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Scarista House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Sgarasta Bheag, Scotland
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Scarista House
Ranked #19 of 29 Isle of Harris B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband has been longing to stay at scarista house for a number of years. We were not disappointed a beautiful hotel with 5* food. I have to say their web site does not do it justice. Tim and Patricia were incredibly lovely and so helpful with every little detail, even allowing us to borrow their dog to walk !... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Scarista House adds to the charm and mystique Of Isle of Harris in Outer Hebrides. Hotel is quaint and relaxing with excellent cuisine. "Set" Dinner menu works in association with custom of guests meeting and mingling pre dinner exchanging days/weeks holiday experiences with refreshing frankness. Breakfast outstanding. Country House with relaxed leisurely feel rather than functional hotel. Surrounding countryside beaches... More

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at Scarista after a couple of amazing nights on an uninhibited island with no electricity or toilet. The shower we had once we had booked in and had afternoon tea was a real treat and after dinner it was so wonderful to sink into a bed that felt as soft as a cloud. We had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We left it to the last minute to book a return visit to Scarista House and were delighted to find that we could be squeezed in for dinner. It's a fairly formal event and you are somewhat thrown together with your fellow diners, luckily we got on very well with our companions for the evening but I suppose things could... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stayed at Scarista House for three nights at the beginning of June. The location is wonderful, a few minutes walk from a long sandy beach and our room in the main house was lovely, with a very Hebridean view of cemetery, wild landscape & coast. The breakfasts were delicious, as were the evening meals & the service exemplary -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

There list of hotels and guest houses in the Western Isles (Harris, Lewis and the Uists) is not that long so this, perhaps, is not the accolade it sounds. Nevertheless Patricia, Tim and their team contrive to match or exceed standards achieved by prestigious hotels in much more populous areas. The location is stunning set back from a quiet road... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A lovely old house, decorated with antiques, old squashy chairs, local art and beach combing finds. Set above the beautiful white sands of Scarista beach. A quirky, slightly shabby but comfy hotel. Dinner is a set menu, fellow guests meet for drinks in the sitting room at 7.30, followed by dinner at 8pm after which drinks are taken back in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Harris for the first time led me to Scarista. Patricia and her team provide a haven of calm in such a stunning setting. Every breakfast was a treat, setting 'one up' for hours of solo enjoyment on the most amazing beaches. My dog and I had the most wonderful time. Afternoon tea was a delight, and after a power... More

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Alston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We have been coming to Scarista House for 11 years now - before our daughter was born. We fell in love with the location, the house and the warm welcome always given by Tim and Patricia. The staff are second to none and are not only attentive to you - but bring to you their lives on Harris with their... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We spent an enjoyable couple of evenings here. Interesting place that is probably trading on former glories. Most of the building and surroundings are pretty tired and in need of a little TLC. The entrance is mega confusing. We were not sure how to enter. We missed this and apparently other guests had the same problem. Staff were excellent and... More

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Address: Sgarasta Bheag, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Harris
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Scarista House 4*
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Scarista House Hotel Isle Of Harris
Scarista House Isle Of Harris, Scotland

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