- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 3 nights
Situated in the Outer Hebrides Isle of Harris, Leverburgh Loft is the perfect escape for comfort-seekers and lovers of unspoilt nature at its most spectacularly beautiful… think soaring mountains, deserted beaches, and abundant wildlife.
Formerly a much-loved post office and gift shop (known as The Cauldron), the newly-transformed romantic retreat isn’t just cosy and stylish, it also showcases the spectacular local scenery to perfection.
Gaze across to the moon-like summit of Roneabhal, the most southerly of the Harris mountains, from your vast, private deck. Or on a gentle summer’s evening, simply look through the lounge window to watch sea trout leaping from Leverburgh’s shimmering central mill pond.
You’ll even make a scenic entrance: straight into the imposing double-height atrium, where a winding staircase will be waiting to lead you up to the sumptuous open-plan living area.
Soothingly furnished in vintage mid-century style, crafted mostly by Scottish and British makers, there are subtle creative nods to the retreat’s former life as a post office. Meanwhile, butter-soft furnishings come courtesy of the owners’ independently-produced Harris Tweed.
Boasting hand-made plywood cabinets, the kitchen is ably equipped for you to rustle up the most intricate of feasts from fresh local produce, with ample preparation space. There’s even a central island with seating… so the non-cook can preside over culinary proceedings, glass of wine in hand!
Wander through the terrace door, and out to the aforementioned private deck, to catch the last of the blazing sun as it descends over the mountains. Chat until the stars appear, then make your retreat to the elegant bedroom for a sound night’s sleep.Keep reading
At a glance
- A romantic mid-century style apartment for two adults, creatively converted from a former post office in the village of Leverburgh, in the Outer Hebridean Isle of Harris.
- Enjoy sunset mountain views from the vast, private al fresco deck, or gaze across the water from the comfort of the open-plan living space.
- Delights include an energising walk-in rain shower and a separate Japanese-style soaking tub, strategically positioned under a window and big enough for two!
- The retreat is 300m from the local community shop. Bridge access is provided to the common grazing land behind the property, where you can walk to the South Harris hills and arrange fishing on the Obbe loch system.
- Adults Only
- Seaside Breaks
Entrance into double-height atrium, winding staircase to main living area: seating, Apple TV, Bluetooth-enabled speaker, Wi-Fi. Well-equipped kitchen/dining area with hand-made plywood cabinets, central island and seating, utility space with washing machine and tumble dryer. Terrace door to large, raised deck with seating and mountain views. King-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in rain shower, separate Japanese soaking tub. Private parking with 7 kW electric vehicle charger.
Walking, cycling, mountain hikes, picnic spots, nature-watching, fishing, beaches, independent shops, historic sites, ideal base for trips to Unesco World Heritage site St Kilda.
Fancy a soak before bed? Luxurious en-suite facilities include an indulgent Japanese-style soaking tub, superbly (and discreetly) positioned by a large window, and roomy enough for two!
There’s also a huge walk-in rain shower to help energise your mornings further, after enjoying that first coffee of the day on your deck, accompanied by a stirring soundtrack of nature.
What to do with the rest of your day? A bridge leads you to expansive grazing land behind your retreat, from which you can embark on mesmerising walks to the South Harris Hills, or access the Obbe loch system for a spot of fishing.
Though regular buses link Leverburgh with the rest of Harris and Lewis, you’re a short walk away from the local community shop, where you can stock up on holiday essentials and treats… ideal if you don’t feel like straying too far from your new-found island paradise!
Things to note
Regrettably, pets cannot be permitted. There is a 7 kW electric vehicle charger for the exclusive use of guests. Please note that the living accommodation is accessed via 16 steps, with an additional step at the entrance door.