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 with small sofa, one large room with superking-double bed and superking pillows and extra large ensuite . Our newest room is a little smaller overall, but this is only relative to the other 2, and it has been completed to the same high standard. It has views to the front of the property and garden. It is reflected in the price that it is a little smaller. There are some discounts available but only if booekd directly (please see our website for details)
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; closed Wed & Sun evgs); 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 the Isle of Harris Distillery is now open.
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, local and geological, FREE WiFi, lovely garden and plenty of parking. We now have on display and available for purchase a selection of Handmade Scalpay tweeds and knitware, together with our own Calendar and cards.
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 substantial freshly made packed lunch for £12 per couple (see our website for further details), 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. Check in is between 4:30pm and 6:30pm preferably, any later is ok but if you could let us know please that would be great.
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 2016. We have had excellent TripAdvisor reviews and we are currently #2 out of #92 for Lewis and Harris, and #3 out of #145 for Outer Hebrides.
|North Harbour Double||£55 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Standard Twin or Double||£45 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Two Harbours Twin||£55 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.