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Shalom Cottage

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Leverburgh, The Outer Hebrides - Harris Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous property, comfortable, amazing views, wonderful place"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a fantastic fortnight, weather, location and house were great, look forward to returning again next year."

    Shalom really is a “home from home” with everything you need and Raymond & Kathryn are great hosts

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jun 2023

  • "Not on homeward journey as we are staying a second week."

    Surprised that no cleaning took place at end of first week/Start of second. Otherwise delighted with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jun 2023

  • "Second time we’ve stayed at Shalom and would happily go again."

    Really nice spacious and well-equipped home.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2023

  • "As good as ever, we will be back"

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "A really nice cottage."

    Beautiful location, with amazing views from all windows, the photos were good, but just can't do it justice. Very comfortable and well equipped. Very friendly and helpful owners. Would absolutely recommend it!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful holiday house."

    Spectacular sea views - cannot be beaten. Very comfortable beds, great kitchen, lovely jacuzzi bath! Perfect location. Thank you as always!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely property, very comfortable."

    the owner was really helpful and acommodating and provided a lot of nice touches to make our stay even better.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable, well equipped house."

    The views were fabulous.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "Shalom Cottage was all we could have wished for."

    Clean, comfortable, warm with the best view over the Sound of Harris. Very well equipped especially as we love cooking, lobsters and langoustines from the pier, venison haunch steaks from the North Harris estate, scallops from the shack on the way to Uig, and the local community shop were so helpful and had all that we needed including saffron!! Croft 36 in Northton provided bread, some lunch and sweet treats. Bird watching was a treat and we had great sightings from the cottage itself as well as from the car and on foot all around the islands, averaging a Sea Eagle every day as well as many other exciting birds big and small. Thank you Kathryn for the oatcakes (Luskintyre, Kathleen MacLeod) and the fruit loaf (perhaps McLeans) and your helpful suggestions. A great nostalgia trip for us all remembering sailing out to St Kilda (which we saw again from the top of Toe Head) and our other trips including anchoring in Rodel Harbour, a lovely walk away from the end of the road, Harris has so much to offer and Shalom cottage became our home from home, thanks again, Grace & Grant, Dundee, Neil & Sheena, Andorra

    Grace McLeanOct 2019

  • "Immaculate property with amazing views over islands to the south of Harris."

    House was spotless, very modern, everything you need and more. Owner very friendly, very welcoming. Loved our week so much we have booked again for May 21.

    Mo HastieSep 2019

  • "We arrived at Shalom Cottage to find a wonderful welcome pack and an even more wonderful view!"

    A series of windows in the living and dining areas provide you with a choice of views and, if the wind allows, you can sit outside at the table and enjoy an unbroken view of the Uists and other islands - fantastic! The cottage was very well equipped with all you could need (although families note that the only hanging space is in the twin bedroom) and we didn't want to leave!

    Helen FrostMay 2019

  • "We have just returned from the most fantastic week at Shalom Cottage."

    Everything was perfect. The cottage is extremely comfortable and the owners ensure that their guests lack nothing they need. The views, the people, the whole place is sublime. We are already planning our next trip.

    Soo SpectorNov 2018

  • "Absolutely well deserved 5* cottage with amazing views."

    A must for wildlife watchers. Relaxing, cozy, warm home from home with everything you require. Well stocked shop 5 minutes drive away ( Coop ) Beaches everywhere. A holiday loved by myself and my dogs. Really does have the best views on the island, and will return.

    Sue HardingNov 2018

  • "16 to 23 Sept 2017."

    Just had a fantastic week in this fabulous house. Every possible item is here! Well done. Thanks for the lovely welcome we had - much appreciated. Highly recommend to all our friends and family - would love to return one day.

    Visitor Book CommentNov 2018

  • "We have just returned from the most fantastic week at Shalom Cottage."

    Everything was perfect. The cottage is extremely comfortable and the owners ensure that their guests lack nothing they need. The views, the people, the whole place is sublime. We are already planning our next trip.

    Soo SpectorNov 2018

  • "Just back from a fabulous week at Shalom Cottage."

    Arrived to find bread, oatcakes, quiche, salmon, fresh orange and a chilled bottle of white wine - just lovely. Cottage very comfortable with beautiful views, and the owners were so accommodating and helpful, even dropping us off and picking us up from The Anchorage after a meal on our last night there. Couldn't have asked for anything better, and we'll definitely be back.

    Fran BenisonNov 2018

  • "We have stopped in several cottages in the area but this cottage has the edge in many ways."

    It is a beautiful location facing out onto the Sound of Harris benefitting from an elevated site above the general property in the area. It is wonderfully equipped with everything that you need for a fully self catered holiday. The accommodation is pristine and works very well to keep everyone connected whether resting, reading, cooking or eating the splendidly aspected main room combines all functions seamlessly. The windows also give a variety of views along the hillside and out to sea. The balcony adds another dimension to eating and relaxing as it sits majestically in front of the picture windows to the lounge with panoramic views to die for. The bedrooms are set to the rear with side views still providing sea views thank to the property's elevation. They are a comfortable size and there is totally adequate storage. The bathroom is exceptional with a double shower and a Jacuzzi bath perfect for relaxing after a long walk on the hills and enough space to hold a party in! The utility room provides washing and ironing facilities with ample storage for coats and shoes, it is really well appointed with storage cupboards too. The equipment in the kitchen is better than most domestic kitchens although the cooker can be a challenge to the technophobe! The external boiler room provides extra space for drying of clothes and space for the recycling ensuring uncluttered main accommodation very useful if the weather is less than cooperative. The heating is fully adaptable and can provide everything from cool to sauna and there is no limit on the usage. The owner is accessible and nothing is too much trouble if you want that extra thing or you need something explaining. We could not think of anything that could be improved. We have been stopping at the cottage for several years now at its standards have never dropped. We strongly recommend this property if you want the best house in the area and what a beautiful area it is!

    D HillNov 2018

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, wall-mounted TV/DVD combi in bedroom, DVD player, iPod dock, PlayStation 2 with games, WiFi, children’s toys, selection of books and games, kites, bucket and spades
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, swings, slide, furniture, decking, barbecue, and balcony
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 22.3 miles
  • Note: This property is suitable for those with limited mobility

The property

Leverburgh 2 miles.

Emerging from the coastline of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Leverburgh, Shalom Cottage offers spectacular views in abundance.

Single-storey and , this property is perfect for family getaways with your four-legged friends and those with mobility issues.

Noting the stunning scenery of the unbroken outer Hebridean coastline as you approach, this seaside cottage welcomes you with convenient off-road parking.

Enter into an airy open-plan living space equipped with everything you will need to make yourself at home, from the fully-furnished kitchen perfect for family mealtimes, and dining area seating five and with sea views, to the stylish brown sofas, also note here the beautiful wooden flooring and curved wooden ceiling creating a contemporary feel to this well-lit airy space topped off with French windows opening out onto a spectacular balcony, the perfect spot for you and your family to enjoy the evening sunset and stars with a hot chocolate. From the generously spacious living area you will find a selection of children’s games, including kites and buckets and spades to keep the little ones occupied, and a handy utility to wash the sea water from your beach towels.

This property, being suited to a family and set across a single-storey, offers one king-size bedroom with a homely design and ample storage, and with its very own en-suite shower room for refreshment.

There is also a twin room, perfect for children, and a single room that has access to an airbed for another child, as well as a family bathroom with handrails for accessibility.

Outside is simply breath-taking with the most stunning views across the ocean, where you and your family can enjoy a barbecue whilst your four-legged friend reclines on the lawn area, fitted with a slide and swings for the children, and note also the beautiful decking and seating area just waiting to accommodate a spectacular family breakfast.

Although the view from this property is stunning, there is so much to do in the local area to keep you busy all day.

Start your day with a trip into the village of Leverburgh, where you will find local craft and produce stores to pique your interest, for example, Harris Tweed selling handmade goods, and why not stock up on all of your essentials at Harris community shop, or visit Sam’s Seafood Shack to sample a selection of locally caught fish and seafood.

With beaches in abundance, there are many to choose from, including Nisabost Beach, where you will find fantastic picnic and walking spots, as well as the opportunity to embark on some watersports.

Across the island, the wildlife will simply amaze you, with otters bobbing about in the harbours, red deer grazing in the rugged countryside as well as golden eagles flying above.

Remote, wild, and wonderful, make your Scottish holiday unforgettable with a stay at Shalom Cottage.

The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway.

EPC Rating: Band C

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00093-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

LEVERBURGH

Tarbert 20.3 miles;

Leverburgh is a village resting at the south end of the Isle of Harris. Surrounded by water, Leverburgh is known as a fishing port and the village boasts a number of fantastic cafes and restaurants and just outside the village is Sam’s Seafood Shack which offers a delicious selection of locally caught fish and seafood. While you are in Leverburgh you can stock up on essentials at Harris Community shop and there is even a store selling local tweed, Borrisdale Tweed. Nearby attractions include the dramatic coastline at Bagh Steinigidh and Nisabost beach, the North Harris Eagle Observatory at Meavaig and woodland walks at Ardvourlie Woodland.

Note: This property is suitable for those with limited mobility. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter