Riverside is situated in the south-east of Harris, an area known as the Bays. You will take the “Golden Road” to reach Lingerbay where Riverside proudly stands. It’s called Golden because the road cost so much money to build in 1897. It’s a spectacular, winding route that is a memorable experience to drive. The world-famous beaches of Luckentyre and Scarista are close by. The white sands create wonderfully blue water, often being mistaken for the Caribbean in photographs. From both beaches the islands of Taransay can be seen just off the Harris coast, made famous by the BBC TV programme Castaway 2000.
Also in Scarista is the world famous 9-hole circuit of the Isle of Harris Golf Club, considered one of the most scenic courses in the world. Fishing, both at sea and on the many lochs of Harris and Lewis, is world-class too. If you want to stay close to Riverside, the private loch at the rear of the property can be fished. There are brown trout aplenty for you to have a go at. Alternatively stray down to the sea shore and cast out for mackerel, pollock or something else more exciting! Down at the shore you will also see an almost permanent lump of seals on the rocks. There are also resident otters, who use Riverside’s driveway as a thoroughfare occasionally, so you may have a passer by when out on the decking or in the hot tub. There are many dolphins and whales around the Hebrides, and other more exotic visitors. Orcas do pass by, and in 2018 both a walrus and bearded seal visited Harris, usually Arctic Circle dwelling creatures. The walrus named “Wally” came ashore just up the road from Riverside.
On land and up in the air there are even more animals to spot. Red deer are slowly returning to South Harris, and the bird life is a feast for the eyes. Diverse seabird species as well as sea eagles and golden eagles are likely to be spotted. Taking binoculars wherever you go on Harris is strongly recommended. There are exceptional walks all over Harris, using ancient routes to join up communities. The long-distance trail, The Hebridean Way, passes close to Riverside, which links up the entire Outer Hebridean archipelago. If walking isn’t your thing, there are some of the best drives to be enjoyed, which will lead you to other world famous spots a little further away. Do not miss the Callanish Standing Stones on Lewis, and on your way check out the distillery in Tarbert.
If getting out to sea is more your thing there are wildlife watching trips and the exciting cruise to the UNESCO World Heritage site of St. Kilda, which is 40 miles to the west of Harris. After all the excitement of exploring Harris and Lewis, you’ll be glad to get back to Riverside. It’s half of a fantastic new build looking down the valley to Lingerbay, situated right by a stream that leads from the private loch to the rear of the property into the cove.
Outside the property there are over 200 acres of private land for you to explore, including a loch to fly fish if you wish. Riverside is a brilliant holiday home that you will want to visit over and over again. Beach 11 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 14 miles.
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Karndene tiled floor throughout.
Living/dining room: With multi-fuel burner, 32" Freesat Smart TV with Netflix and patio doors leading to decking.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Wet room: With walk-in shower and toilet.
Seating area: With double sofa bed.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, seating area, dressing area, patio doors leading to balcony and en-suite with Jacuzzi bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet and karndene tiled floor.
Air source heat pump central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. External utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Small courtyard with garden furniture. 200-acre natural grounds and BBQ (shared with other properties on-site). Hot tub for 6 (shared). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced loch, 200 yards away and burn adjacent to the property.
Nearest railway station
Kyle of Lochalsh
Railway station distance