Blue Reef Cottages

Self Catering

Blue Reef Cottages, Scaristavore, Isle of Harris, HS3 3HX

    Luxurious accommodation with panoramic views of local beaches. Ideal location to star gaze, or from the comfort of your cottage you can watch the sun set or the Atlantic Ocean crashing on the shore and beaches below.

    Set in the beautiful remote village of Scarista, on the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, we have two turf roofed luxury cottages, the ideal Hebridean retreat.

    Relax in a magical hebridean setting where you can enjoy the Sauna and Jacuzzi bath exclusive to each cottage.

    From the cottages enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto some of its many beautiful beaches.

    Overlooking Taransay, mountains in the north of the island and an archipelago of islands in the Sound of Harris this is the ultimate place to enjoy a romantic and luxurious break.

    These isolated and secluded cottages are totally private yet only 10 minutes walk from an award winning restaurant and 10-20 minutes drive from shops and bars.

    The Cottages

    Built to accommodate two people, these cottages offer relaxation in a breathtakingly beautiful part of the Outer Hebrides.

    The eco cottages are unique in their design as they are turf roofed and aesthetically blend into the hillside. The idea is based on Neolithic housing, which was situated underground. This idea along with a touch of traditional Hebridean building techniques has resulted in a unique design with exclusive features.

    The area surrounding the cottages is 'machair land' which is sandy soil with a carpet of wild flowers during the spring and summer months

    The following services will be provided if requested:

    Pick up at airport/ferry terminal
    Assistance with car hire, flights and other travel arrangements. Assistance with arranging traditional outdoor pursuits such as fishing and shooting. Identify and organise local excursions.

    The following are charged and details will be sent of costs on application:

    Honeymoon/Special Occasion Hamper
    Grocery starter pack
    Gourmet Food Hamper including local produce

    Scarista is a typical crofting village on Harris. Situated on the west side of the island, it is surrounded by the Atlantic with spectacular scenery. The ever-changing climate compliments its beauty with the varying colours that can be seen along its shores.

    Scarista is also home to the remotest links golf course in Britain.

    Culturally, the Hebrides have a strong music and Gaelic tradition. The Gaelic language is still widely spoken and can be heard throughout the island.

    Fishing, Aquaculture and the Harris Tweed are the main industries. A number of fishing villages are dotted around the coast, mainly on the east side. Traditional weavers still produce the famous Harris Tweed in colours, which are influenced by the beautiful landscape on Harris.

    Achieved "Best Performer 2007" by the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

    Walkers/cyclists welcome

    Prices from £1000 per week.


    5 Self Catering
    Green Tourism Gold Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open all year round. Short breaks available from Nov - Mar with flexible arrival and departure days.Minimum stay 2 nights

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Taigh Iain
    £1000.00 per unit per week
    Taigh Sheumais
    £1000.00 per unit per week

    Short breaks are available from November to March. Minimum 2 night stays. Please contact accommodation provider direct for details or to book. Tel: +44 (1859) 550370 or Email:

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Brochs
    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Beauty Treatments available in th e cottage -provided by Hebrides Harmony- booking essential
    • Sauna Available Each cottage has its own Sauna
    • Spa Pool Available Each cottage has its own Jacuzzi bath

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking Each cottage has its own private parking


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Tarbett TIC follow A859 south to Rodel. Scarista is around 20 minutes drive south of Tarbert.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- You can fly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Benbecula directly to Stornoway Airport. From Airport 1 hour and 10 minutes on A859 from Stornoway Airport. Head south to Rodel. Scarista is about 15 miles south of Tarbert.

    Getting there by ferry:- Ferry arrives into Harris from Uig into Tarbert, and Berneray-Leverburgh. The ferry from Ullapool-Stornoway, followed by a 45 minute drive, will take you to Tarbert. From Tarbert Ferry Terminal follow A859 south to Rodel. Scarista is around 20 minutes drive south of Tarbert.

    Transport within Scotland

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    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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