Romantic Stone Grandfathers Cottage overlooking the Beach on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Baby Equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Beach within walking distance
- Golf nearby
- Sea View
- Child Friendly
- Ideal for honeymoons
- Other rental properties on site
- Pet Friendly
Grandfathers House is specially designed for couples wishing for a quiet romantic break. One of the first black houses built in Northton in 1901, it has been converted into a luxurious state of the art cottage in Northton, just 5 minutes walk from the outstanding Scarista beach, one of Britain's most beautiful beaches. Otters, seals and golden eagles at your doorstep!
Wild, wonderfully remote on a beautiful rocky coast with many white sandy beaches, The Isle of Harris offers a wealth of things to do and places to visit. Harris is a paradise for anglers, (fly fishing, sea fishing), birdwatching, golfing, sealwatching, hiking, biking, surfing, kayaking and trips by boat. You'll love it if you crave adventure, for this far-flung crofting village on Harris's rocky south coast, transforms in spring sunshine into a stunning sweep of wildflowers and birds. Wild walks and the unspoiled beautiful nature are the main attraction; for nightlife, look not for neon lights but stars.Grandfather's House is the sweetest, a chunky stone cottage with deep jewel-like windows enjoying limited beach views. Inside are fun furnishings, a wood burning stove and squished under eaves, an open-plan bedroom and bathroom. This lovely cottage with a romantic atmosphere which used to be an old black house, caters for one couple and is popular for a perfect honeymoon week. For those special occasions, champagne, wine, chocolates, flowers can be arranged and put in place with a note prior to arrival.
You will find plenty to do here whether you want a relaxing or a more active holiday. Harris Oudoor Adventure, Leverburgh Pier, provides rental or tuition in mountain biking and sea kayaking. Further more they arrange for sealwatching and fishing trips. Harris is a paradise for anglers, fly fishing or sea fishing; mostly there is a good catch! If you like to go out, several excellent restaurants serving local (sea)food are at a five minute drive. You can also order lobsters and scallops from the local fishermen or try to catch your own tea! Nearby is the well known Isle of Harris Golf Course. 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!
If you’re coming by car, the two main driving routes to Scotland from the south are via the east of England on the A1, or via the west using the M6, A74(M) and M74. From Edinburgh or Glasgow there are a few options. If you`re coming by ferry, the ferry arrives into Harris from Uig into Tarbert, and Berneray to Leverburgh. The ferry from Ullapool-Stornoway, followed by a 50 minute drive, will take you to Northton. By air, Scotland is well served by the budget airlines operating from airports around London and from other regional hubs, as well as by British Airways and BMI. You can fly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Benbecula directly to Stornoway Airport. For more detailed travel information please see the website.
Stornaway 50 minutes
Nearest Train Station:
Inverness, Oban, Mallaig or Kyle
Nearest Bus Stop:
The Anchorage in Leverburgh
5 minutes to Northton or Scarista
Local supermarket in Leverburgh
Accommodation is for two adults (and one child) with one king-sized and one single bed in the master bedroom. There is a luxurious shower-room and the property retains many traditional features all of which have been finished with an eye for detail, it also benefits from limited beach views. The living room/kitchen has a gas hob, a combi microwave /oven/grill and a wood-burning stove. Further a LCD TV, fast wifi, air to air heating fridge/freezer, washing machine, dryer, and a dishwasher.
The machair of Northton is known for its great variety of wild flowers and birds. The beaches are known for surfing, kite surfing, body boarding and swimming.
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.
Conditions of Rental
The minimum length of stay at this holiday house in Scotland is one week and lets run from Saturday - Saturday. Price includes fast wifi, cleaning service, electricity, heating, bedlinen and towels. 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.