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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 www.calmac.co.uk 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 www.loganair.co.uk Once here car hire would be available.
Included in the rent
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.
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.
An exceptional location, in a truly splendid house. A real Scottish island gem.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Absolutely stunning location, and such a cozy, well equipped cottage with fabulous panoramic views. Ruth & John were incredibly helpful. 5* plus!!
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!
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.
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.
Stunning cottage, wonderful location. Perfect.
Great selection of places to stay. Best holiday company for places you would not otherwise have thought to stay at.
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.
Really excellent property and welcoming owners could not have asked for a better weeks stay on Harris!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice cottage with a wonderful view. Central location to visit Lewis and Harris. You feel like home, nothing amiss in Tor Cottage. Great week!!!!
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
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!
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.
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!