Leverburgh, South HarrisGuest Rating
Occupying a lovely coastal spot looking out to sea is Dunmorag Cottage, a detached cottage that is just quarter of a mile from the ferry terminal at Leverburgh on the stunning Isle of Harris.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sun||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
This traditional cottage has been completely refurbished to create a cosy, stylish hideaway that is set up just for two, making it the ideal place for a romantic break. The main living area is open plan with a wood-burning stove at its centre and comfortable seating to curl up and relax on.
The kitchen area is very well-equipped and is kept very light and bright by its large skylight, with beautiful views to keep you entertained even as you do the dishes. The neat dining area is set alongside French doors that lead out to the deck and a little utility outbuilding where the laundry facilities are kept.
The cottage is all on one level with a spacious, attractive double bedroom and a generously-sized, modern en suite bathroom that has both a bath and a separate wet room style shower.
Outside the enclosed garden has a little suntrap deck to the rear (with furniture) and views out across a field to the water to the front. Parking is on a gravelled parking area just to the side of the garden.
Harris is accessed by ferry from Uig on Skye, taking an hour and 40 minutes and arriving into Tarbert. You can also fly from Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen and arrive into Stornoway (55 miles), with car hire available nearby. It is worth stocking up on supermarket supplies in Stornoway before heading down to the cottage.
Just along the road is Leverburgh (0.25 miles) where ferries run out to the little island of Berneray which links up to North Uist via a causeway. Boat trips run over to St Kilda (in season) where you can see thousands of seabirds including puffins, gannets and guillemots and maybe even spot dolphins, basking sharks and minke whales out in the waters.
Harris Outdoor Adventure near the ferry terminal offers sea canoeing/kayaking, sailing day trips and even windkarting, as well as bike hire if you fancy exploring on two wheels. Fishing permits are available in the village, where there is also a community grocery shop/petrol station, a PO and The Anchorage Restaurant that serves excellent meals featuring lots of fresh local seafood.
The coastline of South Harris is dotted with wonderful long sandy beaches, with the nearest being the white sands of Scarista beach just 2 miles away. Carrying on around the coast you will find Borve Mor beach, Horgabost beach and Seilebost beach, all within a 10 mile drive.
Carry on past these beaches to reach Tarbert (18.5 miles) or alternatively drive up the single track ‘Golden Road’ that was named as such because it cost so much to build! Once there you can pick up a real Hebridean speciality from the famous Harris Tweed shop. Along the way it is worth stopping at Fleoideabhagh (8 miles), which is a great spot for spotting seals and otters.
Walkers can enjoy a full day’s hillwalking by tackling Clisham (24 miles), a Corbett that is actually the highest mountain in the whole of the Outer Hebrides. There is plenty of wildlife to look out for across the island and at the North Harris Eagle Observatory (28.5 miles) you can see some of the 20 pairs of resident Golden Eagles.
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV, microwave, electric hob and oven, fridge, wine cooler, Bluetooth music player, etc
Double bedroom with en suite bathrooom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Outbuilding with freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (up to 7.5GB per week). Any additional usage will be chargeable at the end of your stay. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
Changeover Day: Sun
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|31 Oct 2021 - 18 Dec 2021||£450.00|
|19 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Feb 2022||£450.00|
|06 Feb 2022 - 02 Apr 2022||£550.00|
|03 Apr 2022 - 23 Apr 2022||£650.00|
|24 Apr 2022 - 07 May 2022||£550.00|
|08 May 2022 - 28 May 2022||£650.00|
|29 May 2022 - 04 Jun 2022||£795.00|
|05 Jun 2022 - 25 Jun 2022||£650.00|
|26 Jun 2022 - 23 Jul 2022||£795.00|
|24 Jul 2022 - 27 Aug 2022||£875.00|
|28 Aug 2022 - 17 Sep 2022||£650.00|
|18 Sep 2022 - 08 Oct 2022||£550.00|
|09 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022||£650.00|
|30 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
(Supplied Independently through Feefo)
cosy, comfortable cottage. well equipped. very clean. lovely welcome hamper. loads of helpful information.
Please see above under customer service experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday despite rather poor weather.
Ideally located for Sourh Harris and close to beaches. Lots of walking in the area
Great location for exploring, nicely appointed cottage.
Had a wonderful relaxing break in a beautiful location in a cottage with every attention to detail
'Our second time here at Dunmorag... great beaches, great café, great walking, wildlife and cycling. Cottage is perfect!'
'Thank you for a very clean, warm and comfortable cottage. We will recommend it highly - much still to see next time!'
'What a lovely cottage delightfully decorated. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, a super surprise and very kind of you - we will be back I hope.'
'Lovely warm cottage, nothing has been missed out. We have had a fabulous week, weather included.'
'Lovely cottage, exceeded expectations, extra fresh linen and provisions a real bonus.'