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Loch Cottage

Dalbeg near Borve, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis (Ref. 1110741)

5.0

Perfect

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Electric car charging
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Wiseman

    “Beautiful well equipped house with thoughtful welcome pack to greet us.”

    Stunning view and surroundings. Very comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Stunning view and surroundings. Very comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend this property.

    - Mrs Wiseman, September 2022

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen/diner and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with living flame stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, blender, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, house slippers, towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Vehicle charging point available for use, access arranged via the owner
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 14.9 miles, pub 15.1 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Loch Cottage is a stunning, luxury self-catering cottage on the west coast of Lewis. The house is located at the end of a quiet road, overlooking Loch Dalbeg and just 100 metres from this wonderful sandy beach - serene on a calm day and awesome when wild! The house has been furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. The spacious open-plan living-kitchen-dining area has stunning views over the loch and lets out onto decking to the front. Everything has been thought of for a perfect family holiday including beach towels, picnic baskets, buckets and spades and much more. The owners have ensured that you will not find their house wanting in any way and have added many additional touches not normally found in self catering cottages. Loch Cottage is just a 25 minute drive from Stornoway, close to the Westside Coastal Walk and surrounded by some of the most amazing countryside and archaeological sites in the world. Ten miles south are the standing stones of Callanish, second only to Stonehenge. Three miles south is Dun Carloway, an Iron Age broch (fort) and the restored Black House Village of Gearrannan. However, the jewel in the crown must be the fabulous Dalbeg beach, on which this cottage almost sits. Just a brief walk and you are on one of Lewis' most spectacular beaches surrounded by towering cliffs and stacks. The area around Loch Cottage is one of special scientific interest and is home to a wealth of wildlife including golden eagles, otters and dolphins. Two miles north is a restored Norse Mill and a little further again is the Black House Museum at Arnol, the Morven Art Gallery and the pottery at Borgh. In Carloway you can go to see Harris Tweed being woven in the traditional way and can buy it by the metre from the weaving shed. A little further afield are the Iron Age House at Bosta beach and the fantastic 24 sandy beaches of Uig and Bernera. North will take you to the top most point of Lewis - the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, the fabulous Eoropie Dunes and beach with its 4 acre play park and the well known surfers beach at Ness (there is storage for surf boards at Loch Cottage). The spacious living accommodation has been designed and created by the artist owners and their appreciation of the interaction of land, rock, light and sea is fully reflected in the character of all the rooms. In short, it is a beautiful, tranquil, light yet warm holiday cottage on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Dalbeg is a magical place where you could come and stay put for the whole week (and many have) just disconnecting from the rush of traffic, noise and busy lives and allowing the peace and vastness of this land and seascape to soak through even the most restless soul. Come and see for yourself! Next door to the cottage is the owner's 'small but perfectly formed' art gallery to which you are welcome to visit. 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. EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

About the location

BORVE, ISLE OF LEWIS

Stornoway 26.7 miles

Borve is a village resting on the western side of the Isle of Lewis, close to the island’s main town of Stornoway. Reached by two adjacent bridges, it nestles on the River Borve and its name is derived from the old Norse word ‘borg’ meaning fort. It is known for the Clan Macquarrie rescue in 1953 when a Clan Line vessel ran aground in terrible gales and local men from the village rescued all 66 crew members. In recognition of the villagers’ bravery Clan Line donated funds for the construction of a village hall. There is a convenience store here and the Borve House Hotel great for stopping off for refreshment and a bite to eat. Just outside Borve there are loads of visitor attractions including the Butt of Lewis lighthouse and the Port of Ness Slipway and Breakwater which both offer breath-taking views over the ocean and beyond. Ness Historical Society offers a fascinating insight into the culture and history of the island and Stornoway is a short drive from the village which has a good selection of shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants and is the gateway to the exploring the rest of the Outer Hebrides.

Note: This property can only manage a change over on Saturdays due to housekeeper restrictions.
Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

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