Two Harbours Guest House

A Bed and Breakfast in Islands

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The original house site dates back to the 1600’s when the MacLeod Chief of Dunvegan employed a steward to manage his lands on Harris. In 1745 Bonnie Prince Charlie, led the second Jacobite Uprising which culminated in the Battle of Culloden in April 1746. It is documented that he arrived by boat at Donald Campbell’s house on Scalpay, where he stayed for 5 days.

There are scenic walks, including the newly completed path to the lighthouse, (a must see) otters, eagles and seals are regularly seen. Although only 7 miles, the drive from Tarbert to Scalpay is one of the most scenic in Scotland - on a good day you can see the Cullins of Skye and the peaks of the Western Highlands. Midway between South Harris and Lewis, Scalpay is an excellent base from which to explore. Two days are not enough! There is an excellent Bistro on the doorstep, which will need a reservation - and the Isle of Harris Distillery is now open - all tours need to be booked in advance.

Extensively refurbished, we offer romantic, relaxing, spacious, coastal B&B accommodation with views over the North Harris Hills and the harbours. Guests have at their disposal, maps, books, a beautiful garden that overlooks the North Harbour, and a large car parking area. Group bookings welcome, packed lunch bags £14 each (for 2 people). Guest fridge in Breakfast Room; Check-in is between 17:00 and 18:30pm - all other times by arrangement please; Check-out is by 10am, and we currently take UK cash or cheques.
NB:ferry bookings in the summer months - some routes book up very early; make sure accommodation booked early as there are limited numbers of B&Bs; on the islands - we already have bookings for 2019. Sorry we do not take children under 14 years old or pets (except guide dogs). All guest bedrooms are up one flight of stairs.

The grid reference to the Guest House is 57.871892, -6.70045 and there are many more directions on our website.

Two Harbours Guest House

Guest Facilities

  • 1 x Twin
  • 2 x Double
  • Full Cooked Breakfast
  • Garden
  • Parking on site
  • Guests get own house keys
  • Wifi
  • King Size Room
  • No Pets allowed
  • Check-in between: 17:00h and 20:00h.
The Old Manse
Isle of Scalpay
Isle of Harris
Outer Hebrides
T 01859 540329

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The Rooms

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    Two Harbours Twin
    Type: Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A very large twin bedded room with ensuite bathroom containing a wonderful MAINS pressure shower. Views towards the North Harbour & South. The price is £125 (2019) per room based on 2 people sharing. Minimum 2-night stay in this room, single night dates please contact us directly to see if any available. Check-in after 4:30pm
  • Photo - North Harbour Double
    North Harbour Double
    Type: Double
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: A Superking bed with superking pillows this room has an extra-large ensuite bathroom containing a superb MAINS pressure shower. Views over North Harbour & Harris Hills. Prices per room based on 2 people sharing, £125 (2019). Min 2-night stay, single night dates please contact us directly. Check-in after 4:30pm
  • Photo - Standard Double
    Standard Double
    Type: Double
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: This room has been renovated to the same exacting standard as our other 2 rooms; it has an ensuite bathroom with MAINS presure shower, and the room looks out over the garden and village not the harbour. £120 per night (2019) for 2 sharing; minimum 2 night stay, single nights please contact us directly. Check-in is after 4:30pm

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Although there are many Islands around the coasline of Scotland, the word usually refers to the Hebridean Islands that are a significant feature of the West coast of Scotland. However there is much cultural diversity between the Inner and Outer Hebridean Islands, Arran, Orkney and Shetland, many of whose inhabitants will descibe their identity in terms of their island rather than their Scottishness. Whether you are looking for ancient cultural attractions, peace and quiet, or just beautiful scenery, the Islands are really at the heart of what Scotland has to offer.