Leverburgh Sound of Harris


The quiet village of Carminish is a typical crofting village situated just outside Leverburgh on the Isle of Harris. In summer it is a contrast of blues and greens with machair carpeting the landscape.  This is an area of outstanding beauty, a place where time seems to stand still, villagers are friendly and wildlife is in abundance.Towards Leverburgh All along the road, the views of The Sound of Harris are truly wonderful.  The seascape colours are ever changing as the tide rises and falls. The island is always stunning but changeable and can offer four seasons in one day.

The roads here are single track, but nobody is in a hurry as quite often a passing place is an opportunity to catch up on local gossip from a passing friend. Blacksheep House is down a small turning off Strond and stands on its own land at the edge of an inlet. From the house there are beautiful walks along the coast, also out onto Carminish Island or up onto the hills that run along the length of Strond. The house feels very secluded and also benefits from panoramic views through a huge semi-circle of windows.

A short drive away is Leverburgh and The Anchorage restaurant which is famous for seafood and live music on summer weekends. You can stock up on essentials at the local community shop which sells practically anything.