We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wow! Total rest and relaxation...”

Gearannan Blackhouse Village
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Amazing place to stay. Total rest and relaxation - no mobile phone signal and no internet. The blackhouse was warm and cosy. Mairi was a great help. Many thanks.

1  Thank JReevo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (431)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

348 - 352 of 431 reviews

Reviewed October 14, 2013

We nearly missed this place, nearly "didn't bother". What a mistake that would have been. Lovely place, very atmospheric, fab location, beautifully and enchantingly restored Black Houses.

5  Thank Michael P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Worth a visit and quite educational for children. The house fully furnished with the peat fire burning brings history to life.

3  Thank Robert M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2013

I enjoyed visiting the village as it gives one an idea what life was like then.
The other good thing is that some of the houses are available for accommdation.

1  Thank Jennifer194
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you're looking for a unique stay on the Isle of Lewis consider the Blackhouses at Gearranan. We felt as though we'd stepped back in time to a place where peat smoke lingered on the air and a winding lane led down to a rocky beach past thatched-roof stone cottages. It was a wonderful opportunity to let down in the middle of a long trip, prepare some meals ourselves in a fully equipped kitchen, read by the coal fire and enjoy walks along the cliffs and shore. Our days were busy with other sight seeing on Lewis and Harris but each evening we returned to a cosy and roomy space where we could stretch out and regroup. My feet seemed always to be cold in Scotland but our cottage, Taigh Glass, had a lovely heated floor which was delightful. Hot showers, comfy beds, sofas and chairs and rooms well equipped and modernized for travelers were most welcome. There were tourists in the daytime but evenings were very quiet and afforded an opportunity to view lovely sunsets over the small bay. One night we saw a double rainbow and another with two sets of bands stacked one inside the other. Mairi and Roddy looked after all our needs and requests and were lovely to chat with. It wasn't till our last day that we took the opportunity to see the museum houses on the site and we wish we had spent more time there as there was a good deal to read and learn about life in the Outer Hebrides in earlier times. All in all a wonderful stay in a fascinating and beautiful setting.

4  Thank Nancy D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gearannan Blackhouse Village also viewed

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
 
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris
 

Been to Gearannan Blackhouse Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing