Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Isle of Lewis & Harris - Leosaval
Leosaval nestles at the foot of the lovely North Harris
We have four bedrooms. Two doubles, a twin and a bunk bed room. It is lovely just for one or two people or for up to eight people. There is an entrance porch where outdoor clothes can be left. There is a bathroom with bath and power shower and electric heating in every room. The kitchen has a lovely cooker with gas top and electric oven, a big Smeg fridge and freezer, dishwasher, a microwave, toaster, and all the usual pots and pans and equipment, a large dried herb drawer, as well as a washing machine. There is a blender as well.
The large sitting room has an open fire with coal, and or peat, a TV and DVD player with a large selection of films, and books. We have good WiFi. There is a large parking space as well as a garden with gates.
It's worth mentioning that its about 25 minutes drive to the nearest shop so worth stocking up before arrival.
I first came to Amhuinnsuidhe ten years ago and fell in love with this corner of the island. The house is situated half a mile out of the village towards Husinis and enjoys a totally private, secluded position with the wild hills behind and looking towards the sea and the Isle of Taransay. It is wonderful to be able to walk straight out of the back of the house up in to the hills where you can roam for miles with only deer and eagles for company. The views from the top of our hill are spectacular and on a clear day the dramatic shape of St Kilda can be seen rising out of the sea.
Half a mile across the moorland in front of us is the sea and there is a fabulous secret tidal lagoon to visit where no one else ever goes.
We are on a tiny road which winds along the peninsula to the end of the road at Husinis. There is a beautiful beach there (recently voted 'Best Beach in Britain' by a national newspaper). The views across to The isle of Scarp and beyond are indescribably beautiful, and there is another white sandy beach that can only be reached by a footpath up and over the hill, about an hour's walk.
Leosaval is the perfect place to find peace and to see amazing wildlife. We often see eagles from the kitchen over breakfast! It's a cosy comfortable house and we have enjoyed using the local tweed to make curtains, as well as displaying artwork from the very creative artists who live here.
We hope you come and visit our home and discover for yourselves the delights that Harris has to offer.