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Morton Boyd House: large ground floor family house close to small beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8

Ideal for a get away from it all family/friends holiday.

Watersports, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.

Part of the Category A listed lighthouse establishment built for the construction and servicing of Skerryvore lighthouse, Morton Boyd House is a stone built ground floor property enjoying a wonderful, peaceful location close to the small beach at Hynish. Comfortably furnished throughout with large sitting/dining room featuring the original smithy fireplace.

Sitting/dining room

Fully equipped modern kitchen

Laundry/drying area

Two twin bedrooms (two people per room)

Two bedrooms that sleep two people (a bunk bed in each room)

All rooms centrally heated

Shower room

Bathroom (wheelchair accessible)

Cloakroom

Payphone available

More Details

Property Manager
Fiona Malcolm
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
26 July, 2017

About Fiona Malcolm

The property was restored by the Hebridean Trust and the letting income contributes towards the future maintenance. The Hebridean Trust Limited (known as The Hebridean Trust) is a charity registered in Scotland and in England and Wales.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Morton Boyd House is in a lovely remote location on the South East corner of Tiree. The beach wasn't ideal for swimming but handy for kayaking and exploring the rocky peninsula.

The house itself is very old and the decor in need of an update. It felt quite damp and needed the electric heaters on most of the time. However after a few days it began to feel drier, and despite the above, for what we paid in August, value for money was reasonable.

You need to accept that people visiting the Skerryvore Lighthouse Musem next door will wander passed your bedroom window but they are relatively few in number. The museum is fascinating and well worth a visit.

I would recommend the property on the understanding of not to expect much in the way of creature comforts, but as an inexpensive way of staying on a beautiful island.
Aug 2016
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hynish in Scotland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower , accessible bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - WC & wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , twin bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , twin bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - bunk bedroom (sleeps 2)
    Bedroom 4 - bunk bedroom (sleeps 2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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Location

Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Hynish
Car: recommended

The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. It is relatively small - about twelve miles long and three miles wide - and very flat. Tiree's coastline has an array of wonderful white sand beaches, which are often deserted.

The island has a mild climate and is one of the sunniest places in Britain. It benefits from the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream ensuring that frost is rare, winter temperatures are generally higher than on the mainland and evenings in mid-summer are warm and balmy. Tiree is also known as a windy place. The advantage is that midges are almost non-existent in summer.

If you seek tranquillity, freedom of space and clean pure air, the Isle of Tiree has it all. The sky and sea stretch from horizon to horizon. With no woodland and only three sizeable hills on an otherwise flat landscape, there is nothing to obscure the view. The only sounds you are likely to hear are the waves lapping on the vast expanses of white sand beaches and a myriad of birdcalls, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.

In the bay in front of Morton Boyd House you can spot basking shark, seal and otter. Take a stroll in the area around Morton Boyd House and you can hear corncrake and see lapwing and kittiwake. Naturalists can enjoy rare orchids and butterflies and witness the flowering of the Machair (rich seaside grassland).

The island hosts an annual music festival in July and is a popular windsurfing venue, hosting an international competition in October.

Tiree is known for its vernacular architecture, including 'blackhouses' and 'white houses', many retaining their traditional thatched roofs, as well as its unique 'pudding' or 'spotted houses' where only the mortar is painted white. Tiree's friendly people include many Gaelic speakers. From time to time there are Gaelic cultural events on the island.

Hynish is the place that Alan Stevenson chose in 1838 as the base for the building of the Skerryvore lighthouse and later as the shore station for the lighthouse keepers and their families. Morton Boyd House was originally built as the smithy and has been restored and given a new purpose by The Hebridean Trust, founded in 1982 to preserve the unique Hebridean way of life.

One of the other listed buildings in Hynish is home to The Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition. This exhibition records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef, 10 nautical miles to the south west of the Isle of Tiree, and the design and construction of the tallest lighthouse in Scotland by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. It features unique examples of industrial archaeology, a scale model of the lighthouse and interpretation material of general and educational interest.

Visitors to Hynish can also enjoy the Treshnish Isles natural history exhibition. This exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the enchanted Treshnish Isles, which are visible from the Isle of Tiree and are owned and managed by the Hebridean Trust. Enjoying the Treshnish Isles whilst on Tiree helps to conserve a highly sensitive environment and to protect the seabird colonies, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots and petrels, that rely on the Treshnish Isles as an annual breeding ground. Visitors can experience the natural history of the Treshnish Isles through stunning displays, a scale model of the islands and audio visual material.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hynish, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Autumn
16 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£210
for 2 nights
From
£105
£565
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£150
for 2 nights
From
£75
£375
 
 
Xmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£140
£750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£258
for 3 nights
From
£86
£600
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

A metered electricity charge applies
Short term rentals may be available during low season - please enquire

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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