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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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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
South Uist, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Chinthurs...
Guildford
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68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So pleased we came back”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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We discovered Corrodale Cottage in 2014 and almost immediately booked a return for 2015. Again Katie and John made us very welcome and we arrived on a colder than average June day to a blazing stove, chilled champagne and a fridge full of hebridean treats. We joined RSPB walks on both South and North Uist and visited the reserve at Balranald. Closer to the cottage we heard the Corncrake and watched a pair of Hooper swans on the nearby lochan. Corrodale is a charming and beautifully equipped base to explore the Uists.

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David P
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“Traditional cottage with touches of luxury!”
Reviewed June 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Received a warm welcome from Katie and John and appreciated the special gifts received on our arrival. The spa bath and peat fire really made our stay memorable. We were lucky to have reasonable weather and could enjoy sitting outside to watch the wildlife-just sorry the corncrake kept avoiding us!! Great base for exploring the Uists and Eriskay.
A wonderful peaceful setting and certainly a place to get away from it all.

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SirP60
Yateley, United Kingdom
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“Don't hesitate in booking Corrodale !”
Reviewed June 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This was our second time to Corrodale and , like our first visit, it was exceptional.
It has everything you could possibly want ...the cottage is immaculately clean,the bed is extremely comfortable,the bathroom's shower and bath are luxurious,the peat fire is easy to use and clean with plenty of peat and kindling to start it.

There is an outhouse that has an washing machine and sink and where the peat and kindling is kept.As walkers we kept our boots and walking gear in there out of the way which also kept Corrodale clean.It also housed my golf clubs as I played Askernish which you just have to play. It's wonderful but it destroyed me !!

Corrodale has it's own parking and clothes line.Washing and wet walking clothes dry quickly in the Uists.

Best of all are Katie and John. They are the friendliest and most helpful of couples and make sure everything is just perfect. We'll be back and thanks again.

Gerard P

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Mike T
Shildon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“High quality in all aspects of the experience”
Reviewed June 1, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Our first trip to South Uist was to Corrodale Cottage which is perfectly located for access to all areas of the island and adjacent islands. A wonderfully warm reception on arrival and loads of advice about Uist. In addition an excellent stock of useful literature to help gain maximum benefit from the trip. Katie was particularly experienced in helping us arrange a visit to St Kilda. Personal contact with the owner of Kilda Cruises enabled us make the best use of the arrangements and we were even dropped off at Bernerey on the return from St Kilda to collect our car. An amazing experience to a location with double World Heritage status. Exceptional accommodation, wonderful location, hospitable locals and a open wilderness feel to the environment .

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Liked least: Nothing was a problem
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Dave B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Corrodale Cottage 5 Stars +++”
Reviewed May 26, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We have stayed in many cottages over the years and in our view Corrodale is top of the premier league! The quality of the fixtures and fittings and the attention to detail were first rate but what was outstanding was the welcome received and the kindness from Katie and John. Thank you for everything. We have told so many people about Corrodale we hope you might get some future business from our friends. We plan to be back again in the near future ... St Kilda or bust!!!!

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MICHAEL M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A superb, luxurious cottage in an idyllic setting for a peaceful holiday!”
Reviewed May 16, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Katie was there to welcome us at the cottage and show us around. She had really thought of everything - the peat fire (it was rather cold during our stay), the champagne on ice, the basket full of delicious local produce in the fridge, fresh flowers, candles in every area and books, maps and information of what to do and where to go. Although the weather was a bit unsettled, we got out and about every day. The scenery is wonderful - the sugary white sands, the turquoise blue water, rugged mountains on South Uist, the lonely peat moors and dark blue lochs everywhere. Iochdar, where the cottage is situated is ideal for exploring the chain from Berneray down to Eriskay. Our passion is birdwatching; we ticked off nearly 80 species during the week, including all three divers in breeding plumage, hen harriers mobbing a golden eagle, skuas, arctic terns and thousands of waders on migration. We heard corncrakes near the cottage but never actually saw one! The nearby Cooperative store is well stocked, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. We filled up the tank at Broadford (Skye) (£1.17/L) but did have to find some more petrol in Lochmaddy (£1.23/L) and Daliburgh (£1.34/L). This was our first visit to the Outer Hebrides and it certainly won't be our last!!

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TheHatter...
Stockport, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful get-away-from-it-all cottage”
Reviewed April 29, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We stayed for 2 weeks in Corrodale Cottage In April 2015, arriving by ferry on the Oban to Lochboisdale Calmacroute.It was a very big journey for us to get there from the north west of England( a long drive to Oban and the ferry took over 6 hours). But it was well worth the trip. The cottage is a former crofter's cottage and has been converted into a superb holiday cottage for a couple holidaying together. On arrival, we were very warmly welcomed by Katie and were delighted with all the added extras, including a bottle of champagne, flowers and a welcome pack in the fridge which included some beautiful seafood. The cottage is small, but perfectly formed, with a bedroom and kitchen/living room, plus a bathroom with walk in shower and spa bath. There are fluffy towels and dressing gowns and a very comfortable bed. The outhouse holds the washer-drier, iron and other bits and pieces, including a picnic basket, rug and flask.

The location is great for exploring the southern string of islands in the Outer Hebrides, and it was an easy day trip to visit Barra (via Calmac ferry) as well as Eriskay, Benbecula and North Uist on the causeways. South Uist is very quiet but teeming with wildlife and we were charmed to hear a corncrake at the cottage, as well as spotting lots of different birds on the world class sandy beaches. We also saw wild ponies, deer, seals, and even an otter! The cottage comes complete with a pair of binoculars and a bird reference book, which helped us understand what we were looking at. Viewing the night skies on a clear night at the door of the cottage was amazing - no light pollution and the sky was filled with millions of stars!

Inevitably, because of its geographical location, it can be extremely windy (and wet).We were very lucky with the weather, but with the peat burning stove, small but well equipped kitchen area, reliable wifi connection and Sky TV, the cottage was a lovely place to retire to after a windswept walk. There is a good supply of paperbacks and information about facilities and attractions nearby, as well as lots of history and natural history books.

There are few facilities on the islands,and you need to be prepared to cater for yourself, in the main. We regularly went to the Co-op on Benbecula which was just a 5 minute car ride away and will sell you almost everything to keep you going. There are more facilities in Balivanich, where there is a nice restaurant, the Stepping Stones, with good plain fare, about 20 minutes drive. Although there is some public transport available, a car is desirable, because of the distances and accessibility of some of the places you might want to get to. You do need to grab fuel when you see it, though, because petrol stations are few and far between.

The little Kildonan Museum is worth a visit and includes partial reconstructions of crofter's cottages, just like this one, and an insight into the social history of South Uist and there is a very good shop selling locally made crafts next door. The Banranald reserve on North Uist is worth visiting where there is a circular nature trail taking you round the headland, passing by beaches full of waders and wildfowl and beautiful views.However it was necessary to pass through a field with a bull in it - depending on your nerve and how close he is, that might be a challenge!

If you visit Barra, make sure you time your visit so you see the plane land on the beach. There is a really good cafe at the airport which was serving warm freshly made fruit scones when we visited. Carry on to Vatersay where there are some of the finest beaches in the area - despite strong local competition!

Altogether, a really super location, and a wonderful place to stay. Highly recommended. .

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Liked best: The location and a wonderfully comfortable well equipped cottage
Liked least: The journey there - but it was worth it!
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