Tetherstone location

Northton is a village at the southern end of the magnificent sands of the west coast of Harris. It is about 18 miles south of Tarbert (ferries to Skye and the mainland) and 3 miles from Leverburgh (ferries to Berneray and the Uists). Leaving the road between Tarbert and Leverburgh, turn into Northton (signed Taobh Tuath in Gaelic). Tetherstone (40 Northton) is situated half a mile through the village on the right hand side of the road. There is a regular bus service that will stop at the house with buses to Leverburgh, Tarbert and Stornoway.

Walking from the house, a few minutes will bring you to a sandy beach in the village, followed by a grassy plain (the machair) covered with wild flowers and nesting birds in spring and summer. One of the best walks in the Outer Hebrides, past three stunning beaches to a ruined medieval chapel on a headland, is a gentle forty minutes stroll each way. On this walk, we have been rewarded with sightings of otters, golden eagle, seals, porpoise and the rare Great Yellow Bumblebee!

Northton and its surrounding environment have infinite appeal for anyone who appreciates the natural landscape, where you are free to walk and enjoy the birds and scenery, varied and dramatic weather and a rich cultural heritage.

Nearby Leverburgh has a good general shop, fuel, restaurant and bar, three churches and the Sound of Harris ferry terminal.

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