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“Hebridean paradise”
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April and a spectacular sunrise
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April and a spectacular sunrise
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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April and a spectacular sunrise
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
Dramatic scenery all round the coast
Looking down from the heather covered hill, an eagles eye view.
Evening in August viewed from the house.
Bog cotton at mid summer.
Standing alone in the Bays of Harris. the only traffic the ferry to nearby Tarbert
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
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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TheGibste...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hebridean paradise”
Reviewed 10 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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Just back from a week at Red House. Can’t recommend it enough. Tracey and Alisdair clearly undertook a labour of love in creating this magical get-away for us to experience. The attention to detail is second to none. The ‘little things’ that made us welcome really added to our stay in what is a fabulously located, well equipped house. The design, fittings, and sheer feel of the place went far beyond what we expected. The basket of delicious provisions and bubbly were very gratefully received. Gorgeous blankets were provided to snuggle under on the amazingly comfy reclining sofa, but weren’t needed as the house was cosy and snug, yet airy with magnificent views upstairs. No additional charge for fuel was a welcome bonus. A storm at the start of the week followed by days of sunshine gave us the full Red House and Harris experience! We were perfectly located for road cycling and found the few other road users to be greatly courteous. So nice to be in a place where people don’t lock their doors at night too. We drove all over Harris and Lewis and saw nothing better located for ease after getting off the ferry yet away from it all with beautiful surrounds – and seals in abundance! We recommend the Red House to any couple wanting a relaxing break and it would be perfect for a romantic break or honeymoon. We will most definitely be back.

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Ged B
London, United Kingdom
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“Cottage cleverly combines best of old with modern innovations; great location too”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We regularly rent a cottage at the end of October on a wild Scottish island and can honestly say this cottage and this island (Harris) are the best. The cottage is a beautifully renovated traditional croft, retaining the character of the old building; we particularly appreciated the wood-burner & copious free wood. However, we were also grateful for the very modern, efficient underfloor bathroom heating! The owners, Tracey & Alastair, have also done a great job in sympathetically modernising the upper roof space of the old building; in contrast to the dark, cosy traditional living room, the upstairs is a light, white loft-style space. There are comfy chairs and views of the sea. The cottage is well-appointed throughout and the kitchen lacked nothing. Tracey & Alastair were perfect hosts; on hand if needed, friendly but never intrusive.
The cottage is perfectly positioned to explore the beaches of Harris, the hills of North Harris and Lewis. Tarbert is a short drive for necessities.
All in all, we may curtail future exploration of Scottish islands and just return here.

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Liked best: Location
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bettinaco...
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Magical Romantic Getaway”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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The Red House surpassed all our expectations of our much anticipated weeks holiday in the Outer Hebrides. Cosy and comfortable, Tracey and Alisdair had thought of absolutely everything to make our stay memorable and we felt so very welcome! Wonderful hosts!
The location of The RedHouse is beautiful! Quiet, peaceful and hidden away in such a special spot. Each day we watched a colony of seal playing, swimming and sun baking just a stones throw from the the house. We just loved our stay in The Red House and hope one day we can return and stay for much longer than a week!

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Liked best: The attention to detail and the gorgeous location!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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pimpernel...
Northern New South Wales
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“Fell in love with The Red House. Fell in love with the Isle of Harris.”
Reviewed 13 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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The Red House was a new listing on TripAdvisor when we booked, so we were very privileged to have been the first guests. The owners "thought of everything" when they lovingly restored this Harris cottage to share with others. Within days we had completely unwound in this warm, welcoming and inspiring home.

Luxury in the rugged, remote and wildly beautiful Scottish Outer Isles.

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Liked best: We could see seals swimming in the bay from our window
Liked least: There was no bathtub
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Ally M
Glasgow
1 review
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“Superb stay in a superb house in a superb place.”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Can't recommend the Red House enough.
We had a totally relaxing stay. Peaceful, calm and in a really great location. A short walk into Tarbert and a quick drive to those brilliant beaches on the west coast of Harris, it was ideal for us.
It's a beautifully renovated traditional croft house with great views across the loch and the Minch to Skye.

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