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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

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Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

A very good look at how these old blackhouses can be used for accommodation even today. The one you are allowed into really looks like there is a family living there and they gave just popped out for a bit! The Harris Tweed weaving is interesting as well. They even looked quite cosy - not at all how I imagined.... More 

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Darwen, UK
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71 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A truly wonderful place to stay, the self catering accommodation is like nothing else i have ever stayed in. The converted Blackhouses are refitted to a high standard with under floor heating throughout, a fully equipped kitchen and shower room and are set at the bottom end of the museum village. When you shut the doors and light the fire... More 

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Nairn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Fantastic location in a small seaside bay... a perfect place to get around all of Lewis and Harris. Wonderful setting....we saw golden eagles and even watched a meteor shower We stayed in Taigh Glass cottage which was very comfortable for four adults and a baby. Lovely under floor heating, all the kitchen stuff you need and lovely bedding and towels.... More 

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Knoydart, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I stayed in the hostel (£15 a night), which is one of the blackhouses converted 2 years ago. Fantastic kitchen, showers to die for and very comfy beds. The location is faultless and hard to do justice in a review - just go, you won't regret it. There are also blackhouses converted into private self catering accommodation. The staff are... More 

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California
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I visited here during a trip to Scotland in July 2015. This is a wonderfully preserved site, and a fascinating and beautiful part of Scottish history. Lovely location, well worth visiting. Must see!

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well worth the trip. The houses are marvelous. There are lots of rabbits to watch nearby and a very short walk to a delightful bit of coast. Very quiet and peaceful except when it is being toured. Don't let that put you off.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My mum and I stayed here for three nights in early May in Taigh an t-Seòladair. We came to the island to stay here and were not disappointed. We were given a friendly welcome and shown how to work everything in the house. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathroom small but functional and the towels fluffy. The main bedroom... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a great location. We stayed in the Bunkhouse as there was 11 of us. If you are tall you may need to duck to get to the kitchen. Has all the facilities you need. Plenty of plated bowls n cutlery 2 cookers 3 sinks microwave and lots more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Staying in the Blackhouse village is an amazing experience. The setting is idyllic. We arrived late and very wet on bikes. So it was a relief to find the hostel warm, the showers modern and hot. This was the most beautiful hostel I have stayed in. We dried our wet clothes on the hot radiators. We had forgotten to take... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I stayed one night in the hostel arriving by bicycle. Really easy to get to from surrounding area and you can even take your bicycle on the local buses which are incredibly cheap! The hostel is immaculate with a super modern kitchen with plenty of space for socialising and preparing food. Bunkbeds were nice and wide and very comfortable. The... More 

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