Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris

B&B and Self Catering
Luskentyre
Isle of Harris

Our accommodation is situated in the peaceful village of Luskentyre on the west coast of the Isle of Harris where you can enjoy Hebridean hospitality on a holiday away from it all in stunning scenery.

Our 2 modern self catering cottages overlook the spectacular sands of Luskentyre. These 4 and 5 Star cottages are well equipped and furnished to a high standard. Each cottage has its own private garden where you can relax, unwind, enjoy the views and have a barbecue. The cottages are ideal for couples and small families.
NEW for 2017: we are now offering B&B accommodation in a private suite of our own home.

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Private suite sleeping 2 - 3 people.
1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom, 1 shower room, living / dining / kitchen area. TV in all rooms. Free WiFi. Also available for self catering short breaks.


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Shore Cottage
Shore Cottage at Luskentyre, Isle of Harris

4 Star self catering accommodation
overlooking Luskentyre sands.
Sleeping 5 people in 3 bedrooms:
1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Free WiFi.


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Atlantic Cottage
Atlantic Cottage at Luskentyre Harris

5 Star self catering accommodation
overlooking Luskentyre beach.
Sleeping 4 people in 2 bedrooms:
1 double & 1 twin. Free WiFi.


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Harris & Lewis

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.'

Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris

Luskentyre

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. It's a peaceful location for relaxing and for family holidays.

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.

Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris
Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris
Taransay and Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris
Luskentyre beach overlooking Taransay

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).

Luskentyre

Things to do

  • St Clement's Church at Rodel, built around 1500
  • Seallam! (an exhibition of local history, wildlife and genealogy)
  • Standing stones at Scarista and Nisabost
  • Harris Distillery, Tarbert
  • Scarista golf course
  • Local art galleries
  • Guided ranger walks to spot golden eagles
  • Day trips to St Kilda and the Shiants

You can also see weaving of Harris Tweed at various places on the islands including our neighbour Donald John Mackay.

Macleod's stone near Scarista Macleod's stone
Scarista golf course, Harris Scarista golf course
Harris Tweed loom Harris Tweed loom
Rodel Church, Isle of Harris Rodel Church

Transport

For timetables and reservations for the car ferries, 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 (south Harris): 70 minutes

If you would prefer to fly into Stornoway Airport on Lewis, there are regular flights to/from Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow with Flybe (operating as Loganair).

Car hire is available from locations in Harris and Lewis.

Calmac ferry at Tarbert, Isle of Harris

Travel

If you wish to do some Hebridean island hopping, then North Uist can easily be visited in a day by ferry from Harris. Or you can drive north into Lewis to discover the Callanish (Calanais) 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.

Also see the North Harris Trust for info about Ranger walks and the Isle of Harris Mountain Festival (September).

Callanish standing stones
Luskentyre beach, Isle of Harris