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Katie's Cottage

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Hushinish near Tarbert, The Outer Hebrides - Harris Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Incredible location overlooking a white sand turquoise blue sea."

    Surrounded by sheep! The cottage was Incredibly well stocked with provisions and almost every utensil ever made. Cottage modern and lovely inside. 14 mile single track road more like a roller-coaster to reach it. Pure solitude. Well worth driving around Harris and Lewis.

    Reviewed by Franklin5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning and well worth the travel !"

    (Sheffield) Very clean with amazing views. Very well equipped. We hope to return ASAP. Thank you

    Reviewed by Simone4.7Apr 2024

  • "The cottage is located in an amazingly beautiful bay, with breathtaking views."

    The cottage is very well equipped with everything we needed. The fittings were a high standard. I can’t think of a thing to criticise. An opportunity to stay here again will be grasped without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful well maintained property will all necessary amenities"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Katie’s cottage is in a stunning location on one of the best beaches on Harris We managed to explore the whole of Harris & Lewis from this base, getting to all points north, sout, east & west easily every day during the week of our stay."

    The cottage is very well equipped, very comfortable, secure for the dog and we’d happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wow! What an outstanding cottage and with amazing scenery, could not want for more."

    The cottage is well equipped and well looked after. We have had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return :)

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property what can I say , clean, beautifully presented , well equipped for cooking and on the beach literally."

    The drive in is spectacular with views and wildlife galore ...not for the faint hearted if a 40 min drive for bread isn't your thing but we loved every minute.....Harris and isle of lewis are just stunning and definitely on our favourites list . Only thing with kids is the fact there is no loo upstairs ( in the middle of the night they wake u to go down lol ) but not really an issue . Can't recommend this property enough !!

    Reviewed by Cat5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the perfect location you pinch yourself that you are lucky enough to stay."

    The cottage is so generous with thoughtfulness as to what you might need. This is our second visit and we booked the third visit while we were there.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location - and incredibly well equipped."

    Just perfect

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "I stayed here 2 or 3 years ago."

    I regret to say that I was disappoined to see no progress since then in the back "garden"!

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jun 2023

  • "One of the best cottage lets we’ve ever stayed at."

    Cleanliness of the highest order. All amenities were excellent and the houseware and provisioning of cutlery, crockery, appliances etc was first class. A beautiful home from home for the week and in the nicest setting imaginable. Thank you to Alasdair for his messages and help during our stay and for the lovely welcome pack too. The weather was amazing which added an extra level to the stay but even without it, it would have been a lovely stay I’m sure.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderfully equipped cottage in an amazing location."

    Loved walking along the beach and listening to the sea, so relaxing and everything we hoped for and more. Very romantic for two but equally would suit a family, just gorgeous!

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderfully furbished cottage in a magic place!"

    Reviewed by Katharina And Mischa5.0Feb 2023

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Katie’s Cottage, it exceeded our expectations and we are looking at dates to rebook."

    The home was beautiful and set in the most stunning location. It had everything you could possible need and we were so cosy! It’s great you allow dogs too. Thank you for sharing your lovely home, we come away with many happy memories.

    thank you very much glad you enjoyed the cottage and your stay. Katies cottage looks forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had the most fantastic week at Katie’s Cottage, the accommodation itself was lovely, really well appointed, especially the kitchen, and beautifully clean."

    The location is perfect; we were originally supposed to be there in April 2020 and we held onto the booking, looking forward to the holiday so much that we worried it might not meet our expectations, what actually happened is that it was even better than we expected - a slice of Heaven that was the perfect antidote to the last two years - we (the humans) and the dog, were very very sad to leave, and the test of a good holiday, can’t wait to return.

    Alyson MunroMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    We had a great break. Just make sure you get all your groceries etc on the way it is a fair trek to a shop!

    JamesAug 2021

  • "We spent a very relaxing and therapeutic break at Katie’s Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely and warm, very comfortable, of a very high standard and it contained everything we needed. It was well worth the journey to the end of the road. Watching and listening to the sea on a couple of stormy days was wonderful. We were very sad to leave and will be back.

    ANov 2020

  • "Katie’s cottage is all about location, location, location!"

    It is. Beautiful! The dog loved it. We loved it. Very clean, tidy and superbly equipped , the house is ideal for a family or two couples. Great break, great place.

    Lesley DayOct 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Katie's Cottage which was very comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    The bed linen and towels were of a quality very much appreciated. We definitely hope to return. It would have been helpful to have information about bin collection and WiFi password. We found this info in among guest book comments. A laminated information sheet (Covid wipeable) including refuse and WiFi info would be useful in addition to appliance manuals. Otherwise perfect holiday accommodation.

    Susan NorthOct 2020

  • "Fantastic location in a rather remote area with stunning views of the beach and the sea."

    Very well refurbished and comfortable cottage containing all what is required. Interactions with Landlord easy. Very good walks around the area.

    Benoit BEAUVE/Eric FewsterOct 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Integrated oven, halogen hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire 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 and furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 13.9 miles, pub 16.3 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Tarbert 16.3 miles.

Resting in Hushinish, near Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Scotland, Katie’s Cottage boasts the most stunning seaside views to a beach just metres away from the front of the property, making this the perfect family holiday home for those who love to feel the sand beneath their feet and take to the water in a kayak.

With off-road parking for one car, be amazed by the location of this wonderful property, offering an uninterrupted view of the local white sandy beach.

You will be delighted to find the inside of the property has been renovated to a high standard, sporting contemporary décor in shades of brown, grey and cream, to make you feel right at home.

Upon entering the property you will find yourself in a spacious kitchen/diner, where a vintage look table encourages you to sit for tea and cake, whilst a bar makes the perfect spot for a quick coffee as you plan your day, and the designated chef will be delighted to find the kitchen amply stocked with all of the home comforts needed to make you stay convenient; note also the eye-catching blue tiles complementing the grey and white décor.

When the evening draws in, a sitting area with an open fire will warm your feet as you relax on the stylish corner sofa, and local artwork and photographs are in keeping with the Scottish Highland theme, as well as a hand-made rug adding a splash of colour to the space.

With grey marble-look tiles, white furniture and a contemporary feel, the family bathroom makes the perfect place to scrub the sand from your hair.

Three bedrooms are available for guests, starting with a large king-size room with ample furniture that adds to the contemporary feel, as well as wonderful tweed furnishings reflecting the Highland theme, as well as a double room with a desk, storage and slanting ceilings and a single room with a desk and storage, each perfect for a family getaway.

Outside, the stunning views of the bay are maximised by outdoor seating, where you can watch the sun set in the evenings with a glass of your favourite tipple, taking in the salty air and the abundance of local wildlife.

Surrounding the cottage, the Harris Hills offer a challenging yet rewarding hike through the countryside, whilst the local bay is perfect for wild swimming, wind surfing and kayaking, or you can relax on the soft sand with a picnic and a book.

Further from the cottage, you will find the town of Tarbert, where you will be able to stock up on essentials at the local store, as well as try out local produce in one of the cafes, pubs and restaurants after a morning spent at the Tarbert Eagle Observatory.

Tarbert also offers a variety of shops selling local craft, including Harris Tweed and Knitwear.

Further afield you will find historical sites such as the unmissable Calanais Standing Stones as well as the town of Stornoway, offering a museum, Tesco superstore, and ferries across to the mainland.

With such a stunning landscape right on your doorstep, your family holiday in Katie’s Cottage is bound to be one you will remember.

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 E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00465-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Lochgilphead 14 miles.

Built around an inlet on Loch Fyne, Tarbert has long been both a harbour and a key strategic point in the history of Scotland's rugged West Coast. Tarbert once required three castles to protect it, and the ruins of one of these can still be visited today. Built around the natural harbour, fishing and sailing continue to play an important part in the life of the village. There are many annual events to interest all tastes including the sailing regatta on Loch Fyne, seafood and music festivals. The 87 mile Kintyre Way stretches from Tarbert to the south of the Kintyre Peninsula, and offers walking for all levels and with ferry connections to Islay and Arran, there is simply no better location to relax and explore this rugged and picturesque part of Scotland.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot.
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.