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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 1 August 2018

Second year staying at Taigh Graiaidh when on holiday in Lewis. It's a wonderful, well-equipped cottage with everything you need for a real home from home. The views from the living-room window over Loch Roag are stunning (as are the sunsets) and the cottage is...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank ChrissiScotland
Management response:Responded 2 August 2018

Aw thanks for this. Lovrky to see you again. Till next time, take care.

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Taigh Granaigh is probably the best holiday cottage we've stayed in. It's located in an absolutely stunning setting with views of the ocean and mountains. It has a beautiful garden with dog save fencing. Next door to the cottage is Kenny's Harris Tweed weaving workshop...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank frankaz2014
Management response:Responded 26 July 2018

Thanks guys, lovely to meet you all.

Reviewed 18 May 2018

A well equipped cosy holiday cottage. The welcome pack - Homemade Scotch pancakes, fresh eggs and wine - was a nice surprise which we enjoyed very much! Perfect location for watching the sunset as well as getting round the island. We found talking to Kenny...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank 389elizabeth
Management response:Responded 14 July 2018

Thanks for the kind review. We always recommend following main routes in the information we send out prior to arrival as sat nav only recognises the general area postcode which can be confusing. All the best.

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Granny's House. Breasclete. Isle of Lewis. We had a lovely stay in a well equipted and cosy little house. Had everything we needed and more thanks to the welcome pack and delicious homemade pancakes that were there on arrival on a cold wet night! Beautiful...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The location of Taigh Granaidh is excellent being a short drive from many good tourist attractions. The cottage itself could not be bettered. Extremely comfortable, warm, very well equipped and a joy to come back to everyday. Despite very changeable weather, we had a lovely...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Jan C
Management response:Responded 8 October 2017

Thank you. Lovely to meet you. Hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

I stayed here for 2 weeks, July 2017. The house is clean, comfortable, and is in a lovely place. A sunset view of the loch, across the road; a backyard perfect for morning coffee with chickens clucking in the background; and rolling hills behind the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Mary O
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Lovely to meet you all and to see how much you all enjoyed the area. Hope your walk went well. All the very best til next time. Caroline & Kenny

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Taigh Granaidh had everything you could expect from a holiday cottage and more! Very comfortable and well equipped, with beautiful views of the amazing sunsets. Well situated for exploring the west side of Lewis and also for venturing further afield as desired. The owners were...More

Date of stay: August 2017
2  Thank CakesforDo
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Thanks for this, lovely to meet you all and thanks too for being model guests.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had a great time at 'Granny's'. Was exactly what we were looking for, all the comforts of home in a great location. Lovely sunsets in the evening. Set back from the road you get a real feeling of being away and it is nice...More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Balihoi69
Management response:Responded 13 July 2017

Thank you, was lovely to meet you all.

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Cozy, well-equipped cottage. Warm welcome along with a useful pack of milk, butter, cheese, oatcakes, eggs and wine! Good location to explore this wild, rugged, beautiful island. We were blessed with incredible weather with some lovely sunrises and sunsets. Kenny gave us a demonstration of...More

Date of stay: October 2016
1  Thank PatD684
Management response:Responded 10 October 2016

So lovely to meet you all. You would be welcome back in a heartbeat. X

Reviewed 3 August 2016

We spent one wonderful week with our 2 dogs in the house ! Our hosts, Caroline and Kenny, were so kind and always available for us. They did everything which was possible to make our stay the most comfortable and enjoyable holiday we could get....More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Frans G
Management response:Responded 5 August 2016

It was lovely to meet you all. Very best. Caroline & Kenny

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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