Built around 1850, the house has been in my husband's family since. We only started to share it last year and have had great reviews and enjoyed having guests. The house sits above a rocky bay with views of Loch Shielavaig and Hecla. We hope you love it as much as we do. The area is ideal for anyone with a love of peace and quiet and outdoor pursuits. Walking, fishing, bird watching, photography or just escaping from the city. Fishing licences can be obtained locally. See "things to note"
“Rhonda's house is a Croft house on the edge of a loch about 15 minutes from the main road. The location is ideal for strolls from the house and the kitchen window is a great spot for bird watching (and presumably otters, but we have not seen them). Rhonda is a very attentive host, with whom we were able to communicate very well before our arrival (she warned us that phone coverage was low and the internet went bad, told us where to shop, told us how to get there, etc. ). Once at home, there is a HomeBook where everything is explained: recommendations for the house, walks to do, sites to visit, etc. And then the house has a nice collection of DVDs and many books on the history of the island, what to occupy his evenings (or days of bad weather). One regret, not having met Rhonda.”
Our room is small but we try to provide everything a traveller needs. There is a double sofa bed, a single loft bed above, a table, two chairs, heater, and tea/coffee tray. Free wifi available. Private toilet. Shower in shared bathroom. Light breakfast served at 8.30am, earlier if required. Garage parking for cycles. Car parking. 1 mile to beach. Postcode is HS7 5QA. Ours is the white cottage with trees around and grey painted garage halfway along the Griminish road in cluster of houses.
“Alison, is very warm and friendly host. Her house is very beautifully decorated and reflects her deep connection with nature and wildlife. She also provided us with local tips which helped us a lot. We very much enjoyed staying at her place and would love to come back again. We would recommend her place to any one, specially if one is interested in birds.”
A unique location, situated on its own small tidal island, surrounded by the sea or sands depending on the coming and going of the tide, accessed by causeway. The Outhouse is built facing the water for when access was originally by boat, and if the tide was out, horse and cart and later tractor and cart. Adjacent to the main croft house, The Outhouse, a former shop, weaving and creel making workshop, the first post office in Grimsay in 1800, is now beautifully renovated ideal for two people.
“Loved our stay here. Theona is so so lovely. It was a wonderful opportunity to relax. The kitchen looks like it was renovated yesterday! And with all the cooking equipment you could need, you feel right at home. The house was lovely and warm with lots of radiators, but the peat stove was a super touch for that super cosy feel. There are a handful of places to visit on the island, but who needs places when the scenery is so beautiful! A stop at Uist Wool was great - still not sure what to make with my hanks. Huge thank you to Theona for such a welcoming trip (and the most delicious gooseberry jam from the garden)!!”