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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Wacky, wild, wonderfully remote, overlooking one of the islands most spectacular white sandy beaches of South Harris, this luxurious cosy cottage revels in creativity, quality, luxury and comfort.

Grandfather's House (graded 4 stars) is a sweet, cosy, chunky stone cottage with deep jewel-like windows.

Inside are fun furnishings, Suzan's wildlife paintings and, squished under eaves, an open-plan bedroom with a quality memory foam king size bed and ensuite shower room. After cycling the hills, a good walk, relax by the cosy log/peat burning stove cuddle up with a book and a glass. A romantic truly Hebridean retreat.

Grandfathers House sits 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 tea's and are known for their excellent homebaking. 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.

Jan and Suzan of Beachview Cottages are exceptionally warm, fun hosts who go out of their way for you – or leave you in peace to enjoy fishing, biking, seal-watching, kayaking, walking or climbing. They can advise you on the best places to go fishing, the nicest walks, family or award winning restaurants to eat out, where to source local produce such as scallops, lobster, crab. Or if you wish for private painting tuition, Suzan as an international artist and a very enthusiastic teacher.

Don't be surprised to watch a Golden eagles soaring over the cottage, meet an otter at the first or third beach as they live there., As we have planted many fruit bushes and trees to create a safe wildlife habitat; also the otters feel at home, we have seen them in our garden over winter twice! Seals are seen very often and with kayaks you can come very close to them. You won't be disappointed coming for a relaxing, romantic and active holiday to the truly unspoilt Isle of Harris!

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Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 5 min. walk
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway, 1,5 hrs drive 60 km, Nearest railway: no
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline

The Hebrides/Skye region

The Hebrides are known for their wildlife, great variety of birds plants/orchids, otters, seals, dolphins, porpoises and even whales. We had an otter in our garden twice, we were very excited!Last summer with many others we rescued a baby Minky Whale from Leverburgh Harbour, finally the calf swam into the Minch and found her mother.

Local seafood is fantastic, restaurants plenty, galleries to visit, at Lewis the Callanish Standing stones, older than Stone Henge, further a Black House Village, the museum to see the Viking chess men. Main attraction is the scenery unspoilt, wild, untamed, walks and clear skies full of glittering stars or if lucky see the Northern lights. Harris, you won't be disappointed and wish to come back like we did.....

Isle of Harris

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 tea's 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.

Jan and Suzan of Beachview Cottages are exceptionally warm, fun hosts who go out of their way for you or leave you in peace to enjoy fishing, biking, seal-watching, kayaking, walking or climbing. They can advise you on the best places to go fishing, the nicest walks, family or award winning restaurants to eat out, where to source local produce such as scallops, lobster, crab. Or if you wish for private painting tuition, Suzan as an international artist and a very enthusiastic teacher.

Don't be surprised to watch a Golden eagles soaring over the cottage, meet an otter at the first or third beach as they live there., As we have planted many fruit bushes and trees to create a safe wildlife habitat; also the otters feel at home, we have seen them in our garden over winter twice! Seals are seen very often and with kayaks you can come very close to them. You won't be disappointed coming for a relaxing, romantic and active holiday to the truly unspoilt Isle of Harris!

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9 Jun 2014

5/5

"A wonderful holiday in a very special place!"

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… More

23 Dec 2013

5/5

"A wonderful holiday, amazing location and high quality accomodation"

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 dista… More

26 Sep 2013

5/5

"Lovely cottage!"

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 awa… More

1 Sep 2013

5/5

"Sublimely relaxing and inspiring, with a warm welcome!"

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… More

2 Aug 2013

5/5

"Very relaxing"

We stayed for two weeks in this cozy, fully equipped cottage. We enjoyed the pleasant weather, sun and wind, within walking distance of unsurpassed beaches (so empty). Every day we went for a latte at The Temple Cafe overlooking the bay (also within walking distance). And bought fresh seafood from the self service shop Croft 36, just across the street. The hospitality of Jan and Suzan was wonderful, we felt at home. At Harris Outdoor Adventure we rented mountainbikes to discover Harris. Also the sea kayaking was a unforgettable experience. A place to return!

19 May 2013

5/5

"A little piece of Hebridean heaven"

We returned to Northton barely six months after spending a fantastic week at Fulmar cottage (another of Suzan and Jan's lovely cottages), as the pull of the Hebrides proved too much. As both Fulmar and Gannet cottages were already booked, we settled on Grandfathers House and were not disappointed. It is a delightful cottage, so comfortable and perfect for two.It felt like home straightaway. We enjoyed sitting outside (there are various seats placed around the cottage so that you can enjoy the sunshine all day) and in the evening, the wood burning stove made the cottage really cosy.

Suzan and Jan go out of their way to ensure that you have a great stay and are so welcoming and helpful. They provide information on places to visit/walk/eat etc and the scenery on the doorstep is truly stunning. Despite being self catering, we didn't cook too much as the Temple Cafe and Croft 36 are really excellent and on your doorstep. It was with a heavy heart that we had to leave again!

11 May 2013

5/5

"A great cottage - perfect for a couple"

Absolutely loved our week at GFH. This cottage had everything we needed and is in such a peaceful area. The owners Jan and Suzan were very welcoming and always helpful during the week with their advi… More

5 Feb 2013

5/5

"a perfect base for an excellent holiday!"

We had a wonderful time at the Isle of Harris and stayed in Grandfathers House, a cottage well fitted out and ideally suited to the 2 of us. Our hosts, Jan and Suzan, were very warm, enthusiastic and helpful, providing good advice and even fresh fish and lobster! The refurbishing was tasteful, creative, the whole place quite cozy and comfortable and romantic . The cascade of beautiful beaches just a short walk from the door made it a wonderful place to sit and watch the sunset or to start the trek up Caperval for magnificent views of the Outer Hebrides. Have been to St. Kilda, what an amazing experience. Just a perfect base for an excellent holiday!

19 Jan 2013

5/5

"Fantastic stay"

We are returning costumers to Harris and especially to beachview cottages. Jan and Suzan are great and welcoming hosts, the cottages, clean, very comfortable and close to the secret of Northton, four beaches so close by. These secluded white beaches are incredible, as well as the golden road, out of this world and the scenery ...we just love it and felt very lucky to being staying in such a special place.We knew it was not going to be hot, but having wet suits nothing could stop us from swimming in the clear blue ocean! At Scarista beach it was amazing as we spotted a porpoises, a Golden Eagle soaring over us and we had the whole beach to ourselves.
The cottage has a lovely woodburning stove to cosy up in the evening; we felt so indulged for the week there. It was really nice being able to walk to the beaches, the sand really is golden and the sea turquoise and there really is hardly anybody there. We went sailing with Bart (Harris Outdoor Adventure) out on the ocean, have seen so many seals, we lost count, we simply loved it all! Goes September 2012

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