About

Welcome to Baile An Or

Background

We have been visiting Harris for over 25 years.  The building of Baile An Or represents a dream come true for our family – giving us a base and future home on the island.  For now, while our young family grows up, we invite you to enjoy what we have created – a unique, simple house in a breathtakingly beautiful location on the East Coast of Harris.

Located in Ardslave, just 9 miles south of Tarbert, Baile An Or is located in the “Bays” area on the East coast.  The Bays comprise many small fishing villages that were established on this sheltered side of the island in the 18th century.  The East coast is a rugged and rocky area with new sea lochs and inlets around every corner, full of wildlife, from sea otters and dolphins to white tailed eagles and Red Deer.

Baile An Or was designed by our friend, architect Ian MacDonald, taking our dream of having open plan living areas with panoramic views all around the peninsula.  The house will be built in 2023 by our good friend Roy Grant.  Roy has fallen in love with the area during many years of joining us for our holidays on the island and he is building the house to the highest standards.

The House

Baile An Or is built with three bedrooms on the ground floor.  The master bedroom is a double bedroom with dressing area, freestanding bath and en suite shower room.  The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows with views towards Skye across the minch.

Bedrooms 2 and 3  are lovely bedrooms with stunning views across the heather towards Geocrab and the minch towards the mainland at Gairloch, Fisherfield and the Summer Isles.  Both rooms share the family shower room. 

The ground floor accommodation is completed by the utilty room and beautiful staircase to the upper floor.

Upstairs is the open plan living, dining and kitchen space.  The views from this room are difficult to do justice to with words – you will see what we mean!

Inside there is a wood burning stove, luxury kitchen with everything a family needs to prepare and enjoy meals from the wonderful natural larder, audio and visual system including unlimited music and Sky TV.

Balconies and patio doors give access to the outdoor space.

Outside on the balconies we have a hot tub, pizza oven, bbq, outdoor heaters and the Bunkhouse – a versatile insulated and heated garden room which can be used for all sorts of adventures!