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Isle of Harris, Grandfather's House, 4 * Luxury, 5 min walk to beach, romantic

Grandfather's house from the front
11 reviews
Grandfather's house from the front
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 with sheep leather sofa's
Large, long King size bed  with comfy memory foam mattress
Double marble washbasin
Beach 2 in summer, 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...
Amazing Golf course 5 min drive from Northton
Sunset over the beach
GFH from the entrance view towards Scarista beach
Northton is where you see the vast expanse of white sandy beach, like in the second 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
Well behaved/trained dog welcome on request only
Walk to the Temple from the cottage
Beach fire Northton
Orchids at the Machair
Highland cow in the dunes
Gannet's diving you will be seeing many of them
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1 Bedroom , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 3
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
The Isle of Harris is recently voted as the Best Island in Europe, it's not hard to see why Harris's beaches are just as widely regarded. The little village Northton is overlooking Scarista beach, one of the islands most spectacular white sandy beach of South Harris with it's turquoise coloured clear seas and at a walking distance of the 5 Northton Jewel beaches, which are also at an easy walking distance from the cottage. Grandfathers house is a 4 star Visit Scotland graded luxurious cosy cottage. It revels in creativity, quality, luxury and comfort and is popular for a honeymoon cottage. This sweet, cosy, chunky natural stone cottage with deep jewel-like windows was built in 1879 by the grandfather of one of our neighbours, as a black house. Inside are fun furnishings, Suzan's wildlife paintings and, squished under eav... Read more
About the Owner, Suzan V
Languages spoken: German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 23 days ago
Listed since : Dec 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 25 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
You are very welcome!
We need time for our cleaners to do their utmost to have the cottage clean and tidy for you on arrival. The previous guests leave at 10.00 and you are welcome from 16.00 onwards. Please would you be so kind to confirm your estimated time of arrival. Most guests arrive by ferry. If arriving with the late ferry arriving at Northton around 21.00, please confirm your ETA by phone on the day of arrival, as sometimes the ferry is late.
We will wait for you to welcome you and for the keys to collect. We also inform you all about the appliances in the house and walks. In the house you'll find Ordnance Survey maps, informative books and a coffee maker. Any questions, please ask :)
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
79 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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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...

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Very kind, thank you very much!!


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John M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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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...

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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (3)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(1)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
Non refundable deposit of £ 300 Balance is due 8 weeks before arrival, non refundable within the 8 weeks of arrival unless the week can be booked, refund in full (minus £ 50 admin...
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Twin
    1 Super King
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28 Oct 2017 -
22 Dec 2017
3 nights
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Rent is including, bed linen, towels, electricity, heating, wireless internet and cleaning service.We require a non refundable deposit of 300GBP per week, per cottage, paid by cheque or internet banking please, I will confirm receipt and will send a reminder to balance the rent 8 weeks before arrival. We would advise you to take out holiday insurance. Please have a look at our terms and conditions on our website and also for more info: www.beachviewcottages.eu or please send us an enquiry: beachviewcottages@hebrides.net
Dog policy, a well behaved dog is welcome on request ( £ 40 Dog fee) Please bring the dogs own dog bed/crate and own dog towels. Dogs are not allowed upstairs, further not on sofa's. We have a big fenced in field for letting out your dog and run freely, also many beaches nearby. >
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About the neighbourhood
The cottages cluster opposite a seafood joint; Julie and Steve are happy to deliver their home made fresh seafood meals piping hot to the cottage. Gail and Ruben from the Temple Cafe at Northton serve lovely coffee and teas and are known for their excellent home baking. All great after a good walk to the Temple, up the hills, or a day out swimming or playing at one of the four Norhton beaches or spectacular Scarista beach and estuary opposite the cottages. It is a 5 min walk to Northton beach 1, walk further towards beach 2,3,4, and 5 and the Temple ruin or walk from the cottage over the vast expanse of Scarista beach to ocean's edge.

Jan and Suzan of Beachview Cottages are exceptionally warm, fun hosts who go out of their way for you or l
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stornoway, 1,5 hrs drive: 60.0 km
Railway: no: 0.0 km
Ferry: Leverburgh or Tarbert, 5 min. or 30 min drive: 0.0 km
On our website you can click on getting there or give us a call and we help out!
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby.
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