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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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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 28 June 2016

Loved being here. We arrived late Saturday evening and there was a lovely welcoming card from Caroline and Kenny. When we opened the fridge it was already stocked with cheese,butter,milk and a most welcome bottle of wine. There were also fresh eggs and a box...More

Date of stay: June 2016
2  Thank Moira J
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

Lovely to meet you all.

Reviewed 27 September 2015

What a FANTASTIC place to stay, Caroline and Kenny most the welcoming of people you could wish to meet. the welcome pack was the best we have experienced and very much appreciated. The cottage was VERY well equipped with everything you needed and more, very...More

Date of stay: September 2015
3  Thank 501tricia
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thanks folks, lovely meeting people so enthusiastic about exploring, great way to close off our season. Very best from us both.

Reviewed 12 August 2015

Thank you Caroline and Kenny for making us feel welcome and like part of your family. The views are amazing from every window. Loved seeing Kenny working the loom very interesting. Loved playing with Dot and Sheila (the girls) such adorable dogs. The house is...More

Date of stay: August 2015
2  Thank Catwoman9591
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2015

Thank you was lovely to meet you all. Welcome back anytime;-)

Reviewed 7 July 2015

Caroline and Kenny greeted us with an incredibly warm welcome. Our arrival to the cottage was met with a lovely plate of homemade scones and fresh flowers and this warm welcome was extended with local knowledge and also to the children who feel in love...More

Date of stay: July 2015
2  Thank Lisa J
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Lovely to meet you all.

Reviewed 6 July 2015

Caroline and Kenny helped make our stay on the Isle of Lewis really memorable starting with a cheery welcome (with fresh eggs and scones!), a home from home with everything we needed (plus extras such as a great library of books, music system, binoculars, chickens...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Kate W
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Lovely to meet you all.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015

We absolutely loved this place. It was homely and relaxed, well equipped and very comfortable, and perfectly located for getting around the islands. We were warm and snug despite all that the weather could throw at us - and it did throw it all this...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank DevonCatLady
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thanks for your lovely review, nice to meet you all.

Reviewed 23 April 2015

The house is very well equipped and comfortable, and beautifully situated on a working croft. We had the chance to see tweed being woven and to learn something about island life. The scenery is fantastic, our granddaughters loved playing with the dogs and seeing brand-new...More

Date of stay: April 2015
Thank Anthony P
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2015

Thank you, it was lovely meeting you all.

Reviewed 22 September 2014

Caroline's welcome pack was very well received, and Kenny was very helpful and most interesting on the weaving in the islands. Mary is herself a hand weaver with a floor loom and so there was a mutual interest. The property is excellently situated to explore...More

Date of stay: September 2014
Thank Anthony H
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2014

Lovely to meet you both.

Reviewed 3 September 2014

We had one of the best family holidays ever here. The house itself was well equipped and had plenty of space for us. There is a good collection of books, CDs and even toys and games for the children. Our hosts were very friendly and...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 1 September 2014

What a wonderful week we spent at "Granny's House". Such a warm and welcoming house with all the home comforts to make a stay perfect! Kenny and Caroline are so friendly and the welcome pack of essentials (including wine) was sooo nice after a long...More

Date of stay: August 2013
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
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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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