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

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
7 nights minimum
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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...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 eaves, an open-plan bedroom with a quality memory foam king size bed (200cm long) 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 Croft 36; 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, tea's and lunches and are known for their excellent homebaking. All great after a good walk to the Temple, enjoying the hidden gems of the Outer Hebrides, the best secluded five Norhton white sandy beaches and all to be walked from the cottage! Further love walks up the hills, or a day out swimming, cycling walking or playing at the spectacular Scarista beach and estuary opposite the cottage. 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, cycling, 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 is an international artist and a very enthusiastic teacher. For wild life, don't go far, you might be surprised to watch a Golden Eagle soaring over the cottage, meet an Otter at the first or third beach as they live there and watch a great variety of birds, like Corncreeks breeding at the croft. The Northton machair is famous for it's beautiful flowers, like orchids, blue bells and more Alpine flowers alike. As we have planted many fruit bushes and trees to create a safe wildlife habitat; also the Otters feels 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. Porpoises like to play at Scarista beach, keep an eye out for them. You won't be disappointed coming for a relaxing, romantic and active holiday to the truly unspoilt Isle of Harris! For reviews: we are no 1 for Harris on Tripadvisor You can find another listing, our daughter's wellness let, Sea View House at Srannda/Strond, accommodating 2-4 adults,wining an outstanding 5 star award, luxury with a Double Jacuzzi, Sauna for 2, large shower, Wood burning stove's and breath taking panoramic views over the ocean. Two bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. If interested in Sea View House, please enquire for details, prices and special offers. More
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About the Owner
Suzan V
Languages spoken:German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2012
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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Reviewed 17 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...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Hill-run_bisom
beachviewcottages, VR Owner at Isle of Harris, Grandfather's House, 4 * Luxury, 5 min walk to beach-Northton, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Very kind, thank you very much!!

Reviewed 22 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...More

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank John M
beachviewcottages, VR Owner at Isle of Harris, Grandfather's House, 4 * Luxury, 5 min walk to beach-Northton, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2016

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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Reviewed 10 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...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank AnneCB2
Reviewed 23 December 2013

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 distance are stunning and deserted, a hidden gem on...More

Date of stay: August 2013
Thank Angie s
Reviewed 27 September 2013

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 away, we enjoyed a bottle of bubbles in front...More

Date of stay: February 2013
1  Thank Gabrielle W
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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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. Temple Cafe at Northton serves 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 & Suzan of Beachview Cottages-Northton-Isle of Harris are exceptionally warm, fun hosts who go out of their way for you or l
Getting around
Coastal Location · Island Location · Rural Location · Sea/Beach View · Village Location · Non smoking Catering · Eating Out Facilities: · Croft 36 across the road · Temple Café 100m. · Scarista House, 2.9 Miles · Anchorage restaurant-Leverburgh, 2.8Miles · Butty Bus 2.8 Miles · Machair Kitchen /Talla Na Mara Horgabost 5 Miles · Nearest shop /Clachan/Co-op -Leverburgh 2.8 Miles · Tarbert: 18 Miles Swimming Pool/ Sports Centre, Hotel Hebrides, Harris Hotel, Pub/ Restaurant/
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