Self Catering Accommodation
Isle of Harris - Western Isles - Scotland

For a holiday away from it all amongst stunning scenery, Atlantic Shore Cottages are in the ideal location.
These 2 modern cottages are situated in the small picturesque village of Luskentyre on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean
Both properties stand overlooking the spectacular sands.
They are well equipped and furnished to a high standard.
Each cottage has a private garden where you can relax, unwind, enjoy the views and have a barbecue.
The cottages are ideal for couples and small families.

4 Stars

Shore Cottage
Scottish Tourist Board 4 Stars
Accommodation for 5 in 3 bedrooms
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Shore Cottage

Atlantic Cottage
Scottish Tourist Board 5 Stars
Accommodation for 4 in 2 bedrooms
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5 stars

view from Atlantic cottage

NEW for 2017: Bed and Breakfast accommodation at Luskentyre - click here

Lewis and Harris were named as Europe's top island desination by TripAdvisor in 2014

Luskentyre was rated in the Top 10 of the world's most beautiful beaches by Red Magazine:

'Pocketed away on the western shores of the Outer Hebrides, Luskentyre has miles of rippled, estuarine sand carrying nothing but the footprints of sea birds. The beach stretches like a bolt of watered silk between the tweedy greens and browns of North Harris and the burial island of Taransay; it's a shell-white strip of impossible beauty, mediating between the rocky landscape and an Atlantic of a rare seductive blue. There's nothing but waves until you reach America.'

View of Luskentyre and Seilebost
beach from outside cottage
Sands seen from outside Shore Cottage
Luskentyre is a haven for birdwatchers and walkers with a variety of scenery from empty beaches to rocky inlets. It overlooks the Isle of Taransay and the moonscape mountains of North Harris.
There are several lochs close by for trout and salmon fishing. For those who enjoy golf, nearby Scarista has a 9-hole golf course overlooking the sea. It's a peaceful location for relaxing and for family holidays.

Isle of Harris


The main ferry port Tarbert (10 miles north of Luskentyre) has grocery stores, Harris Tweed shops, whisky distillery, post office, bank and places to dine out. Tarbert also has a leisure centre with swimming pool, toddler pool, sauna, jacuzzi and fitness centre.
A mobile shop passes through Luskentyre 3 days a week. Other shopping facilities are available in Leverburgh (15 miles south of Luskentyre), and further facilities can be found in Stornoway (50 miles north).

Rodel Church

Things to visit on Harris include:

  • Rodel Church built around 1500
  • Seallam! (an exhibition of local history, wildlife and genealogy)
  • standing stones at Scarista and Nisabost
  • the Harris Tapestry

You can also see weaving of Harris Tweed at various places on the island.


If you wish to do some Hebridean exploring, then North Uist can easily be visited in a day by ferry. Or you can drive north into Lewis to discover the Callanish standing stones and more sandy beaches.

Information for your visit can be downloaded from The Internet Guide to Scotland's pages on Harris and Lewis.


For timetables and reservations
see Caledonian MacBrayne.
They operate the following routes:

  • Uig (Isle of Skye) - Tarbert: 90 minutes
  • Ullapool - Stornoway (Isle of Lewis): 2 hours 40 minutes
  • North Uist - Leverburgh: 70 minutes
ferry arriving at Tarbert


  • Flybe operates regular flights between Stornoway (Lewis) and the mainland.
  • Eastern Airways operate between Aberdeen and Stornoway (Monday-Saturday).

Car hire is available from locations in Harris and Lewis.

Click here for a zoomable map of our location

Shore Cottage - Atlantic Cottage

Contact: Isobel MacKay
5 Luskentyre - Isle of Harris HS3 3HL - Scotland
Tel: 01859 550 219


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