The Croft House


The Croft house on the Hebridean Isle of Harris is a self catering holiday cottage built in 1911 out of Harris Gneiss and is beautifully situated beside Loch Stockinsh, in the Minch sea close to the Isle Skye and beside the small working  fishing harbour at Stockinish.

The self catering accommodation sleeps 4 adults and 2 children with an extra double sofa bed downstairs sleeping 2 children easy or 2 adults. Set in its own grounds next to our EcoPod and in the desirable Bays area on the east coast of the isle of Harris it sits away from the small road that leads to the port and is sheltered by the hills that surround it. Its perfectly positioned for a holiday away from the villages and in the summer the sun shines on the house from dawn to dusk.

The Calmac ferry port of Tarbert is only 10 minutes away where there are local amenities and the ferry terminal back to Uig on the Isle of Skye. 

The cottage is well located for both the beautiful east coast of Harris and the west coast beaches of Luskentyre and Seilebost are a 10 minute drive away.

On entering the cottage the beautiful Rayburn stove takes centre stage in the open plan  living accommodation which is decorated tastefully with bright white stone walls , solid wood floors, wooden lintels and a large kitchen and dining room perfect for cooking, entertaining, and relaxing whilst on holiday. There is a washer dryer,a cooker and a dishwasher to make life more comfortable too.

At the other end of the cottage is the sitting room where the old 1960’s Esse Dragon woodbuner takes pride of place making things toasty and warm if needs be The cottage is also centrally heated. Logs and kindling for the stove can be found at various places around Harris.

WIFI is available throughout the cottage and a pay phone. We kindly ask guests to use the wifi sparingly as the croft house uses a special wireless network common to the Western Isles and download limits are capped each month to only 30GB. We would like to make sure everyone has the opportunity to use the wifi and for us to be able to offer it free 

The accommodation upstairs has been tastefully kept in the traditional Croft House style with white floors and panelled walls and ceilings that were particular to these white houses of that time.

The accommodation comprises three bedrooms on the first floor with two large double rooms and a single childrens bedroom with a single bed and small bed.

There is an additional double sofa bed in the living room for two children or adults at a pinch.

On the first floor there is a good size bathroom with a beautiful old cast iron bath and a separate power shower cubicle to cover all needs.

All rooms upstairs rooms are pleasantly lit with Velux windows to give as much natural light as possible.

Bed linen and towels are provided

If more guests are required please see our Bothy page. This can be rented separately or as part of your Crofthouse rental.