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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Gorgeous 4-star self-catering luxury holiday cottage, just right for couples, on beautiful Isle of Harris in the heart of the Outer Hebrides * Spectacular scenery on land and sea * Wildlife includes eagles. otters and porpoises and many species of waders * Fully-modernised detached stone blackhouse dates from 1803 * Peaceful location - chill out and enjoy * Sea views from all major rooms * Sleeps 2 * Mountain walks * Fantastic unspoilt sandy beaches * Sky TV HD+ * DVD * Home cinema system * Fast broadband & Wi-fi * Full central heating * Cosy cast iron multi-fuel stove * Gas hob/oven Dishwasher * Microwave * Full-size fridge/freezer * Espresso coffee machine * Washing machine * Tumble dryer * Iron and ironing board * King size bed * Egyptian cotton bedding * Electric blanket * Clock radio with bluetooth mp3 * Dressing table * Bathrobes & slippers * Powerful shower * Highland Aromatics toiletries * Hairdryer * Picnic set with flask * Beach towels * Off-road private parking * Bike storage. 'Walkers and Cyclists Welcome' award.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stornoway 100 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Hebrides region
The Outer Hebrides is a group of islands off the west coast of Scotland, with a rich variety of landscape, seascape, culture, outdoor activities and the arts. The area has some of Britain's most spectacular scenery. You'll find imposing mountains, fabulous seascapes, remote villages, as well as a wealth of local culture, Scottish and Gaelic. You'll certainly be sure of a warm welcome. Walk on unspoilt beaches in the summer, traverse windy mountainous paths at any time of year, see snow covered peaks in winter.
The ferry from the Isle of Skye out to the Outer Hebrides takes 1 hour 40 minutes, and flights from Inverness to Stornoway take just 40 minutes. It's a remarkable journey by land and sea crossing, with the likelihood of seeing a variety of sea-life and sea birds.
If you have never been as far out as the Outer Hebrides, there's never been a better time to come. Get away from the hustle and bustle: discover your Hebridean side today.
Isle of Harris
The Isle of Harris, nestling in the middle of the Outer Hebrides archipelago, is home to a fantastic mix of scenery and wildlife. With almost deserted white shell-sand beaches on the west side, to rocky coves on the east, and spectacular hill walking to the north, there is a wealth of beauty in this quite location. Peaceful and calm, and sparsely populated, Harris is nevertheless home to a number of artists and craftspeople - Harris Tweed weavers, landscape painters, ceramicists and fine art photographers. There is a lively music scene with ceilidhs and Gaelic song, and a series of arts events through the year. But you make just like to come and chill out, to enjoy the wild and wonderful views and find a moment of peaceful calm. The Isle of Harris is the antidote to city living!
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18 Oct 2014
"An extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage"
Albany Cottage is in a lovely part of Harris, overlooking Scalpay, which has good walks, a shop and an excellent cafe. The Cottage has been beautifully modernised and refurbished, with an array of mo… More
Hi John B, Thank you for your excellent review. Good to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay at Albany Cottage. I'm pleased that you found all the facilities comfortable and spacious, and you enjoyed the large bathroom - it makes all the difference! Come back to Harris soon! Many thanks, Martin
28 Aug 2014
Extremely comfortable, spacious cottage and very well equipped. We had a most enjoyable week here helped by glorious weather and after a days walking it was a delight to return to the cottage. The o… More
Hi Andrew426, Many thanks for your excellent review. Glad that everything was so good for you at Albany Cottage and your stay on the Isle of Harris. Do come back and see us again some time. Martin.
25 Aug 2014
"A super cottage for two."
Originally a very old stone cottage, which has been sympathetically extended. A south facing location. Very nicely decorated and well equipped. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Plenty of sp… More
Hi John P, Thank you for your very kind comments. We're pleased that everything was just right for you at Albany Cottage, and you enjoyed your holiday on the Isle of Harris. Come back and see us again! Many thanks, Martin
8 Jul 2014
"The Best Self Catering we have ever stayed"
I don't know where to start, this property is that good. We stayed two weeks in June, didn't rain once. Location wonderful about 4 miles from Tarbet Ferry Terminal and a mile and a half from… More
Hi Dunelm22, Wow! Thank you for such a great review. We're so glad that you had such a good holiday in Albany Cottage, and that everything was just right for you. We look forward to welcoming you both back soon, Many thanks, Martin
16 Jun 2014
"Albany Cottage: a home to return to at the end of the day"
My first trip to the Western Isles, and Albany Cottage provided me with the perfect place to stay for my week's holiday. Comfortable, with luxurious little touches (beautiful big bed, wonderfully… More
Hi Sue P, Thank you for your kind comments in your excellent review. Glad that you had such a good holiday, and the cottage was a home-from-home for you. You seemed to be won over by the Hebrides and the Isle of Harris, so we hope you will want to come back and see us again. Many thanks, Martin