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Alan Stevenson House: a substantial detached house next to the sea

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 8 bedroom holiday home in Hynish - Alan Stevenson House

8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, sleeps 20

Ideal for a get away from it all family/friends holiday, celebrations, groups and business guests.

Watersports, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.

Part of the Category A listed lighthouse establishment built for the construction and servicing of Skerryvore lighthouse, Alan Stevenson House is a stone built detatched property enjoying a wonderful, peaceful location close at the head of the Hynish pier. Comfortably furnished throughout with sitting room featuring a solid fuel stove and activity room suitable for a range of uses.


Sitting room

Dining room


Activity room

Laundry/drying area

Wheelchair accessible cloakroom


Three bedrooms that sleep up to four people (on en-suite)

Three bedrooms that sleep up to two people (two with en-suite shower)

Two single bedrooms (one with en-suite accessible shower room)

Private bath/shower rooms

All rooms centrally heated

Payphone available

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Fiona Malcolm
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016

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 (SC038956) and in England and Wales (285629). The Hebridean Trust Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 1653639 and registered at 194 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NQ

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying at the Alan Stevenson House. We had a lovely weekend in Tiree, despite the weather on Sunday! The accommodation is excellent and your staff were very helpful and friendly.
Apr 2015
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Nearest Beach
10 Metres
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 Alan Stevenson House you can spot basking shark, seal and otter. Take a stroll in the area around Hynish 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. Alan Stevenson House was originally built as the stores 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hynish, Hebrides

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add £24 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

For self catering group sizes 17-20, calculate at £21pppn (standard), £29pppn (Christmas/New Year)
For smaller self catering group sizes (1-16), please note a minimum charge per night applies to this property - £336 (standard), £464 (Christmas/New Year)
A metered electricity charge is applicable to self catering bookings.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hynish, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Lift ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 24 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Lapwing en-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    private shower room - Shower Enclosure
    private bathroom - Bath (no shower)
    private bathroom - Bath (no shower)
    Oystercatcher en-suite shower - Shower Enclosure
    Fulmar en-suite shower - Shower Enclosure
    private shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Kittiwake en-suite accessible shower room - wetroom shower, WC & wash hand basin
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Ringed Plover - sleeps up to 4 - 1x double (or twin) & 1x bunkbed (sleeps 2)
    Heron - sleeps up to 4 - 1x double (or twin) & 1x bunkbed (sleeps 2)
    Lapwing - sleeps up to 4 - 1x double (or twin) & 1x bunkbed (sleeps 2)
    Fulmar - sleeps up to 2 - bunkbed (with en-suite shower)
    Little Tern - sleeps up to 2 - bunkbed
    Corncrake - sleeps 1 - single bed
    Oystercatcher - sleeps up to 2 - bunkbed (with en-suite shower)
    Kittiwake - sleeps up to 2 - 1x double / sleeps 1 - accessible 1x single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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