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Riof House

Near Uig, Isle of Lewis

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Occupying a stunning, dramatic coastal position is Riof House, a beautifully refurbished house clad in stylish cedar with transfixing views out over the smaller surrounding islands and sea forming the main focal point throughout, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: ESO1038F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

Guests will enjoy the open plan arrangement of this spacious and contemporary haven where the soothing sounds of the sea make for a very pleasant start to each day. Distinct areas for cooking, dining and relaxation have been set out against the amazing backdrop of the shoreline, with a wood-burning stove that delivers a very warm welcome. Huge glass doors showcase the gorgeous seascape spread out before the house so it is easy to while away time sitting drinking in the ever-changing vista while waves lap gently against the shore.

It is pretty hard to tear oneself away from the scenery outside and luckily there is no need to as it can even be admired from the comfort of bed in the light and airy master bedroom. Plenty of storage space is provided and the modern en suite bathroom is the icing on the cake with a walk-in shower and free-standing bath tub that just begs to be luxuriated in.

Towards the back of the house the bright twin room has its own doors leading outside and a contemporary shower room just adjacent, making the accommodation ideal for families.

Seating in the entrance hall allows boots to easily be pulled on for walks - off it is a sunny little utility area that houses the washing machine and a WC. Bikes can be shut away in the garage and rough grassland grounds surround the house with the coastline itself accessed just a short walk away.

Map & Local

Much though they may sound like they are separate, Lewis and Harris are part of the same island with Lewis to the north and Harris to the south. Part of the group of islands referred to as the western isles due to their position, they are revered for their unspoilt beauty, spectacular beaches and relaxed pace of life.

The nearest of these beaches is at Reef (1 mile) where breathtaking white sands frame the beautiful sparkling blue waters, almost reminiscent of those in the Caribbean. The well-stocked Uig Community Shop in Timsgarry (4 miles) comes in handy and is also the place to top up on petrol before heading out exploring.

From Miavaig harbour (2 miles) less than 10 minutes’ drive way it is possible to jump on a wildlife spotting boat trip to see seals and sea eagles, or even try out some sea fishing.

One of Lewis’ most iconic sights are the Callanish Standing Stones (20 miles), a group of impressive Neolithic stones that really have to be seen to be believed. Head to the main settlement Stornoway (33 miles) for further shopping and at Sandwick just outside Stornoway there is the chance to try out various watersports including surfing, snorkelling and paddle boarding.

Harris is home to the famous Harris Tweed that has been handwoven on the island for centuries and at one point was actually used as currency by the islanders. It is renowned for its impeccable quality that many have tried and failed to replicate over the years and a stop off at one of the shops is an absolute must to pick up a memento that will last for years.

Fascinating boat trips head out from Leverburgh on Harris (75 miles) over to the little archipelago of islands and sea stacks known as St Kilda. They have been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as they are an important habitat for vast numbers of seabirds including huge colonies of puffins, fulmars and gannets that are an incredible sight to see.

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

Single Storey

Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with TV/DVD, wood burning stove, electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, etc.
Utility room with washing machine.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels (per person)
Free
WiFi
Free
Highchair
Free
Travel Cot (excluding linen)
Free

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove (logs can be purchased locally). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

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: Fri

Booked Available
2024
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).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
31 May 2024 - 20 Jun 2024 £1,095.00
21 Jun 2024 - 18 Jul 2024 £1,295.00
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £1,395.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £1,095.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £950.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £1,095.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £850.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £1,295.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £1,295.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £850.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £950.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £1,095.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
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19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA

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
(Supplied Independently through Feefo)

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27-May-2024

As I have already said everything you wanted and more such a wonderful place to stay

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25-Jan-2024

Comfortable, well equipped, but obviously at the end of a long season when facilities need some TLC.

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We were pleased to hear that overall you found the cottage very well equipped and comfortable. The owners have a schedul...

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08-Sep-2023

Lovely cottage in superb location. Well appointed and very clean

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18-Aug-2023

Comfortabel huis met een prachtig uitzicht. Alles is aanwezig voor een prettig verblijf.

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20-Jul-2023

We had a very enjoyable time staying here in a peaceful and beautiful location. Highly recommend for walking and wildlif...

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