Pairc an t-Srath

Western Isles
Bed & Breakfast

Stunning sea views, seasonal Scottish food and comfortable rooms in this simple beach-side home – a Western Isles gem


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 2


Richard and Lena’s home is on the west side of the island and has wake-up views of the beach at Borve. They are sociable souls, know Harris intimately and are very happy to share.

Pretty amazing views from the dining room tumble down the hill too, so expect to linger over meals. Richard crofts, Lena cooks and great breakfasts include seasonal herring, mackerel or kippers; dinners are offered in the winter – perhaps homemade soup, venison casserole, chocolate cake with raspberries.

You’ll spot otters in the loch and the standing stones at Callanish are unmissable; find out about the origin and history of the famous Harris Tweed brand, and arrange fishing on Borve Lodge Estate’s rivers and lochs – guests get 25% off. Return for a sizzle in the sauna and summer nights that are incredibly long.

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We think you'll love

  • The fantastic Hebridean hospitality
  • Seeing the wonderful views from house and garden
  • Having the beach right on the doorstep
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Home truths

  • Variable mobile reception
  • Harris is popular in school holidays so book trips in advance
  • Getting here takes a bit of planning


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3 courses, £37. Restaurant 3 miles, pub 7 miles.


Nightly price
from £52
Singles £54.
1 Single
From £52
2 Doubles
From £104
1 Twin
From £104


Outstanding every respect. If you visit Harris you must stay here.


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The neighbourhood

There are heaps of outdoor activities on the doorstep: hill walking and climbing, cycling, golf, birdwatching, boat trips. The nearest beaches are Borve and Horgabost and the world famous Luskentyre Sands is just five miles along the coast. Leverburgh is nine miles away: the nearest food shop (and petrol station); the ferry terminal for Berneray and the Uists; The Anchorage Restaurant. You can eat out at Machair Kitchen in the local community hall too, or Scarista House – a five-minute drive. Richard and Lena’s trailer at Horgabost campsite is open till 5pm weekdays, 8pm weekends.

Local points of interest from Lena & Richard MacLennan

  • Golden sandy beach within a 2 minute walk of the house.
  • Enjoy another golden beach and headland walk up to Macleod's Standing Stone. Just a 10 minute walk along the road.
  • Watch out for golden eagles soaring above the hill at the back of the house.
  • If it's raining there are plenty galleries to enjoy or why not visit Seallam exhibition and genealogy research centre at Northton.
  • Watch a weaving demonstration at the Harris Tweed visitor centre in Drinishader. Purchase Harris Tweed by the length or Harris Tweed gifts at the Harris Tweed shop in Tarbert. Buy Harris Tweed clothing and accessories at The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay.
  • Visit St Clements Church at Rodel. This 16th century church was founded by Alasdair Crotach Macleod, 8th Chief of Macleod.


Lena & Richard MacLennan

Richard and Lena are both locals. Apart from crofting Richard also runs the local campsite at Horgabost, opposite the island of Taransay, where they have their own trailer Blas bhon Iar (a Taste of the West), offering excellent food including their own burgers and gluten free products. He’s involved in the local agricultural show too. They have a holiday cottage on the other side of the island.