Entrance porch and cloakroom
Plenty of space for hanging coats, hats, anoraks and keys, and leaving outdoor shoes and boots at the door.
Kitchen / Dining Room
Large, beautiful and well-equipped kitchen dining room with picture window views towards Seilebost beach.
Large but cosy lounge with picture window views in all directions. Wood-burning stove.
As you enter Beachside you are immediately impacted by the large welcome area, leading to the beautiful and well-equipped kitchen alongside a dining area with exceptional views, through a large picture window, towards Seilebost beach. On the wall is mounted an Ordnance Survey map of the whole of North and South Harris, which has Beachside as its central point. From here the staircase leads up to the bedrooms and double glazed doors lead into the lounge.
The lounge has been designed to take maximum advantage of the views to the West, the North and the East, with picture windows and glazed double doors leading out onto the patio.
Furnishings are generous and comfortable with seating for 8-10 people, footstools and pouffes. The wood-burning stove provides a welcoming focal point and a large-screen TV enables people to enjoy viewing from every seat in the lounge.
The reading and writing quiet room, with desk and beautiful views. This room can also be used as an additional ground-floor bedroom. Also suitable for disabled guests.
Ground-floor toilet and shower room.
Recreation and Games Room.
A large and well-equipped facility with table-tennis table, darts-board, bagatelle and a TV with three HDMI connections for games consoles. A great place for younger members of the family to enjoy themselves away from everyone else! The Recreation Room also has a fold-away work-table for those preferring to use the space for their artistic endeavours. This room doubles as a utility area with sink, washing machine, tumble-dryer and overhead drying-rack. It also has its own toilet.
Beachside has four double bedrooms upstairs. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers. Sandpiper and Sea-Eagle also have en-suite bathrooms.
The master bedroom with cathedral windows and unbelievable views across Seilebost Beach. SuperKing sized double bed, TV and en suite bath and shower room and toilet.
The largest bedroom with its own en-suite shower room and toilet. Magnificent views on two sides across Seilebost beach and towards Taransay. SuperKing zip and link double bed, separable into two singles if preferred (advance notice required).
Twin bedded room with views on two sides – one, towards Seilebost beach and the other, up the Luskentyre estuary towards Loch Fincastle. Oystercatcher and Puffin share the family bathroom, which has both a bath and a shower.
Double bedded room with views up the Luskentyre Estuary towards Loch Fincastle. Family bathroom shared with Oystercatcher.
While Beachside can sleep up to eight people, it doesn’t feel large and can be enjoyed by much smaller groups, or, even, just two people who value the space and privacy of having a sensational holiday location to themselves. But it is large enough for eight people to enjoy without it feeling crowded. Both Sandpiper and Sea Eagle bedrooms are large enough to be enjoyed as private sitting rooms as well as bedrooms.
Because of its size, Sea Eagle can also be used as a family bedroom for those with young children. There is a very comfortable double sofa bed and a travel cot available for this purpose.
Recreation and Games Room:
Table-tennis table, darts board, bagatelle and Smart TV with three HDMI connection points for games consoles. Also, collapsible art and ‘kids play’ table. This area is also equipped as a utility room with washing machine and tumble-dryer. An overhead drying rack is available for wet suits, soggy anoraks, beach towels and general use.
Good library of books, including many on Scotland and the Scottish Islands. Most people will find something here to suit their taste in holiday reading.
Collection of local maps, including an Ordnance Survey wall map covering the whole of Harris, with Beachside as its central point.
Games and Jigsaws:
Many popular board-games and absorbing jigsaws, with which to relax on the long summer evenings or when cosily curled up in front of the log-fire.
Double electric oven, grill and hob. Separate microwave, dishwasher, ceiling to floor fridge and freezer. Island with drinks cooler and two bar stools plus a table to seat eight. The kitchen/dining area is well-equipped at every level.
Large screen TV in the lounge carrying Sky TV’s channels and Sky Sports. TV’s are also to be found in the Master bedroom and the Recreation Room. The Sky Q system lets people watch different programmes on each of the three Smart TVs. A DVD player is provided in the lounge for you to be able to enjoy your own DVDs. There is also a small collection of family DVDs.
Cot, high-chair and potty provided
Well-behaved dogs are welcome (no more than two), Dog towels, dog bed and bowls are provided. But please note that dogs are not allowed upstairs in the bedrooms or to sleep on the sofas in the lounge! There is a small charge of £25 per week per dog.
The land around the house is fenced off and secure for children and dogs.
There is a large patio along with secured garden furniture.
Seilebost Beach may be accessed directly on foot from Beachside. Or, by using the adjacent side road (on foot or by car) to the old Seilebost School. The playing fields of the former school can be freely used for ball games – but watch out for rabbit holes!
Space for up to four cars.
Glazed double doors open from both the dining area of the kitchen and the lounge onto a large patio area – A wonderful place from which to watch the sun go down in the west as it sinks behind the Island of Taransay.
There is an external hot and cold shower for people to wash themselves down after coming in from the beach, before entering the house. Also, a clothes-drying area and a log and peat store.
The morning sun provides a sun-trap on the east side of the house. Garden bench seating facilitates the enjoyment of these special times.