Ardhasaig House History
The original dwelling dates back to 1904. It has always been in the Macaskill family and was redeveloped as Ardhasaig House after the death of Duncan Macaskill, Katie’s Grand Uncle. Duncan served in Gallipoli during World War I and, on his return to Harris, vowed never to leave the island again. He opened a general store in Tarbert and ran it until the age of 96! Some of Duncan’s war medals can still be seen in the hotel. Many of the house’s original features such as the blue-tiled fireplace in the lounge and the main staircase have been retained and contribute to its distinctive character .
Guest Book Comments
Ian and Margaret Gilmour, Newmilns, Ayrshire. "What a lovely hotel and so unexpected in this remote but beautiful place. The food is to die for - Katie and her staff were perfect hosts - GOLD STAR." 3/6/ 2014
The Hankinsms, Poole, Dorset “ A warm welcome. Very comfortable room. The food was splendid for us. Scallops! Monkfish!” 16th August 2015
Well, it doesn't get much better than this - the welcome, the comfort and the FOOD! Watch out Katie, we'll be recommending you to everyone we know. Big thanks to you and all your brilliant team.
Mary Lorrance and Pete Aitkin 21/10/08
Remarquable hospitalite, excellente cuisine et le gartih soulite de Katie Macaskill!!
June 2007, Tremblais J-Louis. Figaro Magazine, Paris