Sound of Harris

8a Borrisdale, Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS5 3UE

Type:Self Catering

From £755.00

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Sound of Harris is situated in the township of Borrisdale at the southernmost tip of Harris, overlooking the Sound, which separates the Minches from the open Atlantic.  The location provides a stunning panorama - from Skye, across the mountainous spine of the Uists, the myriad islets of the Sound, to Killegray, Ensay and Pabbay beyond.  Wildlife abounds in the Sound.  Expect to see the resident otters in the kelp at low tide, plus porpoise, grey seals, common dolphin, gannets and the local breeding pair of golden eagles on occasion. 

The accommodation comprises two separate adjoined lodges.  The Big House, at 120 m2, is based around a spacious loft-style living, kitchen and dining area - with full glazing to the south and west elevations to make the most of the views.  The Other House (65 m2) maintains a cozy feel, with views south across Langay, Gilsay and Groay from the vaulted living space.  Both units feature interiors based around bespoke Tweeds by Donald John Mackay, which complement vintage mid-century furnishings.  Facilities include Japanese style soaking tubs and rain showers in the en-suite bathrooms, well appointed kitchens, smart TVs, DVD players, quality hi-fis, satellite broadband and extensive libraries of books and DVDs. 

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
The Big Housefrom £1,075.00 to £1,760.00 per unit per week
The Other Housefrom £755.00 to £1,150.00 per unit per week

*Short breaks, minimum 3 nights, now offered all year. Please see website for details
Flexible cancellation policy



  • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles - In Leverburgh and Rodel 2 miles
  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop - Community co-op in Leverburgh 2 miles


  • Air Conditioning - Positive pressure systems
  • Covered Drying Facilities Available
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Facilities
  • Electric Cooker - In the Big House
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Gas Cooker - In the Other House
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Iron Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities on Complex
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove - Biomass briquettes provided
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wash Hand Basin
  • Washing Machine
  • WC EnSuite


  • Disabled Access - Only one property has accessible shower
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area - Picnic Tables and Benches
  • Smoking Restricted

Leisure Facilities

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Garden
  • Golf Course On Complex - Not on complex, but Harris golf course available to Big House guests - 15min drive
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Television - Smart TV
  • TV In Room
  • TV Lounge
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location - House 20m from sea cliffs
  • Island Location
  • Mountains area
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View

Payment Methods

  • Mastercard
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers - Hard floors, hypoallergenic pillows/duvets provided
  • Business Travellers
  • Disabled Citizens - One property has accessible shower, please enquire
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Non smokers
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Cycle Hire Nearby
  • On Public Transport Route - Daily bus to Leverburgh/Tarbert/Stornoway stop 200m away
  • Parking

Map & Directions



  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
  • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Open all year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

What's Nearby

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  3. Low growing evergreen shrub found in rocky moorland areas.

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  4. Large Diving water bird present on the Harris coastline throughout the winter

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  5. Large colourful day-flying moth found on the moors.

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  6. An unmistakable mammal perfectly adapted to living in the water.

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  7. Large diving water bird with red neck in summer plumage

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  9. Elegant white seabird with a black cap, orange bill and long forked tail.

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