Marvig

South Lochs, Isle of Lewis

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The Outer Hebrides, sometimes known as Scotland's last frontier, are a fascinating holiday destination.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

A stay at Marvig Cottage, 29 miles from the capital of Stornoway on Lewis, will ensure that visitors have a comfortable base from which to explore and enjoy the many attractions of this unique landscape.

The detached, modern cottage stands quite alone in its own fenced garden and has a commanding position high above the loch, with superb views over the water and out to sea. The immediate area is known as South Lochs and is well named indeed, for the land is dotted with over 200 small fresh and saltwater lochs, which offer excellent fishing.

The house is most attractively furnished, with the benefit of two separate sitting rooms, one with an open fire and a most interesting fireplace wall and the other with a piano. Larger groups or different generations have plenty of room to spread out and 'do their own thing' as both sitting rooms have TVs.

The well-fitted and equipped kitchen has a large dining table and there is plenty of space for the cook(s) to work, whilst still being able to join in the chat. Having one double bedroom and a bathroom with separate walk-in shower downstairs makes the house suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Upstairs there are three more bedrooms, a double and two single rooms that are bright and colourful with coombed ceilings and plenty of light coming in from the Velux roof windows. Oil central heating and double glazing ensure year-round comfort.

Map & Local

The Isle of Lewis has been settled for thousands of years and has a really fascinating history.

The Standing Stones at Callanish and the Carolway Broch (both about 30 miles) bear witness to its prehistoric settlers, while the Ravenspoint Visitor Centre at Kershader (9 miles) provides insights into a more recent past - the tragic Clearances of the last centuries and crofting through the ages. Walks along the stunning coastline will reveal more historical and scenic delights.

The island is a birdwatcher's paradise and offers the chance to see golden eagles, white-tailed eagles and red and black-throated divers. On land, visitors can expect to see deer, otters and mountain hares, while the surrounding seas are equally rich in wildlife. Boat trips give the opportunity to see seals, dolphins, porpoises, sharks and whales.

To the south, Lewis merges into Harris - they are all one island - which has a more mountainous landscape and some magnificent beaches, where the azure waters of the Atlantic lap miles of silver sands. It is certainly worth the longer drive to explore this part and perhaps take home a memento in the form of a length of genuine Harris tweed.

Stornoway (27 miles), the capital, is a busy port and the most likely arrival point for visitors. It has all facilities, including a golf course and it is probably worth stocking up with provisions from the supermarket there on arrival.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting room with TV and piano.
Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, etc.
Porch with chest freezer.
Snug with open fire and TV/DVD.
Second porch with washing machine.
Double bedroom.
Bathroom with bath, separate Shower, WC and wash basin.

Upstairs

Double bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Single bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED.  Electricity is INCLUDED.  Heating is by oil-central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Two well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement, but should be kept downstairs. Smoking is not permitted in the property.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2017
Price

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • 2 Week Discount (£50)
  • Save 10% - w/c 23 Sep 17 From 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
  • Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 14/10/2017 to 20/10/2017
  • Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 21/10/2017 to 27/10/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £450.00 £475.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £550.00 £575.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £685.00 £685.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £685.00 £685.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

Reviews

Reviews
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21-Jul-2017

Very beautiful, quiet and magical place, absolute cleanliness, comfortable beds. Kitchen with everything you need. Thank...

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13-Jul-2017

Tranquil, spacious, beautiful and all mod cons.

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06-Jul-2017

Beautiful quiet place, stunning views very comfy very relaxing placr

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18-Jun-2017

Location was great but the cottage needed a bit TLC
There was dust on skirting boards in bathroom and kitchen that ...

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01-Jun-2017

Couldn't find any fault cottage lovely and ideal location for visiting all of the islands very well equipped very please...

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