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Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home) – Home 358554 Farmhouse

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Taigh Granaidh (Granny's Home) – Home 358554

  • Farmhouse
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 37 reviews

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Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

One of the most stunning locations for a rural break could find you relaxing at Taigh Granaidh (Granny's House), a comfortable 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, a shower room downstairs and a bathroom with shower upstairs, 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.

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.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.

Interaction with guest

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.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

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. We would also request that pets are not permitted into areas where there are soft furnishings and under no circumstances allowed access to bedrooms.

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About the owner

Caroline M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 6 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
06 Oct 2019
Years listed:
6
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 18 Mar 2013. Located in Isle of Lewis, it has 37 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £567 to £687.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 06 Oct 2019.

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Guest reviews

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“Lovely Cottage, Fabulous Views”

Reviewed 25 Jul 2013

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.

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to review.

“Brilliant - very welcoming and comfortable”

Reviewed 24 Jul 2013

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

Owner's reply: Thank you for taking the time to review Jane.

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

Reviewed 12 Jun 2013

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.

“A Proper Lewis Holiday Home - Bliss!”

Reviewed 12 Jun 2013

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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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Caroline (the owner) a message.

If Caroline (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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