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Laxdale Cottage

Sleeps 2
No dogs
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

This cottage is in a prime location to enjoy the magic that is the Outer Hebrides, a glorious beach within a 5-minute drive at Scarista.. All on the Ground Floor:

Living/dining room: Freeview Smart TV, Woodburner

Kitchen: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Washing Machine

Bedroom: Kingsize (5ft) Bed

Bathroom 1: Walk-In Shower, Toilet. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Fuel for wood burner available locally. Owner’s garage/store for bikes and outside gear. . Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: Advance ferry booking advised. Local shops closed on Sundays.. Laxdale Cottage sits on the outskirts of the Isle of Harris’s most southerly village, Leverburgh. This bungalow has been carefully finished to provide a comfortable stay when visiting the renowned Isle of Harris. As you enter through the front porch, an inner door leads you straight into the spacious living area, complete with a wood burner, a very comfortable leather sofa and two comfy easy chairs. Here you will have the perfect space to put your feet up after a busy day’s activities on the island. Adjoined is the dining area, and to the rear of the property is the large kitchen which comes well-equipped to rustle up your favourite dishes during your stay. The guest bedroom has a double bed, two chest of drawers and a small Free-Sat TV, and the room is double-aspect and therefore is flooded with light. Bathing facilities are by way of a large walk-in shower accessed off the dining area.

Laxdale Cottage is a ground floor house with all rooms accessible off the main living room and guests will love how much space there is. It is in a fantastic location to visit Harris’s incredible beaches or jump on a boat from the pier a few minutes away and ferry over to Uist for the day, or that extra special trip to St Kilda. Less than 5 minutes’ drive from the property is the well stocked local shop (closed Sunday), which also sells fuel. Also there is a licenced establishment which is a couple of minutes walk from the cottage which also serves food.

Nature enthusiasts, keen adventurers, and those who love taking to the water for some swimming or sea kayaking will find Laxdale Cottage to be the perfect base to enjoy all the above with everything in easy reach. This fabulous island is blessed with some of the world’s most renowned white sandy beaches with the spectacular Luskentyre around 20 minutes away, with the closest beach being the wonderful Scarista beach a few minutes away.

There are also many vast sandy beaches on the road between there and Laxdale Cottage. Please take care on the beaches, they look benign but some do have sinking sands and strong currents. The crystal clear, turquoise waters which surround the coastline backed by the stunning Harris Hills are a sight to behold, and nothing short of breath-taking in real life. Harris forms the lower end of the landmass joining to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Between the two isles you will be spoilt with choice for places to visit, between incredible archaeological sites, numerous Harris tweed factories, art galleries, museums and much more. However, the beautiful unspoilt and dramatic scenery, combined with the stunning natural environment, offer guests the ultimate getaway, and there’s no doubt you’ll come back feeling most refreshed after your stay at Laxdale Cottage.

Please take kitchen cloths and dish towels with you. Note the house is fully self-catering, on a Sunday there are no shops open in Harris, there are shops open in Skye if you are travelling through for the ferry.

The cottage is not suitable for owners with electric vehicles. No charging of any type of electric battery is allowed as it is not covered by any type of insurance.


Parking Available
Single Level
Accessibility Features
Walk-In Shower
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Washing Machine
Private Parking


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