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.
The Big House is a lovely place to stay. The décor and furniture is very stylish and comfortable. The view over the sea is amazing - we spent much of our time just looking out of the window. The Big House is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. Harris itself is a beautiful island with great beaches and scenery. Rob and Carol were on hand to help if needed but not intrusive. They sourced us some great local seafood. The Big House is very well equipped and we had all we needed. We are hoping to go back to the Sound of Harris very soon.
Can’t speak highly enough about this lovely house in a perfect setting. Have been to Harris many times and this is by far the best. Unbelievable scenery from the house making the most of Harris in bad weather. Definitely scores top marks in all aspects.