Creating a home we’d want to visit
We are Peter Edwards and Fiona Rintoul, writers and feckless freelancers. Peter is the author of many walking and cycling guidebooks, including The Hebrides: 50 walking and backpacking routes. Fiona is a writer, translator and journalist. Her books include Whisky Island, a celebration in poetry and prose of the Isle of Islay and its superlative whiskies, with photographs by Konrad Borkowski.
You can’t really own somewhere like Sith-Phort, but it’s our pleasure to be looking after it for now. After spending more than a decade exploring the Outer Hebrides, we were delighted to realise our dream of having a home on Harris when we took the house over in 2015. We now live in Rhenigidale in the winter and welcome holidaymakers in the summer.
We did most of the restoration work at Sith-Phort ourselves. We’ve tried to create the kind of home we would like to visit, using restored second-hand furniture and natural fabrics. We’ve emphasised comfort and practicality and tried to ensure guests have everything they need, including a decent set of kitchen knives: something that always seems to be missing in holiday homes.
If you have a question about Sith-Phort, we’d be delighted to hear from you.