The Walker Family, March 2013

We have holidayed for several years in the Western Isles, very happily. But this was the holiday to beat them all. Beadersaig is idyllic, and Glorig cottage is a wonderful place to stay - immaculate, comfortable, traditional but with mod cons too, spacious, warm, welcoming ... a perfect holiday home. What you find tallies exactly with what you can read about on the cottage website - in fact, it's even better. And communication from the owners is outstanding; they could not have been more helpful, and were a pleasure to deal with. Driving the single track road to Glorig for the first time is an unforgettable experience, and it seems to become more rewarding each time it is travelled. Just beyond the cottage is Huishnish beach, a glorious expanse of white sand and turquoise water, recently voted one of the best beaches in the UK. It's easy to see why. The burn running through the garden was a joy for our children, as was the freedom of the great outdoors. They were on the beach every day, as we enjoyed a week of unbroken sunshine - in March! Mountains' were climbed St Kilda was spotted on the horizon, stags roamed the land, and eagles soared above us. A game of tennis was enjoyed on the most amazing location you've ever seen for a court. And on the days we did not leave Glorig, the sense of relaxation ... well, it has to be experienced to be believed. By the end of the week, we had run out of time to do everything we had planned to do - torn between getting out and about, and the temptation of succumbing to the comforts of Glorig. We love the beaches of South Harris, but we didn't even make it that far in a week. That tells its own story. It was such a special time for our family. We'd go back tomorrow if we could.