|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
There seems to be an endless list of things to do and see and places to visit, here are a few of our favourite activities:
Fisihng (can be arranged at the castle, or just free fishing from the smaller lochs)
Tennis (there is an amazing surreal tennis court in an idyllic situation which you will pass as you drive down the peninsular)
Tweed making visits (visit our friend The legendary Donald John Mackay at Luskentyre and see him at his loom and perhaps purchase some of the beautiful pure tweed)
Callanish Standing Stones
Scarista House for a memorable evening meal in an old Manse
Soon Art Cafe for the best chocolate brownies on a rainy day
Many many art galleries and potters studios
Walking on pristine white sandy beaches
Swimming in very cold crystal clear water!!!
Sitting by the fire drinking a good malt
Boat trip to St. Kilda
Boat trip to the Shiant Islands
Drive to Stornoway for cinema at An Llantair Arts Centre, to buy fresh fish from Fishermans co op, and to eat chips and curry sauce, followed by a drink in one of the many many pubs.....The Criterion is our favourite
Visit the warehouse next to the Harris Tweed shop in Tarbert and gaze at miles of subtle organic coloured material
Walk up in to the hills and watch the eagles
There are flights to Stornoway from Glasgow,Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen operated by Flybe. From London it's possible to be on the Island by 11 am with an early start. Hiring a car is easy with Hebridean car hire at the airport. Then it's about a fifty mile easy drive South across Lewis in to Harris.
This can be quite a good way to come as you can do a big Co op or Tesco shop in Stornoway. Tarbert has local grocers with basic provisions. ...milk, cheese, bread, rice, pasta, daily papers,butchers, and a small selection of fruit and veg.
GETTING TO LEOSAVAL
Car Ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne and operate from Ulapool to Stornoway or from Uig on Skye to Tarbert. It's important to book these in advance especially in the school holidays. You end up with less of a drive if you drive across Skye to Uig and get the boat to Tarbert as we are only about twelve miles from Tarbert. A good way is to catch a plane to Inverness and hire a car from there and drive across Skye to Uig.
It is possible to come on foot or just with bikes to the island. There is a bus every day from Tarbert to Husinis except Sundays. Most people prefer to have a car though.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Pleas use the calendar below to make a booking at Leosaval, if you have any questions prior to booking then please use the contact form to get in touch.
Deposit: A deposit of £150 per booking is payable to confirm the booking with the balance due 30 days prior to the holiday commencement date.