Harris and Lewis were voted the top European island destination in 2014 by Trip Advisor – well deserved and an indication that the secret is well and truly out!
This success builds on the Outer Hebrides Tourism Industry Association’s 2012 rebranding under the evocative strapline “Experience Life on the Edge” – we couldn’t think of a more apt description of what makes a visit to Harris truly memorable and what we hope to offer our guests!
Our accommodation nestles close to the sheltered inlet of Port Eisgein, on former crofted land, with a unique, isolated clifftop location – close to the distinctive promontory of Renish Point, which forms the south east tip of Harris. On a clear day, the site commands views from Skye across the mountainous spine of the Uists, to Berneray, Killegray, Ensay and Pabbay beyond. In addition, the crystal clear waters are punctuated by hundreds of small islets – a truly pristine marine environment.
The house offers an unrivalled vantage point, overlooking the Sound, which links the Minch to the open Atlantic.
Standing in the living area, the view is truly breathtaking and ever changing. On a calm summer day, with a gentle northerly breeze, the Sound can be a still as a millpond – a good time to relax and watch the rise and fall of the tide in Port Eisgein.
In winter, it’s comforting to be cocooned indoors, watching a south easterly gale drive waves crashing over the rocks below. Clear winter nights bring the Milky Way into sharp relief, with the chance of viewing the Aurora, flickering over the hills to the north.
Whether you are new to the Hebrides or a regular traveller to the islands, we look forward to welcoming you.
How to find us
Our accommodation is located in Borrisdale township – approximately 2 miles drive from Leverburgh, 23 miles from Tarbert and 58 miles from Stornoway.
Flybe operate flights daily from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness to Stornoway.
Caledonian MacBrayne provide sailings from Berneray (3 or 4 daily) to Leverburgh (approx. 1 hour). Sailings from Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (1 or 2 daily, approx. 1 hour 40 minutes).