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Excellent 5/5 11 reviews

House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

A newly built, tastefully furnished addition to a traditional croft house, located on the outskirts of Stornoway. It has one double master bedroom (with a king size bed) and private facilities right beside the master bedroom, including a power shower. A spacious lounge on the first floor enhances the beautiful views.

On the ground floor, there is a bright airy dining area/library which is stocked with an extensive range of reading material; a compact fitted kitchen with all conveniences and a wc/shower room.

The apartment is finished to a very high standard with many interesting features. It is decorated in a tasteful country house style and has solid oak floors throughout and tiled floor in the kitchen.

This is an ideal base for exploring these enchanting islands. Stornoway is the main town on the island with a vibrant Arts centre, leisure centre, golf course, walking trails and restaurants. It is also home to Lewis Castle with extensive walking trails overlooking the harbour.

Alternatively, the apartment's location is ideally suited for a restful and relaxing break with many accessible beaches in close proximity.

The period of let is from 16.00pm on the day of arrival until 10.30am on the day of departure.There is ample parking available around the property. It is idealy suited for 2 people although a sofa bed is also available for extra guests.

A high standard of cleanliness is maintained and expected at all times

.These are a sample of what is to be seen on the island;

•Hebridean Celtic Festival

•Sea Trips and stunning beaches

•Carloway Broch

•Fishing On Lewis

Harris Tweed Mills

An Lanntair Arts Centre

•Callanish Standing Stones

Golf courses and beautiful walks

Bird watching

For more information about the islands look up; http://www.visithebrides.com/

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway Airport 8 km, Nearest railway: N/A
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The Hebrides/Skye region

Lewis is the largest and most populous of the Outer Hebridean islands, with over 6000 residents living in the main port of Stornoway alone. Bursting with world famous archaeological sites, Lewis holds the Neolithic 'Callanish Stones,' (which predate the Egyptian Pyramids) the Pictish Carloway Broch (roundhouse) the Norse mill house and many more.

The west coast of these islands experience the full impact of the North Atlantic swells and have the most consistent surf in Europe. The entire landscape of the island is built for adventure with challenging sea cliffs to abseil and bays and islands to explore by kayak or boat.

The main town of Stornoway surprises most first time visitors as it has all the amenities and industry of a small mainland town, as well as a lively and vibrant social scene, especially at the weekends! There are a host of pubs, restaurants to keep you busy as well as organised events and ceilidhs. In Stornoway, the Lews Castle grounds is an extensive mixed woodlands planted in the mid 19th century by Sir James Matheson and now owned by the community. There is a huge variety of trees including some rare foreign species. Common seals fill the harbour and it is likely that you will spot dolphins, whales and sharks if you venture out onto the water.

Isle of Lewis

History

The Outer Hebrides have been inhabited for 6,000 years and many historical sites and standing stones tell of an intriguing past.

Arts and culture

The Outer Hebrides is a source of inspiration for artists whose work can be viewed in town shops, galleries and studios.

Gaelic

The Outer Hebrides is the heartland of Gaelic culture and the language is still spoken by many islanders today. You can take part in many events which feature the language and music.

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25 Aug 2014

5/5

"Luxury all the way!"

This is a fantastic find. Quality all the way from the greeting and some starter items to the farewell. This is a magnificently appointed croft conversion added to owners own accommodation. Quality fu… More

16 Aug 2014

5/5

"Wunderbare Oase der Ruhe"

Sehr gut und schön eingerichteter Hausteil, freundliche und zuvorkommende Vermieter.
Besonders schön ist das grosszügige Wohnzimmer mit dem grossen Panoramafenster.
Bestens eingerichtete Küche für Selbstversorger. Im Esszimmer gibt es Wanderkarten, Bildbände und jede Menge englischsprachige Literatur.
Ideal als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge auf den Inseln Lewis und Harris.

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Best in the west!"

This was our first visit to the Outer Hebrides and we were delighted with the friendly welcome we got from Fiona and Finlay to their beautiful and comfortable property which constitutes one part of a larger and totally renovated croft house. The property was well equipped and furnished to a high standard. It is well located to access Stornoway by car for sightseeing and evening meals and for exploring the rest of Lewis and Harris. We learned from Finlay that "Taigh Geal" is Gaelic for White House.

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Superb base for exploring Lewis & Harris"

Very comfortable cottage with high quality fittings and a real homely feel. The sitting room with its beautiful view over sheep fields to the sea was a treat to come back to in the evenings. Everything you could wish for: a great selection of books, dishwasher and washing machine, wifi etc. Fiona and Finlay were charming and helpful, but also very discrete. Excellent central location with easy access to all the main routes to attractions in Lewis and Harris. Perfect for couples wanting to get away from it all!

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"A gorgeous apartment in a lovely setting"

This is a lovely apartment which is extremely comfortable and has been decorated to a high standard. It is in a quiet location just outside Stornoway with nice views from the spacious lounge. It is in a good location if you wish to visit the surrounding area but at the same time, if you juts wish to realx, it is ideal.

12 Aug 2014

5/5

"First class accommodation in modernised traditional croft house"

Excellent accommodation offering modern, comfortable facilities and enjoying a good location from which to explore the Isle of Lewis. The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

29 Jun 2014

5/5

"Everything we could have wished for"

Taigh Geal was everything we could have wished for. The apartment was beautifully decorated and furnished with taste and style at every turn. Luxury linens and carefully selected quality equipment mad… More

16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfection"

My title says it all, we could not fault this apartment. A great roomy property with all mod cons in Newvalley. A quiet croft area with great views but with easy access to Stornoway. Stornoway has all… More

10 May 2014

5/5

"Highly recommended; lovely and very well equipped apartment"

Excellent apartment in the outskirts of Stornoway. It is located on route to the Butt of Lewis and is a 2 minute drive away from a large Coop/6 minute drive from city centre. The apartment is brand ne… More

29 Jan 2014

5/5

"A lovely clean, warm, comfortable home"

We had a wonderful week staying at 'Taigh Geal'. The proprieters were so friendly and helpful and gave us a true Hebridean welcome. The house was very comfortable, clean and warm. The upstai… More

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Calendar last updated:28 Aug 2014

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