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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having travelled widely in Scotland over the years we had seen many ruined black houses and often wondered what life in them might have been like. Arriving at dusk across wide open, empty, misty, boggy landscape was atmospheric to say the least. From the outside the restored village looks fantastic, especially with cars left in the (nearby) car park. One... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restored blockhouse village is an outstanding place to stay on Lewis. A mixture of Hostel with beds as well as individual restored 'blackhouses' for rent it provides accommodation for all requirements. Located a hundred yards from the sea, with great costal walks direct from the village, very friendly staff and great amenities this is a perfect place from which... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place. Stayed for 5 nights beginning of July, and had a fabulous time. Stayed in Taigh an t-Seoladair, my son loved the cubby style single room. The views and walks around the area are fantastic. The house is completely kitted out, microwave, tv/dvd etc. There is no mobile reception around the houses, but a minutes walk away... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What can I say? My boyfriend and I were cycling and hosteling the islands and pre-booked some beds in the hostel before we went. We bumped into a guy in Tarbert who told us we really wouldn't be disappointed. He was right. The hostel has recently been renovated and is amazing - so clean and the showers are great. The... More

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Pocklington, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We just visited the Blackhouse Village rather than staying there and it made for a fascinating couple of hours as we wandered round the houses and the village and tried to imagine what life was like there in the past. I was lucky in that there were very few visitors at the time we were there, and for a few... More

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Friday Harbor, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed in Taigh Thormoid 'an 'ic Iain (the 2 person house) in Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on the Isle of Lewis for 3 nights in May. An amazingly beautiful place. The door to our house faced away from the village so it felt the most private of all of the houses. When they open the village up to the public... More

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Roxbury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I love the Isle of Lewis, and I cannot think of a better place to stay. My two previous trips to Lewis I stayed Gearrannan, once in the hostel (before the renovations- 2009) and once in one of the larger blackhouses. Both expierences were wonderful even before the renovations to the hostel. I have just booked 3 nights in July... More

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We arrived on spec, not really sure what we would find. As soon as we got out the car and heard the corncrake we knew we were in for a treat. Mairi was lovely - she is very efficient and kind. Showed us the hostel - there are three rooms, all bunk beds, one is a family room. The heart... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Visited the Blackhouse Village in May this year. Was a modest £3 entry fee and you could visit a few of the houses in the village. One was set up as a museum with a real peat fire (so lovely) and a member of staff on hand to answer questions and tell you about the houses. Was really lovely to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Fantastic stay at the 4 star blackhouse. Mairi was very attentive ensuring that she came to welcome us despite us arriving late. The blackhouse was very comfortable - especially the wood/coal burning stove. Weather beautiful and great to get away from 3G and the Vodafone network. An excellent holiday and such a remote location you feel like you are the... More

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Address: Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Outer Hebrides > Lewis and Harris > Isle of Lewis > Carloway
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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Hotel Carloway
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Carloway, Isle Of Lewis, Scotland

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