àilean is pronounced with a soft “ahhh” followed by “lin”. It is an individual house which we designed as our home on Harris so it has the comforts you would expect in a modern home and some interesting features! Creating the house was a big and exciting challenge for us and we completed the build in 2009. The location is superb and the views are to die for. We are proud to share our gem in the Hebrides with you and hope you will fall in love with the island as we have.
With 3 large bedrooms àilean sleeps up to 6 people in splendid comfort. On the ground floor the main living area is open-plan and there is a king size bedroom and large bathroom with double ended bath, separate shower and infra red sauna. Upstairs there are large king size and twin bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms as well as a quiet area should you wish some tranquility or a place to read.
To the front of the house the large windows frame panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, North Harris hills, island of Taransay and Chaipaval (Ceapabhal) with its distinctive feldspar trumpet. Crofting lands behind the house lead to the gentler hills of South Harris, peppered with small lochs and the remains of Duns and shielings. Borve beach is just a few hundred yards in front of the house and there is a large selection of other beautiful beaches within a few minutes drive including the world class Scarista Beach. Harris golf course is less than a 5 minute drive away and superb fishing is available nearby.