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Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home)

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The property (on the left) from the main road
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Loch Amhister popular for trout fishing (5 minutes by car)
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Farmhouse
One of the most stunning locations for a rural break could find you relaxing at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's House), a comfortable property situated on a working croft in the village of Breasclete on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Sleeping up to 6, the house has two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. There is a large kitchen / dinette, a shower room downstairs and a bathroom with shower upstairs, and a comfortable sitting room with spectacular views over Loch Roag. Beside Taigh Granaidh is the croft 'loom shed' for Harris Tweed weaving. Trout fishing can be tried on one of the many nearby lochs and you have your choice of a myriad of unspoilt beaches within easy reach. The area is rich in archaeology. Callanish Standing Stones, reported to be older than Stonehenge, is ...One of the most stunning locations for a rural break could find you relaxing at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's House), a comfortable property situated on a working croft in the village of Breasclete on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Sleeping up to 6, the house has two double bedrooms and one twin bedded room. There is a large kitchen / dinette, a shower room downstairs and a bathroom with shower upstairs, and a comfortable sitting room with spectacular views over Loch Roag. Beside Taigh Granaidh is the croft 'loom shed' for Harris Tweed weaving. Trout fishing can be tried on one of the many nearby lochs and you have your choice of a myriad of unspoilt beaches within easy reach. The area is rich in archaeology. Callanish Standing Stones, reported to be older than Stonehenge, is 5 minutes away by car. Travel north to visit the ancient fortress of Doune Broch in Carloway, explore Garenin Blackhouse Village in Carloway, the Norse Mill in Shawbost and the Blackhouse in Arnol. All within 15 miles of Granny's. A short walk from the croft is Sgianault, a rocky beach, where you can catch the low tide and explore the rock pools and you may just find a scallop on the sandy shore. Birdlife is also in abundance with meadow pipits and wagtails, buzzards, oystercatchers, lapwings, redshanks, dunlin, cormorant, black headed and common gulls and more to be seen on the route. Dalmore and Dalbeg are the closest beaches. Swept by the westerly winds straight off the Atlantic Ocean, Dalmore is a popular surfing destination. We would also recommend visiting Bosta on Great Bernera where there is a reconstruction of an Iron Age house open during the summer. Reef and Ardroil Sands in Uig are also well worth a visit but that's just scratching the surface. Bosta, Reef and Ardroil are all safe for swimmers. Sunday is a special day here where most folk enjoy a day off from work and consequently most shops are closed. There are some hotels and restaurants open in town and out in the country and of course the beaches and countryside are there for you to explore. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Dogs are permitted with responsible owners and on the understanding that this is a rural setting and there are sheep on neighbouring crofts and hens nearby. We would also request that pets are not permitted into areas where there are soft furnishings and under no circumstances allowed access to bedrooms.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Caroline M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully clean, fantastically well equipped and well positioned house - warm and water tight (proved by recent storms!). An absolutely delightful home from home, and dog friendly too. Already booked return visit ... highly recommended.

Date of stay: November 2020
Thank Alwayscheerful
Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

This was our second stay at Taigh Granaidh. We had a lovely time again. The surroundings are just stunning, including a waterfall right behind the cottage garden. Caroline and Kenny are lovely hosts and the chicken and Border Collies a delight. We got hit by...More

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank frankaz2014
Reviewed 11 October 2019

Could not wish for anymore. Caroline and Kenny very helpful and friendly. Great Safe garden for our young dog. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Location central for everything, very peaceful.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Getaway17641346728
Reviewed 11 July 2019

Taigh Granaidh is a very lovely cottage sitting on a small hill overlooking a lovely sea loch with fantastic sun sets. Next door there is a weaving shed where you can be taking through the weaving process. Ideal for touring local beach and historic sites....More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Trail628022
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2019

Nice to meet you all.

Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

We arrived about 10pm and enjoyed Caroline's welcome package especially the pancakes The house is great for visiting the sights of Lewis We were happy with the beaches close by although we did venture to Uig sands also The house was very comfortable and provided...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank fiftyplus_9
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2019

Thank you so much, was lovely to meet you all, Mia too. Hope you find your way back sometime. Best regards Kenny, Caroline, Dot & Sheila

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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

After a long drive north the cottage was everything we’d hoped for, warm, welcoming and very well equipped. Taigh Granaidh Is ideally situated for visiting all the major attractions across Lewis, with the Standing Stones and Dun Carloway Broch just a few minutes drive away....More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank ian s
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

Thanks guys lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

The May weather was unseasonably chilly, but Taigh Granaigh was a well-equipped, handily located base from which to explore Lewis & Harris & a cosy, welcoming home-from-home at the end of each day. We loved Kenny’s weaving demonstration & watching the chickens, sheep & lambs...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Paula F
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2019

Thank you very much Paula. Hope to see you all again sometime. Kenny & Caroline

Reviewed 11 April 2019

Ideal location for exploring both Lewis and Harris. Extremely comfortable accomodation, with every amenity that you would need. Host very welcoming, with some lovely touches i.e. fresh flowers, homemade pancakes, etc. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank LibertonMum
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2019

Thanks for your kind review. It was a pleasure to host your party and thanks for not leaving me much to do:-)

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stayed a long weekend in this lovely house while we were up for a family wedding. Taigh Granaidh was so cosy and comfortable that we wished we'd been able to spend more time there. Caroline and Kenny are lovely and very welcoming. The house...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Scora
Reviewed 18 September 2018

we stayed for 1 week in the lovely cottage everything as described met kenny a couple of times very friendly and we love the cute retired dog i forget the name had a great time great cottage stay here if you want to visit the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank darrendazz
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Ah Dot has made many friends! Nice to meet you all.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
For many visitors the highlight of any visit to Lewis is to see the world famous standing stones at Callanish, the neighbouring village to Breasclete. Over 5000 years old, there are several stone circles in the area with the main site in the form of a cross with centre circle around a burial chamber. Travel north for more sites of interest to the ancient fortress of Doune Broch in Carloway, explore Garenin Blackhouse Village in Carloway, the Norse Mill in Shawbost and the Blackhouse in Arnol. All within 15 miles of Granny's. Within easy reach of the Taigh Granaidh are several beautiful beaches. Dalmore and Dalbeg are the closest, swept by the westerly winds straight off the Atlantic Ocean, Dalmore is a regular surfing destination. We would also recommend visiting Bosta on Great Bernera...
Getting around
The best way to get around especially to these secluded out of the way places to enjoy the view, take a walk in the hills or along the shore, is by car. There is public transport to get around the main island ring road and out to other areas but this ceases after 6pm. Local bus service information is available from the local authority website. There are local car hire firms so if you do fly in you can pick up your car at the airport or make appropriate arrangements.
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