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Ideal accommodation for those who want to discover the Falklands off the beaten track, enabling you to get the full flavour of the islands and to fully appreciate the unique environment and wildlife.

Bleaker Island is a 30 minute flight south west of Stanley and is open year round. It is an isolated place that is home to only two inhabitants, the Rendell family, which farm on the island with cattle and sheep. The Rendell settlement has a number of houses and tourism provides an additional income with visitors arriving to the island.

The wildlife is conveniently located close to the settlement where two of the four houses accommodate visitors:

Cassard House, built in 2011, sleeping eight, is designed to be eco-friendly, with solar energy supplementing the wind power supplying electricity to the settlement, and is named after a French barque that was shipwrecked on the southern end of the island in 1906. It provides facilities for up to eight guests in three twin-bedded rooms and one double room, each complete with an en-suite shower room. A large lounge and adjoining dining area link through to a spacious sun lounge, and there is a well equipped kitchen where meals are prepared for full board guests and where self-catering guests can 'do their own thing’, Facilities include a flat-screen television, DVD player, mini hi-fi with IPOD dock, a trust bar and wi-fi connectivity throughout.

Cobb Cottages was originally built in 2001 and upgraded 12 years later, and has two bedrooms, each with an en-suite shower room. There is also a lounge/diving area, separate kitchen and sun lounge. Heating is by radiator, high insulation levels are in place, and all windows are double-glazed. There is a flat-screen television, DVD player and mini hi-fi with IPOD dock in the lounge, along with a trust bar. 

The island is off the beaten track – yet if you should decide to visit this remote place you will not be disappointed, since all the natural highlights are only about three kilometres away in either direction from the cottage and in the middle of a teaming paradise for sealions, penguins and hundred of species of birds. Being so remote means that one has to bring everything to the island, this is done by plane or by boat. Electricity has to be generated on the island, with a wind and diesel generator.

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Wildlife trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Highlights of The Falkland Islands

Famed for their wild and remote location, the Falkland Islands are home to a superb collection of hardy wildlife. This suggested itinerary visits all the islands that are open to visitors, where you will find beaches filled with seals and sealions, five species of penguins, and over 200 bird species.

  • When to go: Oct-Mar
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Bleaker Island

This isolated, low-lying island off the south-east coast of East Falkland has wide sandy bays and sheltered coves – it is small and flat, so walking between bird colonies is easy. Of interest is its large colony of rockhopper penguin (over 750 pairs), and its many pools are home to large numbers of waterfowl.

  • Where: East Falkland
  • Ideal for viewing: gentoo penguin, king cormorant, magellanic penguin, rockhopper penguin, striated caracara
  • Excellent for: Penguin watching, Birdwatching