel to Renish Point with the picnic basket from Corncrake to view Skye, the Uists and as I was fortunate enough to do, a minke whale........or of course you could just settle for the upstairs panoramic sitting room and watch the otters with a cup of tea......or something stronger, purely medicinal of course. Many thanks Angus and Allina, a special holiday at a more than special property. Alan

    Alan HarveyNov 2018

  • "We were delighted with our stay at Corncrake for the week and would thoroughly recommend the property to anyone wishing to access luxury accommodation in Scarista please pass on our delight to the owners."

    ATNov 2018

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  • 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

Leverburgh 5.4 miles.

Enjoying a superb setting close to the beach on the Isle of Harris, is this stunning holiday cottage, Corncrake Cottage.

The perfect destination for families or friends travelling together, the cottage is literally just metres from Scarista beach and overlooks picturesque Harris Golf Course which makes its location second-to-none.

Inside, the accommodation is light, spacious and airy with a superb open-plan living space offering the ideal opportunity for socialising, entertaining and just generally chilling and getting into the holiday vibe.

An extensive sitting area is positioned around a feature electric stove fire and a TV, helping to create a relaxing ambience where guests can enjoy spending time together.

The stylish kitchen is well equipped and has everything you need to prepare hearty meals using some of the fresh, local produce available right on the doorstep.

Step into the elegant dining area which comfortably seats six and where you can imagine sampling some delicious food and enjoying spending time with family and friends.

A great feature of the property is the upstairs mezzanine level which offers an alternative space for sitting and chilling and has feature windows showcasing the views over the coast and beyond.

As the day draws to a close and bedtime calls, make your way to one of three sumptuously appointed bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and relax in a hot bath or jump in a refreshing shower before sinking into a welcoming bed and dreaming of another day of Hebridean delights.

Waking up at Corncrake Cottage is a pleasure with sunlight streaming through the feature windows and the French doors inviting you outside.

Why not step into the gardens and recharge your batteries by chilling out on the decking area or relaxing in the stunning glass pod?

Fire up the barbecue and really get into the holiday spirit while taking in those gorgeous beach views.

What’s not to love?

Exploring from the cottage couldn’t be easier with a whole host of fabulous beaches right on the doorstep including Horgabost, Seilebost, Luskentyre and Scarista, the names giving a hint of the region’s Norse history.

Why not take a boat to St Kilda from the nearby port of Leverburgh which is worth a visit in its own right?

Or take the opportunity to discover the neighbouring islands of North Uist, South Uist and Barra.

The islands are accessible by plane or ferry and fights are operated by Flybe and Eastern Airways from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen, Benbecula and Barra.Ferry routes from Ullapool, Leverburgh and Uig to Harris and Lewis are run by Caledonian MacBrayne.


For a truly authentic experience of the Outer Hebrides, a visit to Corncrake Cottage is a must.

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

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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