Scarista House

It’s worth driving the long road to Scarista House, with its ‘well-deserved reputation for excellent feasting’ and ‘one of Britain’s most extraordinary locations’. More

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Scarista House
Western Isles
01859 550 238

Hotel information


6. 3 in annexe.




drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, free Wi-Fi in most bedrooms and all public areas, wedding facilities, 1-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed.


allowed in bedrooms and public rooms.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £235. Set dinner £48. Advance 1-night bookings refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

It’s worth driving the long road to Scarista House, with its ‘well-deserved reputation for excellent feasting’ and ‘one of Britain’s most extraordinary locations’. Owners Neil King, and Tim and Patricia Martin run their small hotel in a ‘laid-back but professional manner’, helped by ‘lovely’ local staff. After checking in, a Guide inspector enjoyed ‘possibly the best Victoria sponge I’ve ever tasted’. The library and drawing room have a ‘homey atmosphere’ and all bedrooms, some in converted outbuildings, offer views of the three-mile-long beach and ‘Caribbean-blue’ Atlantic. ‘At night, the muted sound of the sea; in the mornings, the lowing of cows and cry of seagulls.’ ‘Good bedside lighting’, well-stocked hospitality tray and ‘powerful overhead shower’ compensated for a soft mattress. The ‘delectable’ dinner, uses organic, wild and home-made produce in such dishes as fillet of Stornoway-landed turbot, ginger and Monbazillac sauce, wilted pak choi, cumin-roasted potatoes. With notice, ‘tricky’ diet requests are accommodated: ‘vegan scones, with dairy-free spread, really made me feel welcome.’ Breakfast delivered ‘freshly squeezed orange juice, seriously tasty home-made granola’.

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Scarista House
Western Isles

Guest comments

'A splendid small establishment that’s built a well-deserved reputation for excellent feasting at dinner and for its privileged position overlooking one of the most extraordinary locations in the British isles. Wonderfully decadent afternoon tea. Everything a bit lived in. Bedroom large and comfy but bed too soft. A wonderful bathroom. ' - EH - March, 2017
'Our stay coincided with my wife's 50th Birthday and we couldn't have been in a more beautiful place. The setting and peacefulness are remarkable. Wonderfully laid back but professional service, character, simplicity and, most importantly fantastic food! Every day the set dinner was delicious. Superb breakfasts. Tim and Patricia so hard working and delightful. Maude the pug delectable!! A truly wonderful experience. ' - Nigel Mackintosh - July, 2013
'I enjoyed staying at a hotel with such a wonderful position. We had two of the bedrooms in the outbuilding with a sitting area with a lovely view. The bathroom needed a bit of TLC. Nice sitting room and dining room. Friendly service and excellent food. A nice atmosphere altogether. ' - David Craig - August, 2012

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