Harris is a dramatic island in the Outer Hebrides that boasts some of the best beaches in Scotland. Harris is in fact part of one island, joined with Lewis to the north. Harris itself is divided into North and South Harris, by a narrow isthmus. The mountains of North Harris contrast with the rolling moors and lochans of the north of Lewis, while South Harris boasts some of the best beaches in the country, such as Luskentyre, Scarista and Northton beaches backed by the shell-sand pasture known as machair where late spring and summer flowers create vivid colours and set the scene for much of the west coast of the island.
Grandfathers House GFH was built within the old stone walls of a former blackhouse, although rebuilt to high standards it kept its cosy atmospere. Northton is a great base to explore the remote, beautiful and unspoilt nature of these islands. You will be amazed by its diverse wildlife and by the clear turqouise coloured waters, a great object for photographers and painters. Would you like to try to fish for salmon, go sea angling or enjoy a great dinner at one of our restaurants nearby serving local seafood such as lobster, crab and salmon? Or do you love to walk the beaches, climb the hills, kayak around the isles, spotting a great variety of birds as ravens, cormorants and golden eagles and if lucky see otters play in the waters nearby the cottage. Our guests have even spotted whales and porpoises! We hope you will love it here!
Accommodation is for two adults (and one child), one king-size, one single bed.
The livingroom/kitchen has a gas hob and combi microwave/oven/grill, dishwasher and a wood-burning stove.
The large master bedroom has a king-size bed, two marble washbasins and an extra single bed in the same room or a cot if desired. There is one luxurious ensuite shower room, toilet.
The property retains many traditional features and has been finished with eye for detail.
The bedroom and lounge all have wooden floors. In addition, modern appliances include a LCD TV, DVD/CD, WIFI, fridge, washer, dryer, and a dishwasher.
Gannet and Fulmar Cottages Further up the hill we have two more cottages (Jacuzzi bath, Steamshower, little Sauna), Gannet and Fulmar Cottage each sleeping 4-5. So when having a party, please have a look at our website!
Northton Northton is surrounded by beaches. From the front of the house you will see the white sands of Scarista beach and to the left there are the 4 stunning Northton beaches. So Northton is great for beach walking, beachcombing, hill walking, surfing, kite surfing, fishing, sea fishing, fly fishing, rock- and beach fishing (we have a smoke oven you can use), canoeing (we have some kayaks and a Canadian canoe you can use), mountain biking (can be hired in the village) seal watching trips and excursions to different Isles like St. Kilda and also to small isles. There is also more to see and to do like visiting the famous standing stones at Callanish or the Black House village at Arnol and more.
Please send us a mail to enquire availability or ask for information. You are very welcome at Harris!