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Seol Mara Cottage Seilebost

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Unique situation on the shore, Seol Mara is an extensively renovated traditional crofter's cottage in the small village of Seilebost, set across the bay from Luskentyre sands, frequently voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Situated on the stunning west coast of the Isle of Harris, Seol Mara is a few minutes drive from the ferry terminal. Access to the shore is from the fenced garden. The cottage has a wood burning stove, tumble drier, washing machine, Tassimo coffee maker, small worktop freezer and slow cooker. Oil fired central heating throughout. We also have another TripAdvisor property listing for Corran cottage in Luskentyre. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ES00300F
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Unknown type

Meet the host
Gillian and Peter M
Hosting since April 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsPeter and Gillian, dedicated owners of the cottage, cherish their time in the Hebrides. Peter, originally from Lewis, has immersed himself in the landscapes of Harris, enriching his understanding of the local flora and fauna. Feel free to engage with him for insights into this breathtaking environment during your stay.

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Reviews (58)
Gam12
Gam12
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A stunning and magical place
Seol Mara has to be one of the most beautifully situated cottages that we have ever seen. The views are simply incredible and with the wonderful week of weather which we were fortunate enough to experience we literally sat at the outside table for hours watching sunrises, sunsets, reflections, clouds, stars, birds and lambs. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated, with comfortable high quality furnishings in the most relaxing of palettes. It was spotlessly clean and everything that you could possibly need has been thought of and more besides. We especially loved the little touches from various local artists. We had a truly amazing time there to celebrate 2 big birthdays and couldn't have wished for a more special place to celebrate. Thank you Peter and Gillian for all your kind and prompt responses and advice and we cannot wait to return. 1 week was simply not long enough!!!!
Visited April 2024
Written 6 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Hi Sue, We are so happy you enjoyed celebrating your birthdays at Seol Mara. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We look forward to having you back. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 7 May 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Judith W
Judith W
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dream cottage
This cottage is perfect…. Such a beautiful setting. Has everything you could possibly need. Seilebost an ideal location to get to everywhere.
Visited May 2023
Written 2 March 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 14 March 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lindiloo
Lindiloo
Callander, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a place!
What a place, the ever changing views were a high point and the sunsets were amazing! We have stayed in many self catering properties all over Scotland and Seol Mara is up there with the best. Comfortable seats in the living room (a rarity in holiday rentals) comfy beds, well equipped kitchen and a great shower! The owners were quick to respond to any questions and the app was a brilliant resource, a holiday house with an app is a first for us and we used it every day. Can’t wait to return to beautiful Harris.
Visited April 2023
Written 16 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 16 April 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

5564DB
5564DB
Glasgow, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dream cottage
Just returned from our second stay in Seol Mara. We have been visiting Harris for a number of years now and love going. The cottage is the icing on the cake. Returning to this cosy, well equipped cottage with stunning views after a day walking, exploring and swimming is wonderful. I love cooking in front of a window with the most stunning, breathtaking view. My partner enjoyed a paddle/swim in the waters at the bottom of the garden each day, despite the weather. Peter and Gillian are super hosts and happy to help with any queries before and during your stay. We can't wait to get back to Seol Mara next summer. Thank you.
Visited July 2022
Written 17 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Hello Doreen, We are so glad you enjoyed another stay at Seol Mara. Thank you for the lovely review. We’ll arrange some sunshine for next year 😂. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 19 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie S
Debbie S
United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning location
This cottage is in a stunning location. You open the garden gate and you can walk for miles on the breathtaking Luskentyre Beach. Also, great location for exploring Harris and other islands. The cottage is very clean, cosy and well equipped with new appliances and furnishing providing everything you need for your stay. We had glorious weather so able to spend time in the large garden overlooking the beach. Perhaps the owners could provide a couple of softer camping chairs to make this wonderful experience more comfortable. Only downside was size of double bedroom. I notice this has been mentioned before in a review. The bed was very comfortable but it was very small for a couple.
Visited June 2022
Written 12 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a lovely review. The camping chair idea is a very good one, thank you, we will leave a couple in the house. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 13 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Claire p
Claire p
Leeds, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ll be back!
Absolutely stunning location - best cottage we’ve ever had in terms of the view and beach access. Cottage itself is well equipped and very clean. Many essentials supplied. Provides a good position to explore the islands. Our only minor negative would be the lack of a king size bed. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again and would recommend anyone to stay here.
Visited June 2022
Written 3 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Hello Claire, Thanks for the lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 5 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AverageJo11
AverageJo11
Glasgow, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Terrific cottage in breathtaking location
Our family of 4 (including a preschooler and a baby) had a wonderful week here in May. The cottage is very well kitted out with everything you could need including a cotbed, high chair and even luxuries like a coffee maker, picnic blanket and beach towels! The heating and water systems worked brilliantly - excellent water pressure and heat in the shower. It always felt cosy yet full of light and bright even on dull days. It is the location that makes it truly stunning though - a spectacular beach is your back garden! The views made me literally speechless (very rare..). I could feel any worries being blown away on the wind sitting on the perfectly appointed picnic bench with a glass of bubbles at sunset. Yet it is close enough to civilisation to mean getting supplies and meals out is not a hassle. It provides an excellent base for exploring the island. Great communication from Peter both before and during our stay meant our visit went very smoothly. Overall we rated it very highly - and we have quite high standards and have been lucky to visit quite a lot of places. We hope one day to return!
Visited May 2022
Written 14 May 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Hello, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to do a lovely review. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 17 May 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pathfinder99419
Pathfinder99419
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dream home in dream location
Seol Mara is the perfect location for exploring Harris. we walked on beaches, played golf in the howling wind, took a ferry to other islands but generally enjoyed the peace, the wildlife and feeling at home in this brilliant cottage.
Visited September 2021
Written 7 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 9 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

njma
njma
Lancashire, United Kingdom8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A hob with a view"
After our long enforced delay we finally made it to Seol Mara and we were certainly not disappointed. The cottage was warm and cosy and most beautifully kept. But its greatest secret is the view from the kitchen window. At any time of the day or night it is truly breathtaking and ever changing. It's hard to concentrate on cooking at Seol Mara! We had two wonderful and memorable weeks in Harris with several sea trips and walks always safe in the knowledge that we had Seol Mara to come home to each evening. And the weather was kind to us as well. Thank you so much.
Visited May 2021
Written 31 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Hello, as always such a pleasure to host you. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you come back to the Hebrides soon. Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 1 June 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lezli ann p
lezli ann p
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous
Beautiful cottage with all home comforts and excellent location. Fantastic views down Losgaintir estuary. Will definitely be back.
Visited September 2020
Written 13 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gillian M
Gillian M
Thanks so much for lovely review. Come back soon! Best wishes Peter and Gillian
Written 15 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
Getting there
Inverness Airport
174.4 km

Benbecula Airport
50.4 km
Restaurants
Skoon Gallery
7 km

Lorna's Larder
7.5 km

Harris Hotel Restaurant
7.4 km

Pierhouse Restaurant
7.8 km
Attractions
Luskentyre
2.9 kmBeaches

The Hebridean Design Company
7.5 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops

Hebscape Gallery
7.5 kmArt Galleries

Essence of Harris
7.8 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops
About the neighbourhood
Seol Mara has a unique position on the shore of Seilebost bay, offering guests a front row seat to the mesmerising beauty of the Hebrides. This tranquil retreat is nestled near pristine sandy beaches, providing easy access to the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by rugged hillsides and picturesque landscapes, Seol Mara offers a perfect balance of serenity and adventure, making it an idyllic escape for nature lovers and explorers alike.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Seol Mara Cottage Seilebost

Seol Mara Cottage Seilebost is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Seol Mara Cottage Seilebost has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Seol Mara Cottage Seilebost has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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