Glorious colours, warm sunshine, long evenings

Visiting the Isle of Harris in autumn promises a break of glorious colours, warm sunshine, long evenings and plenty of things to do. Our autumn offer allows you to get the most out of your Isle of Harris holidays – and what a holiday it will be! This season brings a sense of tranquility and introspection to the island, as nature prepares for the oncoming winter. From dramatic skies to seasonal delights, breaks in autumn on the Isle of Harris offer a tapestry of colours and experiences for visitors to relish. Doing so from the comfort of one of our cottages makes everything that much more special.

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Warm golden sunlight - simply magical

The light on Harris in the autumn is simply magical. It casts a golden hue over everything from mountains to beaches, giving an ethereal sense to the land. Mornings can be misty, adding to our island’s sense of mystery. However when this clears up you can enjoy crisp, clear days to set off exploring. There’s plenty to do on Harris, from hiking to shopping (and visiting our local distillery!) and the days are long enough to still pack everything in comfortably.

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Dark skies on the Isle of Harris

As the nights grow longer, so do the opportunities for star gazing. The Isle of Harris’ skies are pitch black at night, making the Milky Way vibrant and shooting stars a welcome and common sight. Do keep in mind that this is a different Milky Way than the one from the Isle of Harris Distillery, but both are equally delightful! Be sure to spot all the constellations, and wrap up warm in Harris Tweed as you sit under this most majestic of canopies.

Coorie In

In Scotland, we coorie in when the nights get a bit chilly. This is when you cuddle your loved one, perhaps with a warm drink or a dram, and enjoy spending time together. Read a book, catch up on the latest news or simply listen to music as the night descends. Autumn breaks offer the chance to have a full day outside, followed by warm, cosy nights in together.

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Seasonal produce

An autumn holiday in Scotland is a time of abundance, especially on Harris. It is a great time to make the most of seasonal produce in the kitchen. From mushrooms to game; seafood to fruit, there are so many wild flavours to enjoy at this time of year. If you need any help finding the right ingredient for your dish, let us know.

Autumn retreats on Harris

Breathe in the best of Harris in autumn and enjoy the island’s bounty with Blue Reef Cottages. We can’t wait to welcome you to your home away from home. Isle of Harris holidays are certainly special so why not book an autumn break with us today get ready for a luxurious break for two. Call us on +44 (0)1859 550370 for more information.

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Our Cottages

Our Isle of Harris holiday cottages are your doorway to escapism and tranquillity. Our two cottages sit looking out onto a beautiful vista of sea and mountains.

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Things to Do

The Isle of Harris has something for everyone. Some guests come here for relaxing holidays to walk hand-in-hand on our sandy beaches, play a round of golf and enjoy a dram overlooking the hills.

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We had to postpone our trip a year because of COVID-19 travel restrictions in 2020. Rhoda was great and helped us reschedule. Blue Reef Cottages are even better than the pictures. It was well worth the wait and we finally arrived. We spent 11 nights here and look forward to returning. The cottage is exactly as portrayed in the description. Very clean and up-to-date. There was not one thing we could think of that should be added or changed. Along with the amazing cottage comes the amazing view. We walked down to the beach every evening. A beautiful peaceful place that we hope to return to soon. Thank you Rhoda for sharing your place with all of us.

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