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Large bungalow with spectacular views over Stornoway, the Minch and mainland.

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Separate WCs1
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Space! 5 bedrooms, ample room for 10. Amazing sea, island & town views.

Druim Mor House is a large detached modern house located in the quiet crofting village of Swordale, Isle of Lewis. Stornoway is only 7km away and there is a bus stop almost on the doorstep. It has 5 bedrooms, 2 of which are unusually large and appliances include WiFi, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 fridges, 6+ televisions, etc.

Spectacular scenery surrounds this self catering property. You will be mesmerised by the ever-changing light that dances across both land and seascapes. This is an ideal home for groups of friends or large extended families to holiday in. The village is quiet and friendly, whilst the garden is large enough for children to play.

Swordale is located on the Eye Peninsula (Point – An Rubha) which is roughly 11km long. A narrow isthmus, the Braighe is only one mile in length and at one point barely 100 metres wide but it joins Point to the rest of the Isle of Lewis. You can see The Braighe from Druim Mor and you can also see Stornoway, watch the ferry arriving and view the traffic sailing into and out of Stornoway Harbour.

The rest of the Hebrides is open to you: the Isle of Lewis, Gt.Bernera, the Isles of Harris and Scalpay are all within easy driving distance. The scenery en-route is breathtaking. Just a five-minute drive from the house is a popular cafe, shop, wonderful white sandy beach, museum and the ancient ruin of St.Columba’s, Eye Church. The burial ground of 19 of the Chiefs of the MacLeods of Lewis. Ten minutes to the end of Point takes you to Tiumpan Head, here is one of the best places to spot Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks in the UK.

More Details

Owner
JOHN GIBSON
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, German
Calendar last updated:
2 May, 2018

About JOHN GIBSON

I was born in 1958, have a degree in civil engineering and another in computing. There was no work in Northern Ireland in Civil Engineering in the 80's so I started two IT companies and sold them after 30 years. I bought Druim Mor eventually turned it in to a holiday home. It's been great fun. Much less stressful than the IT business and the people are much less aggressive.

JOHN GIBSON purchased this house in 2007

Why JOHN GIBSON chose Isle of Lewis

People as me why did I buy this property, 400 miles from home. I just tell them to look out the front windows and they see exactly why! Then there is the space inside.

The front of the house is actually the back. We are from Ireland, so the back is the front! Anyway, the front overlooks the sea, the entrance to the harbour, the airport, the town, the mainland, the Isle of Harris and everything in between.

If there was a plan, it was to rent Druim Mor to holiday makers, but we never got around to that until recently.

What makes this house unique

This house has space. That's what one of the big pulls was to me. We have had family groups with the young people downstairs and the older upstairs. We have equipped the two large upstairs bedrooms each with sofas for relaxing. We have put TVs in every room.

The location speaks for itself. You're now on Point, a peninsula that would be an island if it wasn't for a very thin slither of rock that connects Point to the remainder of the Isle of Lewis. That thin slither is known as “The Braighe” (rhymes with “fry”). During winter, the sea powers vertically up The Braighe seawall and produces spectacular effects of towering water fountains. Both sides of The Braighe are worthy of exploration for beaches and the old St Columbus Church (Eaglais na h-Aoidhe) and monument.

We want you to enjoy the views, but we want you to explore the surrounding area too. There are some inland lochs (lakes?) nearby, some beaches and cliffs. Please be careful near the cliffs.

Small bus stop, cafe, shop, walks, beaches and a few sites all nearby, yet still feeling rural. Town is less than 10 minutes away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Isle of Lewis in Western Isles

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Main bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    En suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower)
    Utility room bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , The single may be removed. Check before booking.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot , The single is sometimes removed. Check before booking.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£790
for 4 nights
From
£175
£1,140
£3,890
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £90
Pet Fee £30

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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