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“Lovely place to stay!”
Grandfather's house from the front
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Grandfather's house from the front
GFH from the entrance view towards Scarista beach At the arrow the village of Northton, left Scarista beach, and the 5 Northton beaches to the right.
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Grandfather's house from the front
GFH from the entrance view towards Scarista beach
At the arrow the village of Northton, left Scarista beach, and the 5 Northton beaches to the right.
Wood burning stove in the cosy open plan lounge/kitchen, with sheep leather sofa's
King size quality bed 160x200cm with comfy memory foam mattress, extra single in same bedroom
Double marble washbasin, shower and toilet upstairs, Also downstairs toilet in the hall
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Beach 2 walk from the cottage, the Machair is blooming with blue bells, scented clover, orchids
In winter the light can be so clear, the walk to the temple in golden colours, a dust of snow...
Harris Golf course, 5 min drive from Northton
Sunset over the 'our' beach
Northton is where you see the vast expanse of white sandy beach, like in the following picture
One of the South Harris beaches
Many of our returning guests are birdwatchers
Scarista beach, walk from the cottage to the breakers
You will see seals, we will inform you where to spot them, OS maps in GFH
Aurora Borealis, keep an eye on the Western Isles aurora watch on fb
Sheep blocking the road
Swimming/ surfing at Northton, pls find us on the web and send us an enquiry
Well behaved/trained dog welcome on request only.
Walk to the Temple from the cottage
Fishing!!
Beach fire Northton
Wild Orchids at the Machair
Highland cow in the dunes
Gannet's diving you will be seeing many of them
Beach nearby
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Hill-run...
Aberdeenshire
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely place to stay!”
Reviewed 17 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Had a lovely stay at Grandfathers House. It is in a great location with easy walking to lovely beaches, a fantastic café and a self service shop. There is a shop about 5 minutes drive away which stocks everything you would need and there is also a restaurant a mile or so futher on from the shop.

The owners Suzan and Jan are lovely and gave us a great welcome, along with a bottle of wine and some lovely cakes!

If you are looking to get away from it all, as a couple, then I highly recommend staying here.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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1 Jul 2016
Very kind, thank you very much!!
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John M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The best of both worlds”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Enjoyed a great week in this snug litte place, just ideal for a couple who want to get away from it all. Well located for most of the great beaches this island has to offer and remote enough to enjoy some real peace and quiet in a great location. With the best of both worlds right on your doorstep its hard to find a better base for holiday in Harris.

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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
Dear John and Karen, just read the review, how very kind of you and good to read you loved your stay! Thank you very much!
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AnneCB2
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful holiday in a very special place!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We've just had a wonderful week in Harris staying at Grandfather's House. It is a lovely cottage in a peaceful situation close to some fantastic beaches. On many occasions we were the only people on the beach! The location of the cottage makes it an ideal place for exploring Harris and perfect for a trip to St Kilda from nearby Leverburgh. It is also near to Croft 36 so were able to sample their super meals.
The cottage is cosy, tastefully decorated and immaculately kept. The bed was very comfy and the kitchen was well equipped.
The owners, Suzan and Jan are very friendly and welcoming. They are extremely knowledgeable about the local area and gave us invaluable information on places to visit, eat and walk.
We want to return! What more can we say?

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Liked best: Impossible to choose. So many good points!!
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Angie s
Polmont, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful holiday, amazing location and high quality accomodation”
Reviewed 23 December 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed at Grandfathers House in August this year. We had stayed here in 2012 and booked for two weeks in 2013 before we left. This says it all! The area and surrounding beaches within walking distance are stunning and deserted, a hidden gem on the Island of Harris. The property is comfortable and cosy, a romantic hideaway. The owners Suzan and Jan are excellent hosts, friendly and welcoming and very knowledgable on the all important tourist information and facts. Our family joined us for the second week of the holiday and stayed in the Gannet and Fulmer properties which are part of Beachview Cottages and are modern and well equipped, with stunning views over Scarista beach. We all had a fantastic time and we look forward to our next holiday here.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gabrielle...
Middelburg, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely cottage!”
Reviewed 26 September 2013 for a stay in February 2013
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For our honeymoon in February this year we stayed at Grandfathers House which is a lovely romantic cottage with a cosy atmosphere. After a good walk at the beach, which is just a five minutes walk away, we enjoyed a bottle of bubbles in front of the fire. GFH is decorated with love, well equipped and the bed comfortable. Jan and Suzan are very welcoming hosts, we could not have had a better honeymoon.

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Liked best: The warm and cosy feeling the cottage gave us.
Liked least: The drive home...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Garden_pe...
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Sublimely relaxing and inspiring, with a warm welcome!”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

What a superb little refuge from the real world!
Harris is stunning and Grandfathers cottage was a fantastic base from which to explore. Its is homely comfortable and warms. A perfect place to rest up during one of those fleeting storms they get up there, and a welcome place to return to after a bit of a walk.
Jan and Suzan are perfect hosts - with busy lives themselves, but attentive and friendly and always enjoying a chat.
They have put a lot of their personality into the cottage and what you get is a modern, stylish and extremely well equipped place to stay.

Book it while you can!

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Liked best: Its just so bloody lovely!
Liked least: no bread knife! - yes that WAS the only problem!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Astonishing surroundings
Liked least: RIding at the left side of the road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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