Beachview Cottages are in Northton, a crofting township set on the beautiful west coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. The island of Lewis and Harris is the largest island in Scotland and with diverse landscapes, a fascinating history and …
Beachview Cottages are in Northton, a crofting township set on the beautiful west coast of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. The island of Lewis and Harris is the largest island in Scotland and with diverse landscapes, a fascinating history and a strong cultural heritage, is the ultimate get away from it all destination.
Northton is scattered along the side road off the spinal route A859, that leads to a beautiful headland of white sandy Northton beaches, fertile machair, coastal walks and a historic ruined chapel. The village of Northon has the Temple cafe and the popular food shack Croft 36, while nearby Leverburgh has a community shop and primary school and also the ferry terminal to the Isle of Uists. Tarbert has a secondary school with free transport, and the Harris sports centre with a swimming pool and the ferry terminal to the Isle of Skye. Stornoway, about a 1.5 hours’ drive away, has Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and Islands and a wider range of shops and facilities along with its airport and ferry terminal to Ullapool and mainland Scotland.
The coastline is dotted with beaches ranging in size from the small to the 3 miles wide Luskentyre and Scarista beaches, all with stunning views over clear blue seas to the neighbouring islands of the Outer Hebrides. Walks to the beaches are along the paths and tracks that crisscross the machair, the fertile low-lying ground along the coast which is abundant with wildflowers and birdlife, including golden and white tailed eagles which are regularly sighted in the area.
Beachview Cottages is a highly successful holiday letting business. Established in 2009 with 3, 5* star self catering cottages in this outstanding coastal location. Each cottage has been sensitively designed to sit comfortably in the landscape; the beautiful natural stone work blends in naturally, while the construction is of an excellent standard, including high levels of insulation and air source heat pumps which ensure minimal running costs. The accommodation is beautifully appointed and the interiors have been carefully planned to be both comfortable and, using natural finishes, to reflect the romance and atmosphere of the beautiful and rugged setting.
The cottages, which are let from April to September, are fully booked each year, however, the opportunity exists to extend the letting season and grow the business further www.beachviewcottages.eu
The grounds at Beachview Cottages extend to 4 houses all on freehold land no 1: The White House/original Croft House with large byre and garden dome on freehold land of 1759.000m2, no 2: Grandfather’s House, on freehold land of 606.300m2, no 3: Fulmar Cottage on freehold land of 782.340m2, no 4: Gannet Cottage on freehold land of 1100.000m2.
An access track leads from the roadside to the letting cottages with parking areas for each property.
A further block of owner occupied croftland adjacent to 13 Northton, which is named The Apportionment, is planted with mixed woodland and extending to approximately 31.894m2, or 3.1 ha or thereby, lies to the south-west of the property above the croft land with the pond. This is available to purchase by separate negotiation.