Scarista House

Location Scarista

Postcode HS3 3HX

Telephone 01859 550238

££££

Why we love it...

The standout hotel of Harris

The Place

Harris has little in the way of hotels, but Scarista would stand out even among the country houses of the Cotswolds.

The converted Georgian manse stands alone on a windswept slope overlooking a wide stretch of tidal sands on the island’s western shore. The decoration is elegant and quite formal, with many antiques, but the atmosphere is relaxed and, by the open peat fires, conversation replaces television. The bedrooms, all with private bathrooms, have selected teas and fresh coffee, as well as home-made biscuits.

Tim and Patricia Martin continue to maintain a high standard. They aim to be welcoming and efficient, but never intrusive, and to preserve that precious private home atmosphere.

One of Scarista’s greatest attractions, particularly rewarding after a long walk over the sands, is the meals. The imaginatively prepared fresh local and garden produce and an impressive wine list ensure a memorable dinner in the candle-lit dining room.

The Essentials

Price Band ££££
Rooms 6; 3 doubles, 2 twins, 1 room with one double and one single bed; all rooms have phone, hairdryer
Food breakfast, packed/snack lunch, dinner
Facilities library, 2 sitting rooms, dining room
Children welcome and lots of child friendly activities
Disabled no special facilities
Pets by arrangement

To Book

Contact Tim and Patricia Martin
Call 01859 550238
Email timandpatricia@scaristahouse.com
Website www.scaristahouse.com

Good To Know

Address Sgarasta Bheag, Isle of Harris HS3 3HX
Payment

The Location

Find this place: 15 miles (24 km) SW of Tarbert on A859, overlooking sea; in 2-acre garden, with ample private car parking

What's nearby: beaches; golf; boat trips