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“Excellent and unique!”
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Culla Cottage - beautifully resorted to a high standard.
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Culla Cottage - beautifully resorted to a high standard.
Cook & Lewis kitchen with integrated appliances. Dining room with view across to dunes.
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23 reviews
Culla Cottage - beautifully resorted to a high standard.
Cook & Lewis kitchen with integrated appliances.
Dining room with view across to dunes.
Original stone surround, peat and wood available to burn.
Good size bath/shower room.
Large bedroom with oak matching furniture.
Highland cattle grazing near by.
Cottage lies on a working croft, this view shows the near by beach and hills of South Uist.
Another aerial view of Culla Bay.
Clear skies looking across to South Uist.
Corn Rigs just yards from Culla Cottage.
Sky on Fire!
Sun setting over the Monach Islands taken yards from the cottage.
Early morning looking across to Eaval, North Uist.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Benbecula Island, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Dorothy E
Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Excellent and unique!”
Reviewed 28 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We stayed in Culla Cottage for a week in June 2017. The cottage had been an old blackhouse that the owner's father had lived in and it had been beautifully and lovingly restored. We enjoyed looking through the photo album showing the different stages of restoratiion. The cottage was very comfortable, cosy, and amazingly spacious. The fireplace in the lounge with woodburning stove was beautiful. The cottage was very well equiped and made an excellent holiday cottage. It's situation on Benbecula meant we were within easy reach of North and South Uist and spent a day on Barra.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jul 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, much appreciated! Glad that you both enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the week exploring the islands. All the best.
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carolK488...
Tamworth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Charming, quaint and traditional”
Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We very much enjoyed our stay at Culla Cottage. The location being central in the Uists was excellent for travelling about. The renovation of this black house has been carried out with so much care and love! A lot of thought has gone into keeping the traditional design whilst providing a modern interior without spoiling the character. We were met on arrival by Donald who was very friendly and approachable and made us feel welcome. The beds and furniture were comfy and the cottage was equipped with everything you could need including a very nice welcome pack which was much appreciated. The garden is a lovely place to sit out on one of the benches provided to enjoy a picnic or listen to the birds.Thank you and keep up your excellent standards!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jul 2017
Thanks very much taking the time to leave us a review, we hope that your holidays work out for you next year and that we are able to accommodate you again! All the very best, Donald and Sheena.
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dionne201...
North Yorkshire
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I want to live here!”
Reviewed 27 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Yes it really is that perfect! The cottage is renovated to an exceptional standard and the quality of fixtures and fittings are first class.

The communication through the booking process with Donald was efficient and friendly and upon arrival was met by the owner who welcomed us and left a lovely welcome pack ;) The other reviews pretty much sum up our experience and it is rare that you find such a place that exceeds expectations.

Culla Bay is at the bottom of the road (I say Road it's quiet track) literally turn left out of the cottage and a 2 minute walk. We have a very active Spaniel and she was in heaven for a week she has sulked since she got home. The garden is fully enclosed so perfect for taking your pet.

The location is perfect for exploring the island and I would recommend both heading south for Eriskay and North for the two beaches at Berneray with West beach being the largest. I also would recommend the heritage centre museum where you get a real understanding of Uist and it's history. There are so many nice little beaches just pull up and go explore.

After being in Skye the week before in a similar thatched Blackhouse it was a very different holiday. For me I loved Uist for the beaches whilst the husband preferred Skye for the dramatic scenery but we both agreed that Culla Cottage was unbeatable and possibly one of the nicest properties we have stayed in.

Ps try the smokehouses on Uist for seafood and for crafts Puffin Studios are quite cute and unique.

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Management Response
29 Jun 2017
Well what can say, thank you so much for the glowing review! Really appreciate you taking the time to write this. Means a lot to us that the cottage has left such an impression on you and hope that you may find the time to holiday here in the future! Thanks again, Donald and Sheena.
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chrisinst...
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“This is a lovely and well restored Scottish Blackhouse”
Reviewed 18 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We can hardly believe it is just over a week since we left Culla Cottage after enjoying a lovely week there, even the weather was kind to us except on the last morning when the unwanted rain came while loading up the car!!!! This small well restored family cottage is comfy, cosy and dog friendly and in a quiet location with a lovely beach within 2 minutes walk, what more do you need!! I wish we had stayed a bit longer, perhaps another time as we would happily return. The owners are nearby and very helpful, we wish them well with the cottage that they have worked very hard on to make it what it is now.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Jun 2017
Thanks for the feedback much appreciated, you are more than welcome to return some day! All the best, Donald and Sheena.
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Gavin W
2 reviews
“Great holiday at Culla Cottage!”
Reviewed 4 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We has a fantastic week in the Uists, staying at Culla Cottage. The cottage is well located and a great base for exploring the islands, with a beach within a stone's throw of the door.

Everything inside the cottage has been done to a really high standard - great modern kitchen and bathroom, and cosy sofas after a day of walking! The fact that Donald has restored his family's cottage makes it all the more interesting, and we enjoyed looking at photos of the project to rebuild it to its current condition.

Can't recommend this cottage highly enough - a great place to return to each day after exploring the islands!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Jun 2017
Was great meeting you both and thankyou very much for taking the time in providing the positive feedback!..all the best Donald and Sheena.
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buchandon...
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic Cottage”
Reviewed 18 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We are just back after a great week staying at Culla Cottage. Everything you need for a relaxing stay and our dog loved the fact we were 2 minutes from the beach . Cottage has been beautifully renovated and we will certainly go back to our little bit of paradise Thanks to Donald for making us so welcome don't just look book you won't be disappointed.

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Management Response
20 Apr 2017
Cheers for the feedback, thanks for staying with us and great to hear that you plan to come back some day! All the best!
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Troldmads
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage and superb location”
Reviewed 12 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We had an amazing week in Culla Cottage, a traditional cottage that has been beautifully done up and is perfect for 'hygge'! The location is superb (it's right next to a really nice beach) and ideal for exploring the different islands. The Balivanich town has a small but well-stocked supermarket and is only a few minutes drive away. The beaches on the islands are truly spectacular; we especially liked the west beach on Berneray. Other highlights included climbing Beinn Mhor (the highest point on South Uist) and a day trip to Barra (bring your bikes!).
Donald was such a nice and welcoming host. On our arrival, there was some smoked salmon in the fridge and a small hamper with local goodies. Donald also bought us an OS map, when we told him we wanted to climb Beinn Mhor. Overall we can't recommend this place highly enough and we hope to be back soon!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
13 Apr 2017
Great to know that you enjoyed your week exploring the islands. Look forward to meeting you both again in the future. Thanks for the feedback! Donald and Sheena.
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