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“Exceeded all expectations... A real gem.”
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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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missyL28
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Exceeded all expectations... A real gem.”
Reviewed 14 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We have just spent the most fantastic week staying at 'The Old Post Office'. I am so impressed with the size, layout, ammenities and ambience of this home from home, self-catering cottage. Everything has been thought of and is available equipment wise. The views are stunning, it is an ideal central location to explore the whole island of Harris and Lewis.

A 20 minute drive from the main road, you are greeted with cake, fresh eggs and everything to make a cuppa.

I stayed as a single parent with my 2 boys aged 12 and 5. They have absolutely loved everything about the house and holiday. It will comfortably accomodate 5 people, with a study for reading or for kids to game if they like that kind of thing, and a comfortable sitting room with tv, although we don't watch tv, there are far more exciting things to see and do on the island!

Breakfast on the decking each morning watching the ebb and flow of the tide is super, looking out over the sea loch with wildlife all around.

You will not be disappointed renting this. We will stay again, hopefully in the winter!! The pictures don't do this house justice as its much more spcious than the pictures appear. The beds are very comfortable and the place is extremely clean and also warm.

There was no intrusion from the cottage owners, infact it's our last night here and we've not met them. All their contact details are provided as are lots of local details and day trip ideas, but if you need them I'm certain Tina and Lena will be there for you.

Little touches like binouculars, OS maps, widlife books, cook books, candles and hot water bottles to use are brilliant.

From here we visited the outstanding Luskentyre and Scarista beaches several times, the Eagle Observatory, Great Bernera, Callandish Stones, Blackhouses, went sea fishing for our supper (with Seamus, ask at Tarbert tourist information), Butt of Lewis, Rodel, Hishinish, Scalpay and more!

Our Rhodesian Ridgeback also loved it and there is plenty of room to put a large crate in the downstairs hall, plus the garden is fully enclosed with sheep wire.

We will certainly be back to Harris and most definately be staying here again.

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Sandy C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Tranquil, cosy, well equipped”
Reviewed 23 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Dont miss this gem of a house *****”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!!!!”
Reviewed 10 May 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 3 September 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 least: Only staying for one week
Travelling group: Extended Family
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