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Scarista House

Sgarasta Bheag, HS3 3HX, Scotland
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So like us you live a hi-octane life in a cosmopolitan city and you yearn to break free...cue Paul Mounsey Scotland " Live It...Taste It" adverts. Here's the plan....start out on Skye...find my review on Foxwood Ullinish to follow...Stay there first and maybe after and take a side trip to Harris. Get the brilliant CalMac ferry to Harris. ( Dock... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely, considered comments. It made me so happy to read them and to know that you enjoyed your visit so much and totally "get" both us and the beautiful Isle of Harris. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
280 reviews 280 reviews
38 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Patricia and Tim are excellent hosts at their 'shabby chic' beach facing Inn. Breakfast is always a treat, served by George & his team. 'Lily', my bedroom was comfy and from the bed, I had views of the beach. The sofa in the front window provides an ever so relaxing vantage point towards the beach.

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you came back to stay with us and that you enjoyed being here for a second time. Thank you for posting a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again. More 

Edinburgh
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife had wanted to come to Scarista for 30 years - ever since reading the book. We stayed in Dot for 2 nights - amazing views and wonderful welcome with all amenities and more that you would expect in the outer hebrides. Nothing too much trouble. It is very expensive for B&B though which probably reflects the short season... More 

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Beaulieu, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 hotel reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful period property sumptuously furnished and staffed. Our twin bedroom in the main house was compact but comfortable, but the wifi temperamental (lost count of the number of times I entered the password during our short stay - why on earth do you need to enter one in the first place, just plain daft in this type of... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your short visit to us did not meet your expectations. We are a bit perplexed at your comments. An early breakfast was offered to you (and not as an afterthought) but you declined it. And you also told us that just a sandwich was all you required to take with you. Also if you had... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Tim and Patricia Martin have created a unique ‘country house’ hotel in one of the most beautiful locations on Earth. The Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides really is everything that so many travel journalists have reported before – the most stunning combination of mountains, sea, and beaches anywhere in the world. It was little surprise then that Lewis... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

We are very touched by your comments and it's so lovely to have guests here who really "get" Harris and what we are trying to do here. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post such a thoughtful, considered review. We (and especially Tess) hope that you come back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent 4 nights at Scarista House and had a wonderful, relaxing stay. The location is amazing - beautiful beaches right on your door step, an amazing landscape and wonderful walks. We received a fantastic welcome, and were very well looked after during our stay. The food was completely delicious - from fresh langoustine and scallops, to roast beef, and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The best welcome ever. Tea and scones in front of a peat fire. The best beaches I have ever been on. Lovely, comfortable room. Fantastic food - not fussy, Michelin stuff but amazing quality - we had Aberdeen Angus beef one night and local scallops on the next. Definitely a place to come back to over and over again. (can't... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This views are among the most beautiful in the world. Folks at Scarista were helpful and accommodating. The food was excellent. We were there with another couple and fully expect to return for another visit. Only one suggestion: As matter of safety, more outside lighting is absolutely necessary, particularly for folks staying in the"cottage" outside the main building. The hostess... More 

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Patricia M, Owner at Scarista House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. A few years ago we installed a total of 14 outside lights. They started to die one by one and now only 4 still work - those out of the worst of the winter wind, salt and rain. Replacing them with more robust lights is a priority and we are waiting for an... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed three nights at Scarista in July and left wishing we could have stayed much longer. It's like the ideal country house weekend of British legend, but completely Hebridean, and very romantic. Glorious setting, with amazing views, looking over rabbits on the machair to a stunning golden beach; exquisite food in the dining room, breakfast and dinner always a... More 

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Hong Kong
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went there for diner, expecting something excellent. First, it was very black outside, we could not find the door of the restaurant. Luckily, some guests arrived and they knew the entrance, well hidden. Nice room, you feel in a private home. The Maître d'H was siting at a table, we thought he was a customer! When he came to... More 

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