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Taigh Rona

Luskentyre Isle Of Harris, The Outer Hebrides - Harris (Ref. 1111531)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Jackson

    “Obviously an amazing location and property.”

    So please read this feedback from a group of adults whom have stayed in over 8 Scottish properties. We arrived to a very cold house (as you know) due to the app and settings having all reset themselves. The property was difficult to make "cosy" especially due to the weather. It currently lacks 1. Wood burner, 2. Curtains/blinds in living room, 3. Rugs, 4. Secondary (warm) lighting. From a comfort perspective it needs 1. DVD player attached to the TV, 2. Nespresso m/c, 3. Bigger fridge (or ...

    So please read this feedback from a group of adults whom have stayed in over 8 Scottish properties. We arrived to a very cold house (as you know) due to the app and settings having all reset themselves. The property was difficult to make "cosy" especially due to the weather. It currently lacks 1. Wood burner, 2. Curtains/blinds in living room, 3. Rugs, 4. Secondary (warm) lighting. From a comfort perspective it needs 1. DVD player attached to the TV, 2. Nespresso m/c, 3. Bigger fridge (or secondary fridge) - five adults for 1x week ran out of fridge room, 4. Maps/Guides of the area (like Big Sands), 5. Sharp knives to prepare food!! 6. Food recycling bin in the house. Oh and lose the containers around the property - unsightly within the location. So this is a new property in its first year. Everything else was great - don't get me wrong. On the heating side you have to have a secondary heating system (like a woodburner) that can supply fast heat. Underfloor heating is too slow for a house like this. Also towel rails look great but they simply don't work - you need to be able to dry your towels. To finish on a positive note - this is a stunning location on a stunning island and the house (when "settled in") is amazing. Housekeeper - Elly, and the owner were very supportive during the heating issue. Maybe we've stayed in too many great houses. Thank you

    - Jackson, September 2022

    Many thanks for your feedback regarding your stay at Taigh Rona, both positive and constructive. We are sorry to hear that the house wasn’t warm on arrival. This is a first for the house as it is very well insulated, benefits from solar gain due to its orientation and has air source heating with underfloor heating installed throughout the ground floor. Previous guests left the same day as your arrival and there was no issue with the system raised by the departing guests. Upon you raising this as an issue, we did have a heating engineer attend the property as quickly as possible and it was established that there was no fault with the system and the heating system had been adjusted manually. The under floor heating is very effective at heating the house and designed based on the size and scale of the house. In the warmer months there is no need to put the heating on at all as the glass makes the house very cosy. We made the decision not to put a log burner in the house as it is incredibly difficult to get logs on the island and conscious of our carbon footprint! It is subjective as to what guests views are relative to our own. Having the experience of use of the house with sand and dogs (also catered for with outside tap next to the back door) and therefore we decided not to have any rugs downstairs as it would be impractical to keep the floors hygienic and clean. Again, with the experience of staying on the island, we haven’t put up blinds in the kitchen area as when the patio doors are left open they run the risk of getting damaged by the extreme winds the island experiences. As for the coffee machine, DVD player and additional fridge space, these are all things that we will take into account and thank you for bringing it to our attention. The towel rails normally give enough heat to dry towels on but there is a tumble dryer in the utility room for our guests to dry their belongings. We will take onboard all your comments in order to enhance our guests experience of staying at the house. We are delighted to hear that you thought the house was amazing and you enjoyed Taigh Ronas stunning location overlooking the beach. Many thanks Gus, Linz and Neil Property Owner

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 2 x twins, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with bath with shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • First-floor sitting area
  • Underfloor heating on ground-floor and radiators first-floor Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2nd integrated fridge/freezer located in utility room, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, food processor,Tassimo coffee machine (bring your own pods)
  • Large bluetooth speaker, DVD player with a collection of DVD's
  • hairdryers
  • 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi, collection of board games, books and maps
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Wrap-around gardens with gravelled areas and patio furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 9.6 miles, pub 9.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.

The property

* Superior newly built property completed Spring 2022* Please note that the pictures represent the garden in March 2022. At this point the landscaping had not yet been fully completed, grass seed is to be sown and a lawn area will be there from mid May 2022. Updated pictures will be added later this year. Taigh Rona is a luxurious retreat and has the most enviable position on Luskentyre Bay. It is designed so that the view is maximised whether you are in the main social room or as you move through this house. This is a cleverly planned house in two parts, linked by a glazed multi-function entrance area, with the bedroom wing being accessed through a door which ensures separation from the social space offering peace and restfulness. There are two master bedrooms with ensuite facilities located on the ground floor, each with picture window across the bay. The twin-bedded rooms, upstairs, share a family shower room and on the landing, area is a seating area, a perfect spot to immerse yourself with a riveting read or to absorb the amazing view. Only metres from these windows the tide ebbs and flows twice daily. Whether watching the wide variety of birdlife on the shore, the turquoise blue, sparkling sea against the white shell sand, or the ever-changing weather, what is certain, is that you will be captivated from the start. Walking directly from the house you can climb the hills of Beinn Dhubh and its neighbour Beinn Losgaintir to capture the sensational views beyond. If you are lucky, you may see a golden or even the larger white-tailed eagle soaring in the sky above you. Alternatively, for a more leisurely stroll, explore the shoreline to the huge sand dunes at Luskentyre beach and wander back along the single-track road to the house. Further afield there are plenty more beaches to explore within an hour’s drive including Scarista, Huisinis, Northton, Seilebost and Horgebost. Recently popularised in Peter May’s novel The Coffin Road which links the golden road on the east side of Harris to the cemetery at Luskentyre. Is a wonderful circular walk of approximately 9 miles for those who enjoy off road walking. The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway. EPC Rating: Band B

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

About the location

TARBERT ISLE OF HARRIS

Stornoway 36 miles.

Tarbert is the main town of the Isle of Harris and is taken from the Gaelic word for ‘isthmus’ or ‘crossing point’ meaning that it joins south Harris to north Harris and the Isle of Lewis. It is known for being the ferry port for Harris and enjoys a stunning setting with dramatic mountains forming a picturesque backdrop to the town. It is home to a selection of shops including Harris Tweed and Knitwear and dining options include The Harris Hotel serving a selection of dishes using locally sourced ingredients, the Pierhouse Café and Restaurant and Island Bites. While you are here you can stock up on shopping essentials at AD Munro and John Morrison. Just outside Tarbert there are wild beach walks, a wealth of watersports and fishing, and a short drive away is the North Harris Eagle Observatory. The Tarbert area is home to a number of art galleries and workshops showcasing a diverse range of artwork including Hebridean Ceramics, the Hebridean Design Company and Clisham Arts and Crafts.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter

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