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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Lochcarnan, South Uist, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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WildlifeA...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect place to relax”
Reviewed June 19, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
2
people found this review helpful

The cottage is based at the north end of South Uist so is in an ideal position to explore from North Uist down to Barra and everywhere in between. This was our second visit here having been here 2 years ago. It is a spacious 3 bedroom cottage, with views overlooking a tidal loch from the kitchen and a small lochan and mountain from the lounge (there are views from all the bedrooms as well). It is lovely and clean, very well equipped and comfortable. There is wildlife all around you with Hen Harriers seen daily and a total of 21 species seen from there in a week. When we were here 2 years ago we even saw an otter on our first evening! Sandra the owner is very friendly and helpful and it was lovely to meet her this time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone, you will not be disappointed. If you've never been to the Outer Hebrides and are thinking about going, just go, it is a beautiful unspoilt area of the world.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 21, 2018
Hi Ann & Noel
I am glad you thoroughly enjoyed your trip and was not disappointed in any way. It was lovely to meet you both and hopefully see you again soon.
Regards Sandra
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Tracey O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Superb cottage in a superb location!!!”
Reviewed May 30, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

What a fabulous place - both the cottage and the location far exceeded our expectations. The cottage was very homely and very well equipped. The views from the windows were amazing - we even saw Hen Harrier and Short-Eared Owls from the windows. There is a Co-Op supermarket a few minutes drive from the cottage and the nearby Orasay Inn is excellent for an evening meal. The cottage is centrally located on The Uists / Benbecula meaning it is very handy for exploring the whole area. We had an amazing week at Lily Pond Cottage and did not want to leave. If (when!) we return to the area, we will definitely stay here again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 3, 2018
Hi Tracy
I am glad you enjoyed your trip and hopefully you will return.
Regards
Sandra
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James S
Worcester Park, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely, isolated cottage with all the comforts on South Uist”
Reviewed October 8, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The cottage is located near the to the Benbecula causeway on South Uist down a side road from the main road, and is beautifully spacious and well-equipped.

Easy to visit both Uists and Benbecula, as well as Eriskay and Berneray all within less than an hour's drive. What a beautiful landscape!

We also took a trip to the Monach Isles with Lady Anne Boat Trips - great to visit the islands, but a rather battered old boat and a pretty uncommunicative skipper!

We had dinner with friends at the nearby Orasay Inn, which was very nice.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2017
I am glad you enjoyed your stay. If you are ever back to the Uist St Kilda is a trip worth going to.
Regards Sandra
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Spidey68
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed July 30, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The cottage is wonderful. We really enjoyed our time here, often sleeping in the beds are so comfy.
I enjoyed many an evening sitting out enjoying the view, even if it was a little windy.
The wildlife was great too, and it was nice to see a couple of horses in the field beyond.
The cottage is very close to the local co-op should you need anything.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2017
I am glad to hear you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay.
Regards Sandra
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 28, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 1, 2017
Good to hear you enjoyed your visit to Uist and planning another visit.
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billyfelt...
Forres, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“very comfortable and stands in its own isotation.”
Reviewed June 20, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

we stayed in the cottage in june and found the cottage perfect for our needs, cosy ,quiet, and spacious.
sandra could'nt have been more helpful and obliging.
i would fully recommend the cottage to all.
thanks sandra

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Management Response
Jun 24, 2017
Glad to hear you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. See you on your return visit.

Kind regards
Sandra
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Julie T
1 review
“Ideal for exploring the Uists”
Reviewed June 8, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Clean, tidy, comfortable and with everything you could want from a base to explore the islands. Almost central in the island chain made it very handy for exploring - lots of places to walk and a great variety of wildlife to see.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jun 8, 2017
I am to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage comfortable.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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