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Scarista House

Sgarasta Bheag, HS3 3HX, Scotland
Scarista House
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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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't want to let my secret out! We just loved this place. It felt like all the guests had privileged knowledge by virtue of being there. (even the cleaning ladies seemed extra-happy!) P is a great host, (and lovely staff) and her cooking is wonderful. She really made us feel at home. The library there is a treasure, and everything... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed three nights at Scarista. Shabby chic , interesting mixture of styles. Had hoped for some information on fishing which the owner promised to supply and I would have liked the opportunity to practice my Gaelic. Unfortunately our room was small and had twin beds. It had a view over the car park so do ask which room you... More 

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Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a lovely 2 night stay in this characterful hotel, although our room was in a newer wing at the back, it was beautifully furnished and had a kitchen area which would be very useful for some visitors, although we just enjoyed the fabulous food on offer. The beach over the road is just great, unspoilt and beautiful. Dinner... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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
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283 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

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
42 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

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
5 hotel reviews
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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
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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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
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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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