Tor Cottage Carriegreich - Isle of Harris
Western Isles

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Tor Cottage - Western Isles

Location: Carriegreich - Isle of Harris - Western Isles

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £855 p.w.

Christmas: £1275

New Year: £1275

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Tor Cottage, Carriegreich, Isle of Harris

Sleeps 4 - Wifi - Wood Burning Stove - Pets Welcome

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Tor Cottage is a luxurious property located near the small village of Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. This striking property with its panoramic views was built by R House, based on the Isle of Skye and follows the lines of a traditional steading. Tor Cottage is positioned to take full advantage of the magnificent views that this part of Scotland has to offer, and is the perfect location for a romantic break or family holiday.

Contemporary in design and furnished and equipped throughout to a high standard including wifi, the property is light and spacious with the accommodation split over two levels. The house features the latest technology in building design, and this along with a wood burner in the sitting room, ensures that the house is warm and cosy no matter at what time of year you visit.

The downstairs features an open plan living area, with floor to ceiling windows, oak flooring and a beautiful wood burner. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and a gas hob and all the usual kitchen equipment, a utility room and shower room completing the facilities on this level. Upstairs there are two bedrooms both with sea views, the master has a king size bed and the second room a twin. Both are extremely comfortable and quality bed linen and towels are provided. A beautiful bathroom completes the facilities.

The garden is an excellent place to sit and relax and quality garden furniture is provided, many an hour can be passed by simply enjoying the views and the ever changing scenery. Tor Cottage will allow two pets, however guests should note that the garden is not fully enclosed.  The owners live in a neighbouring plot and are on hand to ensure that you have a memorable stay and help if required.

The nearest village to the property is Tarbert (3 miles) and has a good range of facilities including local shops, two hotels, cafes, tourist office and a post office, this is also the arrival point for the ferry from Uig. The Island of Harris has some of the most outstanding scenery on the Western Isles, not to mention some world famous beaches including Luskentyre which is highly recommended for a day out.

With excellent walking and quiet country roads that are ideal for the cyclist, the island offers a large range of activities no matter what your outdoor pursuit. For the golfer the Isle of Harris Golf Club is well worth a visit and the owners do have a corporate membership that you can use.  Other activities include boat trips, kite surfing, fishing or perhaps even a visit to the Isle of Harris Distillery, which has become famous for its gin.

How to Get Here

By Ferry -

Caledonian MacBrayne operates direct ferry services from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Tarbert (1 hour 40 minutes crossing) or alternatively Ullapool to Stornoway (2 hour 30 minutes crossing plus a 45 minute drive to the cottage) Due to these ferries being extremely busy it is highly recommended that you book in advance.

By Plane -

Stornoway Airport (42 miles) has regular connections with Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. These flights are operated by Once here car hire would be available.


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Ground Floor

  • Open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen, with direct access to the garden.
  • Sitting room, comfortable seating, wood burner, satellite TV, DVD, Radio, ipod docking station, Bose SoundDock Series digital music system.
  • Dining area with table and seating for four.
  • Kitchen, fan oven with grill, five burner gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.
  • Utility room with washer/dryer.
  • Shower room, shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.

First Floor

  • Master bedroom with king size bed, window with sea view.
  • Twin bedroom with sea views.
  • Bathroom, bath with shower mixer, wc, whb, heated towel rail.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes.
  • Electricity and all heating costs.
  • Fuel for the wood burner.
  • Wifi internet access.

Other Facilities

  • Garden with a table and seating.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer in each bedroom.
  • Travel cot and high chair.
  • Off road parking for four cars.

Pets Welcome

Two pets are allowed at the property, the owner charges a £20.00 weekly fee per pet. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed.

Mobile Phone Reception

Mobile phone reception is available at the property as is Wifi internet.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at this property.

Best Features

  • Stunning contemporary property built using the latest technology.
  • Fantastic coastal views.
  • Peaceful location with the village amenities of Tarbert just a short drive away.





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Tor Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Tor Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 15/05/2024
And awarded it
Tor Cottage is a wonderful place to stay while exploring Harris. It has everything you need, and the hosts are friendly and welcoming. We especially enjoyed the view and the female deer that walked outside the cottage almost every night.

Reviewed this property on 22/04/2024
And awarded it
This was a lucky booking after a last minute cancellation. So pleased we managed to spend a week here and would love to think it will be available in the future. It was perfect in every way and it will be extremely difficult to find something to match it. The setting is stunning and just a ideal distance from Tarbert. Everything inside is of a high quality and there is everything you need including lots of excellent reading material. John and Ruth made us feel very welcome.. we were very sorry to leave.

Reviewed this property on 15/04/2024
And awarded it
Tor cottage is a top quality accommodation set in a wonderful location. Walking is our passion and Tor Cottage provides that warm welcoming return after a day in the hills whatever the weather. Wonderful hosts !

Reviewed this property on 01/11/2023
And awarded it
Tor Cottage is in a beautiful location, with stunning views and is very well equipped and maintained. We had a great week. Ruth and Rob are very helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our week in Tor Cottage. I'd also say thanks to Wilderness Cottage, it was so nice dealing with real, helpful people (unlike some other holiday companies).

Reviewed this property on 15/07/2023
And awarded it
A fabulous place to stay. The house is outstanding, in a great location with exceptional views. We loved it!! Very comfortable, clean, well furnished, and very spacious. Ruth is a great host, very welcoming and friendly. We will definitely return to Tor Cottage if we go back to Harris!! We would highly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 08/05/2023
And awarded it
Quality accommodation!

Reviewed this property on 22/04/2023
And awarded it
Fantastic accommodation in an out of this world setting .Great hosts Would highly recommend it.

Reviewed this property on 15/11/2022
And awarded it
Our stay (two adults and one dog) at Tor Cottage was even better than we hoped. The cottage is comfortable, relaxing and very clean. It felt spacious and modern. From the lounge, we watched eagles soaring while the magnificent red stag watched us from below. I would book Tor Cottage again without hesitation.

Reviewed this property on 22/08/2022
And awarded it
First class cottage and hosts. Views amazing. I think we will be back. Thank you for the advice on where to walk. We ticked off Sea Eagles, Sea Otters and Golden Eagles what's not to like. Missing Harris already :)

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2022
And awarded it
A lovely place to stay, owner very welcoming. Great facilities only thing that let it down was the beds. Double was rock hard and our daughter in the single had springs poking at her

Reviewed this property on 29/03/2022
And awarded it
Breath taking location with well equipped accommodation. Panoramic view from the cottage, including seascape and wildlife. Lovely hosts would highly recommend.

Reviewed this property on 08/11/2021
And awarded it
A delightful property that enhances your experience of this enchanted island.

Reviewed this property on 12/10/2021
And awarded it
With disappointing weather Tor Cottage more than compensated - superb location and design and everything worked, helpful hosts always happy to guide us. Thank you.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2021
And awarded it
Tor Cottage on Harris was a superb property - equipped to the highest standard and maintained beautifully. Delighted they accepted dogs too. The view was breathtaking and the people on the island very friendly - locals and holiday makers alike. A very peaceful retreat.

Reviewed this property on 08/09/2021
And awarded it
An exceptional location, in a truly splendid house. A real Scottish island gem.

Reviewed this property on 01/07/2021
And awarded it
We have just returned home after a wonderful week at Tor Cottage. The facilities are excellent, and the views unbeatable. Ruth and John are great hosts - there if you need them, but unobtrusive. They have lots of local knowledge which they share willingly - be it places to go, things to do or where to eat Highlights - the magnificent beaches, some lovely meals and the wildlife. Recommended 1 The boat trip to Shiant Isles (St Kilda Cruises Tarbert) 2 Walks along Luskentyre and Sellebost beaches 3 Best meals Anchorage Leverburgh - great seafood; Scarista House - not cheap but top quality food 4 Coffee shops in short supply best coffee Tala Na Mara All in all a memorable trip, hopefully to be repeated.

Reviewed this property on 09/06/2021
And awarded it
Had a fantastic stay at Tor Cottage. Beautiful location, amazing accommodation with amazing views. What more can you say-except that the hosts were also really helpful. Loved it!

Reviewed this property on 13/10/2020
And awarded it
Fantastic accommodation - thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the cottage was warm always, hosts were very hospitable and down-to-earth - would have no hesitation in recommending it.

Reviewed this property on 09/10/2020
And awarded it
It's all about Location and Tor Cottage really delivers. Our first stay for four adults, two excellent weeks with plenty to do especially walking on Harris. Thanks to Ruth and John who's local knowledge is certainly beneficial. If you're considering Tor Cottage don't hesitate just book it you won't be disappointed.

Reviewed this property on 09/03/2020
And awarded it
Absolutely stunning location, and such a cozy, well equipped cottage with fabulous panoramic views. Ruth & John were incredibly helpful. 5* plus!!

Reviewed this property on 04/03/2020
And awarded it
We had the best stay with Ruth and John at Tor Cottage! They were both so friendly and accommodating. The home is meticulously clean, warm, and great place to do a puzzle or read a book! We are so looking forward to the next time we stay! Thank you Ruth, John, and the wonderful team at Wilderness Cottages!

Reviewed this property on 16/07/2019
And awarded it
Tor Cottage was a 5* accommodation with a fabulous view from most windows. The location was good with Tarbert being only a 10 minute drive and Stornaway just an hour away. The owners are close at hand and really friendly and helpful with any questions and knowledge of the Isles.

Reviewed this property on 18/06/2019
And awarded it
This is an outstanding property with exceptional views. The house is so comfortable, spotlessly clean, really well furnished and equipped with everything you need. It was like a home from home but with better views! We had a fantastic holiday on this stunning island. Thank you so much to the friendly hosts.

Reviewed this property on 06/06/2019
And awarded it
Stunning cottage, wonderful location. Perfect.

Reviewed this property on 06/11/2018
And awarded it
Great selection of places to stay. Best holiday company for places you would not otherwise have thought to stay at.

Reviewed this property on 15/10/2018
And awarded it
Booking with Wilderness Cottages was a pleasure. We had a wonderful choice of special accommodation. The whole process was easy and clear and conducted in a most efficient and pleasant manner. Tor Cottage is a delight to stay in. It is very thoughtfully equipped to the highest standard. The beautiful, very comfortable accommodation with amazing views has so many unexpected things provided. We enjoyed using top quality binoculars, books and maps and appreciated the stunning paintings and decorative objects. John and Ruth have thought of everything to make a stay in Tor Cottage really most enjoyable. They are most welcoming and happy to advise on anything a visitor may want to ask about. We were highly delighted with every aspect of our stay. Many thanks to Ruth and John and to Wilderness Cottages.

Reviewed this property on 17/09/2018
And awarded it
Really excellent property and welcoming owners could not have asked for a better weeks stay on Harris!

Reviewed this property on 03/07/2018
And awarded it
Tor Cottage is so perfect, it is difficult to know where to start. Firstly, a lovely welcome from Ruth and John who were perfect hosts. The views are absolutely stunning - we were so lucky with the weather and had brilliant sunshine all week, but I think even in poor weather, it will have a different charm. To be honest, it does not feel like a holiday house at all, rather you are staying in a lovely home. The location is great - a perfect base for exploring Harris, with lovely beaches within 30 minutes and close to Tarbert. Also lots of excellent walks within easy reach. Ruth and John have lots of information in the house and are only too happy to help out with tips and advice if you want them. Tor Cottage is definitely 5* - a very high specification on finishes in the house along with top of the range appliances, a properly equipped kitchen and thoughtful attention to detail (lovely soaps, dishwasher and laundry tabs, treats and toys for the dogs and more). It is a real home from home (or better!). There is a lovely deck area to sit out on and enjoy the sun going down. It is also totally peaceful. A fantastic week. We would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed this property on 03/06/2018
And awarded it
A beautiful place to stay on Harris with stunning views across the bay. We had mixed weather but even when it was cold and wet outside the cottage was very cosy and a great place to relax. The log-burner had been lit for our arrival which was very welcome. peace and quiet but very well placed for visiting Harris and Lewis.

Reviewed this property on 31/05/2018
And awarded it
A stunning, spotless, contemporary, luxurious place to stay in what we feel is one of the most beautiful parts of the island. Wonderful informative and friendly hosts who just get everything so right. We've been twice and are booked to return next year. Its become our special place.

Reviewed this property on 17/04/2018
And awarded it
We stayed in the Tor cottage Isle of Harris in April 2018, it became our home away from home, fresh new very clean with everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. It's situated in a picturesque place within a short drive from Tarbert, very quiet. Thank you for our stay, we hope to return.

Reviewed this property on 28/02/2018
And awarded it
We stayed in Tor Cottage in February and loved it. Beautiful house with stunning views. Cosy, clean and comfortable and the friendly owners near by to offer lots of local tips and advice. Lots of well marked walks nearby, fantastic deserted beaches, lovely cafes and craft shops, amazing scenery. So much to see and do in the Western Isles, even when the weather is a bit wild, absolutely recommend Tor Cottage to everyone and can't wait to go back.

Reviewed this property on 17/11/2017
And awarded it
Nice cottage with a wonderful view. Central location to visit Lewis and Harris. You feel like home, nothing amiss in Tor Cottage. Great week!!!!

Reviewed this property on 16/11/2017
And awarded it
Sometimes holidays do not deliver,however this break delivered .The Agents (Wilderness Cottages ) were very helpful and professional, Tor cottage lovely location, the property itself high standard. Modern but cosy.The owners helpful (if needed).With lovely islands of Harris and Lewis to explore .Even the weather pretty good for Oct./Nov

Reviewed this property on 13/07/2017
And awarded it
A wonderful house in a beautiful setting. John and Ruth were thoroughly welcoming and happy to help with any questions. It's a great base to explore South Harris and Scalpay - with their white beaches and the beautiful Eilean Glas lighthouse. Even better, the sea breeze means I managed to get through an entire holiday without a single midge or mosquito bite. A Scottish record!

Reviewed this property on 09/07/2017
And awarded it
We stayed in mid-June and were only the fourth couple to stay at the house. Fantastic dog friendly accommodation on Harris with views over to Scalpay and Skye. House had everything we needed , very well equipped and Ruth and John were on hand to help with any queries. Around 30 minutes drive to the West Harris beached and close to Tarbert with walks nearby. Can't recommend this house highly enough.

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2017
And awarded it
Luxury in Paradise. Brilliantly equipped accommodation (and great books on the bookcase incl, maps, history, poetry, novels), really comfortable with stunning views over the bay. Fantastic location - so many beautiful beaches, geology, wildlife, footpaths, artists and foodie places all around the island. We booked another week the day we got home!

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