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Greenbank - idyllic cottage near Tarbert, Harris

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum 
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Greenbank is just 4 miles north of Tarbert in the hamlet of Bunavoneader (heading along the A859 to Stornoway and turning off along the B887 to Amhuinnsuidhe & Hushinish). This 'home from home' offers peace and tranquility in a rural setting with an open outlook over West Loch Tarbert. Mountains surround the property and Greenbank shelters in the lee of the majestic Clisham, the highest peak on Harris. The accommodation includes: 2 bedrooms - a master king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom Living room with patio door and multi-fuel burning stove in a hand-crafted fireplace (sourced from Harris stone) Dining area through open archway off living room Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar Bathroom with large bath, toilet and separate shower Additional separate toilet Oil filled ce...Greenbank is just 4 miles north of Tarbert in the hamlet of Bunavoneader (heading along the A859 to Stornoway and turning off along the B887 to Amhuinnsuidhe & Hushinish). This 'home from home' offers peace and tranquility in a rural setting with an open outlook over West Loch Tarbert. Mountains surround the property and Greenbank shelters in the lee of the majestic Clisham, the highest peak on Harris. The accommodation includes: 2 bedrooms - a master king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom Living room with patio door and multi-fuel burning stove in a hand-crafted fireplace (sourced from Harris stone) Dining area through open archway off living room Large well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar Bathroom with large bath, toilet and separate shower Additional separate toilet Oil filled central heating Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, television with freesat, DVD player and CD player Greenbank has its own private enclosed garden and picnic table – parking area is available adjacent to the garden (directly beside the kitchen) There is a good selection of games, puzzles and books for rainy days Travel cot available on request Bed linen and towels are provided All rooms are mainly on one level (except there is an internal step down to the kitchen and to the bathroom) and the property is accessible via two (2) entrance steps. Pets are very welcome. The price includes all electricity. Some coal, kindling and logs are provided for the multi-fuel burning stove to get you started, and additional supplies are available for purchase locally if required. Short-term let licence number: ES00195F Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating E Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ES00194F
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Irene G
Hosting since July 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (20)
christopher m
christopher m
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
recomend to anyone
excellent stunning views centrally located for everything. The house was well equipped and very cosy with a coal fire and also central heating .tarbert and Stornoway the main places not forgetting lever burgh with its nice harbour and again lovely views across the sound of Harris to the uists. on a good day skye can be seen in the distance especially taking the east side back to tarbert taking in the golden road which is a muast do with spectacular views and lots of opportunities for the budding photographer with many old buildings now occupied by sheep.
Visited October 2020
Written 21 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

RB02903
RB02903
London, United Kingdom46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend
Stayed here for the first week of September. The description is very accurate. Very comfortable and warm home. We relaxed very quickly and had a great break. The weather was not so great however spending time lazing around here was perfect. The location is also really good with some great views and sunsets nearby.
Visited September 2019
Written 12 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so very much for your positive feedback on your recent visit to Greenbank. I'm so glad you had a good and comfortable holiday and I hope to welcome you back again in the future Irene
Written 12 September 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

George Unsworth
George Unsworth
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Little Place
Perfectly placed in the centre of Lewis/Harris, Greenbanks was everything we hoped it would be. We had a wonderful week, but on the one day when we needed to stay home because of the weather we had a roaring fire and lots of books/games/dvds thoughtfully provided. The house was spotless, the shower envigorating and the kitchen well-stocked. The heating was clearly very efficient so we'd have no hesitation in coming back in winter. We bought fabulous langoustine from Iain Stewart in Fort William on the way over. We sourced local fresh lobster direct from the fisherman on Scalpay and enjoyed a meal out at Ardhasaig House just around the corner. We climbed Clisham, and visited our favourite beaches by bike and car. We joined the North Harris Trust walk to the lighthouse on Scalpay and saw loads of dolphins and loved re-visiting Uig (the Lewis one!) and the West Side beaches down to Mealasta. We'll be back!
Visited August 2019
Written 19 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Greenbank and I look forward to seeing you again soon Best wishes Irene
Written 20 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dawn T
Dawn T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply wonderful!
Our second visit to this magical place, this time with our eldest son and his partner. They loved it as much as we did. It is so peaceful and surrounded by such stunning scenery - you just marvel when you look out from the patio table or the kitchen window. Irene has thought of everything. So warm and cosy, new central heating in addition to a coal fire, and equipped with all you need for a holiday on the stunnng Island of Harris. Thank you Irene for all your efforts.
Visited June 2019
Written 25 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Oh Dawn and Des - thank you so much for your positive review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your second visit to Greenbank, and I'm looking forward to meeting you again next June Irene
Written 27 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Norman
Norman
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable pet friendly cottage
Well located cottage only 4 miles from Tarbert. Very comfortable and warm. User friendly layout and well equipped- excellent attention to detail. Garden is fully enclosed so you can let your dog out without worrying about the sheep. A great base to explore the wonderful scenery and beaches of south west Harris.
Visited April 2019
Written 15 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Greenbank in the future Irene
Written 28 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nono323
nono323
Norwich, United Kingdom76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect retreat
Hubby and I stayed in Greenbank for a week in October. It was our second visit to the Outer Hebrides and certainly not our last. Greenbank had everything you could ask for and more. It was a warm and very comfortable cottage. The kitchen was very well equipped, the living room had an open fire and the bathroom has a large bath and shower. The double bed was very comfortable. The views from the cottage are lovely with seals, young and older, playing in the loch together and golden eagles flying overhead. The cottage is so well placed for many attractions including an Clisham, the eagle observatory, Hushinis beach, in fact it is well situated for the whole of Harris and beyond.
Visited October 2018
Written 27 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so much for your positive review. I'm very glad that you liked Greenbank and enjoyed your holiday. I do hope to welcome you back soon Regards Irene
Written 28 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Relax795626
Relax795626
Greenock, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a Place
This was our first trip to the Outer Isles, what a place, we've been doing this type of summer holiday for thirty years, this is the best property to date, just seems to have everything, so much so, we are coming back in 2019, dog loved the garden, watching the world go bye. On the ferry back to Skye, a killer whale swam alongside for 10 mins.
Visited June 2018
Written 5 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Looking forward to welcoming you and your family back to Greenbank next summer Irene
Written 6 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

valdel2018
valdel2018
Durham, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great cottage in wonderful location.
Great location on a quiet road with wonderful views but close enough to the main road for touring. Cottage had everything you could need and more. Plenty of places to walk our dog off site with a useful gate from the cottage leading to the fells.
Visited June 2018
Written 26 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and I'd love to welcome you back to Greenbank in the future Irene
Written 6 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

yth100
yth100
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One of the best
I know good weather helps but this cottage was excellent. Everything we needed and more. Views and location could not be better. Host efficient and helpful. Would strongly recommend - we will go again Beaches nearby are magical
Visited May 2018
Written 16 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Hello Many thanks for your positive comments - I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Greenbank. It was lovely to meet you and I'd love to welcome you back in the future Best wishes Irene
Written 16 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dawn T
Dawn T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic base in the beautiful Isle of Harris.
As soon as we stepped in the door we knew this was a special place. Welcoming, comfortable, clean and cosy with beautiful views across the bay and of the surrounding mountains. So much thought and effort has been put into the cottage to allow you to relax and enjoy every minute of the holiday. Watching golden eagles every day from the patio was an added bonus.
Visited June 2018
Written 9 June 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Happiness540996
Happiness540996
Thank you so very much for your positive feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. You were ideal guests and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back to Greenbank next year.
Written 10 June 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Secure parking available

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Map
Getting there
Inverness Airport
172.2 km

Stornoway Airport
44 km
Restaurants
Flavour
5.3 km

Lorna's Larder
5 km

Harris Hotel Restaurant
4.7 km

Pierhouse Restaurant
5.1 km
Attractions
Luskentyre
7.7 kmBeaches

The Hebridean Design Company
15 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

Hebscape Gallery
15 minArt Galleries

Essence of Harris
5.1 kmSpeciality & Gift Shops
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Tennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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