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Sound of Harris

Isle of Harris - Eilean Siar

Sound of Harris

Isle of Harris - Eilean Siar

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"Chic and contemporary mid century style holiday units, located in the remote splendour of the Outer Hebrides, a perfect retreat for just the two of you."

  • Sleeps: 2 per unit
  • Bedrooms: 1 per unit
  • Bathrooms: 1 per unit


  • Truly modern and beautifully designed holiday units, offering uninterrupted views overlooking the Sound
  • Perfect for romantic escapes, both units are presented in excellent condition, providing a touch of luxury against the rugged backdrop of the Outer Hebrides.
  • Designer touches throughout add to the splendour of each unit
  • Experience life on the edge (of the island) in these stunning, completely unique holiday homes in this memorable destination

  You should know...

  • The Sound Of Harris holiday accommodation is approximately 58 miles from Stornaway. You can fly here from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Inverness or sail from Berneray or Skye.
  • Unfortunately, they are unable to accommodate pets or guests under 18 at this time.
  • Please note a £200 fully refundable security/good housekeeping deposit is taken

The Details...

Take a deep breath , big decisions lie ahead of you! Which of these two contemporary holiday units on the Isle of Harris, will suit you and yours best? Well, we can assure you that whichever one you chose, you will not be disappointed.

The Sound of Harris holiday homes can be found in a remote location in the west corner of the delightful Outer Hebrides. As home to some of the most spectacular beaches in Britain with large open areas,rugged mountains and a haunting stillness across the island, total relaxation is guaranteed.

This chic self catering accommodation comprises of two separate but adjoined units. Each has their own private access, so rest assured that you won't be disturbed by other visitors. Both guest units have been carefully and painstakingly designed to offer first class accommodation, that oozes sophistication and mid century style on the Isles!.

The Sound of Harris features classical pieces from British brands and designers, and of course features nuances from the famous Harris Tweed throughout, including a bespoke Tweed woven by Donald John MacKay of Luskentyre. Scottish through and through, The Sound of Harris is all about the chic, hip and comfortable accommodation it offers for two.

Each property is built around a light, airy and open plan living area, with fully glazed windows allowing for uninterrupted views of the beautiful coastal location. For your convenience, both properties have satellite TV, a hi-fi with a CD player/mp3 dock as well as a DVD player. There is Wi-fi at each property to keep you connected to the outside world should you wish to be. Or just leave devices alone and enjoy the extensive and diverse libraries of books and films available in both.

The Big House offers an 120 m2 loft style space, the like of which is not to be found anywhere else on the island. The house features a well appointed kitchen with a separate dining space, all sitting quietly under an imposing vaulted ceiling. The architectural features are beautifully juxtaposed with the comfortable and cosy reading snug, warmed by a traditional fuel stove. The comfortable double bedroom, with beautiful Danish style furniture, is the perfect place to rest your head in peace. At the end of the day relax and unwind in the en-suite bathroom offering a Japanese style soaking tub - big enough for two! With views across the Sound towards Ensay, Killegray and Pabbay, The Big House is a truly sublime space.

The Other House (as it is affectionately known) continues the open air feel with southerly views across the islets of GIlsay, Lingay and Groay. With a large bay window, you need never miss a single view. The kitchen offers a breakfast bar area for eating, and leads round into the beautiful sitting area where you can see straight out across the Sound. To the north side of the property, the bedroom provides a contrasting calm and cozy feel. Ensuite facilties feature a combined Japanese tub and rain shower. Stunning, superbly well appointed and with comfortable for two, The Other House is equally as desirable as The Big House.

The island hamlet of Borrisdale offers an ideal location to explore south Harris and further afield. Take in the numerous coves and cliffs and the views over Skye as you explore Renesh Point, St Clements Church or the intriguing underground shelters of the WWII installation on the island.

If you are lucky enough to visit in September, you can join in with the annual Mountain Festival with guided walks and lectures, along with the famous 5 Peaks Challenge. Fishing is also a popular pass time in Harris, with the waters surround the island well stocked with pollock and mackerel, and there are plenty of sea and game fishing (trout, sea trout, salmon) trips that can be arranged locally.

However you chose to spend your time on the Islands, the all round design and location of the Sound of Harris speaks volumes to visitors every time.


Essential Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Rural Location
  • Seaside Location
Living Spaces
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee maker
  • Cooker gas/electric
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • iPod dock
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking


  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Kite surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Walking
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing

Sound of Harris

  Nearest Airport

60 miles to Stornoway (SYY)

Detailed Pricing Information...

Please refer to availability calendar (Supercontrol) on website for exact and up to date pricing info



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