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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideally placed to explore the island, with beautiful beaches and historic attractions within a few minutes drive. Whatever your pleasure; fishing, walking, surfing or cycling, it is an ideal base for your adventures. If you wish to stay closer to home there is plenty available to keep you entertained (a flat screen television, Wifi, board games, books, a DVD library and Ipod compatible CD system) so settle down in front of the log burning stove and relax. If you enjoy star gazing, the roof windows in the master bedroom often allow you to view the Milky Way while snuggled up in bed.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stornoway Airport 42 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
There is one comfortable double bedroom upstairs and a twin room downstairs. You may not need the central heating on in summer time but if you like it hot, then the traditional solid fuel stove in the kitchen will heat the radiators and do the trick . We will provide you with plenty of wood, coal or peat to keep you going.The dining room and living room boast south facing views over Loch Carloway. You may wish to try your hand at cooking on top of the traditional range but if not, don't worry as the modern kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and gas hob.
|Further details outdoors|
The patio table and four chairs will allow you to soak up your outside surroundings in comfort. Let us know if you like cooking in the great outdoors and we will make sure barbecue equipment is available for you.
The garden is fully enclosed so children can play outside happily. In spring, they may want to take a 50m stroll up the road to see the wee lambs at play. In summer it should be easy to spot salmon jumping in the loch and if you are lucky you may see an eagle soaring over head.
About this location
The Hebrides region
The Isle of Lewis is the most north-westerly island in a long chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles. Lewis has a unique landscape and culture and is bursting with world famous archaeological sites. It is attached via land and road to the island of Harris to its south. This allows easy access to arguably some of the most stunning beaches in Europe.
Gaelic is spoken along side English and many islanders are still involved in the traditional tasks of cutting peat (turf) for fuel, weaving tweed, crofting and fishing. In summer the machair is carpeted in a blanket of wild flowers.
Lewis is the most populated island in the Outer Hebrides with the main town of Stornoway on its eastern shores. Stornoway has fantastic facilities including shops, restaurants, pubs, a sports centre with swimming pool, golf club and a modern theatre/arts centre.
The west coast of Lewis is bathed in the North Atlantic swell and as a result, has the most consistent surf in Europe.
Lewis is etched with sea lochs, islands and inlets making it a paradise for sea kayakers.
It is quick and easy to obtain a permit from the Carloway Angling Club to try your hand at salmon fishing. Or if you prefer there are lochs teaming with brown trout.
For golf fans there is access to two unique courses. Stornoway Golf Course is a full eighteen hole parkland course on the edge of Lews castle grounds. The Harris course is a nine hole links type course with beautiful Atlantic views. Both courses welcome visitors and the green fees are very reasonable.
Cyclist will enjoy the scenic roads which are relatively traffic free and can easily tour round the many archeological sites which Lewis has to offer; the Neolithic Callanish Stone which pre date Stonehenge, the Pictish Carloway Broch, the Norse mill to name but a few. The Arnol blackhouse and Gearrannan Blackhouse Village museums offer an interesting insight into crofting life in Lewis during the last centuries.
There are numerous art galleries and craft shops on the island which sell many unique locally made products. Among them is the Morvern Gallery on the northwest coast which is surely one of the lovliest galleries in Scotland.
Eating out is a favourite pastime in Lewis so there are numerous high quality cafes and restaurants where you can sample home baking or local sea food and game.
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2 Oct 2014
Cliscro is everything it was advertised to be ...and more! It is the perfect getaway for solitude. Eleanor had considered the finest details regarding furnishings and even left us with eggs and home-m… More
28 Aug 2014
"Home from home"
Our second stay at Cliscro and every bit as good as the first. Great location fabulous, clean and very well equipped cottage. Wonderful coastal walks (eleanor the owner has a large selection of info o… More
17 Aug 2014
What a lovely place and Eleanor is the perfect host. Great location and well appointed. Lots of nice ''extras'' wine, home baking and free range eggs !Great wildlife viewing with a… More
15 Aug 2014
"Fabulous Get Away to Recharge"
A fantastic house with fantastic views. Couldn't recommend a better place to recharge the batteries from the hustle and bustle of city life, personally from life in the USA! The house has ever… More
30 Jun 2014
"Dog friendly stylish accomodation"
Lovely, clean stylish house with beautiful views across the sea lochs. Arrived late at night and after a long journery, it was lovely to arrive to a cosy house - Eleanor had the fire on for us arrivin… More
17 Jun 2014
"hoiiday home from heaven"
We spent a wonderful week in this lovely cottage on holiday in Lewis. Eleanor the owner couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage was spotless and everything was on hand and easy to use. The v… More
8 Jun 2014
"Ultimate break away from it all."
We travelled to the Carloway area of the Isle of Lewis to visit friends and explore the magical surrounds and were not disappointed! Ellie and Stuart were the most gracious of hosts, and the beautiful… More
20 Feb 2014
"A fantastic break away from the stress of modern life."
Spent a truely chilled out week at the cottage. My wife, both dogs and myself managed to recharge the batteries in perfect harmony. The cottage has everything you need and carloway/Borrowston is the… More
16 Dec 2013
"Flexiblilty of owners to give a peaceful cottage (full of lovely personal touches) for half week only"
We arranged a half week at the property to explore the West Side of Lewis. The property was clean and warm with an Aga/Range cooker dominating the kitchen. This took a small bit of getting used and on… More
11 Aug 2013
"A Gem at the top of the hill"
An absolutely stunning property with an outlook to match. Carloway sea loch can be seen from the window and only a few minutes walk away is a picturesque working pier. There are two stunning beaches w… More