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Looking to stay in 2025?

Bookings for 2025 will open on 1st September 2024. If you have any questions ahead of this date, please send an email.

Looking to Stay in 2024?

We are now taking bookings for 2024, but already have very limited availability, with the first weeks available being September 2024.  We have now been going 15 years, and have new people who choose ot make Fir Chlis their home for their stay in Harris.     

The house is booked through to end August 2024.   We have 3 weeks available starting 20th September, 27th September and 4th October.  If you are interested in these weeks you can book online or drop us an email.  The house is available for Christmas 2024/5.  Please email for details.

We do understand that booking a stay isn’t easy – we built Fir Chlis, partly out of frustration with finding somewhere to stay – a rather extreme solution, but a rewarding one! We would love to take more people but alas there is only one house, and it’s a rather special one in a an even more special place.  Maybe we will build another one day!

We also try to keep access to Harris as broad as possible, and our prices reflect that.  An off season a stay at Fir Chlis can be very reasonable for a group of friends or family.

We don’t take bookings more than a season ahead, and will open for 2025 bookings in August or September 2024. We are proud of the loyal following of regulars we have built up over the years and this enables us to thank them by offering them first refusal.  If you have a wedding or special event coming up, please drop us a note so we can try to weave it into future plans.

The most popular weeks are, unsurprisingly, the Scottish school holidays from the end of June to mid August. Given the popularity, we do struggle to fit every one in and so stick to a weekly booking for these weeks – starting on a Friday, partly to accommodate wedding parties.  

Prefer a Short Break?

Between early November and February , the house is available for short-breaks of 3 nights or more starting at £495 as well as weekly stays from £895.

Looking for an Extended Break?

For an extended break we offer a discount on the second and subsequent weeks.  If you are interested in booking the house for an extended period of a month or more, please click below for a quote.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Many People Can Stay?

The house accommodates 6 comfortably.  The master double bedroom has en-suite.  A twin and a second double room share the main bathroom.  There is a double sofa-bed in the separate study with its own adjacent shower room.

What is the Basis for Summer Bookings?

Our Bookings during the summer are on a weekly basis from Friday to Friday.   If you want to stay for less, the weekly charge would still apply.

What’s the Earliest I can Book in Advance?

We do not take bookings for the house more than a season ahead.  We open for general bookings on 1 September each year the following summer.  July and August are both in heavy demand, and with regular bookings to accommodate, we cannot guarantee availability before then.

Can I Change a Booking?

You can move your booking any time up until 4 weeks before your stay without penalty.  After this we will be as reasonable as we can (things happen), but cannot commit to moving a booking and treat it as a cancellation (see below)

Can I Cancel a Booking?

We will refund any rental or deposit paid by you if and when we re-let the property (we usually do).  We do not deduct an administration fee, but may need to offer a discount to secure the new booking, which will be deducted.

How do Short Breaks work?

Short breaks operate from early November to late February and offer you the chance to enjoy the house at a very reasonable price.  Outside of these time we only take full-week bookings. Cleaning charges make overnight and two-night breaks prohibitively expensive.

What about children?

It is an individual choice.  A balcony, a wood-burning stove and an upstairs living area mean you may want to look elsewhere if you have very young children.  Equally we have some young families who come back year after year, who appreciate having comfortable self-catering accommodation in Luskentyre.

How accessible is the house?

The house was built 10 years ago, so reflects modern building standards but has no special adaptations for those with limited mobility (e.g., stair lift).  Two of the bedrooms can be reached step-free from the drive. However, the living area is upstairs. The stairs are wide and at a reasonable angle.

Do you Take Pets?

We hate to say No, but it’s No.  Rover or Felix simply make life harder all round and we struggle to squeeze in time for everyone during the season as it is. 

Do you Allow Smoking in the House?

Smoking inside the house is now illegal.  You are welcome to smoke outside, but smoking on the wooden balcony is not a good idea.

Do we need a car?

The bus runs four times a day and stops near the house, and Harris is great for cyclists, but in reality you need a car.  You will be 10 miles from the nearest shop and 45 miles from the nearest hospital.

Can I Book on the Phone?

Yes – please call us on 07808 098860.  We will need your address, mobile number and email address to take a booking.  We will send a confirmation of your booking by email with details of how to pay the deposit.

Any Other Questions? Any Problems?

If you would prefer us to make the booking for you or need to let us know about specific requirements, please use our contact form. We aim to get back to every enquiry within 24 working hours. You can also use the form if you have any questions or just fancy dropping us an email!