South Lochs, Isle of LewisGuest Rating
The Outer Hebrides, sometimes known as Scotland's last frontier, are a fascinating holiday destination.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
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.
Bathroom with bath, separate Shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil-central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire. WiFi is INCLUDED. Two well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement, but should be kept downstairs. Smoking is not permitted in the property.
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).
From 11/10/2024 to 14/10/2024
From 18/10/2024 to 21/10/2024
From 19/04/2024 to 22/04/2024
From 12/04/2024 to 15/04/2024
From 05/04/2024 to 08/04/2024
From 05/01/2024 to 08/01/2024
From 29/03/2024 to 01/04/2024
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|27 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023||£495.00||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2024 - 01 Feb 2024||£495.00||£550.00|
|02 Feb 2024 - 28 Mar 2024||£550.00||£595.00|
|29 Mar 2024 - 18 Apr 2024||£650.00||£695.00|
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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.
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