Features

  • Wood burning stove
  • Complimentary Hebridean soaps provided
  • Solid oak floors
  • Garden furniture
  • 24 beaches within easy drive
  • Riof beach just a short drive or pleasant walk - a beautiful shell sand beach
  • Fresh seafood, when available, sold from Miavaig Harbour
  • Uig community shop and community cafe 15 minute drive
  • Good quality linens and duvets
  • A collection of novels, local books and maps
  • Perfect for wildlife and bird watchers
  • Tesco delivery
  • Linen and towels included
  • Wood and peat for fire (first load free and further at cost)
  • Two dogs welcome - £20 per dog

Accommodation

  • All on one level
  • Entrance hallway
  • Sitting room/dining room
  • Kitchen with door to patio seating area
  • King size bedroom with electric stove
  • Double bed room with additional single box bed
  • Large shower with generous shower head, toilet and wash hand basin

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2018 rental rates
2019 rental rates
Low Season November/December £450
Christmas 21st to 28th December £650
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £650
2019 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Low Season Jan to March £450
Easter £650
Mid Season Spring £700
Whitsun Holiday £750
High Season £750
Mid Season Autumn £700
Mid Season Half term £700
Low Season November/December £500
Christmas 21st to 28th December £650
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £650
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Dec 7 - 14 14 - 21 21 - 28 28 - 4
Short break prices
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2018) £380
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £380
Low Season November/December 3 nights, commencing Friday (2019) £390
Low Season Jan to March 3 nights, commencing Friday (2020) £390
PLEASE NOTE: Wood and peat
Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £150
More information about The Barn at Reef

Property information

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…

Facilities

  • Electric storage heaters
  • Wood burning stove
  • Large screen TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs
  • WiFi
  • Electric cooker
  • Microwave
  • Retro style fridge/freezer
  • Belfast sink
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Vintage Danish sofa
  • Harris Tweed furnishings
  • Garden furniture

Further information

  • Of Historic or Architectural Interest - Grade 2 Listed
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - 4 star standard
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome
  • Internet/Wifi - WiFi
  • Secure garden - Fenced and gated
  • Beaches - Riof beach 1 mile; 23 others in easy reach!
  • Hillwalking - Uig Hills and Harris Hills all accessible
  • Remote or secluded - Remote area and secluded cottage with neighbouring properties
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Surfing at Cliff beach. Kayaking on Loch Roag
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Sea eagles, otters and a variety of birds of prey, coastal birds and waders

Travel information

www.calmac.co.uk Early bookings are essential for busy seasons. Car ferry available from Ullapool to Stornoway (2h 40mins) Flight to Stornoway available from major UK airports. Drive time from Stornoway to cottage is approx. 55mins. Ferry also available from Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris) 1h 40mins. Drive time from Tarbert to cottage is approx. 1h 25mins.

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Visitor comments

  • Ulrike & Ralf
    The loveliest cottage we have ever been to - in a stunning location. We loved everything about The Barn - the way the old building was refurbished, the cosiness, the details, the furniture, the garden, the chessmen - and had an amazing week there.
  • Visitors Book
    We are the lucky second guests and felt equally honoured to stay here - we even stayed an extra night. Again serious house envy. Loved the layout, bright but cosy. The bed is the comfiest I have ever slept in. I need those linen sheets. Will really miss sitting outside on the bench with my morning coffee. Would love to come back soon.
  • Visitors Book.
    Feel somewhat honoured to be the first guests to write in this book and some of the first few lucky folk to experience the charms of The Barn. This truly is the most gorgeous of holiday homes - so well thought out and beautifully decorated and so many lovely touches. We have serious house envy. It has been a treat having a real fire to cosy up to to and the cabin bed, complete with blankets, makes a great reading nook with lots of good books to choose from.
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    A fantastic stay - with a good mix of sun and the odd shower. The Barn is wonderfully equipped and missing nothing. We ate outside 4 days running.Once delicious scallops fresh from the Scallop Shack. Valtos is beautiful and Riof Beach spectacular.
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    A very short but much enjoyed break in your beautiful Barn. A stunning house with lovely touches - up there with the best we have stayed in. It will be a wrench to leave for the early ferry tomorrow!
  • Visitors Book. A aged 9
    We loved The Barn. I slept in the box bed. I felt like I was in my bed at home. We adored the beaches and the views from the top of the hills. We've never been to Lewis before and it was a great experience to get outdoors and enjoy it.
  • Visitors Book
    What a wonderful week! Our cosy accommodation at The Barn was just perfect for us - just the right size with everything we needed. We loved all the little touches like the sheepskin rugs,rocking chairs and Harris Tweed cushions and felt it was like a home from home.. The peat fire kept us cosy in the wild and windy weather!
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    What a wonderful week we've had at this beautiful cottage. We have had all types of weather from sideways wind and rain to a glorious 24 degrees at the beach. Even when the weather is wild the stove makes a very cosy welcome back after adventuring. We have had rabbits in the garden everyday and even seen eagles while out on our travels.
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    What a superb holiday we have had at the delightful Barn at Reef.So much so that we booked to come back next year during our stay here! The Barn surpassed our expectations, a real home from home - it catered to our every need and certainly ranks amongst the best holiday accommodation that we have enjoyed; tasteful and luxurious furnishings and decor yet remaining true to itself as an authentic, welcoming home. Style AND substance - what more can you want?
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    What a brilliant week we've had. First trip to the Outer Hebrides with our 3 yr old and 5 months old. Couldn't have asked for better weather although we packed for winter!! The Barn was ideal for us. Eilidh loved her cabin bed. Kitchen was well stocked and great movies for when the kids went down. Ate out the back every night. Morning coffee out the front. Lovely walk to Riof Beach. We will be back!
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    Wonderful stay for a special birthday. Loved the house, decor and great location. So peaceful and quiet and full of home comforts. Amanda the owner went out of her way to make us feel welcome and cosy in her beautiful barn. What a lovely considerate lady!
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    What a wonderful week. We love spending time in the Hebrides and although the weather has not been great we have thoroughly enjoyed our time in this beautiful barn - one of the best self-catering accommodation we have stayed in. So cosy, thoughtfully decorated and equipped with everything we needed and more! And of course the location - we can't wait to return to this beautiful part of Lewis. Thank you Amanda
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    What a stunning little house, lovely wee touches all over and SO inviting to come back to every evening.
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