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Old Post Office House

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17 reviews
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Twin Room
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Double Room
View from Double Bedroom
Decking at front of house
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
Old Post Office House in the village of Amhuinnsuidhe (pronounced Aven Suey), Gaelic for "sitting by a river" has everything you will need for your stay on Harris. Unspoiled countryside surrounds the accommodation which sits with breathtaking sea views on the shore of Loch Leosavay, 12 miles northwest of the main Harris port of Tarbert. Amhuinnsuidhe and the surrounding landscape has been designated both a Special Protection Area and a Site of Special Natural Interest.<BR><BR>With a huge variety of activities to participate in right on your doorstep, Old Post Office House offers an ideal location for anyone looking to explore Harris and beyond. For those simply looking to relax and unwind the tranquil views from the front of house decking will not disappoint and the white sands of Hushinish beach is only a short d... Read more
About the Owner, Tina and Lena .
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 70 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 6 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL239398
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in July 2017

Great location, Huisinish beach just a few miles down the road. Lovely welcome basket on Arrival, Nice to have the open fire for a miserable night. Would return in the future.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We loved this house. On arrival, some cake and dog treats awaited us. The kitchen has absolutely everything, and it is in perfect knick. Very helpful having a washer and dryer in the house, and the little touches - torches, bug spray, the binoculars for bird watching, and the fenced in garden for dogs - was just that little bit...

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Great location. Cottage very well equipped and well kept. Owners always responded quick to emails and always friendly and helpful. Gorgeous view with a fully enclosed gardens to keep the dogs in and sheep out.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
• Welcome pack (Milk, tea/coffee, sugar, cake, salt and pepper)<BR>• Open fire with starter pack (coal, logs and firelighters)<BR>• Second toilet down stairs with w/c and wash-hand basin<BR>• Office/Games room with - <BR>Desk<BR>Wii<BR>board games<BR>jigsaws<BR>selection of books<BR>
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 3 nights
27 May 2017 -
29 Sep 2017
7 nights --
30 Sep 2017 -
27 Oct 2017
3 nights
28 Oct 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
3 nights
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
• 1 king room (upstairs with sea view)
• 1 twin room (upstairs with sea view)
• 1 single room (upstairs with hill view)

Letting usually runs Saturday to Saturday but flexible arrival/departure days can be offered by arrangement.

Check in 4pm onwards - Check out by 10am

Short stays available, minimum 3 nights at:

£89 per night June, July & August
£79 per night September, October & May
£70 per night November through to April*
*(excluding Christmas week & New Year week, £89 per night)

£100 deposit by cheque with balance due 8 weeks before commencement of stay.
Bookings made less than 8 weeks before arrival payable in full at time of booking.
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About the neighbourhood
The Isle of Harris has incredible diversity in its landscape. You will notice a stark contrast between the rugged, mountainous terrain in the North, the East coasts dramatic, rocky landscape and the numerous unspoilt golden beaches and fertile machair soil on the West coast.<BR><BR>Harris has the highest density of golden eagles in Europe and the 2 kilometre walk to the observatory located in Glen Meavag which is home to a nesting pair, is only a 15 minute drive from the accommodation. <BR><BR>For keen fishermen & sportsmen, the Amhuinnsuidhe Castle estate is within walking distance of the house and offers some of the best salmon and sea trout fishing in Britain as well as excellent stalking and rough shooting.<BR><BR>Now owned by the National Trus... more
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stornoway airport: 71.0 km
Ferry: Tarbert: 19.0 km
By Air - Flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen come in and out of Stornoway airport, which is an hours drive away from the house. <BR><BR>By Sea - Ferries arrive into Harris from Skye (into Tarbert - 30 minutes drive away) and from North Uist (into Leverburgh - 1 hour 10 mins drive away).<BR>There are also ferries from Ullapool (into Stornoway - 1 hours drive away). <BR>Click here for Timetables/ price<BR><BR>By Car - From the A859 (Stornoway to Tarbert) take the B887 to Hushinish. Follow this winding road 9 miles through the rugged North Harris landscape. Look out for red deer, golden eagle and mountain hare against the backdrop of the North Harris Hills along the way. You will pass the tall brick chimney and remains of the Bunavoneade... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 7.5 km.
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