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Solas | Luxury Luskentyre Beach House | Isle of Harris

Solas

Luskentyre Beach, The Isle of Harris, Scotland, UK

Settled above the paradisiacal shores of Luskentyre Beach on the Isle of Harris, Solas is a modern self-catering home seemingly perched on the edge of the world, where the alchemy of human craftmanship flawlessly amalgamates with nature's purest beauty. Spend days with eyes on the enormous skies from the patio, al fresco hot tub or glass-fronted sauna. The Scottish wilderness has never been so luxurious.

Introduction

Brushing aside any idea of twee self-catering cottages, this luxury island dwelling flaunts all-encompassing views across Luskentyre Beach through enormous windows, the changeable colours of Hebridean skies flooding the house; mulberry and ash in dark moments, radiant when the sun burns bright. Whether soaking in the bath, stretching on the yoga deck or enjoying a dram in one of the perfectly positioned window seats, mountain vistas, wildlife spotting and fiery sunsets are guaranteed.

Inside

Cool minimalism and a monochrome colour scheme accented with hues from the shifting seasons outside make up Solas’ sleek interior; designed entirely to tempt eyes through the windows come rain or shine, night or day. A separate spa building is connected to the top floor via a bridge, where guests can warm frozen bones from winter expeditions in the sauna. Here is where the most exceptional views of this contemporary build can be found; enveloped in big Scottish skies, at one with the eagles.

Outside

Surfing, hiking, art galleries and of course gin drinking at Harris' famed distillery; there is so much wonder packed into this small but mighty island off Scotland’s west coast that one might never want to leave. For adventure, visitor's needn't travel far; mountain bikes are available for guests to use at their whim, while the summits of Beinn Dhubh and Clisham are within easy reach for keen ramblers. As the day draws to a close, sink into the hot tub where you might be lucky enough to glimpse the Northern Lights dancing overhead.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests from £2,995 per week
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are three bedrooms at the property. One on the ground floor with king-size bed and en suite shower room and two on the first floor; both with super king-size beds and en suite bathrooms. There is a separate WC on both the ground and first floor.
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  • FeaturesWood-fired hot tub, spa area with sauna, shower and yoga deck
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog will be considered on prior request
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: ThursdayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children over the age of seven are very welcome. One cot and highchair is available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is off-road parking for up to three cars outside the house which sits above a single narrow lane that must be kept clear for any passing cars. The kitchen includes a multifunction oven, induction hob, American style fridge-freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher, Delonghi coffee machine and Quooker tap. Please note there is no fireguard due to the unique central position of the log burner. In the separate utility there is washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave. If you require the use of a hire car during your stay, this must be booked well in advance due to the limited availability on the Isle of Harris.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of local produce, smart TV´s, Wi-Fi internet, charcoal barbecue, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sonos sound system, bespoke Conscious Skincare travel bags and mountain bikes...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Sink into soft sofas after a day exploring the Isle of Harris
Watch the sea´s varying moods from the rolltop bath

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Luskentyre Beach

Touted as one of the UK´s best beaches time after time, Luskentyre flaunts white sand and turquoise sea with soaring mountains rising all around. Moving in rhythm with the seasons, every moment on this corner of the Isle of Harris sees a different mood spread across the land.

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Luskentyre Beach

Getting there

  • On the Map The property sits just above Luskentyre Beach on the south-eastern coast of the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
  • By Air Direct flights to Stornoway are available from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, with each providing regular flights to and from the rest of the UK.
  • By Boat There are two ferries serving the Isle of Harris; the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Tarbert, or from Ullapool to Stornoway.
  • By Car The property is five and a half hours' drive from Inverness and eight from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Car hire is available at all train stations and airports. Car hire on the Isle of Harris must be booked well in advance due to limited availability.
  • By Train A daily sleeper service runs from London Euston to Inverness.

From the owner

“The ever-changing, uninterrupted scenery will leave you mesmerised. No two days are ever the same, be it wild or serenely still.”

From the owner

Solas gives the ultimate sense of escapism; the chance to switch off and recharge. Whether it's to break away from the rat race or time needed to pursue a project that requires clarity of mind, this will be your sanctuary.

As you reach Luskentrye, it feels as though you have travelled to the end of the earth where a sense of calm and serenity takes over and you cannot help but give in to it. The location is well renowned for being an incredibly healing and spiritual place, it's like no other spot we have ever visited.

We were very lucky to have had the opportunity to build our dream home here and create a space that will be etched in memories for a lifetime. Granted, it is not the easiest place to get to, but we have found the magic in that.

The most stunning places in life are never the easiest to find, but always worth the effort.

The Reader Family

 

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Luskentyre Beach with an insider’s perspective.

Talla na Mara
To Eat

Talla na Mara

sland smoked salmon, Cullen skink and overloaded sandwiches, all with the backdrop of Niseaboist beach and the Atlantic Ocean, this café, bar and restaurant celebrates the very best of the Isle of Harris and the Outer Hebrides.

St Kilda
To Do

St Kilda

Remote and wild, the abandoned island of St Kilda can only be accessed by boat (we recommend booking with Sea Harris). Sail past the highest sea cliffs in the UK, spot nesting birds and walk the deserted street of Village Bay.

The Calanais Standing Stones
To See

The Calanais Standing Stones

A 5000 year old stone circle steeped in legend and mystery that has withstood the rugged weather that lashes the Outer Hebrides. Although there are many theories for its existence, many believe the stones were once the site of both astronomical and ritualistic ceremonies.

Isle of Harris Distillery
To Do

Isle of Harris Distillery

A community hub and catalyst for social change on the island, this distillery is so much more than it says on the tin. Take a tour to discover how this unique gin is made, dine in the canteen and be sure to take a bottle home to enjoy in the hot tub.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

Press

Below are a selection of features in which Solas and Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

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