Luxury Beach View Eco Cottages on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
- Beach Houses
- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Courses Available
- Golf nearby
- Sea View
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Gannet Cottage and Fulmar Cottage are a pair of luxurious 5 star graded stone cottages on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. They are specially designed for families with children or for one or two couples. This luxury self catering accommodation has stunning views over the white sands of Scarista beach from the panoramic windows. Enjoy the Jacuzzi, Sauna or Steam shower after great walks on the beaches (five minutes walk from the cottages).
Each property sleeps 2-4 or 1 couple and 3 children max. If you like to go out, several excellent restaurants serving local (sea)food are at a five minutes drive. Also nearby is the well known Isle of Harris Golf Course! Panoramic views from the lounge over the beach! From the lounge you`ll enjoy the ever changing skies and beautiful sunsets. Beaches at a walking distnce. Sea food stall across the road. The Temple Cafe, all organic food also at Northton! Whether you wish a romantic, relaxing or active break, as our guests stated, Northton is the best location to stay on South Harris, as it is surrounded by beautiful beaches, a place to relax, walk and unwind completely! Don't be surprised if you spot otters, many seals, soaring eagles.
You will find plenty to do here whether you want a relaxing or a more active holiday. The nearest beach, Northton beach (there are 5 beaches within walking distance), with its stunning views and magnificent sunsets, is just a 5 minute walk away. Harris Oudoor Adventure opposite Leverburgh Pier, provides good quality mountain bike hire, sea kayaking, sailing and wind karting. Further more they arrange for sealwatching and fishing trips. Also at a 5 min. distance is the well known Isle of Harris Golf Course! The machair of Northton is known for its great variety of wild flowers and birds. The beaches are known for great walks, surfing and swimming; the ocean waters are clean and clear and home to many seals, porpoises and otters. Whether you wish a romantic, relaxing or active break, this is the ideal location to ensure a truly memorable Hebridean experience!
There are many flights to Stornoway from Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Edinburgh - flight duration 50 minutes. Flights also available from Inverness - flight duration 30 mins. www.calmac.co.uk operate a ferry service to and from the islands. Uig in Skye to Tarbert on Harris - crossing duration 1hr 45mins. Ullapool to Stornoway - crossing duration 2hr 45 mins. Drive time to cottages from Stornoway 1hr 15 mins and 25 mins from Tarbert. From Stornoway follow signs Tarbert, from there follow the west coastal road via Horgabost,Borve and Scarista, turn right at the sign An Toabh Tuath,Temple Cafe and Seallam! An Toab Tuath is Gaelic for Northton.
Stornoway 1,5 hrs
Nearest Train Station:
Kyle of Lochals (Isle of Skye) 1,5 hrs
Nearest Bus Stop:
in the village of Northton
Northton (5-10 min.walk)
the Clachan (Co-Op) Leverburgh
Each cottages has two bedrooms with luxurious ensuite bathrooms one with a Jacuzzi bath, a small sauna and each with a steam shower and contemporary washbasin, both beautifully tiled with white marble. The two bedrooms (one queen size, one 3 single beds) and lounge all have oak floors (anti-allergic) and traditional V-lining alongside. The luxurious Bulthaup kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, modern oven. You will find contemporary design furnishings, further a LCD TV, DVD’s, broadband facilities,fast wifi and in the spacious hall a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
The cottages enjoy privacy, each on its own ¼ acre plot with private car park. There is a small children's play area, outside seating, and outside tap for rinsing wetsuits and fishing rods etc.
Winter at Harris: For an island so far north, the Outer Hebrides have a remarkably mild climate. In winter it is one of the warmest places on earth at this latitude. Of course we will see some snow and light frost as well, but this only adds to the beauty of this place! Harris shoreline with its very varied habitats is the main reason why wildlife finds the islands so attractive. Visit Harris in the winter and you will enjoy extremes such as romantic sun sets, storms sweeping the waves at beaches, golfing on a beautiful quiet day, enjoying the northern lights, hiking under the midnight sun, canoeing in the archipelago, climbing the mountains, sailing on the ocean and walking on the many white sands. For more information about outdoor persuits like kayaking, bike hire, sailing trips and wind karting, please have a look at www.harrisoutdooradventure.co.uk. Your hosts Ian and Suzan Visser are very helpful in advising you on walks to remember, nice restaurants serving local food, where to go to see seals and otters, the bests spots for fishing. They can also provide you with local lobsters, fresh fish and scallops from the local diver. The neighbours across the road are serving fresh home cooked meals/seafood at the cottage on request. And what about enjoying a glass of wine after a good walk at the beach or having a sauna or a steam shower being rosy from a day spending outdoors. Welcomne to experience life on the edge!!!
Conditions of Rental
The minimum length of stay is one week and lets run from Saturday - Saturday. Cot and highchair available on request. Price includes bedlinen, towels, heating, electricity, wifi, cleaning service. A well behaved dog welcome. Dog fee £75, on request only, depending the breed, agreeing to dog Policy. Covid reassurance…. all is disinfected, and steam cleaned (from remote to mattress and duvet). You only need to bring your own pillows and duvet if you prefer to. We supply bedlinen and towels. The linen is steam ironed by hand.