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High Tor House is located in a rural location just over 3 miles from the village of Tarbert. The property is the highest building on Harris, which ensures uninterrupted panoramic views across the sea and toward the mainland. The location is an ideal base to experience all Harris has to offer, including all the beautiful beaches for which the area is renowned.
Inside, the property is spacious, with all the accommodation being on one level; the main living area is open plan with the sitting room, dining room and kitchen being one. This fabulous space offers direct access to the decked area and the mature garden. The sitting room with its wood burner has comfortable sofas, and Sky TV is provided. The kitchen has all the usual appliances, including a Quooker hot tap, and all the equipment that any avid cook would need.
The house has two bedrooms; one king-size with sea views and the other a twin. The bedrooms have quality bed linen, and towels are provided; both also have TVs. The family bathroom has a double-ended bath and a separate shower enclosure. Completing the facilities is a utility room complete with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside there are various areas to sit and relax, including the decked area and patio. Access via steps also leads down to the wild garden, which is a haven for the local birds and wildlife.
The nearest village to the property is Tarbert (3 miles) here you will find a good selection of local shops, cafes, tourist information and a petrol station. A couple of favourites to visit are the Harris Tweed shop and the Isle of Harris Distillery, which has become famous for its locally produced gin. Further afield, the large town of Stornoway (36 miles) offers a more varied selection of places of interest; a large supermarket is also located here.
High Tor house is ideal for venturing to one of the world-famous beaches located at Luskentrye, Scarista or Horgabost with its turquoise water, golden sands and miles of sand dunes. For the more adventurous why not try sea kayaking or take a dune buggy adventure? For a day trip travel the Golden Road, through the bays on the east coast of the island with their miniature fjords. This rocky and rugged landscape is steeped in history and well worth a visit.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the house is ideal for walking, cycling, climbing or bird watching. Take a boat trip to St Kilda and visit their world heritage site and see an array of wildlife including puffins, golden eagles and curlew. For hillwalkers, The Clisham, located north of Tarbert, offers spectacular views from its summit to Lewis in the North and South Harris and, on a clear day, the island of St Kilda in the west.
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 50-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 (43 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
Guests with Children
Due to various aspects of safety, children must be 10 years old and above.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £150.00 is required at the property.
Beautiful house. Spotless, comfortable, excellent amenities. Beautiful location. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
The cottage was perfect for location, peace and tranquility. We spent our honeymoon there and it was ideal for what we wanted. Although remote it was only a short drive to beaches, shops and other attractions. The amenities in the cottage were excellent and in immaculate condition. The view from the balcony was fantastic and a great place to chill out and relax. Would use again if ever revisiting Harris. Hosts were very welcoming.
High Tor cottage was perfect in every way. Wonderful views, excellent facilities and high quality equipment in the kitchen. Everything worked perfectly. The bedroom was very comfortable dark and quiet. We loved the peace and the constantly changing light and seascape.