Borve Lodge Estate lies on the magnificent Atlantic coastline of the Outer Hebridean Isle of Harris and Laxdale House is the Estate’s traditional crofter’s cottage.
Sleeping between 2 and 5 people, Laxdale Cottage is a traditional stone-built crofters house beside Laxdale Loch making it perfect for those seeking a more remote experience.
The cottage has been maintained in a classic simple style, with wood panelled walls adding to the cosy ambience. The living room has an open fire, perfect for taking the chill off a cool evening. There is a double bedroom on the ground floor and an ‘attic room’ in the eaves with 3 single beds. The cottage has Freeview Satellite TV but little in the way of broadband, making it perfect for those wanting a get away from it all experience (mobile telephone networks are accessible).
Well behaved pets are welcome at Laxdale Cottage.
The position of Laxdale Cottage makes it perfect for any experienced or budding fishermen as it is beside Laxdale Loch which is part of the Laxdale River system, a stunning location in West Harris that extends into the Luskentyre estuary. Along with our other Lochs and Lochans there is fly fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout.
There are plenty of opportunities for other outdoor activities on and around the Estate. Laxdale and the Borve Valley, which is one of the few areas of mature woodland in West Harris, is a perfect location for walking and picnics. Beyond the environs of the estate, the walking options are endless.
Other activities available locally include photography, bird and wildlife watching and depending on the season, mountain biking, kayaking and surfing.
Prices from £500 per week (low season). Short breaks available throughout low season.
Laxdale Cottage can be found approximately 1 mile along a single track road just off the A859 and is a fifteen to twenty minute drive on the A859 by bus or car from Tarbert.
Air: One hour and five minutes drive from Stornoway Airport (bus or car) with direct flights to Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Car hire is available from the airport.
Ferry: The quickest connection to the mainland is via Uig in Skye which sails to Tarbert (see CalMac ferries). Berneray to Leverburgh is ideal if you are exploring the Uists. Alternatively, you can sail from Ullapool to Stornoway. Car hire or collection is available from the ferry terminals.