- All rooms ensuite
- Free parking
- TV and DVD player
- Free WiFi
- Full Scottish breakfast included
- Bistro nearby
- Double or twin rooms
- Hospitality tray
- Harbour views from some rooms
- Home-made baking
- Dining Room/guest sitting area
- Quiet location
- Restaurant within walking distance
- Harbour-side setting
|Price Group 3|
Two Harbours Guest House – bed and breakfast on the Isle of Scalpay
The 4* Two Harbours Guest House has been sympathetically restored over several years and retains many original period features. Dating back to the 1880s, the present house originally contained a draper’s and a grocer’s shop. It’s also commonly known as the old manse.
There is a lovely well maintained garden, with an amazing stone wall overlooking the harbour. Newly arriving guests are greeted with the opportunity to enjoy freshly made tea and coffee and home baked goodies in the dining room with a 360′ mural of Scalpay.
Scalpay is a tiny island, about 2.5 miles long, connected to Harris by a bridge built around 1998. This little haven of tranquillity is home to otters, seals and a multitude of birds. Take short walks around the two harbours or a longer walk out to the lighthouse at the southern end of the island.
Approximately 7 miles from Tarbert and the Skye ferry, Scalpay is well positioned to discover Harris and Lewis. The new Harris Distillery in Tarbert opened in 2015.
The house site itself dates back to the 1600s, when the McLeod Clan Chief installed a steward to oversee his “Deer Forest of North Harris” and later in 1746, the Campbell farmstead played host for 5 days, to Bonnie Prince Charlie as he escaped from the Battle of Culloden.
Accommodation at Two Harbours Guest House
There are three ensuite guest rooms (double and twins), with hospitality trays, homemade baking and TV/DVD players. The two larger rooms have views to the harbours and one has a view to the front and garden. The new bathrooms have mains pressure showers. Check-in is after 4:30pm.
Breakfast is bountiful, freshly made and locally sourced where possible. Choose from a full cooked breakfast or a lighter option of scrambled egg and smoked salmon, together with fresh fruit salad, cereals, and occasional daily specials. It is served in the dining room that enjoys the morning sun and the new Scalpay Mural by TRIX Street Art.
For your evening meal or for refreshments during the day, the North Harbour Bistro is about 100yds away – locally sourced seafood and indulgent desserts have earned high recommendations by its first two season’s guests. Currently (2018) the Bistro is un-licensed and BYOB is welcome – cards are not accepted at the Bistro – cash or UK£ cheques only. 2018 opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 0900 – 2100 (typically closed Wednesday and Sunday). Table reservations must be made at least a month so we suggest you phone the Bistro direct on 01859 540218 a couple of weeks prior to commencing your holiday.
“Wonderful Place – Extremely nice, clean, and accommodative B&B. Everything was comfortable and breakfast was fantastic. There is a very nice small restaurant on the water within walking distance they recommended that was very good.” – a TripAdvisor member.