Clach Gorm is a contemporary, spacious house providing luxury and comfort throughout. From this slightly elevated position there are stunning, panoramic views across Bayble Bay.
Inside, the main social space consisting of the lounge and dining room, separated by a wood burning stove; the flame visible on both sides. Providing a warming focal point for lazy and relaxing evenings together. Upstairs there is a cinema, consisting of a large screen, projector and seating area. Catch up with movies, a generous library of DVD's are available, or watch your own holiday videos on a larger scale. This is ideal for families and or friends spending time together at any time of year and creating memories.
The area known as Point, or the Eye Peninsula, lies 6 miles east of main town in the Western Isles, Stornoway. The nearest beach, almost immediately in front of the house, is easily accessed by walking along the road, an easy 10 mins, or very short drive.
Here there is a small pier where it is possible to catch fish from, a slipway for launching small boats and a beautiful sandy beach. Popular for wild swimming, paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking due to the lack of strong currents and the sandy bottom, which is easily visible from the surface.
Tiumpan Head lighthouse, at the northern tip of this peninsula, is one of the premium sites in Europe to spot minke and pilot whales, dolphins and porpoises which can be easily seen from the land. It is also a perfect vantage point to spot the many species of seabirds in the area, including a long-term resident pair of Sea Eagles.
Locally there is a community shop and café only a few minutes’ drive. Venture a little further away to Stornoway where there are a wider range of shops, restaurants, café, delicatessen and take away options.
The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway.
About the location
Arnol 14.5 miles; Callanish Stones 16 miles.
Stornoway is the only town in the Outer Hebrides and is a bustling and growing area with a busy working harbour, a great selection of shops selling local gifts including Harris Tweed, leisure facilities and wonderful award-winning restaurants selling locally sourced food of the highest quality. Lewis is a place where the lilting Gaelic language is spoken everywhere! Visitors to the town will find plenty to keep them occupied, the magnificent Lews Castle Grounds and the iconic Lews Castle, many good museums and art galleries and also a smart golf course and clubhouse. The large, quiet sandy beaches are close by and provide visitors with wonderful views and the town itself forms a great base for a holiday exploring the unique islands that form the Outer Hebrides. On the north west side of Lewis you can visit the village of Arnol with its Blackhouse Museum, an unmissable visit for anyone wanting to understand the way of life that was once widespread in Lewis. Carloway Broch is nearby and is another fascinating landmark and incredibly well preserved. The Callanish Stones from the Neolithic are also well worth visiting. The whalebone arch and numerous Iron Age dwellings on stunning Bosta beach make for great days out. The friendliness of the local people will astound visitors to the islands and you cannot fail to be impressed with the genteel and contented pace of life you will encounter here.
Note: If you wish the twin bedrooms to be made up as a king-size please let us know at the time of booking. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.