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.
Rob and Carol were such lovely hosts. This was an incredibly late booking (same day!) but they accommodated us with such ease which is exactly what you need when you’ve only half planned your holiday! They were so welcoming when we arrived and offered advice to made sure our experience was a great one. The house itself is beautiful, and the interiors detailed with such thought. I could’ve spent hours taking in the view and looked forward to coming home at the end of each day’s adventures to get cosy with a Borrisdale Tweed throw and nice glass of wine. Tips - definitely have a dunk in the tub ...more
Having stayed at 'The Other House' some years ago (before Covid), we knew that Carol and Rob's new venture at the Loft would be excellent. Like that House, it is beautifully and thoughtfully designed as well as being modern and practical. The kitchen is a dream to cook in. The shower is easy to use. The bed is very comfortable. We had great views across the nearby lochan to the Sound of Harris. And it was fun to look out at the back towards the mountain behind and also see sheep and geese wandering beyond the patio.
We definitely were not disappointed.