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Taigh nan Eilean

Stornoway, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis (Ref. 1110734)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

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

Reviews

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21 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Fox

    “A lovely house with stunning views from every window.”

    Well equipped kitchen. Murdo is very friendly and helpful and he sourced me a very tasty lobster. Don’t relay on the Wifi, it’s very patchy! The area around the house is stunning with the most amazing beaches. Did a 6 mile walk around the peninsula, taking it all in. Went out with Seatrek which is 5 minutes away and had great views of eagles & seals. Explored most of Lewis & Harris and they are both beautiful. If you expect to find lots of cafes & restaurants then this isn’t the place for ...

    Well equipped kitchen. Murdo is very friendly and helpful and he sourced me a very tasty lobster. Don’t relay on the Wifi, it’s very patchy! The area around the house is stunning with the most amazing beaches. Did a 6 mile walk around the peninsula, taking it all in. Went out with Seatrek which is 5 minutes away and had great views of eagles & seals. Explored most of Lewis & Harris and they are both beautiful. If you expect to find lots of cafes & restaurants then this isn’t the place for you but if you want peace, space & stunning scenery then there is no better place.

    - Mrs Fox, July 2022

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bedroom with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Accessible shower room with no step shower, shower seat, basin and WC
  • Accessible kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting/dining area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, DVD player, CD player
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available at request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravel and decking
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 35.1 miles
  • Note: please bring your own linen for travel cot
  • Note: This property is suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Limited mobile reception, home phone available for emergencies

The property

Situated on a small headland at the mouth of Loch Roag, Taigh nan Eilean enjoys outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and islands. The famous beaches of Cliff, Reef and Valtos are just a few minutes drive away whilst, in the summer, the small nearby harbour of Miavaig is a favourite for visiting yachts and provides the ideal base for sea-safaris and fishing trips. Sea fishing trips can be arranged from here and when catch is landed it is possible to buy freshly caught lobster and hand dived scallops from the harbour. Taigh nan Eilean is a luxury cottage and is suitable for disabled visitors. The cottage has Disabled Class 1 facilities. There are panoramic views through the large floor to ceiling windows in the main living area from where you can see the sea loch, mountains and islands. Designed for your comfort and relaxation, the natural wood floors, peat burning stove and Harris Tweed fabrics make Taigh nan Eilean a warm and welcoming destination for both summer holidays and winter breaks. It's a wonderful place to return to after a day's exploration, or from lazing on one of the many world class sandy beaches; however, it is also a place to stay in and relax, without moving a muscle, just soaking in the atmosphere and basking in the surrounding beauty. Uig forms part of what is recognised as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Hebrides and is one of the thirteen areas that make up the Hebridean Island of Lewis. This stunning backdrop will provide you with the perfect base from which to explore these historic islands including Great Bernera and the Isle of Harris. The area is rich in historical sites going back to the Bronze Age or even further. Much research has been done into the recent history (last 200 years) and there is an excellent visitor centre dedicated to the history of the islands. The Uig sands are the most spectacular and extensive beaches in the whole of the Hebrides; rivaled only by the famous sands of Luskentyre, in Harris, which are within an easy drive. The cottage is situated on a fifteen acre croft in the village of Uigen, which is part of the community-owned Bhaltos peninsula; it's in the heart of Uig! Added to the spectacular scenery surrounding this self-catering cottage is a small 'fold' of Highland Cattle and Black Faced Sheep who will watch you with the same curiosity you view them. These gentle creatures graze in the fields surrounding the cottage. The Hebrides offer a vast amount to see and do with spectacular archaeology, historic sites, craft shops, Harris Tweed outlets, art galleries, museums and much more. However, first and foremost the unspoilt dramatic and always stunning natural environment is the key to the enjoyment of these fabulous islands. 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.

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

About the location

TIMSGEARRAIDH

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: please bring your own linen for travel cot. Note: This property is suitable for those with limited mobility. 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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