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Ben Scrien Cottage

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Enjoy some time out at this relaxing holiday cottage in the beautiful island of Eriskay - sleeping 6 -7, it's set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. For the ideal island getaway Ben Scrien Cottage is a recently restored traditional croft house, comfortably furnished and fitted with everything you need for the perfect Hebridean Holiday. We keep our Eriskay Ponies close to the cottage throughout the summer while the rest of the herd are up in the hill 'Ben Scrien' until October. The private garden offers lovely views of the island. White sandy beaches, the local shop Co Chomunn Eirisgeidh and Am Politician Bar & Restaurant are within walking distance. A short drive over the causeway takes you into South Uist or if you fancy travelling on to Barra the ferry terminal is within close ...Enjoy some time out at this relaxing holiday cottage in the beautiful island of Eriskay - sleeping 6 -7, it's set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. For the ideal island getaway Ben Scrien Cottage is a recently restored traditional croft house, comfortably furnished and fitted with everything you need for the perfect Hebridean Holiday. We keep our Eriskay Ponies close to the cottage throughout the summer while the rest of the herd are up in the hill 'Ben Scrien' until October. The private garden offers lovely views of the island. White sandy beaches, the local shop Co Chomunn Eirisgeidh and Am Politician Bar & Restaurant are within walking distance. A short drive over the causeway takes you into South Uist or if you fancy travelling on to Barra the ferry terminal is within close proximity. Living room with french doors opening out on garden. Fully fitted kitchen also with french doors opening out on garden. Double bedroom with en suite facilities downstairs Twin room upstairs Double bedroom upstairs Bathroom with walk in shower Digital/Freeview TV/DVD Dishwasher Washing machine Fridge Freezer Docking station for ipod Travel cot and high chair are available on request Bed linen and towels are provided. Garden Furniture Private driveway Garden front of cottage and established and enclosed garden to the rear Electricity and Oil heating throughout (at no additional cost) Pets welcome (please enquire) For the comfort of all guests the cottage is no smoking. Board games, DVDs and books are available. Wifi available- charges applyMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Sandra M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:83%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Fantastic week, fantastic location. A real get away from it break with all the comforts of home. Warm cottage with every amenity and a free delivery of freshly cooked crab claws and Easter Eggs halfway through the week. Owners couldn’t be more friendly or helpful....More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank TheMitchP
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Lovely private cottage, with private gardens, all amenities available, well equipped and clean, throughout. Short walking distance to local co-op and the fantastic politician bar. Comfortable, warm and peaceful cottage, highly recommended. Geoff

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 933geoff2016
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Firstly Eriskay is beautiful. Tiny and perfectly formed. It has a pub (great pub) and a shop. The beaches are lovely. The cottage is very comfortable, warm, very well equipped, very clean and tidy, everything works well. Super fast broadband. We had a wonderful week....More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank ajsouter
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Ben Scrien is a very comfortable, thoughtfully designed and well kitted out cottage in a good setting with a short walk to the fabulous Price Charlies beach on Eriskay. A equally short walk takes you to the well stocked shop and the Am Politition pub...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank janenute
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My wife and I were fortunate to book this cottage at short notice. The owner Sandra, who lives opposite, very kindly met us late on the Saturday evening after our ferry crossing. The cottage is very well equipped, spotless and comfortable. It is perfectly situated,...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Shed2
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. It was nice to meet you and it's always nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed staying in the cottage and had a great time on Eriskay.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We arrived at Ben Scrien Cottage on a dark and driech Saturday night, after a rock and rolly sort of crossing from Mallaig to Lochboisdale. Sandra's directions had been helpful so at least the last driving leg of the journey was uneventful, but we were...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank Emma B
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017

Hi Emma, thank you for taking the time to write this great review. It was lovely to meet you and your family and It's great you had a fantastic holiday on Eriskay and that you felt at home staying in the cottage, best wishes, Sandra...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Lovely dog friendly cottage with great views. The proprietors are really friendly & helpful. The garden is totally enclosed - even our Jack Russell couldn't get out! Loads of guides & maps available, and the local community shop is only 2 minutes walk away, And...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Geoff E
Management response:Responded 16 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay in Ben Scrien Cottage. The cottage is in a great position on this small and beautiful island. The shop and pub are within walking distance and has direct access to island walks. The accommodation is great and very well equipped...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank MartinGeorgeP
Management response:Responded 23 July 2017

Thanks for the great review, it was lovely meeting you and I'm glad you had a lovely holiday, best wishes, Sandra

Reviewed 9 May 2016

The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well appointed. The heating was on and a beautiful gift basket was there upon our arrival. The location could not have been better. Ben Scrien rose up directly behind the cottage easily accessible for pre breakfast climbing. The...More

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank LindzTay
Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband and I and our two sons and their partners had the pleasure of staying here while on the island, as the family home was too full. I have passed this cottage many times and did not realise how beautiful it would be inside....More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Calum M
Management response:Responded 7 March 2016

Thank you very much for the lovely review, I'm glad you felt comfortable under such sad circumstances.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Safe
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
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Access
Car not needed
How to get there
By Ferry: 1. Mallaig to Lochboisdale 2. Uig to Lochmaddy 3. Leverburgh (Harris) to Berneray or Barra to Eriskay. 4. Oban to Barra with overnight stay in Barra. Travel to Eriskay the following day. By aeroplane: 1. Glasgow to Benbecula and 2. Glasgow to Barra (landing on the beach)
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