CLIFF COTTAGE, Isle of Harris
Other dates by request.
Last update 29/06/20 GT
UPDATE: July into August and beyond.
We have received the new protocols for the safe reopening of the cottages and look forward to welcoming you back to Finsbay Cottages when the time is right, however that is not now I’m afraid. We had looked through all the options for the safe reopening of them, but had already written off season 2020 looking forward to reopening for 2021. This position has not changed.
As was reported recently on the BBC News site, we have been very fortunate to have only had 8 cases on the island and we need to move carefully into reopening, and only when the island is ready.
"The islands aren't just a holiday destination, they are our home and our home is made up of communities of people, and a lot of those people are elderly and vulnerable.
"We need to protect them and if that means being careful and cautious about how we open up then that's what we must do."
NHS Western Isles chief executive Gordon Jamieson says this has been thanks to lockdown restrictions and islanders' "high level" of compliance to social distancing guidance.
He adds: "For us as a small island community and a small island health board then our system is possibly a bit more fragile.
"In terms of if we were to see a sudden increase in cases then it would be quite challenging for the health service to be able to respond."
CalMac will be operating on a reduced timetable and capacity so ferry bookings are not guaranteed. We also need to ensure the safe changeover cleaning and sanitisation of all surfaces and furniture which includes the steaming of all furniture once the general clean and disinfecting has been done. We will be providing sanitiser at the cottages so that safe entry can be made. Because of the dangers of pillows and duvets harbouring any virus, we had looked at the option of returning to the “old ways” of getting guests to bring their own bedding, however looking at some of the cars that arrive normally, getting enough bedding to furnish up to 6 beds wouldn’t leave much room for the occupants never mind their clothing and fishing gear.
We propose therefore to have multiple bed sets of pillows and duvets, so that a fresh sanitised set is on the bed at the start of your holiday and the others are being brought up to standard. Our outsourced cleaning company is already looking for more staff as it will take longer to do a changeover with the added workload and that means they will need more staff to cope with the normal changeover days. We will also be adhering to the 7 days bookings, with Inver on a Saturday, Arran on a Thursday and Coll on a Friday. Because we have already moved some shorter and multiple occupancy bookings from 2020 to 2021 there may be some full weeks which are not available.
There had been talk of having fallow days between bookings, however this has not materialised at present. We are trying not to have to ask you to arrive later than 4pm and leave earlier than 10am to give us more than the normal 6 hours, but we will have these changes sorted ready for 2021 season or earlier if the island can stand it. We look forward to welcoming you to Harris at that time, we are taking PROVISIONAL bookings for 2021 now. £staysafe everyone.
CLIFF COTTAGE, Isle of Harris. Postcode HS3 3EX
30 % Deposit required with booking, balance due no less than 6 weeks prior to arrival.
2nd Jan 2021 £453
9th Jan 2021 £453
16th Jan 2021 £453
23rd Jan 2021 £453
30th Jan 2021 £453
6th Feb 2021 £453
13th Feb 2021 £453
20th Feb 2021 £453
27th Feb 2021 £453
6th Mar 2021 £453
13th Mar 2021 £453
20th Mar 2021 £453
27th Mar 2021 £453 (6 nights only)
2nd April 2021 - Booked
10th April 2021 £494
17th April 2021 £494
24th April 2021 £494
1st May 2021 £494
8th May 2021 £494
15th May 2021 £494
22nd May Booked
29th May 2021 - Booked
5th June 2021 £536
12th June 2021 £536
19th June 2021 £536
26th June 2021 £536
3rd Jul 2021 £536
10th Jul 2021 - Booked
17th Jul 2021 £536
24th Jul 2021 £536
31st Jul 2021 - Booked
7th Aug 2021 - Booked
14th Aug 2021 £536
21st Aug 2021 £536
28th Aug 2021 £536
4th Sep 2021 £536
11th Sep 2021 £536
18th Sep 2021 £536
25th Sep 2021 £536
2nd Oct 2021 £494
9th Oct 2021 £494
23rd Oct 2021 £494
30th Oct 2021 £494
6th Nov 2021 £453
13th Nov 2021 £453
20th Nov 2021 £453
27th Nov 2021 £453
4th Dec 2021 £453
11th Dec 2021 £453
18th Dec 2021 £453
25th Dec 2021 £494
1st Jan 2022 £494
Mrs Gail Tunnah South Harris Scotland
Tel.: 0044 (O)7795244997
Fax & Answerphone: 0044 (0)1859 530 397
e-mail: click on email button at top of page
4gB Broadband included in rental, more available by request.
From 1st of October to the 31 of March the electricity will be charged by reading meter. 1st Apr to 30th Sept electricity is included in the rental.
DETAILS OF PARTY: Please give full names of all members of the party and ages of any members under 18:
Preferred Dates for your Holiday Dates Commencing Sat.____/____/_____Departing Sat.____/____/_____ estimated time of arrival:_______
Normal booking from Sat.4 p.m. to Sat.10 a.m. Other dates on request.
Cliff Cottage : £ _________ (30% Deposit enc.) (Pets welcome)
general permit £ _________
Stockinish £ _________
Flodabay £ _________
Broadband £ _________
TOTAL ENCLOSED : £ =========
Initial Payment(30% of total charge or full Payment if booking is within 6 weeks). I wish to pay by cheque / BACS to Bank of Scotland,Tarbert,Branch Code 8 80-09-83, account No 00103725. BIC BOFSGB21013, IBAN GB74BOFS80098300103725 Cheques to be made payable to Dr. ABEL Cliff Cottage Holidays.
Declaration: I confirm that my booking is for holiday purposes only.
Complete Booking Details will be send to you.
FINSBAY FISHING PERMITS
Finsbay Fishing permits available from 26.Mar.to 31.Oct.2011 per rod per week.Fly only! Cat 3 fishery C&R for salmon.
Finsbay general permit from:26.Mar.to 01.Jun.
(Stockinish and Flodabay included) £96
Finsbay general permit from:01.Jun.to 31 Oct.
(Stockinish and Flodabay included) £198
Stockinish alone 26.Mar.to 31.Oct £42
Flodabay alone 26.Mar.to 31.Oct £54
No Permits necessary for Children under 15 years.
Wild brown trout permit for all Lochs mid of March to end of May £30
2012 F I S H O F T H E S E A S O N
2014 F I S H R E P O R T
65 Sea Trout have been been caught and over 250 These are all wild brown trout not stocked.3 Salmon. Trout and Salmon Fish of the Month for a 10lb Trout caught in Huamabhat 2014.
2015 F I S H R E P O R T
46 Sea Trout have been been caught and over 371 brown trout.1 Salmon. These are all wild brown trout not stocked.
2016 F I S H R E P O R T
62 Sea Trout have been been caught one with 12 lb and over 406 Brown Trout. 1 Salmon. These are all wild brown trout not stocked. Some of the lochs are seldom fished.
2017 F I S H R E P O R T
2 salmon, 57 Sea Trout and over 270 Brown Trout have been caught. These are all wild brown trout not stocked. Some of the lochs are seldom fished.
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The FINSBAY FISHING consists of:
HUAMAVAT SYSTEM: 55 LOCHS ten rods
System I: Huamavat System. Sea pool with Loch Holmasaig and Loch Dempster fishing from bank or with one boat on each loch. Loch Huamavat with three boats, the most successful loch, which is truly a marvellous place to fish for salmon, sea trout and brown trout. All lochs with good access from the road. There are many hill lochs with sea trout, occasional salmon and small brownies. All lochs have size able ferrox. The biggest hill loch, Loch Rogavat (one boat) is about 40 minutes walk. After 90 minutes walk you can reach the highest very seldom fished hill loch with very red brownies.
System II: Abahain na Cyste System.Unique Sea Pool beside the road with one boat. Successful for salmon and very good for sea trout, when the tide comes in. Loch Meurach one and two (two with one boat) and Loch Clachain are about 20 minutes walk. After 40 minutes walk you will pass many hill lochs with the possibility to catch sea trout, salmon and many brownies.
FLODABAY SYSTEM: 35 LOCHS four rods.
System I: In Loch Flodabay are occasionally sea trout and brownies. Loch Tarbert and Dornail contain brown trout up to 4 lb and can be reached after 5 minutes walk from the road. In Loch Creig na Briste (25 minutes) are small brownies and occasionally salmon. There are amazing hill lochs about 30 minutes walk with brownies up to 2 lb. Loch na Chor holds salmon and sea trout.
System II: After 10 minutes walk you will pass Loch Clachain and 10 minutes later you will reach Loch Manish with brownies, sea trout and occasionally salmon.
STOCKINISH SYSTEM: 17 LOCHS four rods
System I : Loch Saile is a tidal pool beside the road with one boat. Small and big Loch Creavat are approx. 15 minutes walk (big Loch Creavat has one boat). All lochs contain brownies and occasionally salmon and sea trout.
System II: Most lochs are beside the road or are a maximum 15 minutes walk. Loch Glumra beag has one boat. All loch contain brownies, Salmon and sea trout occasionally.
Seafishing can arranged with prior notice.
Fishing and fishing permits
Local enquiries : Mr. MacKinnon Tel.: 0044(0)1859 530318 or via fishhebrides
International enquiries :e-mail dr.abelgmx.at
New Time tables Caledonian MacBrayne.
Booking Tel.:0044(0)8705 650000 between 0830 and 1700
Contact Uig: 01470 542219, Harris 01859 502444. Also check their web site calmac for latest timetables which may be liable to change.
Children under 5 free.
N E W F A R E P R I C E S
NB Fishing and Cottage rental prices are correct at time of publication, however we reserve the right to amend or change the prices. We also reserve the right to move boats around the system, therefore if you want to fish a certain loch with a boat please advise at the time of booking.
The journey with car takes appr. from Inverness to Ullapool 70 min. From Inverness to Uig 180 min. The Ferry from Uig (Idrigil fo NAV.)to Tarbert is cheaper and you can reach our Lodge or Cottage in 20 minutes, whereas it is approx. an hour from Stornoway
Tours to Isle of Kilda and other Isles
: Kilda cruises
Deep Sea Fishing tours catch and release for blue Tuna
:Atlantic marine service
:Harris Outdoor Adventure Center