Sound of Harris is situated in the township of Borrisdale at the southernmost tip of Harris, overlooking the Sound, which separates the Minches from the open Atlantic. The location provides a stunning panorama - from Skye, across the mountainous spine of the Uists, the myriad islets of the Sound, to Killegray, Ensay and Pabbay beyond. Expect to see the resident otters in the kelp at low tide, plus porpoise, grey seals, common dolphin, gannets and the local breeding pair of golden eagles on occasion. The accommodation comprises two separate adjoined lodges. The Big House, at 120 m2, is based around a spacious loft-style living, kitchen and dining area - with full glazing to the south and west elevations to make the most of the views. The Other House (65 m2) maintains a cozy feel, with views south across Langay, Gilsay and Groay from the vaulted living space. Both units feature interiors based around bespoke Tweeds by Donald John Mackay, which complement vintage mid-century furnishings. Facilities include Japanese style soaking tubs and rain showers in the en-suite bathrooms, well appointed kitchens, smart TVs, DVD players, quality hi-fis, fast fibre broadband and extensive libraries of books and DVDs.
The big house was truly spectacular and exactly what we needed for a few R and R days. The location was perfect with spectacular views of the sea and islands. The owners couldn’t have been nicer and made us feel welcome and at home. They also have the house kitted out with everything that you need and more with personal touches such as fresh bread and eggs.
This was our first time staying here and it will definitely not be our last.
Not much time to write a fuller review. Apologies.
The stay was lovely. The accommodation was spacious and clean. Triple glazing was very nice to block out the incessant wind. Excellent units (washing machine, kettle, cooker, tv, etc etc). Very good wifi. Our stay was during the covid-19 period, so that limited interaction with the owners and resulted a very early check out.
The location is truly spectacular. Two very happy visitors!