Welcome to the newly renovated Two Harbours Guest House, over the bridge to the tiny Isle of Scalpay - spacious, relaxing, coastal accommodation with wonderful views over the harbours and hills. Superb Bistro 100yds. Excellent TripAdvisor reviews
Two Harbours Guest House, formerly the Old Manse, was built in the 1880s on the site of Donald Campbell's farm. The farmstead may have existed from the late 1600's and in 1746, whilst making his escape from the Battle of Culloden, Bonnie Prince Charlie was brought to the island and stayed with Donald Campbell for 5 days. Today, after extensive refurbishment the property offers spacious, relaxing, harbour-side accommodation with period features, all rooms are en-suite with MAINS pressure showers, and 2 rooms have superb views over the North Harbour and Harris Hills. We are proud to offer quality products and excellent service. All rooms have TV/DVD, tea tray with homemade cakes and complimentary Highland Spring water. We have one large dedicated twin room, and one double which can be changed to a twin only with prior arrangement if needed, and if the larger twin room is booked. This double room has a superking bed, with superking pillows, extra large ensuite and amazing views as you watch the sun set over the harbour and hills. We have had some wonderful Tripadvisor reviews. Our new room for 2015 is smaller in room size and bathroom, but this is only relative as our other rooms are quite large. It has views to the front of the property. It is completed to the same exactly standard as the other 2 rooms, but we have reflected in the price that it is a little smaller.
The 7 miles drive from Tarbert is exciting and spectacular so make sure you pull over if you cant keep your eyes on the road. There is an excellent Bistro within 100yds, which we can help book for you (bring your own wine-no corkage); it books up very fast during high season.
Dont make Scalpay a one-night stopover - there is so much to see on both Scalpay, Harris and Lewis; Scalpay is a peaceful, pretty island reached by an amazing bridge that spans the narrow straits. There are lovely walks with sightings of otters and seals; there is now a new walker's path out to the historic lighthouse at the south of the island, where you can see across The Minch to the mainland and the Isle of Skye. In Tarbert we are looking forward to the opening of the Isle of Harris Distillery in April 2015.
We are almost midway between South Harris and Lewis, making this an excellent base from which to explore. The circular route south of Tarbert takes in The Golden Road, Luskentyre Beach, Rodel and Leverburgh; or an incredible 16-mile drive out to West Harris, skirting the Harris Hills, through the gardens of Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and out to Hushinish Beach with views to Scarp; drive through the Harris Hills into Lewis and dont miss the west coast beaches, the iron ages villages, the Blackhouse Museum, Callanish Stones and the Carloway Broch - and lots more. You really do need a week!
Guests love the size of the rooms, the period features and the views. There is a wonderful stone hearth in the dining room showcasing the size of the rocks that built the house all those years ago. Guests can also enjoy the separate lounge with TV and DVD player, selection of DVDs, a multitude of maps and books, both fiction, non-fiction, local and geological, FREE WiFi, lovely garden and plenty of parking.
We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible so please let us know if you have any specific requirements, dietary or otherwise. In the mornings enjoy breakfasts cooked to order, using locally sourced ingredients where possible, homemade bread and preserves, and fresh fruit salads prepared daily. We can offer a freshly made packed lunch or "soup flask" lunch from £5.95 per person, chill your ice packs and fill your flask. Guests that are St Kilda bound we make the hearty packed lunch (that you will need) FREE of charge.
We dont get a mobile signal inside the house, so turn off the phone, and come and enjoy a quiet, peaceful break at Two Harbours Guest House. Walk out to the edge of North Harbour and watch the sun setting over Tarbert and hills in the west - you might even see an otter! We recommend a minimum of 3 or 4 nights - there are offers available only on our website. We started out as tourists so please ask if we can help in anyway with suggestions for your Outer Hebrides holiday. We look forward to meeting you in 2015.