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Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village
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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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Worthing, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visiting the island for a family wedding and stayed here with other family members. Wonderful setting and modern comfortable conversion, underfloor heating to tiled floors etc. Stone walls retain welcome heat. Multi-fuel stove adds atmosphere. Strong shoes advised. Bathroom has grab rails to shower cubicle. Comfortable bed with good duvet. Great to wake to the splendid sea views with sheep... More 

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Gent, België
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I backpacked for 3 months through Ireland and Scotland. This hostel was one of the cleanest and well kept. That together with the amazing scenery makes it one of the best I stayed at! I stayed for 3 nights and visited the Callanish stones, did the Lewis coast trail that starts at the blackhouse village. Great place!

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in the Glass house. The setting is fantastic, and we did struggle to find any accommodation in a traditional house which would take 5 and a dog so I was pleased to find this. The staff were polite and helpful. It was great to be do near the beach. The only slight issue we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed in Taigh Thormoid 'an 'ic Iain which was an absolute privilege and delight. We loved being in a blackhouse with its incredibly thick stone walls giving great insulation and complete quiet. It was really comfortable and plenty big enough for a couple. The small window from the lounge area afforded a beautiful view of the bay. The staff... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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Wales
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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