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Excellent 5/5 11 reviews

Standing alone in the Bays of Harris. the only traffic the ferry to nearby Tarbert

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Standing alone remote yet close to Tarbert on the rugged and beautiful coastline of the bays of Harris. The Red House (or Tigh Dearg), recently renovated from a traditional stone cottage and now a perfect getaway for two. The only access is by a 100 metre stony pathway. Spectacular views across the sea to North Harris and the Isles of Scalpay and Scotsay. Closer by, watch the local seal population as they bask on the rocks below the house. The cottage is ideally located for walkers and cyclists, surrounded by scenery and central to Harris, as well as the whole of the Western Isles. The isolated situation together with the ambiance, we have created, with many hand crafted fixtures and fittings and artistic touches, make it ideal for a romantic break or honeymoon.A warm welcome awaits you here at Red House. A basket of complimentary supplies including local fresh provisions and something suitably sparkling, in a fully equipped kitchen/dining area. The open plan sitting room features a multifuel stove to lend a little atmosphere as the evening draws in.

If the Hebridean weather encourages you to stay in we have provided WiFi, radio, TV and DVD player, a collection of DVDs and a reclining sofa! We have supplied a selection of local interest books and maps. In the slate lined, shower, wet room, we have merged mod.cons with traditional style. You will find fluffy towels on the heated towel rail and underfloor heating.

What once was attic space is now a mezzanine floor, surrounded by handcrafted iron railings. There is a comfortable sitting area with beautiful views from the roof windows, and a king sized bed with quality linen.

For days out or just roaming the hills we have provided a picnic basket for your use. There is also a rechargeable torch for any night forays, perhaps to the pub, about 20 minutes walk away.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Luskentyre 13 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway 62 km, Nearest railway: Fort William, Inverness, 212 km
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, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

Isle of Harris

Explore the wonderful array of natural beauty - wild flowers on the machair, mountains and hills to walk, or walkways for the less adventurous . There are dunes, birdwatching, fishing for brown trout and salmon, geology, the night sky in winter and with the right conditions you can see the northern lights. The famous Atlantic beaches are great for surfing and wind surfing while the eastern coast is perfect for kayaking and sailing. Places of interest to visit include Rodel church, the Temple in Northton, the Scalpay lighthouse. Enjoy a beautifully situated 9-hole golf course on the very edge of the Atlantic. Take a day trip to St. Kilda, the Shiants or another of the remote and uninhabited Hebridean Islands

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Review 1-10 of 11

29 Jun 2014


"excellent cottage with a warm homely feeling and attention to detail"

The Red House is about as good as it gets, we had a fantastic time there, watching seals play while having breakfast and looking out over the bay at the distant hills was most relaxing on an evening, … More

23 Jun 2014


"Perfect get away from it all hideaway"

Beautiful cottage in lovely location. Well equipped and comfortable.

Great for wildlife spotting. Tracie and Alisdair have done a great job on this cottage and were very nice hosts.

Can't wait to go back.

9 Jun 2014


"Fabulous !!!"

I can only echo the comments of the other reviewers , The Red House is wonderful and a real credit to Tracey and Alisdair's hard work . The cottage is a home from home with everything you could w… More

19 Apr 2014


"Luxurious and romantic"

It is impossible to exaggerate the attention to detail which Alisdair and Tracey having loving poured into the creation of Red House. First of all, the setting is positively idyllic... a remote croft… More

12 Apr 2014


"Perfect fusion of old and new in this wonderfully warm and welcoming home from home."

I have stayed in many self catering cottages, many of which often disappoint, but Tigh Dearg (The Red House) is fully deserving of its 5-star reviews. The cottage is a traditional stone cottage renova… More

12 Mar 2014



We stayed at the Red House in Harris for 4 nights, and I highly recommend it. The property has been beautifully renovated into the perfect self catering cottage set in a beautiful, tranquil location.… More

9 Feb 2014


"Hebridean paradise"

Just back from a week at Red House. Can't recommend it enough. Tracey and Alisdair clearly undertook a labour of love in creating this magical get-away for us to experience. The attention to deta… More

11 Nov 2013


"Cottage cleverly combines best of old with modern innovations; great location too"

We regularly rent a cottage at the end of October on a wild Scottish island and can honestly say this cottage and this island (Harris) are the best. The cottage is a beautifully renovated traditional … More

23 Oct 2013


"Magical Romantic Getaway"

The Red House surpassed all our expectations of our much anticipated weeks holiday in the Outer Hebrides. Cosy and comfortable, Tracey and Alisdair had thought of absolutely everything to make our sta… More

13 Sep 2013


"Fell in love with The Red House. Fell in love with the Isle of Harris."

The Red House was a new listing on TripAdvisor when we booked, so we were very privileged to have been the first guests. The owners "thought of everything" when they lovingly restored this H… More

Review 1-10 of 11

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