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Bannatyne House

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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If it's time to escape from it all, visit Harris! With an abundance of wildlife, arts, music, breathtakingly beautiful beaches and the eponymous Harris Tweed, it is the most magical place in which to explore, adventure, relax, unwind! Bannatyne House, on the Isle of Scalpay, Harris, is just 15 minutes drive from Tarbert, and connected to 'mainland' Harris by a High-span road bridge. With the most stunning sea views across the islands natural South Harbour, this 3 bedroomed luxury self catering holiday home, offers a warm and welcoming place to explore all that Scalpay, Harris & Lewis and the wider Hebrides has to offer. Suitable for families, couples and groups of friends. Recently renovated to the highest specification, and new to the holiday market, Bannatyne House has a welcoming en...If it's time to escape from it all, visit Harris! With an abundance of wildlife, arts, music, breathtakingly beautiful beaches and the eponymous Harris Tweed, it is the most magical place in which to explore, adventure, relax, unwind! Bannatyne House, on the Isle of Scalpay, Harris, is just 15 minutes drive from Tarbert, and connected to 'mainland' Harris by a High-span road bridge. With the most stunning sea views across the islands natural South Harbour, this 3 bedroomed luxury self catering holiday home, offers a warm and welcoming place to explore all that Scalpay, Harris & Lewis and the wider Hebrides has to offer. Suitable for families, couples and groups of friends. Recently renovated to the highest specification, and new to the holiday market, Bannatyne House has a welcoming entrance area to kick of your boots and enjoy the warming properties of underfloor heating, and to enjoy the comfortable living and dining areas, including the sun room area, where a wonderful sunset can be enjoyed over a wee dram! The living area is fully equipped with TV, iPod compatible sound system and Nintendo Wii, and Wi-Fi. There is a luxury family bathroom downstairs and lovely en-suite upstairs with rainfall shower, Arran Aromatic toiletries provided. The 3 bedrooms, include a twin room with balcony, master with super-king-size bed and en-suite, and the downstairs bedroom with luxury king-size bed, and Harris tweed furnishings, all enjoying luxury bedding! The fully equipped kitchen has everything you are likely to need, including double oven, electric hobs, microwave, tassimo coffee machine, dishwasher. The utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and clothes driers. There is also a clothes drying area outside. The spacious terrace and the upstairs balcony also provide enjoyable outdoor spaces to enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Scalpay is a beautiful island, with great walks to the famous Eilean-glas lighthouse and Bein Scorabhaig, two natural harbours, a community shop and café, playpark,and wonderful crafts to explore. It is connected to Harris by High Span road bridge. Harris has much to offer with breath-taking beaches just a short drive away, with white sands and aqua marine waters, reminiscent of warmer climes! With great walks, and cycle routes, wonderful wildlife, galleries, cafes and craft shops, golf, not to mention great outdoor adventures, such as sea-kayaking, surfing, sailing. Visit us!More
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About the Owner
Fiona M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:June 2013
Interaction with guests
We know that travelling to a rural location is dependent on many factors including ferry journeys and breaks for meals etc, so timings of arrival can vary! With this in mind, arrival time is from 4pm on your day of access and we provide Welcome Information which includes details of directions and access information, 2 weeks prior to your stay. We ask that guests depart by 10am on the date of exit and again instructions for departure are provided in the welcome information we provide prior to your stay with us. We will also include a document with a wealth of local information including lots of things to do and see which we hope will help with your planning. If we can provide further assistance please don't hesitate to be in touch.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house itself was lovely inside - very clean and modern with everything needed for a perfect stay. The view was simply stunning.

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Patsyd07
Reviewed 16 May 2019

Bannatyne House is a wonderfully renovated heritage home on the Isle of Scalpay that has outside walls a good three feet thick which provide incredible insulation. The inside is comfortable, with an excellent hot water system, wonderful shower, lovely bed and linens, leather lounge furniture,...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank thetomatopeople
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Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Amazing house , had everything it promised the view over the harbour is amazing, the house is very well equipped with everything you need , excellent broadband, washer dryer, excellent shower, the king sized bed upstairs is just so very comfortable you want to take...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank caleytt
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We loved our stay and wouldI highly recommend Bannantyne House , very comfortable in great location.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Keith S
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Scalpay has two natural harbours - the North and South harbours - which provided safe anchorage to the island's once substantial fishing fleet and continue to do so today for local boats and the many visiting yachts. Bannatyne House overlooks the South Harbour. The island also has many small lochans. The largest of these is Loch an Duin (Loch of the Fort). The island also enjoys an abundance of wildlife: birds, otters, seals and much more, try sea kayaking around the island with the Scaladale centre! The island was also known to generations of sailors as the Glass Isle, hence the name of the island's lighthouse - Eilean Glas - the first to be built in the Outer Hebrides. It is still accessible via a glorious walk over the moors, to the peninsula on the eastern shore. Enjoy further walk...
Getting around
A car is recommended to explore the islands of Harris and Lewis. There are however bus services including a bus stop a short walk from Bannatyne House with buses to Tarbert (stopping at a few places along the way) with onward buses to Leverburgh and Stornoway, respectively, with various stops on the way. There is also a local Taxi service - Harris Taxis - again details are available at Bannatyne House. Other ways to get around include local boat services that can be chartered -again local providers are detailed in guest information available prior to your stay and in the guest folder. For various walks including Scalpay Lighthouse, you can also enjoy on foot, setting out from the house!
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