Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
THE ISLE OF LEWIS AND HARRIS
These last years Scotland is being 'discovered' by more and more visitors. It becomes more and more difficult to find beautiful parts of the country which remain truly peaceful and unspoiled. The Hebridean island of Lewis and Harris can be considered the last frontier.
Harris is a superb walking country and you will find the crowds of climbers that flock to the Cuillins and the Munros are absent here. There are both high level and low level walks aplenty, taking you either up or through the mountains where a.o. sea eagles can be seen.
In Leverburgh, a little crofting township on the south coast of Harris, is Dunmorag, a typical wee whitewashed and detached cottage which overlooks Loch Ob (where otters may be seen) and the Sound of Harris.
Though far away from it all, it is not situated in the middle of nowhere. Leverburgh has shops (Coop), a Post Office, cafes and an outdoor center where a.o. mountain bikes can be rented. There are three good restaurants and two pubs within a four mile radius, one close to the harbour. From here a ferry sails to North Uist, through the Sound of Harris, one of the most tortuous channels in Scotland. The 60 minute trip provides a great opportunity for glimpsing whales, seals and dolphins. You can also book a one day's sailing to St. Kilda.
There is a lovely 9-hole golf course at Scarista (5m) and a tennis court at Bunabhainneader (25m), both right alongside the ocean. Free golf sets and rackets available in the cottage. Mountain bikes can be hired locally. Both loch and sea fishing are available locally. In Tarbert (18m) you'll find a beautiful indoor swimming pool with spa-pool and sauna.
All in all, this is a wonderful place to explore and you can be as active or indolent as you like.
Dunmorag is a bright and sunny loch-side cottage, well equipped and tastefully decorated, which is double glazed, and efficiently by electric storage heaters. It has a cheerful open fire in the comfortable sitting room. From the living and kitchen/dinner you will enjoy lovely views over the loch and the Sound of Harris onto North Uist.
The cottage and the area are great all year round. It is a perfect romantic retreat. Outside there is a sheltered decking area with furniture which is great for sitting out for lunch or an evening drink.
The sitting room is well furnished with leather sofas and has a flat screen TV, DVD and CD player (incl. DVD's and CD's). Cosy sleeping room with double bed and electric open fire.
Fully equipped kitchen/diner incl. dishwasher, fridge / freezer, a combined microwave/fan oven/grill and a washer / dryer.
The bathroom has a bath, shower, toilet and sink.
HOW TO GET THERE:
By car from Stornoway or Tarbert: follow the A859 to Leverburgh. In Leverburgh after the first side street it is the second house on your left . There is a sign “DUNMORAG” above the front door.
Easy to reach by bus from Stornoway and Tarbert.
Free use of golf sets and tennis rackets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Northton 2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stornoway 90 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, 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||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river|
The Hebrides/Skye region
The Outer Hebrides
The Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis are at the North west corner of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles.
The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.
Lewis is steeped in history and culture, ranging back thousands of years. Ancient stone circles stand on the same land as modern Stornoway. Gaelic is spoken alongside English, and Eagles live alongside Otters and people. The contrast of the ages and cultures is experienced all over the isles of Lewis and Harris (both joined) both in the towns and out in the hills and mountains. In the summer months local people can still be seen cutting the peats and in the winter, the distinctive dry smell of the peat fires drifts in the wind. The name of MacLeod (son of Leod) is seen regularly in the phone books and on the name boards of shops, and the ending of “bost” on the place names, giving witness to the Viking past of the Isles.
Isle of Harris
The Isle of Harris
The Isle of Harris is actually joined to the Isle of Lewis.
Harris has a wide range of landscapes, all of which have their own charm and interest. On the west coast lie some of the most spectacular beaches of Britain with large open machair areas. In the north, the terrain is rugged, mountainous and has a Lunar feel to it with huge boulders littered around.
The east coast is more isolated and has some of the oldest rocks in the world, being dated at some three thousand million years old.
The exposed rocks are a result of scouring by the glaciers in the Ice Ages. The area is known as 'The Bays' because of the many small, quiet inlets. These inlets are populated by small villages, each with their own unique character.
In general, the attraction of Harris and Lewis is its peace and tranquillity, the magnificent scenery and beaches, but finally the warmth and quiet confidence of its people.
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11 Feb 2014
"Dunmorag highly recommended for a wonderful holiday on Harris"
We had a really wonderful holiday on Harris staying in 'Dunmorag' which we would really recommend as a great place to stay in the Hebrides. It is cosy, warm and has everything thought of by … More
13 Jul 2013
"A perfect base for a wonderful stay on Harris"
Dunmorag has everything you need and more for the perfect base from which to reach all that Harris has to offer. Clean, comfortable and cosy, beautifully equipped and - even in June and early July - … More
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