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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Alt Dubh (gaelic for By Loch Dubh) is a traditional crofters cottage in a stunning location enjoying an elevated position overlooking the loch below and with views out to sea from the windows . The cottage is at the end of a single track lane ensuring complete privacy and peacefulness without any passing traffic . The separate stone byre next to the cottage has recently been converted into a sauna and hot tub/Jacuzzi spa room providing a touch of luxury and relaxation after a day out in the beautiful Hebridean landscape. This room is totally private and for your own exclusive use. Being indoors means you can enjoy the facility every day/evening no matter what the weather and the midges are doing! The cottage is ideally situated equal distances (50 minute drive) from both Tarbet and Stornoway providing the perfect base for exploring the Islands many attractions. The cottage is heated by electric wall heaters in both bedrooms, two overnight storage heaters and two woodburners for which the initial fuel is supplied. The woodburners are in both the lounge and the dining room. TV is for dvd use only .

If looking for a short break in low season please ask if you would like a different changeover day and we will do our best to accommodate you .

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 10 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Hebrides region

Isle of Lewis

The Islands of Harris and Lewis both have spectacular beaches and 99% of the time you will be fortunate enough to have them to yourselves. There are many interesting places to visit including the Callanish Stones, the Broch, the black house village at Gearrannan and the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis. There are also trips from the south of Harris to St Kilda. These Islands are the home of the famous Harris Tweed industry, an iconic hand woven fabric ,unrivalled in quality, even today. The Islands are also a perfect choice for outdoor activities such as hill walking, fishing, cycling, birdwatching and even surfing.

A car is advisable to enable you to travel around the Islands and therefore most people arrive by ferry. Caledonian Macbrayne run the ferries from both Ullapool on the mainland and Uig on the Isle of Skye. The ferries are often full and booking early is advised especially during the Summer months. Either ferry is suitable for the cottage as we are an equal distance from both towns.

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19 Oct 2014

5/5

"Beautiful and relaxing"

We had a 1 week stay at Alt Dubh, we arrived on Sat afternoon after a 1 night stay in Ullapool. The cottage is really well equipped with everything you need, there was enough logs and coal to last us a few days until we found our way around. There was a pub 12 miles away from the cottage but this was the only one we found outside of Stornaway, so glad we took plenty of provisions as this was the only place for food. The island is gorgeous, especially the south, fantastic beaches and the dog loved it. Saw plenty of wildlife and on the ferry back to Skye we saw dolphins which were amazing! It was great having no internet and TV, there were many nights spent in the hot tub just listening to music. This was a very different but amazing holiday. Thanks

30 Sep 2014

5/5

"WOW, a touch of heaven on the isle of Lewis."

I have just returned from a weeks holiday at Alt Dubh on the isle of Lewis, what can I say it is something special. The owners have thought of everything. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity this is the place. There are amazing views with a loch and the sea visible. We walked the short distance to the sea and were welcomed every day by the resident seal.
The cottage has everything you would possibly need and has two wood burners in the living and dining room. The spa room separated from the house just adds that extra special touch nothing like sitting in the hot tub after a long walk and admiring the views. The cottage is remote and would advise to use the bigger supermarkets in Stornoway when you arrive. There is a local shop at Ravenspoint and the staff are very friendly and welcoming there is a cafe and free internet usage. I can not think of one thing the owners could change it really is a little touch of heaven and we will be returning soon.

22 Sep 2014

4/5

"Idyllic cottage in a quiet and remote location"

Alt Dubh is a comfortable, traditional Lewis Cottage. I had a really great week here, and especially enjoyed the hot tub after a long days walking! The cottage was very clean when I arrived, and well equipped with everything you could want for a self catering week. If you are looking for a very peaceful, relaxing, "getaway from it all" location on Lewis, look no further!

10 Sep 2014

4/5

"a perfect get away from it all"

We had a wonderful stay at Alt Dubh having had a week here with friends. The cottage enjoys a spectacular setting overlooking a lochan and with the sea visible through the rocky hillside beyond. The p… More

5 Sep 2014

5/5

"Beautiful location, with an equally beautiful cottage"

Stayed for 4 nights, arrived in the dark, and pretty much straight to a very comfortable bed. Woke to a gorgeous view, in a fantasic location. Cottage well furnished and equally well equipped. Foll… More

5 Sep 2014

4/5

"A perfect place to disconnect"

If you are looking for an idyllic place to disconnect, to get in contact with yourself and with nauture, to spend some real quality time with familiy and friends: this is it. Peacefull, isolated, quiet, cosy, rural, surrounded by mountains, lochs and close by the sea with astonishing views. The Isles of Lewis and Harris are well worth visiting and the people are very friendly. Try also the boat trip by the Uig coast (Seatrek): great fun.
The cottage is absolutely beautiful and perfect for 4 persons. Fully equipped: everything you need is there. The sauna and the jacuzzi are the cherry on the pie.
Just one thing: if you need internet, wifi or are addicted to your phone or TV, forget it. None of those are available. Go for some peace and quiet and disconnect!

15 Jul 2014

5/5

"Luxury Spa, Idyllic Views and a Peaceful Setting"

What a wonderful place to stay. Lovely walks and the beach just a short walk from the cottage. Hot tub and sauna room is amazing and so welcome after a day out on the hills. The surrounding terrain is… More

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