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Red House

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April and a spectacular sunrise
A peaceful haven Red House or Tigh Dearg with its iconic red roof  renovated from an old blackhouse.
One of the neighbours
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
4 nights minimum
Cottage
Standing alone remote yet close to Tarbert on the rugged and beautiful coastline of the bays of Harris. The Red House (or Tigh Dearg), recently renovated from a traditional stone cottage and now a perfect getaway for two. The only access is by a 100 metre stony pathway. Spectacular views across the sea to North Harris and the Isles of Scalpay and Scotsay. Closer by, watch the local seal population as they bask on the rocks below the house. The cottage is ideally located for walkers and cyclists, surrounded by scenery and central to Harris, as well as the whole of the Western Isles. The isolated situation together with the ambiance, we have created, with many hand crafted fixtures and fittings and artistic touches, make it ideal for a romantic break or honeymoon.A warm welcome awaits you he...Standing alone remote yet close to Tarbert on the rugged and beautiful coastline of the bays of Harris. The Red House (or Tigh Dearg), recently renovated from a traditional stone cottage and now a perfect getaway for two. The only access is by a 100 metre stony pathway. Spectacular views across the sea to North Harris and the Isles of Scalpay and Scotsay. Closer by, watch the local seal population as they bask on the rocks below the house. The cottage is ideally located for walkers and cyclists, surrounded by scenery and central to Harris, as well as the whole of the Western Isles. The isolated situation together with the ambiance, we have created, with many hand crafted fixtures and fittings and artistic touches, make it ideal for a romantic break or honeymoon.A warm welcome awaits you here at Red House. A basket of complimentary supplies including local fresh provisions and something suitably sparkling, in a fully equipped kitchen/dining area. The open plan sitting room features a multifuel stove to lend a little atmosphere as the evening draws in. If the Hebridean weather encourages you to stay in we have provided WiFi, radio, TV and DVD player, a collection of DVDs and a reclining sofa! We have supplied a selection of local interest books and maps. In the slate lined, shower, wet room, we have merged mod.cons with traditional style. You will find fluffy towels on the heated towel rail and underfloor heating. What once was attic space is now a mezzanine floor, surrounded by handcrafted iron railings. There is a comfortable sitting area with beautiful views from the roof windows, and a king sized bed with quality linen. For days out or just roaming the hills we have provided a picnic basket for your use. There is also a rechargeable torch for any night forays, perhaps to the pub, about 20 minutes walk away. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Tracey M
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
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Reviewed November 9, 2020

The cottage is very well laid out with all mod cons. A very nice basket of food with local produce was provided along with tea coffee etc on arrival. Bear in mind that in the winter the ferry can be delayed which is a minus...More

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Dream68571073275
Reviewed September 17, 2020

The Red House is tucked away in a tranquil setting overlooking the sea, islands and the wonderful Harris landscape. Despite this, it is just a short distance from Tarbert for shopping. It has been lovingly renovated and was very comfortable. It has been furnished and...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Bridie R
Reviewed September 24, 2019

The Red House is exactly as advertised. Although close to Tarbet, you cannot hear any noise during the night or day. Your closest neighbors are sheep and two horses. In fact we did not meet any cars on the local road in the entire week...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank johnmI2951ZC
Reviewed August 25, 2019

Carefully decorated attractive cottage in beautiful surroundings. A stone's throw from the ferry in Tarbert but once in the cottage with a feeling of being at the end of the world. Great location for exploring Harris on foot, by car and on a racing bike....More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019

Fantastic! What a wonderful cottage with spectacular views and total serenity, yet an easy walk or very short drive into Tarbert. There are many other reviews that describe how wonderful this cottage is so there is no use repeating everything. Many thanks to Tracey, Alistair,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank WhiskyManCan
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

A lovingly restored house with thought given to every detail, with numerous personal touches. It was very well-equipped with everything we needed. The location is wonderful. With its own stretch of coastline, we had a private viewing of the seals basking on the nearby rocks...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank eddieb49
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Just spending our last night at the Red House in Harris - what a perfect location and cottage we couldn't of asked for more we have absoulutely loved every minute - even as storm Calum has raged outside we have been cosy and comfortable in...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Newc11
Reviewed October 5, 2018

The Red House is beautifully located and provides an Hebridean experience that will stay with us. The layout of the cottage is great and the upstairs bedroom and living area is a great place to chill. Tracey and Alisdair were both very helpful.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Roy B
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Red House offers everything you could want in a holiday cottage. It has lots of thoughtful touches such as picnic basket , games and telescope which make for a lovely break. It is well located beside East Loch Tarbert, offering a quiet scenic retreat but...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank JudithK767
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, with amazing views. It's very close to the charming town of Tarbert but also a place to be away from everything. Tracey and Alasdair are friendly and helpful. A great base from which to explore the beautiful Isle of...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Mrs C J H
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Porch
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Explore the wonderful array of natural beauty - wild flowers on the machair, mountains and hills to walk, or walkways for the less adventurous . There are dunes, birdwatching, fishing for brown trout and salmon, geology, the night sky in winter and with the right conditions you can see the northern lights. The famous Atlantic beaches are great for surfing and wind surfing while the eastern coast is perfect for kayaking and sailing. Places of interest to visit include Rodel church, the Temple in Northton, the Scalpay lighthouse. Enjoy a beautifully situated 9-hole golf course on the very edge of the Atlantic. Take a day trip to St. Kilda, the Shiants or another of the remote and uninhabited Hebridean Islands
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