Aird Druim an Tolla

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Private room in residential home hosted by Alasdair

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 private bath
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Alasdair's home, Aird Druim an Tolla, is located on the east coast of Harris in a secluded location.

It is an ideal place to 'escape' from the pressures of modern urban living.

The space
Alasdair's Siberian larch clad home has a twin bedroom with its adjacent toilet /shower room available only for guests.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washer
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Hair dryer
Microwave

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Where you’ll be

Finsbay, Isle of Harris, Western Isles, Scotland, United Kingdom

Alasdair's 'simple' home is in a remote, secluded location with ever-changing views over the Minch to the Isle of Skye and the Scottish mainland and inland to the hills and moorlands of south Harris.

Hosted by Alasdair

Joined in April 2015
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Harris is my maternal roots and I returned there in 2010. Where from? ‘A long and winding road’ via my birthplace, upbringing and early education in England, to university in Scotland and a forty-year teaching career that began in Scotland, continued in Australia and ended with its final ten years in China. During that teaching career I taught and lectured Geography, History and conversational English, at both secondary and tertiary levels, to students of many nationalities. In between I helped to raise my family of two daughters and a son. Working in China was a wonderful way to end my career. It gave me a great opportunity to share my knowledge and English conversational skills with the Chinese medical and military communities and with International Baccalaureate students. It also created many lasting friendships. So, ESL (English as a Second Language) students are especially welcome at Aird Druim a Tolla, where I hope they will find a likeable host and an experienced and amenable (ex) teacher. But why choose Harris after 40 years, in very different environments, overseas? Why not (Website hidden by Airbnb) Harris was where I spent all my childhood holidays and the happiness of its ‘harsh’, but beautiful environment of seas, cliffs, beaches, lochs, mountains, hiils and moorlands and the warmth of its people, left memories, which could not be erased. So in September 2010 a flight from Beijing, to Glasgow, another flight to Stornoway and a ninety-minute drive down to Harris found me back in the birthplace of my mother. A much more interesting way to get to Harris, and which I recommend to my guests, is to travel overland and then by ferry from Ullapool or Uig on the Isle of Skye. It takes longer but………. I was so lucky to find land at Aird (peninsula) Druim (ridge) an Tolla (gulley) so near to my grandfather’s home and to plan and help to build what is now my home. Hopefully it will be the destination of many guests, no matter what their race nationality, creed, gender or age. I will enjoy sharing a unique, challenging environment with them
Harris is my maternal roots and I returned there in 2010. Where from? ‘A long and winding road’ via my birthplace, upbringing and early education in England, to university in Scotl…

During your stay

Alasdair would like his guests to feel relaxed in his home and is quite happy to share his knowledge of Harris with them so that they can enjoy the variety of activities available.

The Sabbath (Sunday) is still observed in Harris and Lewis and so guests should be aware that services, such as local shops and petrol stations, are not open on a Sunday,
Alasdair would like his guests to feel relaxed in his home and is quite happy to share his knowledge of Harris with them so that they can enjoy the variety of activities available…

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  • Language: English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 5:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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