Outer Hebrides-Isle of Harris-Northton-Luxury Cott
from £155 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
from £155 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:
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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 293200
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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. within a 5 min, walk from the cottage to the beach and many more beaches from walking distance. 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 the Jacuzzi bath after a long walk on the beach in all-singing, all-dancing pristine comfortable bathrooms with a small Sauna 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 enjoy 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 the Machair in spring sunshine into a stunning sweep of wild flowers and birds.
Wild walks and birdwatching and other wildlife like Otters, Seals, Porpoises are the main attraction; for more exciting adventures, Harrisoutdoor at Leverburgh to enquire for kayaking, or boat trips, fishing or seal watching, Archery, 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!
PS A well behaved dog welcome on request, Dog Policy applies (fee £ 40)
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Nearest beach||5 min walk|
|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|
|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|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Single Beds (3), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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.....
Isle of Harris
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 teas 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. It is a 5 min walk to Northton beach 1, walk further towards beach 2,3,4, and 5 and the Temple ruin or walk from the cottage over the vast expanse of Scarista beach to ocean's edge.
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. Welcome for a relaxing, romantic and active holiday to the truly unspoilt Isle of Harris!
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