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8 Askernish, South Uist

Cottage -
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
Listed Since:December 2013
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 27 June 2018 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.

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Margaret J
Passport616690, VR Owner at 8 Askernish, South Uist, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your review, Margaret. Perhaps your family will allow you to come back to Uist without compelling you to attend a wedding - and you can please yourself!

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

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Part-Time-Walker
Passport616690, VR Owner at 8 Askernish, South Uist, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

We have been so surprised that very few guests have an issue with the fact that there is no dining table and chairs : we suspect the majority eat in the sitting room, perhaps watching TV! In general, midges are not so much a problem...More

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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

Date of stay: February 2016
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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  • Damage Deposit: AU$262 / stay - Deposit
  • Cleaning fee: AU$105 / 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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