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KILDA HOUSE is a beautiful, luxurious, four star, semi-detached self catering house that was originally built By Lord Leverhulme in 1925. The house boast excellent views over sea loch Obbe, the romantic village of Leverburgh and the remote South Harris hills. It is at a short distance from Northtonâ€™s many white sandy beaches, Scarista vast beach and a great base for walking, fishing, cycling, kayaking, sailing, seal watching and exploring the Outer Hebrides.
This extraordinary house has been restored to very high standards and is beautifully decorated with luxury furnishings for a comfortable and relaxing stay at the Isle of Harris.
INFORMATION ABOUT KILDA HOUSE: The spacious hall leads to a lovely open plan dining and living room with a woodburning stove and modern well equipped kitchen.
Kilda House has two beautifully marble tiled bathrooms with under floor heating. One with a shower/toilet/washbasin and the other with a Jacuzzi/toilet/washbasin. Three bedrooms, 1st: master bedroom with king-size bed, 2nd double bedroom and 3rd: a large versatile â€˜3 singlesâ€™ or â€˜1 king size and 1 single bed bedroom. A cot and high chair are available upon request. Further a lcd tv, i-pod docking, dvd/blue ray player, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, air to air heating and wi fi.
You can see the ferry to the Uists coming in from the master bedroom. At the back of the large garden there is a picnic table where you can enjoy the breathtaking sea views over the Sound of Harris with its myriads of islands between Harris and North Uist.
Information about the costs/booking form/deposit etc: The weekly rent for Kilda House in May/June/Sept/Oct is Â£ 1250, July/August Â£ 1350 and the rest of the year Â£ 1085 : Rent includes bedlinen, towels,wifi/internet, electricity and cleaning service.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE SURROUNDINGS: Leverburgh is a very small fishing village with a pier for the trips to St Kilda and the Shiants and the slipway for the Calmac ferry to The Uists, post office, shop, restaurant/pub and Outdoor Centre.
Beaches: Just a five minutes drive away you will find Northton with 4 breathtaking white sandy secluded beaches. The vast expanse of Scarista beach with itâ€™s shifting dunes, breeding gulls and enormous white sandy beach is even close by as well as and the most beautiful Harris golf course at the Atlantic.
Wildlife: The Isle of Harris and its parish are famous for wildlife i.e. we have about 40 nesting pairs of Golden and Sea Eagles. Further you can find the largest Gannet and Puffin population on St Kilda and the Shiants, a true birdwatchers paradise! The Sound of Harris is rich with birds and marine wildlife; gray and common seal are abundant and have their breeding grounds on islands in the Sound. Otters and harbour porpoises can often be spotted. The occasional whale and dolphins pass through the straits among a large variety of migratory birds. This importance is recognised world wide as the area has; SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and World and Natural Heritage designations.
Outdoor activities/excursions: Harris Outdoor Adventure opposite the ferry slipway is offering a variety of outdoor pursuits like sea kayaking, seal watching and skippered sailing trips on the Sound of Harris. Further they offer mountain bike hire, childrenâ€™s bikes and tag-a long trailers. With favourable wind and tides you can also get the grin of land yachting on Scarista beach www.harrisoutdoor.co.uk.
Kilda cruises and Sea Harris are virtually leaving from your doorstep at the Leverburgh pier for daily excursions to the world famous islands of St. Kilda and the Shiants
Fishing: There are excellent fishing opportunities (salmon, brown- and sea trout) in the sea loch in front of the house and on the river and lochs in the hills beyond. More fishing is available on the two other fishing estates on the island.
Restaurants:The Anchorage pub/restaurant, post office with shop and local supermarket is at a comfortable walk away from the house.
Other places to enjoy local seafood are at the Rodel hotel/pub and restaurant, the Temple Cafe in Northton where Gail makes great coffee's and tea's and lovely home baking, Tarbert Hotel, Harris Inn and Hotel Hebrides and the award winning Scarista House. Croft 36 in Northton will deliver ready made meals from fresh local seafood/produce.
Staying at Kilda House you will enjoy a luxury stay, outdoor activities, beaches, wildlife and unspoilt nature, thus a great way to unwind and relax experiencing the Hebridean life on the Edge!
If you have any queries please give us a call any time 0044-(0)1859-520315 or click here to make an enquiry