Outer Hebrides holiday cottages - owner-managed

Our Isle of Harris holiday cottages are your doorway to escapism and tranquillity. Designed for couples, each cottage boasts stunning views, a Duravit whirltub bath and sauna for two and full internet fibre broadband. Owners Rhoda and Neil have thought of everything. And living near the cottages are on hand should you need anything. Everything is tastefully decorated, using genuine Harris Tweed made nearby by weaver Mr Donald John Mackay MBE. And there is so much to explore on this magical island too! So if you are looking for an escape where it’s just the two of you snuggled up together in luxury, then Blue Reef Cottages will fit your needs perfectly.

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Taigh Iain and Taigh Sheumais

Our two cottages look out onto a beautiful vista of sea and mountains and are both private from each other. Both are tucked into their very own part of the hillside and both take in equally spectacular views. Taigh Iain (translating to John’s House) and Taigh Sheumais (James’ House) are both built using traditional means. The cottages are unique in their design with a turf roof which aesthetically blends into the hillside. The idea is based on Neolithic housing, which was situated underground. Along with a touch of traditional Hebridean building techniques, this has resulted in a unique design with exclusive features.

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Lift the turf on the hill and slip a home underneath it

The cottages were brought to life through the inspiration of local architect Stuart Bagshaw. The concept behind this project was simple – lift the turf on the hill and slip a home underneath it! This is a smart design because it means the hill itself shelters the cottages from the prevailing Atlantic wind whilst also offering insulation throughout the year. So in essence, it looks from the outside like the cottages are organically growing out of the landscape.

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Five-star holiday cottages on the Isle of Harris

Each one of our Outer Hebrides cottages will make you feel at home. You relax the minute you step through the doors. Alongside full-fibre broadband, guests of both Taigh Iain and Taigh Sheumais are free to use the included bicycles, picnic backpacks, beach towels and a set of golf clubs during their stay. Guests can look forward to the following benefits our cottages provide:

Living Room Area

A long curved bay window gives spectacular views of Scarista Beach on the Isle of Harris. The view continues across the surrounding hills and over to the neighbouring island of Taransay. Under-floor heated stone flooring and a solid fuel-burning stove situated in the main stonewall give a Hebridean warmth to your surroundings throughout the year. We also provide a Sky Smart TV and a DVD player.

Kitchen/Dining Area

Each cottage has a fully equipped open-plan kitchen. In the kitchen, you will find a Neff combined microwave/oven & grill, Neff single oven, Neff electric ceramic hob and a Bosch combined washer/drier. Guests will receive a full inventory before they arrive.

Master Bedroom

The bedroom has a super king-size bed (UK size). This is a large spacious room, furnished with Harris Tweed soft furnishings. These give a luxurious feel and fantastic design to the bedroom.

Office/Reading room

A small sofa and desk furnish this room, offering the perfect place to write, draw or simply spend time contemplating.


The newly refurbished bathroom includes a Duravit whirl tub bath and sauna for two – the perfect opportunity for a pamper! Each sauna has a stunning view of the surrounding area. Locally produced Ishga toiletries are complimentary during your stay. Additionally, bath robes and slippers are provided.

Hebridean complimentary hamper

Both of our Hebridean cottages offer a luxurious stay in one of the most beautiful and rugged corners of the Scottish Isles. To add to your perfect stay, a complimentary Hebridean hamper awaits your arrival. Inside you will find a selection of local produce to kick off your break in style. The hamper includes a choice of Bollinger Champagne, Harris Gin or Wild Eve (non-alcoholic). Other items include Stornoway black pudding, Salar Smoked Salmon, local chocolates/tablet and Kathleen Morrison’s home-baked fruit loaf. Items may vary depending on availability and season. If you have any specific dietary requirements, then do please let us know in advance. Full details will be sent to you along with your booking form for our Isle of Harris holiday cottages.

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So if you want to come and explore this magical island and stay in this magical place book online today. Contact us here for more information or call us on +44 (0)1859 550370. We look forward to welcoming you.

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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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The most perfect place on earth. Outstanding stunning Cottage. We stayed in Taigh Iain. Rhoda the Owner of these two amazing Cottages was Absolutely the Best Host. Everything You need is in the Cottage. The Cottages have a large Spa Bath and sauna which are fabulous. The huge bed was SO comfortable. Everything/everywhere was SO clean too and We loved Our Welcome Bag filled with goodies.

You would never get bored of the view You have from the Living Room area and the wildlife.my Husband and I stayed here in October.

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