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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Angie H
Ash Vale
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Surpassed all our expectations”
Reviewed November 6, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We wanted a remote getaway somewhere completely different to celebrate our anniversary and from the website this property seemed to fit the bill. The previous reviews perfectly describe the facilities in the house but nothing can describe the warm cosy atmosphere of sitting in front of the open fire on a wet and stormy night or waking to sunrise over Taransay. The sight out of the window of sheep grazing on the grass on the shore of the loch welcomed us every morning and we saw a seal bobbing about near the shore on most days and even a glimpse of a golden eagle.
The road to the cottage is as previously described - single track with passing places but we saw some hilarious sights - sheep standing in a bus stop sheltering from the rain and cows running towards us over the brow of a hill. Every day was different. We were very sad to leave such a perfect cottage and location.

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Liked best: Character, views and location.
Liked least: Having to leave to go home!
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Richard_B...
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Simply Exceptional”
Reviewed September 10, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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The care and love put into this property by Tina and Lena, and their dedication in ensuring that visitors feel at home in the 'Old Post Office' is above and beyond any other self catering property I have stayed in, home and abroad.
The location of the property may be remote to some (20 minute drive along an 'interesting' single track road) but to us the location was idyllic with the superb views, occasionally interupted by Golden Eagles.
The furnishings and cleanliness of the property were to a very high standard and the homemade scones and local fruitcake were just super.
Thank you so much Tina and Lena for helping us so much in having a wonderfully memorable holiday.

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Liked best: The location, comfort of the propoerty and the thought put in by the owners.
Liked least: The winding road leading to the property may be a challenge to some but to us was part of why this property is great.
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Anne R
Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“This is a beautifully presented, well equipped property in a stunning location.”
Reviewed July 27, 2012 for a stay in July 2012
7
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We booked this property as a last minute get away a few days before we were due to leave. The photos of the property looked promising, but there were no reviews and as we wanted to take the dog there were very few properties available so off we went.We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this must be one of the best so far.I assume the lack of reviews is because it is new to the holiday rental market. The location is stunning. Quiet and picturesque with views over the loch and a lovely deck/patio area to enjoy the scenary with a glass of wine in the evening.By car the fabulous silver beach of Huisinis is only ten minutes away. The property itself has lots of character. The old post office building is still next to the house, although now unused. The house is really lovely, it is furnished in a tasteful,contemporary style and is well equipped with great modern appliances ( including a Wii ,satellite TV and DVD player etc) comfortable beds, a great shower and a kitchen that has every conceivable piece of equipment that you will need whilst on holiday. There are thoughtful touches all around the house to make your stay special, such as fresh flowers, tea and cake on arrival and lots of maps and guidebooks to help you make the most of your stay. Lena and her family have done a wonderful job with the house and we would love to stay there again.
Tips for a holiday on Harris - make the most of the glorious beaches, especially Luskentyre and the beaches around Seilebost. For lunch try the Temple at Northton or the Skoon Art Cafe in Geocrab. One point to make is that there are very few places to eat out so be prepared to travel to find anywhere to eat or drink and dont expect to find anywhere open on Sunday, just stock up on Saturday!

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Liked best: Home from home, beautiful property, tastefully decorated and furnished with stunning views over the loch.
Liked least: The property is situated in a beautiful, quite remote location which is several miles from the main road, however we were looking for a quiet retreat, and that is what we found!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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