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The Barn at Reef

Reef, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis (Ref. 1110778)



Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Mccoy

    “Such a lovely cosy place.”

    - Mr Mccoy, October 2022


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with additional single box bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin, WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Electric convection heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles; pub 36.4 miles

The property

Tucked into the side of a hillock, south facing on the northern shore of West Loch Roag, is this perfectly formed, beautifully appointed, gem of a holiday cottage just waiting to welcome and refresh you. The Barn at Reef is an exquisite restoration of a former byre, which has been lovingly and artistically furnished and decorated. The result is warm, relaxing, aesthetically pleasing and an absolute pleasure in which to enjoy your Hebridean holiday. A perfect mix of traditional and quality, contemporary furnishings and artefacts which are inspired by the islands and its traditions. Those who know the whole Uig peninsula need no reminder of the many stunning beaches (24 in total) and Riof beach is arguably the finest, with white shell sand, fabulous machair flowers backing the dunes and turquoise water. It is truly breath-taking. There is a necklace of beaches, each with their own charm and for the surfer, Cliff beach is ideal with its amazing rollers pounding in. Slightly further north is Great Bernera where a visit to Bosta beach is a must (try to get there when the ‘climate change bell’ rings) and don’t miss the Iron Age museum. Wildlife and bird watchers will be well rewarded for their patience as there is a multitude of species to see, most notable are the eagles, both sea eagles and golden eagles and in fact, the picture here on the website was captured by our photographer whilst taking the photographs of the house in May 2017. It really is impossible to convey all that this corner of Lewis offers, and also in the area surrounding the cottage, which would more than fill a holiday week. However, if you can tear yourself away and venture into the Uig Hills, if walking is your passion, you will be rewarded with fabulous views. From these remote summits you can see forever – well at least as far as St Kilda and the great expanse of the Atlantic. Uig has a well-stocked community shop where you can buy all the supplies you need. The community hall café offers lunches and the most delicious home baking and there is a small but fascinating island museum here. Fresh seafood is also available from the nearby harbour at Miavaig. Whatever you decide to do, wherever your interests take you, The Barn at Reef will become that unique and peaceful retreat you will be eager to return to – time and time again… 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 £150.

About the location


Great Bernera 20.8 miles; Stornoway 33.5 miles; North Tolsta 45.3 miles.

Timsgearraidh is a village situated in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, resting between Doune and Stornoway. The village is known for its white sandy beaches and walks and offers a selection of attractions including Uig Museum. Dining options include Uig Community Tearoom however you will have to travel to Doune in order to find a pub, for example Doune Braes Hotel, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby Uig community store. Within easy reach of the village is the popular town of Stornoway, where you can find further attractions and amenities such as Raon Goilf Golf Course, bars and restaurants.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season

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