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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 Shower, 1 Full bath
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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 12 August 2014

This was the first time we have stayed in this property despite holidaying in Lewis several times previously. I can safely say that it was a real pleasure staying here. It is extremely clean and very comfortable with everything you need. A perfect welcome on...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Gwen R
Caroline M, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Thank you very much Gwen, it was a pleasure to meet you all.

Reviewed 14 June 2014

I highly recommend this house which is very clean, comfortable and homely. An added bonus is the opportunity to see Kenny weaving Harris Tweed in the old house next door. Caroline also provided a welcome pack including some excellent home made pancakes and jam which...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank JonnyScot
Management response:Responded 15 June 2014

Lovely to meet you, hope you make it back another time. X

Reviewed 7 May 2014

My husband, I & two friends spent a week in the cottage. It spacious, very comfortable and great situation to explore Lewis & Harris. I was drawn to the Hebrides by Peter May's trilogy and fell in love with the island. We were lucky and...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank Jennifer H
Management response:Responded 8 May 2014

Thank you, lovely to meet you all.

Reviewed 7 May 2014

Very comfortable and well apportioned cottage, situated in an ideal spot for touring Lewis and Harris. It is very close to most of the main sites of historical interest and it is centrally situated to travel anywhere within a reasonable time, including to Stornoway. The...More

Date of stay: April 2014
Thank Ian S
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
Management response:Responded 26 July 2013

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Date of stay: July 2013
Management response:Responded 26 July 2013

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

The house was spacious with a home from home feel to it where you feel immediately comfortable. Great views from the main rooms including sunsets from the lounge and a well maintained garden to relax in. Easy access to all the sites, the sea, variety...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank stemak
Management response:Responded 27 June 2013

Thanks Steve. Lovely to meet you all. Caroline & Kenny

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

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Date of stay: June 2013
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Morpeth
Reviewed 12 June 2013

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Date of stay: May 2013
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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