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.
This is a truly spectacular house and location. We were so impressed with the care and attention to detail. It is immaculate in every way and we felt extremely comfortable and welcome.
The views are magnificent as is the sound system. Listen to Ludovico Einaudi as you watch the gannets dive into the broiling sea below. A holiday to treasure and returning is a must!
The Other House is a wonderful place to stay and is ideally located to explore the island. It is very comfortable, exceptionally well-equipped and supremely stylish. The ever-changing sea views from the living room and kitchen are truly mesmerising whatever the weather. A warm and friendly welcome awaits from the owners and I hope to enjoy their hospitality again soon.