Blacksheep House

Isle of Harris, Western Isles

An architectural wonder, an eco-chic hideaway, a 'blackhouse' with 180 degree views of sea and shore. Magical St Kilda is a boat ride away


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Hebridean ‘blackhouses’ were low stone dwellings that disappeared into the landscape, with a thatched roof and a hole for the smoke. Step into an inspired 21st-century renovation, a harmony of ancient and modern on the sheep-straddled Isle of Harris. Welcome to toasty floors, a light-flooded interior and a 180 degree panorama of sea, shore and sky. You open the cream cottage door to a double-height living area with kitchen, dining room and bell-shaped sitting room at one end, bedroom alongside and a delicious gallery bedroom above. It’s a wonderful interior, warmly stylish, a mix of organic curves and clean lines. Find white panelled walls, deep sills, red bedspread, slate floor and bookcases spilling books and games; there’s a bathroom with a square, deep Japanese bath and recycled mosaics, and a cute kitchen well equipped. Take the boat (three hours) to St Kilda and the edge of the world, or cakes at the Temple Café. Dine at Scarista House, meet the wildlife. Or stay in and watch the weather. Harris is unlike anywhere else in the world, and it’s a privilege to stay.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Children over 12 welcome. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £146
Weekly price
from £1020
1 House for 4
From £1462 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Dinaz Williams

  • The best unspoiled beaches in the UK, along with the Machair and its wild flowers.
  • Wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities (Birds & Seabirds, Sea Otters, Seals, Whales, Dolphin, Deer)
  • Sport :- The unique Scarista Golf Course. Sea and Freshwater fishing.
  • Visit Callanish Standing Stones, the second most important site after Stonehenge.
  • Boat trips to St. Kilda (and other islands)
  • Unequalled fresh hand-dived scallops delivered to the door & fresh local seafood.