Cabhalan Cottage Harris is an ideal location for those seeking an 'away-from-it-all' holiday.

A cosy modernised crofthouse dating from around 1780 in a secluded, peaceful spot 100 metres from the seashore and enjoying uninterrupted views across the sea to Skye, the Cuillins and the west coast of Scotland (as well as views of many otters on the shore below!).

The single storey cottage was originally a 'blackhouse' with walls up to 5 feet (1.5 metres) thick! Fully renovated, it now has all mod-cons, lots of character and is a simple but comfortable dwelling.

The nearest house is half a mile away in each direction and there is a small sheltered bay with anchorage behind the cottage.

Heating is via ceiling-mounted infrared heat panels, there is also an electric water heater. We leave you some peat for the sitting room wood-burner.

The cottage has satellite broadband Internet connection, a telephone and stereo CD player/radio. All electricity and local telephone calls are included in the weekly rental. There are a range of books and games so that in inclement weather you can enjoy watching the wild seas from the warm comfort of the kitchen recessed window seats. All bedding is provided except towels unless specially requested.

Ideal for fishing, boating (details available on request), walking and beachcombing; there are sea-birds, otters, seals and basking sharks to be seen. Nearby are empty beaches, mountains and a golf-course.

Of interest is the Iron Age history of the isles including the Callanish stone circles and the Ley Lines. There are many local artists and traditional craft skills not to mention the long and fascinating Celtic and pre-Celtic culture and Gaelic language.

Walkers & Cyclists are of course very welcome at Cabhalan

Cabhalan Cottage is suitable for those with mobility difficulties


  • Large Living room/Kitchen with electric cooker/oven, rayburn stove, fridge/freezer, microwave and normal cooking equipment
  • Fully tiled bathroom has a 'roll-in' shower, toilet, wash-hand basin and two washing sinks with an automatic washing machine
  • Sitting room has a woodburning fire and recess alcove double bed and wardrobe, three piece suite. A television with DVD player receives all the Freesat channels by satellite
  • Another bedroom with full adult-size bunk beds and a double bed-settee
  • Large entrance porch with wet-weather drying lines
  • Wifi broadband throughout the cottage
  • Access into and throughout the cottage is good without steps, even into the shower - hence our Disability Access Award 3. Vehicle access is right to the door with parking for 2-3 cars.

The nearest post office is in Leverburgh (6 miles) where there is a very well stocked grocery shop, café and gift shop and petrol/diesel pumps. Coal, wood and Calor gas are also available.

If you wish to locate the cottage on Ordnance survey sheet 14 the grid reference is 098880.

GPS co-ordinates: Latitude 57.7869646765167 Longitude -6.882998943328857

Price / Week / Property
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Accom TypeAccom InfoTariff
1 Self catering cottage 2 bedrooms, sleeps 6 £450 - £850 per week

Deposit: £100
Payable by: on booking
Balance: 1 month before arrival
Payable by cheque, bank transfer, credit cards via PayPal.

Isle of Harris
Western Isles

All year
Cheque, bank transfer, Credit cards via PayPal
Children welcome

icon_naesmokes.jpg No Smoking

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