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Taigh Granaidh @ 43 Breasclete

from £56 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 

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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

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 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.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Dalmore, Carloway 10 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 20 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway 20 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (1), Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Hebrides region

Within 10 minutes by car from Taigh Granaidh visitors can see spectacular beaches, spot golden eagles, try to sneak up on an otter on the loch, cast a fly for trout or salmon, visit an iron age broch, examine the workings of a Norse Mill, embark on a walk across some of the last real wilderness remaining in Europe, take advantage of the dark skies to watch for a display of Northern Lights, or just sit with a dram in hand watching the sun set over Loch Roag.

Breasclete

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 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.

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25 Jul 2013

5/5

"Lovely Cottage, Fabulous Views"

We really enjoyed our stay, the cottage was as described and a clean, spacious and comfortable home from home which has been a home and so has all that you need to enjoy the house, even cook books and a wonderful library of reference books. The garden was super and for us stone circle enthusiasts the location was perfect for exploring Callanish and all the associated sites, the main site and visitor centre being only about a mile away. Kenny's loom producing Harris Tweed in the old house next door is a fascinating extra facet to staying here, he is very happy to demonstrate the weaving process, a great insight to local life.

Thank you for taking the time to review.

25 Jul 2013

5/5

"Brilliant - very welcoming and comfortable"

Brilliant. The owners were so helpful in every way. Everything you could possibly want was provided.

Thank you for taking the time to review Jane.

12 Jun 2013

5/5

"Perfect cottage in an excellent location and extremely friendly owners too."

The cottage comes with everything one needs for a holiday on the Hebrides. The location is beautiful. The cottage comes with a lovely garden and is equipped with pretty much everything ranging from kitchen utensils to a music and book library. The owners are extremely friendly and contactable any time. The experience matches the description of the cottage precisely. Just perfect.

12 Jun 2013

5/5

"A Proper Lewis Holiday Home - Bliss!"

Stayed here with my partner, our 8 year old son and my parents. We have stayed in a few holiday lets on Lewis over the past 5 ro 6 years and can honestly say this is by far the best yet. Others may have fancier interior decor (with fancy prices to match) and some may lack even a bottle opener but this place was just right. I've never felt more relaxed on holiday, and dare I say it, more at home. the cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable and very well equipped including wifi. The location was perfect for us, and though I appreciate that will be a matter of personal preference it is quite central to Lewis and convenient for most main routes. Set back from the road just far enough to offer peace and quiet but close enough to make access straightforward. The views from the front of the house are lovely, especially as the sun sets, very peaceful. Everything we needed seemed to be at hand and with the stress of worrying about accommodation out of the way we were free to enjoy our holiday, just as it should be! Caroline & Kenny were fantastic, welcoming and friendly, they are sure of great success with this new venture. Kenny was good enough to show us his loom (next door) and we even got to have a little go at weaving the tweed. He also showed incredible patience with our son Charlie and his determination to become a sheep dog expert, throwing sticks for Dot & Sheila for hours on end. Sure it has some quirks such as the bath/shower (interesting challenge for someone 6'2" like myself) and the stair lift (useful to some, not to others) but they didn't detract from what was overall a real "find" as far as we're concerned. This was our first time at Taigh Granaidh but it almost certainly won't be the last.

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      Calendar last updated:28 Jul 2015

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