Isle of Harris, Eilean Siar
This modernist cabin sits on the southern tip of Scotland's Isle of Harris, offering stunning views of the Isle of Skye and beyond.
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights
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On the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, just off Scotland's northwest coast, this modernist marvel boasts a slick design, arresting views, and a getaway in a location that is truly one of a kind.
Although contemporary in appearance, Blue Hare blends in seamlessly with its surrounding rugged landscape. Its sharp corners and angled ceilings lend it an avant-garde aesthetic, while the overall appearance offers a nod to Scottish bothy cottages.
The interior is open-planned and has everything you could need for a cosy island escape - including a warming wood burner. Sleeping a maximum of two guests, Blue Hare is perfect for those couples who enjoy nothing more than each other's company, the great outdoors, and an escape from city life. Just make sure to bring your walking boots!
The interior has been beautifully and considerately decorated with a keen eye for style and practicality evident throughout. Large windows offer arresting island views, bathing the rooms in light during the day, while starlit skies are in full view during the night. The main area is open planned, housing a well-equipped kitchen with a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, oven and ceramic hob, a small dining table for two, and a comfy queen size bed.
The far end of the room has a wall-mounted TV, a cosy wood burner, and two armchairs which look out through the floor to ceiling windows. The bathroom is a wet room and includes a rain shower, underfloor heating, and a WC. Step outside the house and onto the large decking area, where you can enjoy a BBQ or your morning coffee amidst the serenity of island life.
Known for its rugged landscapes, striking island views, and its various hiking trails, the Isle of Harris is a firm favourite of outdoor lovers. It also makes for an ideal wildlife-spotting location, with eagles, seals, whales, dolphins and otters all observable along the coast. In nearby Lingerbay Loch, there are plenty of outdoor activities on offer, including fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking. For those looking for an adrenaline rush in the bracing waters of the Hebrides, the pitted coastline offers numerous opportunities for surfing.
Minimum stay 3 nights 2023/ 2024 prices below
All prices include 2 people and a dog. If you are taking a dog with you a (refundable) deposit of £50 will be required.
(2023) Per night £150: April, May, June, July, August, September, October
(2023) Per night £120: November, December (except Xmas)
Per night £170: April, May, June, July, August
Per night £160: September, October
Per night £130: November, December (except Xmas), January (except Hogmanay), February, March
January, February: £650 per 7 night stay
March: £700 per 7 night stay
April, May: £850 per 7 night stay
June: £900 per 7 night stay
July, August: £1000 per 7 night stay
September, October: £800 per 7 night stay
November, December: £650 per 7 night stay (Xmas week: £1200)
From Previous Guests
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You will not be disappointed if you book a stay at Blue Hare. As soon as you walk through the door you are wrapped in a stylish and high quality decor, and a superbly equipped kitchen. We biked and hiked around Harris and were not disappointed. The small bay is full of seals and we wandered there of an evening as the sun was going down and were enthralled by their antics. You will be struck by the silence of this place, and in awe of the blackest of star lit skies with many shorting stars. This place is a gem. The shortbread biscuits and small flowers on arrival set the scene for our wonderful holiday. Thank you Beverley and Angus.
Stayed August 2023
Blue hare lived up to all expectations. Stylish, very well equipped house, obviously a lot of thought and love has gone into it. House and location 10/10. Views out windows across to Skye- seeing the Cuillins on a clear day. Watching ferrys, cruise ships, sailing boats, dolphins and seal who popped up to say hello every high tide! Lots to do balanced with relaxation in and around the house, lovely extras like home made shortbread and oat milk in the fridge. Dog safe garden. Rainforest shower overlooking the hills amazing. Would recommend +++
Stayed June 2023
Located at the Southern end of the Isle of Harris, this stunning property delivers in every way. The hosts, Angus and Beverley, are attentive and really helpful for walking routes and wildlife suggestions. The property has stunning views over Lingarabay to the North Minch, sunrises are worth waking up early for! Internally the floor to ceiling glass means you never miss the view with the herons and seals an almost permanent fixture when the tide is in. Walking up to the headland from the property I was rewarded with eagles, the herons close by and many seals as well as stunning views. I visited Eilean Glas Lighthouse on Scalpay, the beautiful beaches on the west of the Island including Seilebost & Luskentyre, the Temple at Northton and the North Harris Eagle Observatory. For ParkRunners, the drive up to Stornaway on Saturday morning was rewarded with the most stunning sunrise, many deer, more eagles and views of the snow on the mountains of Bunavoneander and Clisham. Blue Hare is beautifully decorated, warm and equipped with everything you could need including a log burner for any especially cold nights. The elevated location means you have uninterrupted views and total peace.
Stayed February 2023
If you are looking through these reviews to help decide whether or not to book this amazing property - do it now! My wife and I stayed here for Christmas and new year, and it was one of the most beautiful holidays we have ever had. The property is perfect in every way - the views are stunning, and we saw otters, seals, sea birds and Golden Eagles regularly, all whilst sat in our PJ's looking out with a cup of tea/wine/bubbles/gin. Blue Hare really is a fantastic little place - modern, clean, warm, cosy, quiet, and perfectly private. There really is everything you need and more, and the lovely owners (Beverly and Angus) made us feel we could call upon them if there was anything else we might need. The local area is indescribably beautiful and there is a lovely community shop in Leverburgh which sells almost everything you'll need. The roads are perfectly good, if a little hairy at times but there are passing places all the time, so it just takes a bit of practice. The road from Tarbert to Lingerbay either takes you around the west side of the island where you'll come across what appears to be Caribbean beaches. If you take the other route - the golden road, it takes you on a magical mystery tour around mountains and pretty places, almost always with a Loch next to it. It's a bit more of a tricky drive and as long as you're not in a great big bobby dazzler of a motorhome you should be fine. If you're lucky enough to go when there's no moon or clouds, you'll see the Milky Way with such clarity that it doesn't quite look real. We had a couple of 4am star watching sessions just sat in the window and if you don't fancy going back to bed, the sun rises up over Skye and its pretty awesome. So, a week's stay at Blue Hare will be a week of your life that you will never forget.
Stayed December 2022
That’s a very nice place to stay, well done, and the location is exceptional.
Stayed October 2022
We chose Blue Hare because of the contemporary architecture and stylish design features. The views are wonderful and ever changing as the light and the weather roll in and out. We enjoyed watching White Tailed Eagles fly past and Gannets diving out to sea. Swimming is available right on the doorstep, with a choice of a freshwater loch or a sea loch. We were lucky the sun was out and the tides high and went in most mornings. The water was refreshing, but not cold and is well worth the effort for a unique and stunning wild swimming experience. Seals are around and, if you're lucky, may join you for a dip!
Stayed September 2022
An absolute gem of a contemporary cabin, so well designed with all mod cons and in the most stunning location. Easy to find, and the perfect place to forget the world and relax. The interior colour schemes and textures are a beautiful complement to the drama of the landscape, heathery mauves and gorse greens outside and in.
Stayed July 2022
A super, cosy and comfortable cabin to enjoy Harris from, Blue Hare is tucked away in a lovely raised position giving it the most wonderful views from the floor to ceiling window at one end, and a very special sense of being alone in the landscape. The interior is well appointed, stylish and a very relaxing spot to spend the week. After long walks and trips out during the day this was the perfect place to return to. Would love to come back, one day. Thoroughly recommended, thank you very much!
Stayed June 2022
Absolutely loved our stay at the Blue Hare. The location was magnificent and we loved every minute of our stay.
Stayed May 2022
This is a special place. It's so sensitively sited within the rocky east coast of Harris that it's barely visible, yet the views out are spectacular. It's also thoughtfully designed inside so that the one roomed space* feels spacious, it's flooded with light and landscape from the walls of windows but is utterly private, and it's well equipped and beautifully furnished. If you like the idea of waking up with the sunrise with views over to Skye and a couple of sea eagles cruising past then this is the place. We spent our days walking, kayaking and cycling and every evening drinking in the view with a glass of wine - it doesn't get more perfect. Thank you Angus and Beverley. *the bathroom is a separate room.
Stayed April 2022
A truly magical stay at Blue Hare. The cabin has everything you could need and Is so stylishly and thoughtfully designed. A perfect base for my exploration of the south of Harris. Beverley and Angus were on hand if needed but the property was also very private and offered the retreat I was looking for. Homemade shortbread and water for my furry friend on arrival were a lovely touch too! The star gazing was beautiful, as was the food I picked up From Croft36 not too far away. My first visit to Harris and I know it won’t be my last as the island is just breathtaking. And having such a comfortable and luxurious base to return to each day was such a bonus. Hope to return to the Blue Hare on me day. Thank you Angus and Beverley Kirsty & Rey
Stayed March 2022
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