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Cottages - Activities
The cottages are set in the heart of Amhuinnsuidhe Estate, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Walk in any direction from the cottages to see the abundant variety of wildlife. You may want to travel to other parts of the island, or visit other islands in the Outer Hebrides, to see some of the numerous sights. The beauty and tranquillity are here for you to enjoy.
The Harris Hills are breathtaking for walking, providing dramatic views, often looking towards St Kilda. Strone Ulladale is known to many thanks to its magnificent overhanging cliff, hidden in a very remote location in the Harris Hills.
The Clisham is the highest hill in the Outer Hebrides and is a short drive from Amhuinnsuidhe. However, there are challenging hills to climb that can be reached after a short walk from the coast road at Amhuinnsuidhe.
There’s a trail or hill walk to suit everyone and you’ll find the scenery unforgettable – walking is the best way to experience the magnificent views and take in the array of wildlife that inhabits Harris and Lewis.
Harris boasts some of the best beaches in the world. There’s a magnificent beach local to Amhuinnsuidhe at Hushinish. And a short but incredible walk from Hushinish is Tràigh Mheilein, a beautiful sandy beach directly across from the uninhabited island of Scarp and on the way to Cravadale.
Nearby Luskentyre is renowned for its sweeping sandy beach, clear water and hill views – it has been voted one of the top ten beaches in the world.
If you’re paying a visit to Lewis then a walk along the Traigh Mhòr at Tolsta is a must for its fine coastal cliff scenery. And Ardroil beach is one of the most unusual landscapes in Britain, with a vast expanse of flat sand surrounded by sand dunes.
No matter which beach you choose, you will find white sands and a turquoise sea – and you’ll probably have it all to yourself.
The Isle of Harris golf club is about 35 minutes by car from Amhuinnsuidhe at Scarista. Established in 1930, it is described as one of the most picturesque 9-hole courses in the world. It provides a challenging and rewarding round in a superb setting.
There is also an excellent 18-hole course in Stornoway, just an hour away. It’s in a peaceful setting in the grounds of Lews Castle.
An array of days out await the intrepid, whether on Lewis and Harris or to the other islands nearby.
We suggest a visit to Harris Tweed weavers and craft shops, where it may also be possible to see a demonstration. Or perhaps enjoy the many small art studios that we have on Harris. It’s also worth visiting St Clement’s church in Rodel, South Harris, built for the Chiefs of the Macleods of Harris.
Further afield on Lewis, you could combine a trip to the Callanish Stones with a visit to the Gearrannan and Arnol Blackhouses. Alternatively, visit the Iron Age house on the beach at Bosta and the beaches at Uig and Reef.
On the east of Lewis take the road out to South Lochs and visit remote villages and moorland, finishing with stunning views across the Minch at Lemreway and Orinsay.
For the more adventurous, a trip to St Kilda is an unforgettable experience. Many visiting guests use the cottages as a base to explore St Kilda. The islands of Berneray and North Uist can also be visited on a day excursion.