Had a fantastic holiday. Harris is a truly beautiful island. Miles of sandy beaches to explore. Visiting Harris, at least once, should be made compulsory for everyone!
Sonas cottage is ideally situated for exploring Harris and Lewis. It is well equipped with all the standard equipment that you would expect to find in a self catering let, but then it goes well beyond this with some truly unique additions.
The sound system was amazing. I was able to relax in the sauna or the luxurious deep bath and listen to Enya, whilst my husband listened to Runrig in the lounge.
Whilst we are not great ones for watching films, the cinema room was very comfortable and easy to operate. We enjoyed watching Restless Natives which we selected from a wide range of DVDs on offer.
Angus, the owner, was always contactable and responded promptly to any questions. I would have no hesitation in staying in Sonas Cottage again in the future. Top marks !
Sonas has undoubtedly got more "features" than most properties in the Hebrides, sauna, cinema room etc,. But having come from a beautifully appointed and well equipped Croft in South Uist we felt Sonas lacked the warmth and attention to small detail that makes the accommodation a "home from home" rather than just "a place to stay". It's location is good and the owner is attentive - immediately arranging an electrician, from remote, to sort a noisy faulty alarm - but we just would have preferred a few more "gentle" touches.
Both inside and outside this is a very special place. The view over a sea loch just 10 minutes from the ferry terminal in Tarbert is glorious, with wildlife and weather always changing. Inside this is a luxury couple's retreat, with a sauna, walk-in shower, huge freestanding bath, cinema room with large selection of DVDs and leather reclining chairs, and a well-equipped kitchen.
Amazing cottage! Even better than the pictures suggest. Equipped with everything you could want and more. Cinema room, sauna and sound system really took the cottage to another level. We enjoyed total relaxation by playing waterfall and ocean sounds through the sound system while relaxing in the sauna. It was like having our very own spa; thoroughly recommend! Very comfortable bed, bright and clean accommodation, stunning views. Perfect cottage for our honeymoon. A well needed quiet escape! Thank you for a wonderful stay!
We spent a week in Sonas cottage as a base for visiting Harris, Lewis and St Kilda. The location is good, making all areas easily accessible and close to Tarbert where there are a few options for eating out, as well as the ferry from Skye.
The house was even better than the picture suggest and more than worth the price, especially as given the weather in the Outer Hebrides means you may need to spend a cosy day or two inside during your trip. It is extremely well equipped. The kitchen had everything that you could possibly need (and more) and is beautiful. The view from the sofa in the sitting room means that the TV is barely even needed! The bedroom was lovely and the bed and pillows very comfortable - we slept extremely well every night. The Sonas music system is a nice touch and we also used the cinema room which is a really unique feature. The sauna was also very welcome after a day out in the cold.
Overall we had a really lovely stay. Quiet, relaxing and comfortable. The house is of the highest quality and we would recommend it to couples visiting the area. One point would be though make sure you bring groceries if arriving via Tarbert, the shopping is very limited and from what we could see you need to get to Stornaway for a "big" shop. The isolation makes the place though so this is certainly not a negative. Wonderful!
Following a bout of ill health we decided to holiday in Scotland this year instead of our usual long haul holiday to a faraway place. After much deliberation we decided on Harris and Sonas Cottage for a week and we couldn’t have picked anywhere better, we had a lovely week. Harris is beautiful and Sonas Cottage was the perfect base to explore the island from.
As previous reviewers have said Sonas Cottage is fully equipped with everything you will need and it fully met our expectations. Unfortunately, we didn’t get around to trying out the sauna or roll top bath but we made full use of the fabulous cinema, rainfall shower and (our favourite) the superb sound system.
We would recommend Harris and Sonas Cottage and hope to return sometime in the future.
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