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Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home)

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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Breasclete, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
One of the most stunning locations for a rural break could find you relaxing at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's House), a recently refurbished 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, bathroom with shower and a comfortable sitting room with spectacular views over Loch Roag.

Beside Taigh Granaidh is the croft 'loom shed' where guests can learn a bit more about traditional Harris Tweed weaving and even try weaving some of this unique cloth.

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 o...
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Listing #HL358554
About the Owner
Caroline M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
We stay next door and Kenny's weaving shed is located beside the property, so we are never far away if you need us. We are always happy to share our local knowledge if required. Nearer to your visit we will arrange access details.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed a long weekend in this lovely house while we were up for a family wedding. Taigh Granaidh was so cosy and comfortable that we wished we'd been able to spend more time there. Caroline and Kenny are lovely and very welcoming. The house...More

Thank Scora
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed for 1 week in the lovely cottage everything as described met kenny a couple of times very friendly and we love the cute retired dog i forget the name had a great time great cottage stay here if you want to visit the...More

Thank darrendazz
Departure661942, VR Owner at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ah Dot has made many friends! Nice to meet you all.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Second year staying at Taigh Graiaidh when on holiday in Lewis. It's a wonderful, well-equipped cottage with everything you need for a real home from home. The views from the living-room window over Loch Roag are stunning (as are the sunsets) and the cottage is...More

1  Thank ChrissiScotland
Management response:Responded 1 August 2018

Aw thanks for this. Lovrky to see you again. Till next time, take care.

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
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.
    1 Full bath
    1 Half bath
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    2 Twins
    1 Queen
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
27 Oct 2018
3 nights
2 Mar 2019 -
3 May 2019
£10 per animal per week
4 nights
4 May 2019 -
30 Aug 2019
Pets £10 per animal per week
4 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Additional rates wlll apply for visitors bringing animals - charged at £10 per animal per week
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About the neighbourhood
For many visitors the highlight of any visit to Lewis is always the chance 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...
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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stornoway: 20.0 km
Ferry: Stornoway: 20.0 km
There are regular daily flights from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh Loganair.

Also regular flights from Aberdeen through Eastern Airways

Caledonian MacBrayne offer regular ferry services from Ullapool in Ross-shire to Stornoway, also to Tarbert in the Isle of Harris from Uig in Skye. You can also reach the rest of the Outer Hebrides through Leverburgh to Berneray in North Uist.

Ullapool is served by bus services from Inverness with Citylink.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Nearest Beach: 10.0 km.
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