Features

  • Visit Scotland 5 Star Award
  • Visit Scotland Gold Award for Green Tourism
  • Fabulous and extensive sea views to several islands
  • Families welcome
  • Family dogs welcome
  • Golden sandy beaches at Northton, Scarista, Horgabost, Seilbost and the famous Luskentyre
  • Harris mountains for challenging hill walking
  • Secure walled garden for children to play
  • 2 1/2 miles from Leverburgh for day trips to the Uists
  • Harris Tweed weaving centre
  • Seafood meals delivered by request from 'Croft 36'
  • Fresh fish and seafood available locally
  • Harris Cycle Hire - Leverburgh
  • Sea Harris - St Kilda sailings
  • Local produce on arrival
  • Linen and towels included
  • Heating and electricity included
  • 2 dogs welcome - £20 per dog
  • No smoking

Accommodation

  • All on one floor
  • Entrance hall
  • Open plan living area, dining room and kitchen
  • The living area opens out onto the decking which commands panoramic sea views
  • Utility room
  • King size bedroom with en suite with shower, hand basin and toilet
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bunk bedroom with full size bunks
  • Spacious bathroom with whirlpool bath and low level access shower, toilet and hand basin

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Mid Season Autumn £1,020
Mid Season Half Term £1,020
Low Nov/Dec £650
Christmas week £850
New Year week £850
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £650
Easter £1,020
Mid Season Spring £1,020
Whitsun Holiday £1,100
High Season £1,100
Mid Season Autumn £1,050
Mid Season Half term £1,020
Low Season November/December £680
Christmas 21st to 28th December £850
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £850
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PLEASE NOTE: £20 charge per dog
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £200
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Property information

The south of Harris is a truly fabulous place for a holiday and Shalom Cottage is a truly fabulous holiday house! This newly built, 5 star luxury cottage has an elevated position above the sea and so commands the most dramatic and mesmerising views of sea and islands unsurpassed anywhere on the Hebrides. The owners are especially welcoming to families but, due to a most stunning location, the cottage is an attractive option for couples and individuals seeking a memorable, peaceful and awe inspiring place to enjoy a stress-free holiday.

Shalom Cottage boasts superb panoramic views south east to the Isle of Skye across the Sound of Harris, Uists, Berneray and to where the sun sets in the West over numerous other Hebridean Islands including Pabbay, Killegray, Lingay, Dunarin and Gillesay.

Leverburgh, the main village in South Harris, is just over 2 miles away where there is a well stocked store, restaurant and cafe. Northton, about 6 miles away, has an intriguing Temple Cafe which is well worth a visit and another mile along the road will bring you to the wonderful Scarista beach. Scarista Hotel offer excellent cuisine.

The Isle of Harris is a great place for wildlife on land and in the sea. Walking in the hills, you may surprise a herd of red deer or a golden eagle, while the seashore is home to seals, curlews, shags, cormorants and divers amongst many others. The occasional otter can be spotted making its way through the seaweed and rocks.

On the skyline above Shalom Cottage you will often see a buzzard gliding lazily along and croaking ravens performing their aerial acrobatics. You might even catch a glimpse of a peregrine falcon, but as they fly like bullets you need to be quick! Other moorland birds include golden plover with their mournful, piping cry and snipe, which make an eerie sound at dusk by 'drumming' with their wings. Out to sea, look for gannets winging their way to and from their breeding colony on St Kilda. These tireless fliers can cover hundreds of miles in a day's fishing trip and if there are fish in the Sound you can watch them plummeting vertically into the water, one after another. You may even catch sight of a sea eagle. The tidal creeks at Carminish are home to a variety of waders including curlews, oyster-catchers, red shanks and sandpipers. Could even the keenest bird watcher wish for more?

Shalom Cottage caters very well for families and there are plenty of games and books for children as well as outdoor equipment and beach toys. Nursery equipment is supplied on request including cot with linen, highchair, baby monitor, changing mat, and steriliser.

Facilities

  • Oil central heating
  • Whirlpool Spa bath
  • WiFi
  • Sky TV, DVD player, iPod dock
  • Wall mounted TV/DVD combi (in the bedroom)
  • Electric cooker with oven, microwave oven, grill and 4 hobs
  • Fridge/freezer - 4 drawers
  • Playstation 2 (with games)
  • Toys, books, board games
  • Mobile phone reception (check your network)
  • House phone for emergencies and to receive calls
  • Kites, bucket and spades
  • Grassy area with swing/slide and outdoor toys
  • Gas barbecue

Further information

  • Eating Out - The Anchorage Restaurant - Leverburgh 3 miles. Rodel Hotel - Rodel Village - 6 miles, Temple Cafe - Northton - 5 miles, Scarista House - Scarista 8 miles, Skoon Art Cafe - Geocrab 12 miles
  • Grocery Delivery - Tesco deliver groceries
  • Of Historic or Architectural Interest - St Clements Church, Rodel; Seallam Genealogy Visitor Centre, Northton
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - Visit Scotland 5 Star Award
  • Child Friendly - Children very welcome and catered for with nursery equipment, toys, books and games. Garden slide and swing
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - The shower is low level access. The house is not wheelchair designed but is all on one floor
  • Internet/Wifi - WiFi
  • Secure garden - Walled secure garden for children to play
  • Beaches - Golden sandy beaches a short drive
  • Fishing & Stalking - Sea fishing trips form Leverburgh
  • Golf - Harris Golf Course at Scarista - 8 miles
  • Hillwalking - Harris Hills are superb for hill walking at all levels
  • Remote or secluded - The Islands are remote and sparsely populated but the house has other cottages nearby
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Great kayaking coastline
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Excellent area for bird watching and spotting dolphins, seals, otters and porpoises

Travel information

CalMac Ferries to Tarbert from Uig on Skye. Stornoway Airport approximately an hour and 3/4 .

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Visitor comments

  • Sue Harding
    Absolutely well deserved 5* cottage with amazing views. A must for wildlife watchers. Relaxing, cozy, warm home from home with everything you require. Well stocked shop 5 minuets drive away ( coop ) Beaches everywhere. A holiday loved by myself and my dogs. Really does have the best views on the island, and will return.
  • D Hill
    We have stopped in several cottages in the area but this cottage has the edge in many ways. It is a beautiful location facing out onto the Sound of Harris benefitting from an elevated site above the general property in the area. It is wonderfully equipped with everything that you need for a fully self catered holiday. The accommodation is pristine and works very well to keep everyone connected whether resting, reading, cooking or eating the splendidly aspected main room combines all functions seamlessly. The windows also give a variety of views along the hillside and out to sea. The balcony adds another dimension to eating and relaxing as it sits majestically in front of the picture windows to the lounge with panoramic views to die for. The bedrooms are set to the rear with side views still providing sea views thank to the property's elevation. They are a comfortable size and there is totally adequate storage. The bathroom is exceptional with a double shower and a Jacuzzi bath perfect for relaxing after a long walk on the hills and enough space to hold a party in! The utility room provides washing and ironing facilities with ample storage for coats and shoes, it is really well appointed with storage cupboards too. The equipment in the kitchen is better than most domestic kitchens although the cooker can be a challenge to the technophobe! The external boiler room provides extra space for drying of clothes and space for the recycling ensuring uncluttered main accommodation very useful if the weather is less than cooperative. The heating is fully adaptable and can provide everything from cool to sauna and there is no limit on the usage. The owner is accessible and nothing is too much trouble if you want that extra thing or you need something explaining. We could not think of anything that could be improved. We have been stopping at the cottage for several years now at its standards have never dropped. We strongly recommend this property if you want the best house in the area and what a beautiful area it is!
  • Fran Benison
    Just back from a fabulous week at Shalom Cottage. Arrived to find bread, oatcakes, quiche, salmon, fresh orange and a chilled bottle of white wine - just lovely. Cottage very comfortable with beautiful views, and the owners were so accommodating and helpful, even dropping us off and picking us up from The Anchorage after a meal on our last night there. Couldn't have asked for anything better, and we'll definitely be back.
  • Soo Spector
    We have just returned from the most fantastic week at Shalom Cottage. Everything was perfect. The cottage is extremely comfortable and the owners ensure that their guests lack nothing they need. The views, the people, the whole place is sublime. We are already planning our next trip.
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