RELAXATION is our watchword
5 Caw Tarbert Harris
what we offer
So much to do in Harris and Lewis
We have been offering our self-catering cottage to visitors from all over the world since 1997. It’s the ideal location for someone looking for peace, relaxation and if required, access to a great choice of outdoor activities.
The cottage, which can sleep up to five guests, is located about 200 yards off the Tarbert to Leverburgh road and less than half a mile from Tarbert village and its Ferry Terminal – well within walking distance. It has electric central heating and all bed linen and towels are supplied but unfortunately, we don’t allow pets. We have great views of East Loch Tarbert and the nearby Island of Scalpay and, looking south-east across the Minch to the Island of Skye.
Tarbert has two hotels, the Harris Hotel (www.harrishotel.com) and Hotel Hebrides (www.hotel-hebrides.com) which offer the usual hotel accommodation, bar and restaurant facilities. There are several other excellent places to eat with Island Bites providing highly recommended “food on the go”. In addition, there are a few shops – one of which sells the locally produced and internationally famous Harris Tweed.
One of our more recent assets is The Distillery! (www.harrisdistillery.com) It opened in September 2015 and immediately began producing it’s widely acclaimed and award winning fine Harris Gin. This has now given way to the production of a malt whisky to be called “The Hearach”, and which, after proper maturing, will shortly be available to sample. The Distillery also has a restaurant which serves excellent home baking, tea, coffee etc.
The Hebridean Design Company, at Ardhasaig, (www.thehebrideandesigncompany.com) produces beautiful glass items on site and is well worth a visit and Essence of Harris (www.essenceofharris.com) located in the car park by the harbour are renowned widely for their candles and perfumes.
The island of Scalpay which can be seen from the cottage boasts a top quality restaurant called the North Harbour Bistro and Island Dainties provides home baking soups etc.
We think the natural surroundings in Harris are magical. Our cottage is particularly attractive to people wanting to relax and do nothing at all, or to enjoy nature and spend time outdoors. We have some of the best climbing in the UK and even have a challenging 9-hole golf course. We even have free broadband to keep you in touch with your office should you REALLY need to.
Along the Atlantic facing coast, magnificent white sandy beaches can be found. Luskentyre Beach, for example, is about 15 minutes away by car and has won international awards. Wildlife abounds. Fishing for brown trout is a very popular occupation and most lochs carry a natural stock of fish. A great many species of birds and sea dwellers can be seen. A trip to Saint Kilda on Kilda Cruises (www.kildacruises.co.uk) opens the door to some amazing and immense sea bird colonies. The story of St Kilda makes fascinating reading and if you do go there a camera is essential.
If you are a keen stargazer, you might want to bring your telescope as light pollution is minimal and on a clear night it’s a fabulous place to look at the stars and perhaps see the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
As well as fishing, playing golf, walking, climbing, day tripping to other islands, enjoying the wildlife, sea life or bird watching the islands also have a great range of items of historical interest such as the Callanish Stones (possibly older than Stonehenge) a Blackhouse, a Norse Mill, the Carloway Broch and the mysterious Flannan Isles. Lewis Castle in Stornoway has a museum where you can find out about the Lewis chessmen. Lots to see and do!!