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. He fled through the Highlands, and it is documented that he arrived by boat at Donald Campbell’s house on Scalpay, where he stayed for 5 days.

In 1789 the first light (house) was built in the Outer Hebrides, on Eilean Glas, the tiny island at the southern tip of Scalpay. Robert Stevenson's design replaced the original tower in 1824. There are scenic walks, including the newly completed path to the lighthouse, otters and seals are regularly seen. Although only 7 miles, the drive from Tarbert to Scalpay is probably 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 £12 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 2017. Sorry we do not take children under 14 years old.

Two Harbours Guest House

Guest Facilities

  • 1 x Twin
  • 1 x Double
  • 1 x Double/Twin
  • Full Cooked Breakfast
  • Garden
  • Parking on site
  • Guests get own house keys
  • Wifi
  • King Size Room
  • No Pets allowed
  • Own Private Lounge
  • Check-in between: 17:00h and 21:00h.
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 over North & South Harbours. The prices are £120 (2016) and £125 (2017) are per room based on 2 people sharing. Minimum 2-night stay in this room, single night dates available from 30 days prior, please contact us directly and we can sort this for you. Check-in after 4:30pm
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    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, £120 (2016) and £125 (2017). Group bookings requiring all twin beds please let us know this arrangement you would have to contact us directly. Min 2-night stay, single night dates available from 30 days prior. please contact us directly. Check-in after 4:30pm
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    Standard Twin-Double
    Type: Double/Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: This room has been renovated to the same exacting standard as our other 2 rooms; the room and bathroom are a little smaller than the other 2 rooms and it looks out over the garden and village not the harbour. It is set as superking double (please request twin in the options as it can not be changed on the day) prices are for 2 sharing room; minimum 2 night stay, single nights available from 30 days prior. please contact us directly and we can sort this for you. Check-in is after 4:30pm

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The Private House Stay's Guide


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.