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Bog cotton at mid summer
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Bog cotton at mid summer
A peaceful haven Red House or Tigh Dearg with its iconic red roof  renovated from an old blackhouse The charm and character of the old blackhouse
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44 reviews
Bog cotton at mid summer
A peaceful haven Red House or Tigh Dearg with its iconic red roof  renovated from an old blackhouse
The charm and character of the old blackhouse
Cosy evenings by a log fire
Cosy lounge with reclining sofa
King size bed
The mezzanine is a spacious light filled bedroom and lounge
Kitchen and dining area
Picnic Hamper
Luxurious wet room with underfloor heating and heated towel rails
Standing alone in the Bays of Harris. the only traffic the ferry to nearby Tarbert
Dramatic scenery all round the coast
Evening in August viewed from the house.
Looking down from the heather covered hill, an eagles eye view.
Autumn glow on October morning
Rainbow season in September
January sunshine and a bracing walk along a deserted beach
Sand and sea Neisabost beach in January
Snow House, magical atmosphere of snow covered Harris
April and a spectacular sunrise
One of the neighbours
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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LakeDistr...
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60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 13 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Situated on a small peninsula just outside Tarbert and adjacent to a beautiful bay full of seals, we found the red House to be the perfect foil for a weeks stay on Harris. Everything on this wonderful, spectacular island is within easy reach, the only issue is that it took us so long to get anywhere, what with having to stop every few minutes as another wonderful vista opened up before us. The house is only half an hours walk from Tarbert and actually reasonably close to the owners own property, but has that wonderful feeling of isolation and rugged remoteness.
Inside is fantastic. It's snug, warm, inviting and comfortable with a clever mix of original blackhouse and modern amenities. We received a warm welcome and some beautiful salmon midweek, but the owners were unobtrusive which really made us feel this was OUR house for the week. Yes, the walk from the car to the cottage can be a pain in the wind and rain, but hey, this is how people lived and only adds to the experience.
A perfect spot for a couple to stay and one I would return to in a shot!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“great location, super cottage”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Ideally located to explore Harris this cottage has everything you need. The owners, Tracey and Alisdair, are very welcoming. We really enjoyed staying in the Red House as a base for our week's holiday.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
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Shifnal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

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Liked best: The bliss of solitude in a warm,comfortable haven.
Liked least: The final 100 yard walk to the property - in bad weather.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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FlamingoF...
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“A Timeless Gem”
Reviewed 26 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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A lovely old home brought up to date, the Red House is the perfect base for a holiday. Even when the weather was poor we were able to sit and look out over the lovely sea views. It has all the requirements that modern living demand. It is handy for Tarbert and if you are feeling fit you could walk there.

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ffenochs
Miami, Florida
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“Ideally located cozy and beautiful cottage.”
Reviewed 10 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We had such a wonderful time at the Red House. It is in an ideal location, so close to a grocery store, pub, and restaurants, yet so private and secluded on on your very own peninsula. Even in the winter, the house kept us cozy and we woke up every morning to beautiful sea views, sunning seals, and meandering sheep. The house itself is beautiful as well, meticulously remodeled and lovingly decorated. The owners, Tracy and Alisdair, were wonderful and welcoming. They thought of everything, going out of their way to make our stay special. Everything that previous guests have written is so true. This house and this place will exceed your expectations, however high they might be.

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