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Family Friendly Cottage Near Sandy Beaches



Updated: 20-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Family Friendly Cottage Near Sandy Beaches

Dun Eistein is a traditional family house in the crofting village of Northton in South Harris. The house is not on a croft but there is a small garden with picnic table, chairs and bench.

Harris an island of contrasts in the Outer Hebrides and boasts some wonderful beaches. Although named the Isle of Harris, it is in fact the southern part of Lewis and Harris. The north part of Harris is hilly, the east is rocky with numerous bays and the south west is flatter with many fine beaches. Northton is a good base from which to explore the island and from which to visit some of the other islands.

Accommodation on the ground floor consists of a well equipped kitchen with electric range, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble drier, fridge freezer and microwave with dining room off. There is also a lounge, sitting room and shower room.

On the upper floor are two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, one bunk bedroom and bathroom. Extra single folding bed available. Beds have continental quilts and all bed linen and towels are provided.

Oil central heating, which is included in the cost as well as electricity, ensures a warm, comfortable home. There are also open fires in the in the lounge and dining room.

A selection of books, games and DVDs is available. There is no terrestrial TV reception but satellite is available. Wireless internet included.

Please note that we no longer take dogs.

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About the Owner

Catherine Murray
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Gaelic
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Large & comfortable house in ideal location

  • 4 of 5

This is the fourth time we've stayed at this cottage (which ought to say it all!). It's eight years since the last time, and the cottage has been significantly upgraded since then. It's very comfortable, with everything you need, including wifi and satellite TV for the odd occasion it rains a bit too heavily.

Perfect location for exploring Harris - easy access to the fabulous beaches of the west coast, and not too far from Tarbert or Leverburgh for supplies. Would thoroughly recommend - excellent value for money on an island that might be starting to price itself out of the market.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great space and location

  • 5 of 5

House is spacious and has all you need- we were two families with 5 kids between us. The location is perfect - beautiful sandy beaches just minutes from the the house and the main beaches of Scarista, Luskentyre etc only 5 -10 mins drive. Would definitely recommend this big house for large families/ groups of friends and the area around is absolutely perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Stornoway at 55 Miles Nearest Barpub : Anchorage, Leverburgh at 3 Miles Nearest Ferry : Tarbert, Harris at 18 Miles Nearest Golf : Scarista at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Anchorage, Leverburgh at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Am Mol, Northton at 0.5 Miles Car: recommended

Beaches: Harris is well known for its beautiful, sandy beaches one of which is in walking distance.

Fishing: Obbe Fishings and Rodel Fishery are both nearby.

Kilda Cruises: Day trips to St Kilda leave from Leverburgh. St. Kilda has Unesco Dual World Heritage status for natural and cultural importance.

Harris Outdoor Adventure Centre: offers trips and tuition in Sea/surf kayaking, Sailing (open 25ft boat), Land yachting (beach sailing), Coasteering.

Walking: Walks on Northton Machair, gentle strolls on the beach or more challenging hillwalking.

Boat trips: Scenic Cruises, Flodabay or Strond Wildlife Charters.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Apr 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% of rental payable at time of booking and the balance 4 weeks prior to arrival or full amount if booking is made within 4 weeks of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-May-2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Room


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player


  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed


  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • No smoking in bedrooms

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