Over the Minch from Oban on autumnal mountainous seas, with the deck disappearing from under our feet! Collecting beautiful shells on the beach. Walking through the golf course too for miles and miles – and back again along endless beaches, drifting sand singing in the wind. Feeding wild ponies. Cinematic view of a little red fishing boat on the east coast, glistening in the sun. Juvenile stags bounding majestically across the road, only metres from us. Playing catch with 20ft white and turquoise waves on a white sandy beach. These are our memories!
Hen Harriers right outside the cottage windows … breakfasts watching … One morning, about 3am, we were woken up by a stag roaring right by the cottage … started knitting, with wool and pins from Denise, at her Hebridean Woolshed … We dined well on fresh sea-trout most nights … two eagles were spotted through the sitting room windows! … Lovely, spotlessly clean cottage … very challenging game of golf at Askernish course! … Enjoyed watching the greylag geese with their young pottering about outside the cottage. … The cottage is spotlessly clean, cosy and with every comfort you could need. … An immaculately clean cottage – 10/10 ... We loved sitting in the kitchen with the sun streaming through the windows with the new-born lambs with their mothers just beyond the garden fence … We loved it here! … a wonderful relaxing stay in this comfortable, and scrupulously clean cottage … Hen harriers frequent visitors around the cottage … watched three pilot whales basking in a shallow bay … Amazing wildlife: seals in Eriskay and Berneray, Golden Eagle on Beinn Mhor, White-tailed Sea Eagle flying past and stopping outside the kitchen window!!! … the cottage is very clean and has everything you need ...a must are the amazing eggs from Denise at The Big Garden … six days of sunshine … A birdwatcher’s paradise! … will miss the cuckoo, the otter and birds - all right by the cottage. … Best cottage we have ever stayed in! Fantastic views, wide open skies, and amazing bird life. … highly recommend the eggs from The Big Garden … sheep and lambs were moved from the machair to the land around No 8, and it has been lovely to watch them from all windows. A cosy homely cottage … we’d certainly recommend the salmon from the smokehouse on Loch Carnan, and lamb chops from The Big Garden ...The cottage was very clean and well-equipped … wildlife-spotting isn’t as easy with a wee baby, we saw a short-eared owl and three deer outside the kitchen window! … Fantastic eggs from The Big Garden. ... The dogs absolutely loved the walks. ... Very sad to leave! … recommend Denise’s lovely lemon curd and other jams from The Big Garden … a perfect Christmas break … The weather was against us but the spectacular beaches, dramatic skies and beautiful scenery made up for it … We loved the cottage and enjoyed dining in each evening eating salmon and sea-trout we’d caught during the week. … With so little light and air pollution, the stars were amazing, and we even saw two shooting starts! … Wir hatten hier enie wunderbare Zeit, einfach traümhaft! Das Häuschen ist mit viel Liebe eingerichtet und wir fühlten uns sofort in ein bischen zu Haüse! Wir kommen wieder, versprochen! … Lovely week in a homely, well-presented and very clean cottage. Enjoyed the views all around, and the peace. … We had four days of good fishing on four different lochs, and will return home with a decent bag of sea trout. … highlight was seeing a pair of golden eagles over Mill Loch, nearby … Weather perfect - not a drop of rain! Beaches beautiful. Scenery stunning. Wildlife wonderful. Cottage cosy and comfy. Dogs loved lots of walkies. … A lovely island - everyone so friendly. So nice to be made welcome by everyone - in the co-op, cafes and on the roads. … The cottage is lovely and the wildlife we have seen from it - short-eared owls hunting, cuckoo on telegraph wires, buzzard on the rocks in the field and hen harrier with prey behind the house - has exceeded all expectations. … a pair of basking sharks off Vatersay, a golden eagle, hen harriers at close quarters (right here at the cottage), heard a corncrake - wonderful birds and flowers as far as the eye could see. … I love this cottage - the perfect place to stay on this lovely island. … We've all been captivated by the wildlife, amazing beaches, fantastic light and clean air. … We have dubbed the kitchen here the luxurious wildlife viewing hide (all mod cons and real views). … white-tailed eagles, golden eagles and Eriskay ponies, hen harriers, short-eared owls, arctic skuas - 91 species of bird in all! … We regularly stay in self-catering cottages and without doubt this is the nicest cottage we have ever rented: clean, bright and warm, and the furniture and decoration are spotless. This is our first visit to the island and we are very pleased with what we have seen. … Log fires, delicious walks, and much bird-watching. … The weather has been wild, making the scenery look very dramatic: but we still managed to get to the beaches. … The bus service (ordinary and post-bus) is incredibly efficient and cheap. We were brought right to the door by the post bus driver because she didn't want us to get wet! … a satisfying fill of bird life, history, peace and quiet, and eating local foods – including eggs and wool from The Big Garden … The local speech is so wonderful: they actually make English gentle and poetic. … From the kitchen window we have seen lapwings with their young, snipe, short-eared owl (every day), young stonechats, greylag geese and their goslings, and a heron being mobbed. … highlights included male and female hen-harriers, red-knecked phalarope (at Griminis), and snowy owls and cornrake … such a neat and sparklingly clean cottage … Great views from the kitchen windows - from which I have drawn and painted several times ... the white sands and turquoise seas to be found almost everywhere; the ever-changing skies, the huge numbers and variety of breeding birds in every open space and machair fields; and the building and boats old and new; and the livestock too; all of which gave us variety of subjects for drawing … This house is amazing, with great views through all the windows … Male hen harrier eating prey in surrounding field ... juvenile cuckoo on fence post being fed by meadow pipit ‘foster’ mum. … Lovely weather - sun every day. ... The flowers in the machair are astonishing! ... Views from all windows.