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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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Sandy C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tranquil, cosy, well equipped”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We recently had a fantastic time at the old post office house. Perfect location on the edge of the water, quiet part of the island but still only 25 minutes from Tarbert. House was cosy, enjoyed the home made scones on arrival and the attention to detail throughout made our stay so comfortable. Highly recommend.

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Lez2013
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dont miss this gem of a house *****”
Reviewed September 29, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

This has to be the BEST s/c house we have stayed in, it is 8 miles along a good single track road but it is so worth it. The house was so well equipped, comfortable, spotlessly clean lovely comfy beds and a dream of a view over the loch. The view and the wildlife from the front window or decking area just fantastic golden eagles flying over evening time we hardly wanted to leave to visit other areas, glad we did Hushinish beach is around 3 miles further along the road and absolutely stunning we went in all weathers and saw it in so many different lights. From here would recommend the walk over to Traigh Mheilein beach. Whole area of North and South Harris is a photographers dream destination We went all over Harris and went in some great little cafes and art galleries If you are visiting Harris we would highly recommend this house . Can,t praise it highly enough. Many thanks to Tina and Lena for such a memorable stay.

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Liked best: Beautiful house and location location location
Liked least: leaving, without a doubt
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VonnieBon...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Just returned today from a fantastic week on Harris! Stunning place and well worth a visit! The Old Post Office is excellent. The road to it is interesting to say the least but don't let this put you off! We saw deer, stags, new lambs, sheep and birds of prey on it. It's a road to be cautious on but everyone travelling it has the utmost courtesy, something you don't really get that much of on the roads these days. As for the cottage itself it has everything you need, the kitchen is very well equipped and the living area is very comfortable. We found the cottage very clean and lot's of lovely touches such as Harris tweed cushions, stunning pictures of the local area, coal fire, books of the area, oh and binoculars! On that.... you need them as the view from the cottage is utterly stunning!!! We can't recommend this cottage enough......thank you so much to the owners for the time and effort placed into this and making our holiday one to remember!!!

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BoogieBop...
Stroud, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“S I M P L Y. T H E. B E S T. Better than all the rest ! ! ,”
Reviewed September 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Found on TA and booking was simple thanks to Tina.
The location is P E R F E C T with three bedrooms, a large bathroom, generous kitchen, cosy sitting room, utility room and a downstairs WC.

A week here is wonderful, but not if you like sitting on a sunny beach getting a sun tan. It can be wild, windy, sunny, warm and cold all in the same day. We find the islands wonderful and OPOC is fabulous accommodation.

We stocked up with supplies in the Stornaway Coop (including Black Pudding from the butcher next door) and set up home in the cottage. Plenty of room, well equipped, cosy and very comfortable.

We are short on sunshine but we don't come here to sunbathe. We had a wonderful time on the Westside, including the best Hancock collected extra large scallops I've ever had. So big that it took three minutes a side to cook them. They were outstanding.

We love the isles, we love the weather, we love the sights and we give Old Post Office Cottage a six star rating for self catering accommodation - thank you Leena & Tina.

Visit Harris, do your research to make certain you're ready for it, book the cottage and the ferries and then RELAX ! ! !

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Liked best: Position and facilities
Liked least: Only staying for one week
Travelling group: Extended Family
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2888alex
Castleford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“fantastic experience”
Reviewed August 28, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Stayed here with my family during the first week of August.
This is a wonderfully decorated and equipped house. The Isle of Harris is an ideal destination for a family vacation for those wishing peace and quiet. Overall we had a fantastic experience in an unbelievably stunning location.

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PJandNJ
Warminster, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent house”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for a week at the beginning of June, we loved the house, everything you could wish for. The kitchen was well equipped and a pint of milk a delicious cake was left for us, also a lovely bunch of flowers - so welcoming after a long drive. A beautiful location, wish we'd had longer to stay and explore more.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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GS_and_TS
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 28, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
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person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Old Post Office last month on our first ever trip to the Outer Hebrides. This hadn't been our first choice when looking at properties but I can't tell you how glad I am that it worked out we stayed here.

The house is very remote but worth the extra drive. There was me, my husband, our 2 year old son, my mum and dad and our 2 dogs. The dogs crates fitted very nicely into the front porch (or back, a debate point all week in our family! Anyway the room closest to the water). So it meant no soggy, sandy dogs in the house.

The house has everything and the welcome tea and biscuits are fantastic. We loved nipping down to Husini's beach and my husband and I climbed the hill behind the house with the dogs a couple of times. The rest of the family used the binoculars from the single room to watch - a change from bird and wildlife watching out the front (or back!!)

This was a trip I will never forget and I can't thank The Old Post Office enough for making our stay so great.

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Liked best: The house has everything you could possibly need - home from home
Liked least: road to the house is a bit winding but you get used to it
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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