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Lovely Holiday Home with wonderful sea views in peaceful, sheltered location

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Our spacious well equipped holiday home is in a peaceful sheltered setting with large enclosed garden and fantastic sea views over to Little Bernera and the Atlantic. There are 2 large double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom and a double bed settee in the downstairs lounge if sleeping 8. The second sizeable lounge upstairs has a large corner sofa and patio windows which open onto a Juliet balcony taking full advantage of the views – a great place to chill with a large glass of wine.

The road by the house ends 200 yards further down on a rocky beach – there is no passing traffic, just the odd explorer, so very peaceful. Bosta Beach and the Iron Age House are only two miles away – a very pleasant walk – there are also many other stunning beaches within easy drive. Golden Eagles nest locally and are frequently seen – the area is perfect for nature lovers, ramblers and cyclists alike to explore. Water sports such as surfing and kayaking are also popular actives. Local boat trips are available to the islands or you can visit the nearby Callanish Standing Stones, the Black House village at Gearrannan or travel slightly further afield to the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis with it's spectacular coastal scenery.

The nearby village of Breacleit has a small shop and petrol station and there is also a community centre with cafe and internet services. The main town of Lewis is Stornoway which is a distance of 25 miles (40 minutes drive) and has two large supermarkets to choose from both of which do home deliveries.

Facilities

There are two bathrooms – the downstairs one includes an overhead shower but the ceiling height is a bit low (old part of the house!) so if you’re over 5’8” you might need to crouch a bit to use it! Our well equipped kitchen includes dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, full height fridge freezer and tumble drier (which is in the porch). There is a separate dining room off the open plan kitchen and lounge and a porch for leaving outside clothes, boots etc. As well as the oil-fired central heating there is a wood burning stove downstairs for cosy evenings in.

There are televisions in both lounges as well as the master bedroom so the kids can watch their favourite channels without interrupting yours! We’ve supplied a DVD/CD player along with a selection of videos and CDs as well as a docking station for use with your own mp3 player. Books and games in situ too. Mobile signal is a bit erratic but there is a working telephone box opposite the house just in case all else fails (which hasn’t happened yet). Satellite broadband has been installed for your convenience.

A cot, high chair and stair gate are available on request. We don’t allow smoking in the house.

More Details

Owner
Evelyn
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , with patio windows
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lovely Holiday Home with wonderful sea views in peaceful, sheltered location
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Escape from the crowds

  • 5 of 5

We visited the Isle of Lewis for my birthday and our wedding anniversary and had the most amazing time! Evelyn was an incredible host treating us to a lovely welcome pack in lieu of our double celebration. We experienced excellent communication throughout, nothing was a problem building up to our stay and on arrival. We spoke briefly on the phone the day we set off and she was a joy to chat to; warm and friendly. The house itself, although fairly large, feels very cosy with a wood burning fire downstairs next to the kitchen and central heating throughout. There is plenty of wood for you to use in the shed located alongside the house which was a relief as we forgot to buy some en route and were pleased we hadn't when we arrived and saw the mountains of wood ready to use! As there were only two of us we only made use of the master bedroom, so I can only speak for that particular room when I say the bed was gorgeously comfortable and everything lovely and clean. There is a good stock of music, games and outdoor essentials for walkers and those wanting to try their hand at fishing. The area is very isolated and quiet, despite having three neighbours. There is a pebbled beach at the end of the road you can walk to, but I would recommend either driving the 10 min drive or walking the 45 min path to Bosta Beach - truly our personal favourite on the island. The road to the house (and around the island generally) is narrow and winding so I'd recommend packing ginger beer and travel sickness tablets if you struggle with car sickness as I do...We hope to be back again soon, next time with friends!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas and New year here and a birthday, even the weather looked after us, Two Adults and five children, can not fault this property, it is the best time we have ever had, so much so we aim to move to the Isle of Lewis. It was the most lovely warm welcome when we walked in, Christmas Tree and decorations all put up for us, a lovely fire ready to light, a very well looked after clean and homely house, with everything and more than you could ever need, beautiful sea views, and clear starry nights, we all had tears in our eyes leaving, Thank you so much, I would return tomorrow, Wayne, Toni and kids :-)

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely house, well equipped in a quiet location (you need to want to be remote!).

  • 4 of 5

It terms of interesting things to do, mostly you will need to drive. More local is the local beach at Bosta (which is a walk). We fished from the point opposite the house (successfully) and bought lobster, live from the boat at Kirkibost pier. All great!

Our only disappointment was the inability to walk freely across fields from the house (other than in one direction on land owned by the house). All the surrounding land is fenced with barbed wire and it is impossible to walk freely.... and clearly people don't want you doing this!

That all said the house is very nice, clean and well appointed. Good views from that large windows in the upstairs lounge.

All in all we have a very nice week.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was better than advertised. It was very spacious and very well furnished. We were very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended you willnot be disappointed. The views are also wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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5

Lovely location, great for exploring the tranquil islands

  • 5 of 5

Very well presented and equipped house.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home at the end of a long journey!

  • 5 of 5

Glen cottage has a wonderful position and the nearby Bosta beach is stunning with interest added by the reconstructed Iron Age house and the modern art installation of the Time and Tide Bell. The Lewis landscape is fascinating and, if you only include one long trip, do NOT miss Luskentyre in South Harris-one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited!

The house is exactly as described, nicely furnished and well equipped, with a supply of kitchen basics in the cupboards. Our only problem was being too hot and unable to control the heating. The twin room is quite snug and, being in the eaves, that room got a little too cosy. All the arrangements were handled efficiently and the welcome hamper, including fresh pancakes (drop scones to the English) was delicious.

As you explore the island, there are glorious views round every bend and many galleries and craftsmen to visit and all the local people were extremely friendly and helpful.

We hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Stornoway
Nearest Ferry
48 Kilometres
Stornaway
Nearest Beach
3.5 Kilometres
Bosta
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£700
for 7 nights
£700
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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