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“An excellent stay at Gearrannan at Easter!” 5 of 5 stars
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Carloway | Isle of Lewis, Carloway HS2 9AL, Scotland   |  
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“An excellent stay at Gearrannan at Easter!”
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 only people there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Me and my fiancé wanted to find and stay in a place that was out the way, and when I came across the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on the VisitScotland website it was perfect. On arrival it was even more isolated, again, this was what we were looking for. We stayed in the smallest blackhouse for two. It was cosy and ideal for us with a living room snug, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom plus underfloor heating. If you are looking for not overly-expensive accommodation which is far away from anything and everything then this is ideal. There was a lovely beach situated at the end of the village and in general there are plenty of hills and vast expanses to walk and explore. The nearest town for amenities is Stornoway, about 45 mins away. If you are there on a Sunday, plan a day with the outdoors as Stornoway with all its little shops and cafés was in shutdown mode. There is not much to do specifically, like visiting typical tourist sites etc...but this is the exact purpose of why one would stay here. You feel like you have gone back in time and with the ancient landscape of the Hebrides you really get a sense of its history. A charming place to stay.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lovely stay, enjoyed fresh air, climbing hills and beach walks, owners were welcoming, rabbits running around in garden, very sweet, lots of good memories and lots to see, could not get the wood burner going tho

Room Tip: could not get wood to burn in wood burner, next time we go we will take own wood.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Disappointed, wasn't what I expected, I didn't realise it was mainly holiday accommodation. The tourist bit was poor. One member of staff was annoyed we had disturbed him from his reading his paper. Another member of staff had shut the video room early, but did reluctantly reopen it for us. However we did see a basking shark it the bay so left happy.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Me & my wife have just had a 6 night stay at the Gearranan village staying in the small blackhouse for 2 people.A real surprise when entering the door & seeing how lovely these blackhouses inside have been converted.Rather than try to describe the interior I have uploaded some photos.I will just say if you are thinking of a stay on Lewis then don't hesitate to book your stay at the Gearranan Village,you will not regret it.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed here at round about the same time last year for a night.
We were able to book it for two nights to year which was much better.
The little village is fab, sits right by the sea with wonderful views and great walks by the coast.

Both times we stayed in the smallest house, sleeping 2 people.
It's perfect for what we needed. The living room is small but perfect. It's cosy and comfortable with a lovely wee stove and a endless supply of coal and peat to keep you warm.
The kitchen has everything you need (apart from an oven). The bedroom is gorgeous, clean and comfy bed, and stays at the perfect temperature all night,

The whole house is clean and well kept.

We love this place and will definitely return. :-)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A little gem, warm and cosy, I stayed in the blackhouse for 1 or 2 people. Lovely spot with coastal walks from the door. The small kitchenette was sufficiently equipped, loads of hot water and an efficient shower. I had booked for 3 nights and really wished it had been longer. A good base for exploring that side of the island. I will be visiting again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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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Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Carloway
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Hotel Carloway
Gearrannan Blackhouse Village Carloway, Isle Of Lewis, Scotland

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