Riverside ref: UK30384

Lingerbay, Isle of Harris, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Hot Tubs - Shared 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


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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Accommodation details

Ground floor

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.

First floor

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.

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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 town
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    14 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Pub
    14 miles
  • Railway station distance
    80.0 miles
  • Lake
    200 yards

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.


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The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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