Old Post Office House
About the home
Old Post Office House in the village of Amhuinnsuidhe (pronounced Aven Suey), Gaelic for "sitting by a river" has everything you will need for your stay on Harris. Unspoiled countryside surrounds the accommodation which sits with breathtaking sea views on the shore of Loch Leosavay, 12 miles northwest of the main Harris port of Tarbert. Amhuinnsuidhe and the surrounding landscape has been designated both a Special Protection Area and a Site of Special Natural Interest.
With a huge variety of activities to participate in right on your doorstep, Old Post Office House offers an ideal location for anyone looking to explore Harris and beyond. For those simply looking to relax and unwind the tranquil views from the front of house decking will not disappoint and the white sands of Hushinish beach is only a short drive away.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Hushinish beach, 7.5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 19km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
• Welcome pack (Milk, tea/coffee, sugar, cake, salt and pepper)
• Open fire with starter pack (coal, logs and firelighters)
• Second toilet down stairs with w/c and wash-hand basin
• Office/Games room with -
selection of books
Further details outdoors:
• Spacious decking with furniture overlooking sea loch
• Outdoor drying line (pegs supplied)
£100 deposit by cheque with balance due 8 weeks before commencement of stay.
Bookings made less than 8 weeks before arrival payable in full at time of booking.
CANCELLATION - We strongly recommend you take out holiday insurance in case of having to cancel. Please notify us as soon as possible and confirmation of cancellation will be required in writing (email or letter). We will make every effort to re-let the house and if we can, you will be reimbursed. However if we are unable to re-let, cancellation cost will be as follows:
More than 8 weeks before -deposit forfeited.
Less than 8 weeks before -full rental cost incurred.
PETS - Please advise us if you intend bring a pet. Pets not allowed upstairs or on sofa. Please clean up dog mess from garden and please keep dogs under careful control around local livestock and wildlife. Please do not leave pets alone in house.
Please leave house clean and tidy on departure. If property left in an unclean or inappropriate manner then an extra cleaning charge will apply. No smoking inside house.
Maximum 5 people to stay in house.
Please report any damage/loss as soon as possible.
Any damages/losses may be charged in full.
The Hebrides / Skye / Outer Hebrides region
The main islands of the Outer Hebrides include Lewis and Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South and Barra. Lewis and Harris is the largest island in the chain and are the third largest in the British Isles. Both are frequently referred to as individual islands, although they are joined by a land border.
The Isle of Harris / Amhuinnsuidhe area
The Isle of Harris has incredible diversity in its landscape. You will notice a stark contrast between the rugged, mountainous terrain in the North, the East coasts dramatic, rocky landscape and the numerous unspoilt golden beaches and fertile machair soil on the West coast.
Harris has the highest density of golden eagles in Europe and the 2 kilometre walk to the observatory located in Glen Meavag which is home to a nesting pair, is only a 15 minute drive from the accommodation.
For keen fishermen & sportsmen, the Amhuinnsuidhe Castle estate is within walking distance of the house and offers some of the best salmon and sea trout fishing in Britain as well as excellent stalking and rough shooting.
Now owned by the National Trust for Scotland, St Kilda lies 41 miles to the west of Harris. Populated until the last century, these volcanic islands have the most dramatic and foreboding landscape of anywhere in the UK. This World Heritage Site has the largest colony of guillemots in the world, the oldest and largest colony of fulmars, the biggest colony of puffins in Britain and over one million birds in total. There are several operators running trips around the waters of Harris and St Kilda, a trip that that will never be forgotten.
The Isle of Harris Golf Course at Scarista (50 minutes drive away) was described recently in a global Golf magazine as "one of the most picturesque 9-hole courses in the world." Overlooking 3 miles of unspoiled golden sands with the Island of Taransay as the back drop, it’s a truly unique golfing experience.
How to get there
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By Air - Flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen come in and out of Stornoway airport, which is an hours drive away from the house.
By Sea - Ferries arrive into Harris from Skye (into Tarbert - 30 minutes drive away) and from North Uist (into Leverburgh - 1 hour 10 mins drive away).
There are also ferries from Ullapool (into Stornoway - 1 hours drive away).
Click here for Timetables/ price
By Car - From the A859 (Stornoway to Tarbert) take the B887 to Hushinish. Follow this winding road 9 miles through the rugged North Harris landscape. Look out for red deer, golden eagle and mountain hare against the backdrop of the North Harris Hills along the way. You will pass the tall brick chimney and remains of the Bunavoneader Whaling Station, the remotest tennis court in Britain and right past the front door of Amhuinnsuidhe Castle before arriving at Old Post Office House.
Ordanance survey co-ordinates
Activities near Isle of Harris
Tennis in town
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 Sep 2012
The care and love put into this property by Tina and Lena, and their dedication in ensuring that visitors feel at home in the 'Old Post Office' is above and beyond any other self catering... more
27 Jul 2012
We booked this property as a last minute get away a few days before we were due to leave. The photos of the property looked promising, but there were no reviews and as we wanted to take the dog... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High season||25 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 600||£ 89||£ 89||3 Nights|
|Mid season||1 Sep 12||3 Nov 12||£ 550||£ 79||£ 79||3 Nights|
|Low season||3 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 490||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||22 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 600||£ 89||£ 89||3 Nights|
|Low season||5 Jan 13||4 May 13||£ 490||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Mid season||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 550||£ 79||£ 79||3 Nights|
|High season||1 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 600||£ 89||£ 89||3 Nights|
|Mid season||31 Aug 13||2 Nov 13||£ 550||£ 79||£ 79||3 Nights|
|Low season||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 490||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Christmas & New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 600||£ 89||£ 89||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
• 1 king room (upstairs with sea view)
• 1 twin room (upstairs with sea view)
• 1 single room (upstairs with hill view)
Letting usually runs Saturday to Saturday but flexible arrival/departure days can be offered by arrangement.
Check in 4pm onwards - Check out by 10am
Short stays available, minimum 3 nights at:
£89 per night June, July & August
£79 per night September, October & May
£70 per night November through to April*
*(excluding Christmas week & New Year week, £89 per night)
£100 deposit by cheque with balance due 8 weeks before commencement of stay.
Bookings made less than 8 weeks before arrival payable in full at time of booking.Enquire now
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