Traditional Hebridean stone built cottage, extensively renovated to ensure the most comfortable surroundings. Sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms, one ensuite. Walking and Kayaking from your doorstep. Free WiFi.
This traditional stone cottage, on Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, has just been extensively renovated and upgraded and just like Valasay, our other property, it has been awarded 4 star grading by VisitScotland.
It is a great location for walking, being on the coastal walking route to the beautiful Bosta beach where you'll find an Iron Age house. The old byre, by the house, offers storage facilities for kayaks, and the cottages location by the sea means that kayaks can be launched from the 12 acre croft to explore the area around Loch Roag.
Inside the holiday cottage, the cosy lounge has a lovely cottagey feel enhanced by high ceilings, deep window ledges and a feature alcove where you'll find lots of local interest books and maps. Resting on a slate hearth is a multi-fuel stove since no cottage is complete without dancing flames! No expense has been spared to provide top quality furniture including Jane Churchill and Laura Ashley fabrics and solid oak furniture throughout.
The kitchen is a lovely bright room which is bathed in sunlight all afternoon and evening thanks to 3 windows on 2 walls. We have maintained the cottage feel by fitting cream shaker style kitchen units under an oak effect worktop. Leading from the kitchen is a porch where outdoor clothes can be stored.
2 sunny bedrooms ensure that you are well rested to make the most of your holiday. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, built in wardrobe and ensuite shower room whilst the twin room has versatile zip and link beds which convert from 2 singles to a large king size bed.
The large family sized bathroom has a free-standing shower cubicle, with powerful thermostatic shower as well as a bath, washhand basin and toilet. You’ll find an electric shaver point here too.
For those who want to keep in touch with friends and family, we provide WiFi free of charge and our collection of books, maps and DVDs ensure that you will make the most of your time here. This property has 1 King(s), 1 Twin(s).
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If you require to cancel a reservation we must be notified by telephone immediately and cancellation must be confirmed in writing within 5 calendar days.
We will make every effort to re-let the property. You will be reimbursed 80% of the total rental cost if we re-let the property to another party. If we are unable to re-let, cancellation costs will be as follows:
More than 6 weeks before booking commences your deposit will be forfeited
Fewer than 6 weeks you will be liable to pay the full rental.
Adverse travel conditions
In the event of ferry/plane disruptions due to bad weather conditions or any form of industrial action we cannot be held responsible for non-arrival of guests and no refunds will be given. We therefore recommend that you have travel insurance to cover your holiday with us.
A deposit of 20% of the total rental cost is payable by Cheque, Bank Transfer or Paypal.
The balance of payment is due to be paid six weeks prior to arrival date. Bookings will be held for five calendar days pending receipt of your deposit. Failing which, after five days the provisional booking will be cancelled. On receipt of your deposit the booking will be confirmed by email or in writing and your reservation status will be changed to 'Confirmed'.
"An exceptionaly comfortable winter location definitely an amazing place"
We spent February and March exploring the Isle of Lewis from the most comforting base of this cottage. Our adopted home offered warmth and welcoming brightness after our numerous walks and trips in the car. The negotiation for our stay was effortless, and no disappointment on arrival, on the contrary cake laden hospitality tray was the first greeting from our hosts to help us feel instantly at ease and at home. The cottage was exceptionally warm. the bedroom was a delight of colour and further cosiness under the warm duvet - in fact the whole cottage was permeated by peaceful ambience and straightforward practicalities, as everything you needed was at hand. We particularly welcomed the books and maps available on the sitting room shelves, guiding and informing us not just about the interesting local places to visit but also expanding our view of historical events of the Lewis and Great Bernera . We roamed and travelled across the moors, around the rugged coastlines and magnificent sandy beaches, stretched ourselves up the hills, just being around the cottage was a great experience of scenery, with everchanging views of the seascape and the skies. We saw Bernera's own golden eagle, had an otter stoll past our picninc site on Scalpay, left our footprints at Butt of Lewis and down to Leverborough. What I think really touched us is the escape into the wilderness and isolation of places you can only reach by foot - walking over the Morsgail Forest to Loch Reasort was a particulary memorable experience. In spite of the dormant tourist season we found enough places to sample real good food: especially Callanish Visitors Centre, Ravenspoint Community Centre, Skoon Cafe, hotel in Tarbet by the harbour, but most visited place was an Lanntairn arts Centre - to relax with a view of the harbour and watch the world go by. The whole of our experience was permeated by the simplicity of life on the islands - imagined or real - which greatly enriched our life.
11 Apr 2012, Richard and Vera
This is a well-equipped, comfortable cottage which has been modernised very well. There were four of us in our party, two adults and two children, and there was plenty of room for all of us. The location is excellent - out of the way and quiet but not too remote and the views from the cottage were amazing. There are some lovely beaches near by, which our children described as their holiday highlight. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. They did say that otters can be seen from the cottage at times but despite frequent otter-watches we were not lucky!
11 Apr 2012, John Lee
I originally called Anne with an enquiry about her other property and when we discovered that it didn't quite meet our needs (only because we needed a walk in shower) Anne told me about the new property not yet completed. She sent me some pictures and I just fell in love with the place. When we arrived there was no dissapointment. The renovation has been made with so much care and attention to detail you just want to move in and stay! The kitchen is extremely well equipped, we made a game out of trying to find something tath had not been thought of and lost! I was travelling with my sister-in-law and we appreciateld the luxury of each having our own room and bathroom, but this property would handle a group of four very comfortably.. The location is perfect for a quiet, relaxing holiday, but there is plenty to see and do on Lewis/Harris so no fear of being bored.
Anne and her family live a few hundred meters away and are ther if you need them but not at all intrusive.
The fresh flowers and cake on our arrival day were a lovely gesture.
All in all I would recommend this property wholeheartedly, but I'd rather go back myself!
30 Jan 2012, ban-albannach