A conversion of one of the few surviving Black Houses built by the last family to leave St. Kilda. Steeped in history and natural beauty the cottage is ideal for beach lovers, walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, fishermen and families looking for the perfect relaxing holiday.
“This is a fantastic place to stay in The Western Isles. It has a historic feel to it being an updated version of one of the old black houses which puts you in immediate touch with the rich and accessible heritage of these amazing islands. The location is quite perfect between the rugged, rocky hills and pristine beaches of Harris and perhaps the better known locations of Lewis to the north. The house has a lovely little fireplace, a cosy living room, a very well equipped kitchen and an amazing collection of books related to the islands. The good weather provided us the opportunity for long walks and discovering the wonderful places on offer, but equally, the compulsory “bad” weather gave us the chance to relax and decompress in a calm, peaceful (TV and internet free) environment. Christian is a great host - very responsive and welcoming. All in all, a highly recommended place to visit Harris and Lewis.”
Crook Cottage is over 100 years old and is a traditional, hand-built, Hebridean stone cottage. The accommodation overlooks Loch Beacravik (a sea loch), so fishing is just stone's throw away; or perhaps a spot of mussel picking in one of the nearby inlets. Wildlife enthusiasts will find themselves spoiled for choice, with otters, seals, oyster catchers, and the occasional bottle-nosed dolphin all on view from the comfort of the cottage windows (bring some binoculars!).
“We spend a wonderful and Relaxing week in Gemmas cottage on the beautiful Isle of Harris. The cottage is about 20 Minutes from Tarbert on a quiet single track road - the drive there is stunning, through wonderful Harris-typical landscapes along the coast and the bays. Although the road leads right past the back of the house, it's incredible quiet (And after a few days you wonder more about the very rarely passing cars than about the frequent sheep in the front Yard ;) ) The views from every single window are staggering. You can watch otters, the landscape in the changing light during the day, the tides and wunderful sunrises. The cottage itself offers everything you might ask for: a cozy and comfortable lounge room with a fireplace and a huge kitchen, equipped with a dish washer and a washing machine in the ground floor and two big and comfortable bedrooms in the upper floor. It also has a bathtub, perfect after a rainy day :) Gemma was a perfect host - very accomodating and fair and fast reacting. When we were not able to find the hair dryer, she quickly organized one for us. We will definitely come back! :) Thank you, Gemma.”
The Wee Wooden Yurt at Caolas Gallery is a unique amazing space, a green roofed, original wooden round house with picture windows giving an uninterrupted view of the sea across to the Isle of Scalpay and South East Harris. Features include a central dome roof window, separate shower room, a kitchen, comfortable chairs and wood burning stove, and of course a double bed. The property enjoys a southerly aspect with masses of natural light. Is well insulated, warm and cosy
“We had a wonderful two night stay here on the night the Covid guidelines changed and so were the first ones to stay post lockdown. The space is absolutely beautiful with an incredible view and we couldn’t have asked for more. Stefan ensured everything was in line with regulations and we had a contactless check-in. The yurt is equipped with everything you could ask for and perfect for doing your own cooking. The hosts left a note apologising that they couldn’t offer the full usual breakfast or entertainment given the circumstances but we didn’t feel any was lacking at all and had a wonderful time! We would definitely recommend this little paradise to anyone!”