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Road End Cottage

Port of Ness, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis (Ref. 1111532)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews

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2 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Ross

    “Lovely clean property with all the kitchen aids provided.”

    Very comfortable bed! The view over the harbour is tremendous and we loved the tranquillity …10 out of 10.

    Very comfortable bed! The view over the harbour is tremendous and we loved the tranquillity …10 out of 10.

    - Mrs Ross, September 2022

    Thank you for your lovely comments - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Road End Cottage. Property Owner

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/sitting room
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books and maps
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed garden with furniture, lawn and patio
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: Electric car charging not included

The property

Road End Cottage is aptly named, located at the northern tip on the Isle of Lewis. The views are captivating, in all directions, particularly over the Port of Ness harbour and beyond to the sandy beach and the expansive sea scape beyond. It changes from calm turquoise waters to dramatic waves topped with gleaming white breakers and everything in between. For those looking for a place to relax and unwind, this provides everything you need. Spot the nesting seabirds on the nearby cliffs including fulmar, petrel, kittiwake, shag and black guillemot. Also, look out for the amazing spectacle of Gannets diving from heights of 30m achieving tremendous speeds of up to 60mph, as they plunge into the sea, to catch fish. The descriptive term for this is a plunging of gannets. Port of Ness is well known for artistic talent. Take a short walk from the cottage to the Harbour View Studio Gallery, with original paintings, fine art prints and greeting cards by Anthony J Barber. Worthy of a visit, but be warned, it is hard to leave without a purchasing a reminder of your trip or a present for someone close. Take a stroll to the sandy beach beyond the cottage, perfect for swimming, kite flying, beach combing or a relaxing picnic. The slip way at the harbour provides easy access for kayakers and sailors planning a day on the water exploring. Walk the section of the Hebridean Way from Ness to the Butt of Lewis, it’s claim to fame, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is that it is the windiest spot in the UK. Its only a short drive to Eoropie beach where the wild Atlantic swell here will appeal to keen surfers while the glorious sunsets will tempt any photographers to tarry a while and capture the perfect moment. 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 F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location

PORT OF NESS

Ness 1.5 miles; Bragar 19.7 miles; Stornoway 26.8 miles

With an intriguing little harbour backed by a jagged headland, merging into an east-facing beach, the Port of Ness rests at the northern tip of the Isle of Lewis. Offering an insight into the legends, lore and long-observed traditions that have shaped the island’s identity, this community, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, is a stronghold of the Gaelic language. Harbour View Gallery is where you will find some of locally-based artist Anthony J Barber's works on view. Cross boasts an inn that looks slightly out of place, along with one of the brightest and most cheerful looking post offices you'll find anywhere. From the nearby Butt of Lewis you can look out across the unforgiving waters of the Atlantic and stand in the shadow of a Stevenson lighthouse built of red brick. Take in the breath-taking scenery from the Isle of Lewis' northernmost point, surrounded by the swells of an ever-rising sea. The Butt of Lewis features some of the oldest rocks in Europe, having been formed in the Precambrian period. Discover Dùn Èistean, an archaeological site on the north east coast, showcasing the ruins of two large buildings amongst grassy tussocks. Stornoway is just 40 minutes away by car, with a busy working harbour, selection of shops selling local gifts including Harris Tweed and award-winning restaurants selling locally sourced food. Visit Lews Castle Grounds and the iconic Lews Castle as well as museums and art galleries. This beautiful location is for those looking to get out and explore the rural landscapes and fascinating Scottish heritage the Isle of Lewis has to offer.

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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