Grinneabhat

North Bragar, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9DA

Type:Hostel

From £50.00

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Grinneabhat, Bragar
  • Grinneabhat, Bragar
  • Fully accessible room
  • En-suite twin room
  • En-suite 4 bed room
  • Bunks have curtains, lights, charging points and shelves.
  • Fully equipped guest kitchen
  • The cafe doubles as a guest lounge in the evening
  • Gluten and dairy free options are available in the cafe
  • The cafe has comfortable seating and a multi-fuel stove
  • Our gallery room shows contemporary art and cultural exhibitions
  • Grinneabhat hosts artists in residence
  • Bragar machair coastline
  • Cliffs of Arnol on the west side coastal walk
  • The Bragar machair is a stronghold of rare species such as the Corncrake
  • Wildflower meadows are maintained by traditional crofting practices
  • Bog cotton on the Lewis peatlands
  • Traditional extensive grazing practices help maintain biodiversity
  • Cattle by the storm beach at Fevig
  • Walks by the Atlantic are easily accessible from grinneabhat
  • The Atlantic can be at its most spectacular in winter

About

Grinneabhat is a community owned cèilidh/meeting place with self-catering accommodation. We have two different types of room: the downstairs Eala room is a fully wheelchair accessible twin/double, while upstairs there are three rooms with comfortable, curtained ‘box bed’ style bunk beds. Feadag sleeps two and Uiseag and Curracag each sleep four. All rooms are en-suite. The bunk rooms can be booked by the bed or by the room, and groups can book sole use of the accommodation. There is a spacious kitchen with a large dining table and a small table with window seating, and guests can use the café/cèilidh room as a lounge area in the evening.

The Grinneabhat building is a former school, built in the 1870s. The accommodation is in the schoolhouse, while the former classrooms house a café, gallery space showing contemporary art and cultural exhibitions, and a community room hosting events, workshops and classes which guests are welcome to attend. There is also a launderette, and a garden with community growing plots and polycrub (a type of storm-proof greenhouse).

Located in the heart of a crofting village, Grinneabhat is community owned and run: by visiting you will be supporting sustainable community development, and will gain an insight into island life and culture, and the Gaelic language.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
4
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Curracag£200.00 per room per night (room only)
Eala£130.00 per room per night (room only)
Feadag£100.00 per room per night (room only)
Uiseag£50.00 per person per night (room only)

*Prices vary through the year.

Facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Self Catering Holiday

Catering

  • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Lunch Available
  • Tea & Coffee Available
  • Vegetarian Food Available

Children

  • Baby Changing Facilities Available
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchair Available

Domestic

  • Electric Cooker
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Fridge
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities on Complex
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • WC EnSuite

Facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking Permitted

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • Garden
  • WiFi

Location

  • Island Location
  • Lochside Location
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Village Location

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Paypal
  • Solo Card
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • Non smokers
  • Pets Welcome By Arrangement - Pets welcome in Feadag, Uiseag and Curracag rooms only.
  • School Groups Welcome
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers

Transport

  • Cycle Rack
  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • On Public Transport Route

Map & Directions

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Awards

  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020

Opening Times

Open all year. (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* For current café opening times and menus please check our website
Exhibitions open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4.30pm.

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