Scarista House

Scarista, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3HX

Type:Small Hotel


  • 4 Star Guest House
4 Star Guest House
From £204.00

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  • Library
  • Lily
  • Drawing Room
  • Dot
  • Dot Bathroom
  • Main House
  • Dining
  • Breakfast
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As a small hotel, Scarista House has been welcoming guests for over 40 years, but there has been a tradition of hospitality in this former manse for over two hundred years. Originally the Minister would have welcomed members of his congregation, now visitors come to enjoy traditional comfort in the six elegantly furnished guest rooms and natural, skilled cooking and good wines in the intimate dining rooms. A library and first floor drawing room, both with open fires, are also available to guests to enjoy afternoon tea or pre-dinner drinks. Pets are welcome and they will particularly enjoy the freedom of the, usually deserted, sandy beach opposite the house. 

A daily changing no choice set menu of carefully sourced organic, local or home-grown produce is served in the two dining rooms. The hotel’s garden provides salad, herbs and vegetables in season. Bread, cakes, biscuits, jams, marmalade, ice cream and chocolates are all made on the premises. Meat is free-range and, when possible, from animals reared on the Island. Fish and shellfish are from Hebridean waters.

Scarista House holds a Good Hotel Guide César Award (“the Oscars of hotel-keeping”) and  is listed in the Good Food Guide, the Michelin Guide, Scotland the Best, and Alastair Sawday’s “Eat Slow Britain”. 



Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Dot and Hannah - Double Roomsfrom £204.00 to £240.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Elsa - Twin Roomfrom £204.00 to £240.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Flora - Family Suitefrom £204.00 to £240.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Lily - Double Suitefrom £204.00 to £240.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Lucy - Double/Twin Suitefrom £204.00 to £240.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

*Afternoon tea included in room price
Dinner £43.50 for 3 courses, £51 for 4 courses including canapés, tea/coffee & petits fours.



  • Breakfast Available
  • Dairy Free
  • Dinner Available
  • Evening Meal Available
  • Full Alcohol Drinks License
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free Meals
  • Organic Food
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Available
  • Vegan Meals Available
  • Vegetarian


  • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Cot Available
  • Highchair Available

Dietary Options

  • Nut Free Meals


  • Covered Drying Facilities Available
  • Drying Facilities
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Iron Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Linen Provided
  • Log Fire
  • Lounge
  • Open Hearth Fire
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • WC EnSuite


  • Fax/Email Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Open To Non Residents

Languages Spoken

  • French Speaking
  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • CD Player
  • Garden
  • No Television
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View

Payment Methods

  • American Express Card
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Maestro Card
  • Mastercard
  • Switch Card
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers
  • Business Travellers
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • Non smokers
  • Pets Allowed
  • Pets Welcome
  • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Cycle Hire Nearby
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Private Parking

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  • 4 Star Guest House
4 Star Guest House


  • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
  • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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