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“Heaven on Earth!!”
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Bedroom
Cast iron roll top bath
Cinema room
North Harris
View from the lounge
Sauna room
Fishing trip
Lounge
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Winter Beach
Sonas Cottage
Recliners in cinema room
Traditional Helo Sauna
Sonas Cottage
Cinema room
Bedroom
Traditional roll top bath
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Zeeps
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Heaven on Earth!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This was a special treat for us to celebrate our 'Silver Wedding' and it was just the most idyllic holiday ever. The cottage is stunning, with everything you could ever want or need! We enjoyed the sauna and cinema room in the evenings and explored this beautiful island throughout the day. Angus and Catriona made it extra special when a beautiful bouquet arrived with wine and chocolates on our Anniversary morning. Thank you to Granny Joan!! Joan is an absolute sweetheart who shared some history about Harris and we enjoyed very much her knowledge about the 'Whaling Station' which lies at the bottom of 'Sonas' My husband LOVED the music system! He was like a kid in a sweetie shop!

Once again, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. It was a perfect way to celebrate and one which we will always remember.

Corrine & Alistair Mackenzie

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing! All perfect!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Geoffrey...
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply Spectacular”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a truly luxurious rental with modern appliances and everything you need to feel at home. The sauna and cinema contribute to make this charming and romantic cottage a comfortable retreat from the vagaries of weather. Sonas is well situated, close to Tarbert, but still remote in a bucolic setting. Harris is a walkers paradise and its beaches are not to be missed.

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Liked best: 5 Star amenities
Liked least: Having to leave
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Fiona G
Inverness, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Sublime !!!”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Have just returned from a glorious week on the Isle of Harris! Sonas is more than a home from home it is truly luxurious. From the kitchen , which is full of wonderful gadgets, to the sauna and cinema room. Not that we watched many movies, we were too busy enjoying the view from the windows. We had evening entertainment with the otters in the bay hunting for fish and the eagles flying at the back of the cottage - truly wonderful!
After a days walking it was great to return to a lovely relaxing bath or a sauna. Angus and Catriona have thought of everything,
A wonderful relaxing break in a fabulous cottage, would definitely recommend and will almost certainly return!

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Kim B
Ashford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“For a totally relaxed and de-stressing experience ...... Sonas is the answer”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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My husband and I travelled to Harris, landing in Tarbert ready for our 7 day break. We both needed to relax and get rid of the stress that comes naturally with both of our jobs. We always holiday in the Scottish Highlands , so Harris and Lewis was an exciting adventure for us. Sonas cottage was everything (and more) that the website described and so is the Island. Combined, it was exactly the right tonic that we needed. Sonas is fully equipped to pamper all of your needs whilst away from home. It was a lovely feeling knowing that we were returning home each day to such comfort and relaxation (both the bath and the sauna are to die for)!
The people in the village were really friendly , as were everyone that we met across the island. Angus was very helpful and kind during the booking arrangements. We saw eagles, seals, red deer and we watched a lamb being born from the back door.
Don't hesitate with your choice .... Choose Sonas cottage and choose the Isle of Harris. You will not regret a minute of it.

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“even better than expected !!”
Reviewed 12 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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It was our 1st time to Harris. We found the cottage only 5 minute drive from the ferry at Tarbert.

The cottage itself was fantastic. It was better than expected, and had every gadget & comfort you could wish for. The cinema room was great for the dark evenings,(we went in Jan ) & the cottage was very well equipped. The views from the lounge were like a fresh painting by the hour !!

The bed was so comfy & big we slept like logs !! The attention to detail was superb. The bath was amazing,the large walk in shower,and not to mention the sauna.

It is ideally situated for travelling the island and exploring the south of Harris & the north to Lewis.

We loved the place and were sad to leave. I would truly recommend Sonas,We have stayed in many cottages & this has been by far the best, with attention to detail & quality.

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