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Corrodale Cottage garden and outhouse
Beach at Ardivachair Bay Iochdar South Uist
Profusion of vibrant colour on South Uist machair
South Uist from Eriskay
Bathroom
Uist beach
Uist beach
Some wildlife red throated divers
Machair South Uist
seal on the east coast of South Uist
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
South Uist, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Simon N
Baar, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We spent our honeymoon at the Corrodal Cottage, and had an absolutely wonderful time. Katie gave us a very warm welcome and had lots of great tips. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the Outer Hebrides, saw lots of wildlife, but also enjoyed staying in the cottage on the really rainy days.

The cottage has a wonderful bedroom, with one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. There's plenty of space for two weeks worth of clothes. The bath is luxurious, with a rain shower and a well-sized spa bathtub. Extensive use of shower and bath causes quite some moisture to build up, so be sure to open the window (but not let any stray cats in ... talking from experience here). The living room has a modern TV/Blueray setup (including HD TV recording, very nice), two comfortable chairs, and a well-equipped kitchen. There's wifi in the cottage, with a generous data limit of 2.5GB per week. There's also a spacious outhouse with a washing machine.

Depending on the time of your stay, expect to be woken up occassionally by the calling of a corncrake. Other than hearing animals and wind, there's maybe 2-3 cars per hour passing by, and now and then a neighbor will be cutting grass.

If you like remote spots with the wildlife starting in your back yard, this is a perfect spot.

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KarenM271...
Maryport, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful cottage in idyllic location”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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After many years holidaying in Scotland my partner and I decided that we would venture to the outer hebrides and treat ourselves to a luxury cottage and Corrodale did not disappoint!
Beautiful cottage inside and out,red roses in the bedroom,champagne on ice on arrival and fresh local seafood in the fridge. After a day out walking it was great to come back and soak in the wonderful spa bath then snuggle up in your fluffy robe and slippers(all provided)
The owners are lovely friendly people so thanks to them for thinking of everything
Hope to return

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Liked best: Chocolate box property in lovely location
Liked least: Bed not long enough as my partner is 6ft 4in
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Diabaig
Denver, Colorado, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Couldn't ask for more”
Reviewed 15 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This is a very nicely appointed traditional style Hebridean cottage with a thatched roof and stone tie downs around the edges - all work done by the owners. There is a comfortable lounge with one oversized chair (almost a love seat) and one leather chair. All mod cons including flat screen TV with satellite reception, wi-fi that could have been better but Katie mentioned that the service to the islands will be improved upon in the near future. A fully equipped kitchenette has a stove, electric burners, microwave and small fridge - everything is compact and well thought out. The bathroom is well appointed with a rain forest type shower head in a glass enclosure and a jacuzzi bath. I damaged the auto-raising and lowering plug so could not use the tub but in my experience that happens a lot with jacuzzi tubs. Plenty of hot water and good pressure. Also plenty of towels provided. The bedroom has a 4 poster type queen bed which I wished was 6 inches longer because I am 6'3" tall but, as a single I could sleep on a slight diagonal. I would say the bed would be problem free for anyone 6'1" or shorter. The bed was very comfortable and there were plenty of pillows which I think were foam (that I prefer but my wife would not have liked) but there may have been alternatives available from Katie, the owner if I had asked. I could comfortably read in bed by leaving the ceiling lights on as well as the bedside lamps. Slippers and a robe were provided which is a nice touch as well as a welcome hamper with some local delights such as scallops, black pudding and local fudge. There is an outbuilding which has a washer/dryer and spare peat and wood for the peat burning fire in the lounge. All in all, I had a pleasant stay, and thought that Corrodale cottage offered good value for money in a luxury cottage. Of especial importance to me was the fact that the owners were friendly and helpful at all times, despite my handling of the jacuzzi and were respectful of my need for peace and quiet. They were always just a phone call away.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Liked least: Bed not quite long enough for a very tall person
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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KinderSco...
Cheshire
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“2nd time here and just as perfect!”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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This was our second visit to this beautiful cottage and it was even better than last year. Cannot fault this amazing cottage or these stunning islands in any way. Stayed for two weeks this time and already booked for next year. Dread doing reviews like this as I know it will draw attention to the cottage and make it harder for us to book in the future. Absolutely first class - only issue was having to go home.

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Sarah A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful cottage and brilliant for cyclists/walkers!”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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The other reviews are spot on. We have stayed at a lot of self-catering around the UK and this was easily one of the best. The cottage has been renovated beautifully and to a very high standard. It is a former crofting cottage so is "cosy" but clever interior design means it's still very practical. The bathroom is stunning, and the jet bath lovely after a day out walking or biking. We were quite glad to get one cold and wet day as it gave us an excuse to light the peat fire!

The out-house is a brilliant facility. It's huge and Katie said I was welcome to store my bike in it, which was much easier than keeping it in the car! Really, really handy to be able to put my bike, our walking boots etc in there. Big enough for ten bikes so also handy for empty luggage bags etc while you're staying in the cottage.

If you haven't been to the Uist island chain before this is brilliantly located for exploring, as it's about halfway up the length. You can reach either tip (Eriskay or Berneray) in an hour by car. It's 30-40 minutes from either ferry terminal (Lochboisdale or Lochmaddy).

One final thought - we visited the Museum of Island Life on Skye in the week before we went to Uist and saw another crofting cottage with the interior as it would have been in 1900. Apparently, at its peak, 14 people lived inside!

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