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Sleeps - 10
Region - West Coast and Islands & Hebrides
Activities Beach · Boats · Sailing · Swimming · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Mobile Coverage · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Fully Catered
Rodel House, one of the islands most historic houses, with its own impressive harbour and walled garden, and views across the sea to the Isle of Skye and beyond, occupies an unrivalled position on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
Built in 1781 by Captain Alexander MacLeod of the redoubtable MacLeods of Harris and Dunvegan, it is deeply embedded in the life of the island and to this day retains an intrinsic connection to its place it has, in its past, welcomed the late Queen Elizabeth, when The Royal Yacht Britannia anchored off Rodel and she visited the house as part of her Hebrides tour.
After a long and sympathetic restoration, today the house commences a new chapter, welcoming guests to a truly unique and awe inspiring location. Guests can enjoy boat trips from the private harbour to the Sound of Harris, Lewis East Lochs, or the Isles of Shiants and Taransay etc. Sea-fishing for lobsters, crabs, mackerel, pollack, cod and haddock. Learn about local crafts such as Harris Tweed Weaving, or a tour of the Harris Gin Distillery in Tarbert. Walking, wild swimming, bird watching, and photography opportunities abound…
Rodel House offers fully catered accommodation for up to 10 guests (maximum 8 adults and 2 children).
There is an event space in the adjacent sail loft, which can seat up to 50 guests. Perfect for a Ceilidh. Ceilidh is the Gaelic word for gathering, or social visit. Many assume it is a traditional dance party, however it can also involve storytelling and singing. A memorable evening could include an accordion player, Scottish dancers or a storyteller, to immerse yourself in this beautiful, gentle culture.
Rodel House is available on a fully catered basis, to include: • Daily housekeeping. • Delicious breakfast, home baking & and local produce, light lunch or picnic, and dinner. • Well stocked ‘welcome’ bar and house wines. • All soft drinks & mixers. • Flowers in public rooms.
Maximum 10 guests – the bed bunkroom is only suitable for children, maximum 8 adults.
Minimum 3 night rental.
Not included in rental: Additional alcoholic beverages and wines as required. There is NO corkage charge. The house can arrange for wines to be brought in or you can order your own.
Over Christmas & New Year there is a minimum 7 night rental period required.
Rodel is a 1.5hrs drive from Stornoway. There are regular flights from Stornoway to Edinburgh/Glasgow.
A visit to the Outer Hebrides with its beautiful white sandy beaches, and crystal clear sea, should be on everyone’s bucket list. Rodel is the perfect location to soak in the peace and serenity and enjoy the very best of island hospitality.
Rodel House offers accommodation for up to 10 guests (maximum 8 adults and 2 children) in: Two double ensuite bedrooms One double bedroom and one bunk bedroom (children only) with a shared bathroom. One twin bedroom with bathroom, in the adjacent East Wing.
Rodel has a small event space in the adjacent sail loft, which can seat up to 50 guests and available by separate agreement.
There is so much to see, do and experience on Harris and Lewis!
Ceilidh Ceilidh is the Gaelic word for gathering, or social visit. Many assume it is a traditional dance party, however it can also involve storytelling and singing. There is a beautifully renovated Sail Loft at Rodel and makes the perfect venue for a Ceilidh. A memorable evening could include an accordion player, Scottish dancers or a storyteller, to immerse yourself in this beautiful, gentle culture.
Boat Trips Trips to the Shiant Isles, Bay of Harris, Scarp, Loch Reasort, Taransay and St Skilda. Sea fishing trips can be organised to suit your itinerary (weather dependent).
For a more leisurely experience …
Rodel Rodel is a delightful small settlement. Take time to walk around and visit Rodel Church, St Clements (site of the former Broch). You might spot whales and dolphins from the viewpoint!
Local Interest There are many interesting historical sites on Harris and Lewis. Bosta Iron Age House Callanish Stones Doune Carloway and the Blackhouse at Arnol. Lews Castle in Stornoway.
Visit a local Harris Tweed weaver. Distillery tour and tasting at the Isle of Harris Distillery.
For the more active! Guided Wild Swimming, Sea Kayaking, Surfing and Snorkelling expeditions can be organised.
Guided Walks Guided walks taking you to some of the beautiful machair and historical sites of interest can be arranged to suit all levels of fitness.
Electric Bicycles Hire an electric bicycle and tour around South Harris.
Golf There is a lovely small 9 hole course at Scarista, and a Tom Morris designed course on South Uist. An 18 hole course can be found in Stornoway at Lews Castle.
Sport Sport can be organised on nearby estates. Fishing for Brown Trout, Sea Trout and salmon fishing. Sea fishing can also be organised, along with a lobster potting expedition! Stalking Snipe, Woodcock and Wildfowling can also be organised.
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