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Bog cotton at mid summer
A peaceful haven Red House or Tigh Dearg with its iconic red roof  renovated from an old blackhouse The charm and character of the old blackhouse
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Bog cotton at mid summer
A peaceful haven Red House or Tigh Dearg with its iconic red roof  renovated from an old blackhouse
The charm and character of the old blackhouse
Cosy evenings by a log fire
Cosy lounge with reclining sofa
King size bed
The mezzanine is a spacious light filled bedroom and lounge
Kitchen and dining area
Picnic Hamper
Luxurious wet room with underfloor heating and heated towel rails
Standing alone in the Bays of Harris. the only traffic the ferry to nearby Tarbert
Dramatic scenery all round the coast
Evening in August viewed from the house.
Looking down from the heather covered hill, an eagles eye view.
Autumn glow on October morning
Rainbow season in September
January sunshine and a bracing walk along a deserted beach
Sand and sea Neisabost beach in January
Snow House, magical atmosphere of snow covered Harris
April and a spectacular sunrise
One of the neighbours
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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“A beautiful cottage in a peaceful stunning location.”
Reviewed 5 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We had a wonderful week staying at the Red House. The quality and comfort of the cottage are superb, with i beautiful peaceful location in the hills overlooking the loch. The owners welcome hamper of delicious treats and wine were particularly appreciated after a very long journey. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at the Red House , and look forward to visiting again.

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Simon H
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Hebridean Heaven”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This is our second visit to the Harris and our second stay in The Red House. We came in Feb 2015 first and although the weather was CRAZY we fell in love with the place! The Red House is the most wonderful bolt hole for anyone who wants to recharge their batteries surrounded by natural beauty. It is so wonderfully soothing and calming inside. The stresses of life back home become a distant memory once you are sat upstairs looking through the windows down the bay. The wind whistling outside. Not many places are as cozy and romantic as this. This really is my fave little place of all the places I have ever been. You can spot seals basking at low tide on the rocks 2 mins away from the house.

It really is a magical place and one we will continue to head back to for years to come!

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kdmac
Portland, Oregon
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“Hebridean perfection”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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The Red House is every bit as cozy and charming and comfortable as all the reviews say it is. Everything has been thought of to make you feel welcome: a basket of goodies--various Scottish treats to nibble on, butter, fresh bakery bread, free range eggs from Tracy's chickens, a bottle of Prosecco--waiting on the kitchen windowsill; fluffy red towels warming on the heated towel bar; a pitcher of bright yellow tulips brightening the kitchen table; Tracy's pretty and expressive water colors hung in every room. The furniture is all comfortable, the lighting is good, the kitchen well stocked with good quality cookware and basics (tea and coffee supplies, table linens, etc.) and all the appliances are of high quality and very efficient. (Loved the bright red refrigerator!) The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard and very attractively.
The setting of the cottage is simply stunning, with sweeping views of the loch and the little islands and the constantly changing sky, and the hills dotted with sheep. Though all the photos on the website are excellent, they won't prepare you for how breathtaking it really is. Yes, the cottage is a bit of a hike from the end of the road, but somehow that makes the house all the more special. Your time there will pass all too fast, no matter the weather. And when the weather turns wet and wild as it did during our week there, you will feel so cozy and warm you may never want to leave!

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Liked best: The McLeods have created a place that feels like home in an indescribably beautiful place.
Liked least: There wasn't a thing we didn't like or enjoy. It would be a difficult place for anyone who can't manage a long gravel path and a spiral staircase, but this added to the charm and the fun for us.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Tilley T
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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“There’s a Red House Over Yonder”
Reviewed 21 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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The Red House ( Tigh Dearg) on the Isle of Harris is a converted traditional self-catering cottage for couples. Alisdair and Tracey have lovingly restored this property into a luxurious secret escape. There is a kitchen diner and a comfortable lounge area with a sublime reclining sofa in front of a log burner for those days and nights when there is a wee chill in the air. A spacious wet room is also situated on the ground floor. The upstairs area is light and airy with stunning views and natural light from the Velux windows, with two well placed chairs and a king size bed it is a perfect chill out area. The cottage décor is tastefully done and there are many accomplished art works and needlework by Tracey located around the rooms and not forgetting Alisdair’s wonderful iron work and carpentry throughout the cottage. There is an interesting photo album in the upstairs lounge area which provides details of the original Blackhouse cottage renovation. You can see from the images the hard work and attention to detail which has gone into making the Red House so exceptional. The views from the cottage are stunning and we were very lucky with the weather during our stay in May 2016 as temperatures hit 26 degrees with only few days of rain over our 2 week stay. During this warm spell Alisdair kindly supplied 2 welcome deck chairs so we could relax and enjoy the views. As you can see from my images, the cottage is situated about 100 metres from where you park your car along a stone pathway. As we had 2 weeks of supplies, clothing and camera gear a trusty wheel barrow seemed to be the practical way to ship our luggage up to the cottage. There is a feeling of remoteness and tranquillity at this property but it was always good to know that Tracey and Alisdair were on hand if needed with friendly advice but were never intrusive. The welcome gift of local produce and bottle of fizz was very much appreciated. There are some lovely walks from the cottage where you can roam the coast line where Grey Seals, Otters and various sea birds can be seen. We saw Golden Eagles over the cottage and a White Tailed Eagle was seen heading towards the island of Sgeotasaigh. The Grey Seals like to sleep on the rocks just down from the cottage and can be viewed at low tide. There is a path which takes you to Tarbert and it takes about half an hour to reach the town. The Red House is ideally situated for visiting places like Luskentyre beach and The North Harris Eagle Observatory. And if you fancy an excellent fish dish, the North Harbour Bistro at Scalpay is excellent. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Alisdair, Tracey, Molly and Lester for a wonderful stay at their excellent cottage and we look forward to coming back sometime in the future.

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Liked best: Everything
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Neild W
Penrith, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Cottage”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Couldn't ask for anything more..
The cottage was amazing with everything you could possibly need in a stunning location.
Thank you

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