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Superb weekend

I am a native to Lewis and decided to have my 60th birthday here .Took some friends from Glasgow... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
broons52
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Excellent stay!

Lovely long weekend away with the family, beautiful setting and accommodation. if you are visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
7ecosse
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a native to Lewis and decided to have my 60th birthday here .Took some friends from Glasgow and Inverness. I wanted them to sample our beautiful island scenery and hospitality. They were not disappointed . The setting is stunning although the weather was not the best . However this did not dampen their spirits .I had the bunkhouse and a cottage . Both were extremely comfortable and warm . The underfloor heating was superb and the stove with fuel supplied was lovely to sit round . It was very spacious with lots of tables and chairs also great cooking facilities and every utensil you needed . The manager Marie was extremely helpful and went out of her way to ensure everything was sorted . I will definitely return in the future . My friends have now made a connection with the Isle of Lewis and 2 are hoping to return to do the Harris Marathon in August . Gearrnan Blackhouse Village worth a visit

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely long weekend away with the family, beautiful setting and accommodation. if you are visiting Lewis this is THE place to stay! Very cosy too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several Blackhouses have been restored and you can hire some of them for a holiday. The actual museum Blackhouse is very interesting. It is built on a slope and the floor follows the contours. It has several rooms kitted out as it would have been and you can see the weaver at work on his loom making Harris Tweed.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful insight into the past and how the islanders lived before, a little expensive for the amount of time and what you can see here but a must place to visit when on Lewis

Thank Antony M
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

The smell of peat in a fireplace failing to suppress the chill drafts in these ancient buildings. Alec was working his foot driven loom inch after inch of cloth streaming out in endless patterns. Thats a memory to take away.

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you really want to immerse yourself in island life you can stay here in a Black House. Fortunately one has been preserved - reserved for day visitors to view and it does show how hard life must have been. Beside the small shop and entrance area is a great cafe. There is also a walking route around the local area.

Thank tom g
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Interesting collection of restored drystone masonry buildings with thatched roofs. One building is furnished as it would have been when people lived there, one has an audio-visual display, and one has been converted to a toilet block. The others are all available to book as rental accommodation.

There is a working loom for Harris Tweed, but very disappointingly the man who could have been the weaver disappeared, so we never saw the demonstration which had attracted us to this venue, nor had any narrative which other TA reviewers had found interesting.

Disappointing.

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Found this an excellent visiting experience - very friendly staff in cafe and shop.
Heritage recreation, atmospheric- from the smell of the burning peat to the feel of the farmhouse.
Food served in cafe was very good, and clean toilets.
Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Fantastic staff, Mari Maureen was so very helpful from the very start, during the booking process all the way to the very end. Staff were all amazing, the Gearannan is a place that dreams are made. A truly facinating taste of the islands past. This is a must see and must stay destination. Angus.

Thank Angus C
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

There are 2 blackhouses for visitors, the rest I believe can be rented out as self-catering accommodation. Museum very interesting and gives a good understanding of the layout of the houses. Outside of the village (and therefore free) are some old ruins and a great cliff walk with fantastic views (you need good shoes/boots, like most walks on the island!)

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