Isle of Harris-Beach View Cottages- 5 star/luxury
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Gannet cottage is a beautiful stone family bungalow, with amazing beach and sea views, built to high standards to withstand the elements and to relax in comfort. Graded 5 stars by Visit Scotland.
Go out for long walks and in winter cuddle by the stove gazing out at storm-lashed seas, watch the sun rise or enjoy sunsets from the panoramic window.
Or bubble in a Jacuzzi bath after a long walk ion the beach in all-singing, all-dancing pristine comfortable bathrooms with Steam showers, small Sauna's and fluffy tartan towels. Children love it being so close to the beaches and sea, building sandcastles, catching shrimps or little fish in the puddles, swim in the sea, or do body boarding in the waves.
Northton is the ideal place to explore the islands and spend your family holidays!
You'll love it if you crave adventure, for this far-flung crofting town on Harris's south coast with jewel like white sandy beaches, transforms in spring sunshine into a stunning sweep of wild flowers and birds.
Wild walks and birdwatching are the main attraction; for more exciting adventures, harrisoutdoor at Leverburgh to enquire for kayaking, or boat trips, fishing or seal watching, wind karting/X-sailing tuition, or hire good quality mountain bikes and children's tag a long trailers/bikes, just a five minutes drive away at Leverburgh.
Golfers find their way to the Harris golfclub, voted as the most beautiful golf course on the Atlantic shores, just a 5 min, drive away.
Feel welcome to come and stay to experience the true Hebridean relaxed lifestyle, walk the beaches, have a drink by the fire, enjoy the sauna and bubbles, looking out over the white sandy beaches and turquoise Atlantic! Live the Life on the Edge!
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 min walk|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stornoway 1,5 hrs drive 60 km, Nearest railway: no train|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The Hebrides region
The Hebrides are known for their wildlife, great variety of birds plants/orchids, otters, seals, dolphins, porpoises and even whales. We had an otter in our garden twice, we were very excited!Last summer with many others we rescued a baby Minky Whale from Leverburgh Harbour, finally the calf swam into the Minch and found her mother.
Local seafood is fantastic, restaurants plenty, galleries to visit, at Lewis the Callanish Standing stones, older than Stone Henge, further a Black House Village, the museum to see the Viking chess men. Main attraction is the scenery unspoilt, wild, untamed, walks and clear skies full of glittering stars or if lucky see the Northern lights. Harris, you won't be disappointed and wish to come back like we did.....
The cottages cluster opposite a seafood joint; Julie and Steve are happy to deliver their home made fresh seafood meals piping hot to the cottage. Gail and Ruben from the Temple Cafe at Northton serve lovely coffee and tea's and are known for their excellent home baking. All great after a good walk to the Temple, up the hills, or a day out swimming or playing at one of the four Norhton beaches or spectacular Scarista beach and estuary opposite the cottages.
Jan and Suzan of Beachview Cottages are exceptionally warm, fun hosts who go out of their way for you or leave you in peace to enjoy fishing, biking, seal-watching, kayaking, walking or climbing. They can advise you on the best places to go fishing, the nicest walks, family or award winning restaurants to eat out, where to source local produce such as scallops, lobster, crab. Or if you wish for private painting tuition, Suzan as an international artist and a very enthusiastic teacher.
Don't be surprised to watch a Golden eagles soaring over the cottage, meet an otter at the first or third beach as they live there., As we have planted many fruit bushes and trees to create a safe wildlife habitat; also the otters feel at home, we have seen them in our garden over winter twice! Seals are seen very often and with kayaks you can come very close to them. You won't be disappointed coming for a relaxing, romantic and active holiday to the truly unspoilt Isle of Harris!
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23 Oct 2014
"spectacular wildlife in unspoilt natural surroundings"
After a briiliant holiday at Gannet cottage in 2013 we were slighly nervous our second trip would be an anti climax - we needn't have had any fears .If anything 2014 was like we had never been aw… More
26 Sep 2014
This is a truly wonderful cottage in an amazing location. Nothing is too much trouble and totally dog friendly. There is honestly nothing I would change.… More
3 Sep 2014
We have just arrived back from a wonderful week at the Beachview Cottages. I really think that the photos on the website does not do the cottages justice. The views are spectacular and the cottages th… More
4 Jun 2014
"This is a really well furnished and equipped cottage located in an enchanting location."
We actually stayed at the sister cottage next door, Fulmar Cottage, which looks identical to Gannet Cottage. The location is in the quiet and secluded village of Northton within a five minute walk of … More
14 Apr 2014
"so relaxed and chilled after staying in luxurious accommodation with stunning views"
spent a wonderful week in gannet cottage with my husband. the view is absolutely stunning and food for the soul everytime you look out the window.the jacuzzi bath steam shower and sauna in bathroom ar… More
2 Oct 2013
"Brilliant in every way"
We have stayed in both Gannet and Fulmar Cottages and cannot find enough words to say what wonderful holidays we have had there. Where to start.... The most welcoming of hosts, the comfiest beds, bea… More
29 Sep 2013
"Like another world!"
Fulmar Cottage was better than we could possibly have imagined. From the very first correspondence by email with the owners Suzan and Jan Visser, we could tell that they cared passionately about their… More
23 Sep 2013
"A little piece of heaven.....idyllic"
One week in this beautiful village, staying in the luxurious 'Gannet' cottage and my family and I were hooked and heartbroken to leave. With beautiful white beaches, mountains, breathtaking … More
18 Jun 2013
"One of the Best views in the world - enjoyed in wonderful comfort"
Jan and Susan offer travellers to the Isle of Harris an unparalleled base from which to explore and experience the various wonders of the outer hebrides. You could simply lose all track of time sittin… More
16 Jun 2013
"Wow! Words cannot describe that view"
We booked Fulmar cottage at Christmas, based on the reviews posted before. This is a really special place. The cottage is warm, well equipped and comfortable. The steam shower, and the sauna are a fir… More
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