The Red House is as perfect as it gets. The owners have completely renovated it and it is a wonderful home. The oneness combined with the cosy cottage feeling is a perfect balance. The high quality and great design taste is wonderful. The thick walls make it feel so secure when those high winds blow off of the Atlantic. Add the history of the Red House and the island and you feel lucky to be here. The owners are very friendly and helpful. It is located a stones throw from town so you have both convenience and privacy. the views are lovely as well. Stay here. You will be happy you did.
We spent a fantastic week in the Red House. You really couldn't ask for more from a holiday cottage for two people. Really cosy cottage with every detail thought of. Amazing views and a real feeling of seclusion despite only being a 5 minute drive from Tarbert. Watching the seals was great fun. Thanks to Tracey and her husband as well for offering help and advice when we made an error on our return ferry booking!
This renovated former black house is the most spectacular place to stay. Perfectly located just 5 minutes drive (or an easy 20/25 minute walk) into Tarbert. The cottage is very comfortable and secluded with beautiful views over the peninsula towards Scalpay. We were fortunate with the weather and spent much of our time exploring the amazing beaches and landscapes of Harris but also spent time chilling out at the cottage in glorious Hebridean sunshine admiring the views and making use of the deck chairs provided. Tracey has thought of everything, there's games, DVDs and a telescope to watch the seals from the mezzanine if the weathers not too good, but also beach towels and a picnic basket for venturing to the best beaches you will ever come across. The scenic Golden Road and road to Huisinish were some of the highlights Also appreciated the welcome basket of food and fizz when we arrived and loved reading about the history to how Red House has evolved. Hope to return soon. Cant recommend highly enough. Rhona and Ian
A beautiful cottage situated only 5 minutes drive from the main town on the Isle of Harris yet it is secluded and very private. Aside from the owners Alastair and Tracey who are really friendly and on hand to offer any advice, the neighbours were two ponies, the family hens, a dog, a cat and the sheep.
The cottage itself is cosy and tastefully decorated with all the mod cons you need for a week on this fabulous island. We were fortunate that the weather was excellent so we spent very little time in the cottage but if the weather is not so good the owners have made sure that there is lots to do with games, music tv and dvd's.
Another nice touch was the welcome basket with everything we needed after a long journey
We love the Outer Hebrides and especially the Isle of Harris and will certainly return. We would have no hesitation in returning to the Red House
Thank you Tracey and Alastair
Tracey and Alasdair were lovely hosts. The house is perfect and secluded, surrounded by jagged hills that fall into the ocean. There are sheep and ponies and seals and chickens and starfish on the beach. If I ever win the lottery, I'm gonna ask if I can buy The Red House on the Isle of Harris and live there forever.
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Simply put, just the best place to stay on Harris. The house itself is a perfect home from home in an absolutely stunning location. Tracey and Alisdair have created a real gem. A walk around the peninsula is a must. We watched the seals and just enjoyed the tranquillity of the setting - such a fantastic spot to unwind. We'll definitely be making a return visit.
Communication from the owner Tracey was speedy and helpful, made to feel welcome on arrival. House was beautifully located, an ideal base for exploring Harris. Clean, comfortable, well equipped kitchen which catered for our needs, had fun in the evening with the wood burner fire, plenty of logs supplied for our 4night stay. Tracey's welcome pack included half a dozen eggs laid by her very own hens as well as plenty of other Scottish delights which were very much appreciated. Hope to be back here one day, would recommend a visit if your looking for some relaxation and breath taking scenery.