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8 Askernish, South Uist

Eight Askernish, from NE, approaching along the road.
4 reviews
Eight Askernish, from NE, approaching along the road.
Eight Askernish from SE
Eight Askernish from SW
Eight Askernish from NW
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Living room
Living room
View S from sitting room
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
8 Askernish - View SE from twin bedroom
Wild flowers in garden and close by: Wild Thyme
Wild flowers in garden and close by: Ladies Bedstraw
Wild flowers in garden and close by: Northern Marsh Orchid
Howmore and Beinn Mhor, South Uist
Hebridean sheep, South Uist
Wild orchids, Askernish, South Uist
South Uist: Sound of Eriskay
South Uist: Hebridean sheep grazing
Askernish Machair: Cattle grazing, Askernish house beyond
South Uist: Roineabhal and Sound of Eriskay
South Uist: Sound of Eriskay
South Uist: Beinn Mhor from S of Daliburgh
Barra Airfield: The world's only scheduled flights to land on a beach!
Askernish: Machair flowers
South Uist: Landscape with lochs, hills and croft houses
South Uist: scene on remote corner of east coast
South Uist: Traditional hay-making at Boisdale
South Uist: Fishing boat near Orasaigh island
Eriskay Ponies: a young mare with her foal
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Askernish, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
A traditional croft house of the early 20thC, completely renovated in 2006 whilst keeping the original appearance and character.

Set in the quiet crofting township of Askernish, close to the Atlantic coast of the island of South Uist.

An ideal base for hill-walking, cycling the many quiet lanes and tracks, wildlife-spotting, beach-combing or other outdoor pursuits, or a cosy haven for a winter break, with the wood burning stove

Accommodates up to four (plus infants - cot etc available):
> 1 room with double bed
> 1 room with two single beds
> Kitchen / Breakfast room - oven+hob, microwave, full range of appliances and cookware, washing machine, tumble-dryer
> Good-sized sitting room - wood-burning stove, TV+DVD, Radio+CD
> Bathroom with electric shower over bath, electric towel rail
> Electric combination storage/c...
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Listing #HL1290911
About the Owner
Jonathan and Denise B
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
On arrival you'll let yourselves in: the door will be unlocked and the key on the kitchen worktop. We live just about 15mins drive away, and you'll be welcome to call in to say hello or to ask for help or some tips on where to go and what to see. But of course we're even nearer by email or phone call! We'll be round your way from time to time, so we may just call in to say hello, or we may be in touch to agree a convenient time for cutting the grass. Whatever, you can be sure we'll respect your privacy, but we're always available if you need us.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two nights wasn't long enough on this idyllic island. A family wedding was the highlight so sadly not enough time to explore. Very pretty cottage with all amenities.

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a very comfortable cottage, freshly decorated with a full range of modern equipment, good beds and bath, matching crockery etc. The constraints of size and layout mean that the only place to eat is the small breakfast bar in the kitchen - but...More

Thank Part-Time-Walker
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

I stayed with a colleague for a work trip. The owners were excellent hosts - helpful but not intrusive. The furnishing is comfortable and the house is clean and airy. Plenty of space for a little cottage and very warm and cozy as you open...More

1  Thank Ecoblogger
Management response:Responded 15 February 2016

Guests are welcome to bring firewood with them, but if that is not practicable we can supply at cost rate (though as our guest Ecoblogger says, that's relatively dear due to all firewood being imported by ferry). Ecoblogger lived up to her name, because she...More

  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Thanks for booking! For us to confirm it, we will ask you to confirm that you intend to occupy the property every night of the booking and that your stay is for a holiday. (If...
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
GBP 80
GBP 459
2 Jul 2018 -
26 Aug 2018
Jul-Aug 2014
3 nights
GBP 104
GBP 597
27 Aug 2018 -
30 Sep 2018
Sep 2018
3 nights
GBP 91
GBP 522
1 Oct 2018 -
28 Oct 2018
Oct 2018
3 nights
GBP 78
GBP 448
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Australian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: AU$177 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: AU$106 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
8 Askernish is one of about a dozen or so crofts (small-holdings) and private houses that make up Aksernish township, scattered along a quiet lane, about a mile long, leading from South Uist's main north-south road to the west - the Atlantic - coast of the island. Amongs the dunes is the famous Askernish golf course - a spectacular links golf course first laid out more than a century ago by 'Old Tom Morris' and restored about 2009. 8 Askernish is the perfect base for wildlife-watching, walking, cycling, whether along the quiet roads, or the sandy lanes and beaches. However you get about (there's an excellent bus service but there's also cycles and cars available for hire), you surely can't miss the abundant wildlfe, with everything from basking sharks and whales to... more
Getting around
A car is highly recommended (hire cars are available - ask for advice). A bicycle is also recommended for exploring locally - especially the quiet lanes and tracks along the western shoreline. Carrick is about 5-10 mins walk from a main bus route, with services suitable for arriving and leaving - but not for seeing the sights. We recommend walking gear to get the most out of your holiday, especially for exploring the hills and shores and discovering the amazing wildlife.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Benbecula: 30.0 km
Ferry: Lochboisdale: 5.0 km
Eight Askernish is very easy to find, and hard to miss! Nonetheless, directions are supplied, as a message attachment, shortly after your booking is confirmed.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Nearest Beach: 1.0 km.
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