A lot of couples ask me where to stay on the Isle of Harris for their wedding or honeymoon. Many elope to the Isle of Harris so their accommodation is their big treat – a real hideaway together for the week of their wedding. A wedding and honeymoon rolled into one almost!
The Sound of Harris is one of the best luxury self catering homes I have seen. You can choose from two houses – the ” Big House ” and the ” Other House “.
The location is simply fantastic; perched on a cliff with uninterrupted views over the sea. It feels like complete seclusion on the edge of the island.
Inside, it is like stepping back in time to the fifties but with a personalised modern edge. Every detail has been carefully thought out and lovingly transported to the south of Harris by Rob and Carol, the owners of these wonderful homes. Harris tweed highlights the lovingly restored furniture and the original 1930’s chandelier, which was carefully transported under Carol’s plane seat back from San Fransisco.
Highlights include a Japanese bath, cosy, feather duvets that creates a snuggly heaven and beautiful wood burning stoves in the corner of the living areas.
The homes are personal and reflect the way Rob and Carol want their guests to feel when they stay. Luxury with unobtrusive extras such as binoculars, art supplies, books and a telescope make staying in this amazing cliff top gem special.
One of the best things about the Sound of Harris is that your ceremony can take place inside should the weather not be ideal on your day! You could also just walk out of the back door and have your wedding ceremony yards from the house yet still amidst the scenery of the island.
Siar beauty can come out to the Sound of Harris to do hair & make – up beforehand and Scarista Piper is available to provide that all important bagpipe sound!
Highly recommended is getting Chris from Flavour in to the Sound of Harris to prepare your delicious wedding meal afterwards!