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House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
The house offers a central location which is ideal for sight seeing. It is only 5 minutes walk downtown and it is within walking distance of the ferry terminal and the harbour. Take the opportunity to take one of the stunning walks round the Castle Grounds where you will see over 100 different species of trees, Herons flying overhead (this is the only place where herons nest in trees) and enjoy the river, the moor and the grounds. At any time of the year affording you fresh air and spectacular scenery. Why not take a picnic and make it a day worth remembering!
Why not relax on the chaise longue and listen to your favourite music or lie back with a good book while your dinner is cooking slowly in the kitchen! There is a good selection of dishes and pans and cookery books for the keen cook!
Come and enjoy a stay in our luxurious self catering holiday home in Stornoway.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Numberous 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Stornoway airport 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
This is a large airy room with a double sized orthopaedic bed. A widescreen TV is provided with digital reception and a DVD player. There is a ceiling fan, hairdryer, vanity unit and ample storage.
The en-suite is fitted with wash-hand basin and vanity unit. Large bathroom cabinet, bidet and power shower. Bathrobes are provided along with ample towels and toiletries.
The second double bedroom has two single beds, two chests of drawers and a wardrobe and is situated next to the bathroom.
The third bedroom contains a double bed, digital TV and ample storage and is conveniently situated next to the bathroom.
A travel cot is available on request and if parents’ prefer to have their child with them at night, there is ample room in the master bedroom.
Relax in the large cast-iron bath after a hard day cycling/fishing/walking or just relaxing! There is an electric shower above the bath and toiletries and towels are provided.
The family room is tastefully and comfortably furnished. It is equipped with Digital TV/DVD, a docking station and a wide selection of books, games and DVDs.
This room has a traditional cast iron gas living flame fire with beautiful pitched pine surround. There are two double leather sofas in this room.
The living room is spacious and airy with a beautiful living-flame fireplace. There is ample seating and it is classically furnished to a very high standard.
There is a Bang and Olufsen music centre and Tannoy speakers for the music lover. A wide selection of CDs, magazines and books are provided in the bookcase.
Why not relax on the chaise longue and listen to your favourite music or lie back with a good book while your dinner is cooking slowly in the kitchen!
There is no television in this room as it is an oasis of calm for parents to rest and enjoy some time out while their children sleep or watch television next door (There is a good selection of children's DVDs provided).
Kitchen and Dining Room
The kitchen has under-floor heating and is very well equipped with gas range with two ovens, grill, warming plate and griddle.
As you would expect there is an automatic washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave.
All kitchenware is provided and a good selection of cookery books is provided in the bookcase in the family room.
The kitchen leads into the dining room, which also has under-floor heating, and seats 6. It also houses a gas stove for those chilly nights. Light the candles, relax and enjoy a home cooked meal in beautiful surroundings. Or alternatively order in from the local Chinese or Thai restaurants (voted top in Scotland by the Scotsman and only five minutes walk away!).
There are speakers in the ceiling and a CD player and radio is housed in the buffet unit. Alternatively, you may wish to use the docking station which is located in the family room.
|Further details outdoors|
There is room for three cars on the private drive which is gated.
External Deck Area
For warmer days there is an external deck area with ample garden furniture and a gas barbeque provided.
There is also a chiminea and fuel provided as well as a patio heater.
We hope we have provided everything to make your holiday enjoyable and to ensure that this is not just a holiday home – it is a real home-from-home!
About this location
The Hebrides region
There are many places of interest both historical, scenic and cultural.
Solas is a tremendous base from which to explore this beautiful island, where landscapes range from miles of moorland to sheer cliff faces. Lewis has mile after mile of empty golden beaches, perfect for romantic walks and paddling in the clear waters. The island is rich in wildlife, if you are lucky enough you will hear and maybe even see the Corncrake.
The number of activities that this beautiful island lends itself to are too numerous to list, however I will endeavour to paint a small picture of what is available:
Lews Castle in Stornoway (within walking distance from the house) is set amid extensive grounds and gardens, with fabulous displays of Rhododendrons when in bloom. The river Creed runs through the Castle Grounds, making it one of the finest walks. Call in at the Woodlands Centre for further information. You can also experience the hustle and bustle of fish landings at the local market at the harbour. There are a variety of places to eat out in Stornoway and around the island - including a unique cliff-top French restaurant!
The Gaelic language is very much alive on Lewis. The black houses at Arnol and Gearrannan will show you how life used to be lived in days gone by. There are also numerous historical and heritage exhibitions in villages around the island, not to mention a pottery, photography gallery, artist studios, craft shops and weavers of Harris Tweed. You may also be able to see replicas of the famous Lewis chessmen (Viking pieces discovered hidden on Lewis in 1831).
Learn about the history of the Isle of Lewis as well as all the islands of the Outer Hebrides when you visit the Museum Nan Eilean in Stornoway. This museum houses artefacts and exhibits that date back 9000 years. Here you will learn about the traditional way of life on the island and how progress and technology has brought about changes. Stornoway is just one of the places involved in the manufacture of the famous tweeds of the Hebrides. A visit to the Lewis Loom Centre will give you information about the Harris tweed. You can take a 40 minute guided tour of the facility and see the artisans at work spinning and weaving.
Stornoway is home to the An Lanntair Arts Centre, which is located in the centre of town. Here you can see changing exhibits of artwork by local artists as well as those well known throughout the country. Have a delicious meal, coffee or a glass of wine whilst watching the ferry come in as the sun sets in the evening.
Visit the ruins of St. Columba’s Church where you can also see the grave slabs of Robert Macleod, the 7th clan chief of Scotland and his daughter.This town is not too far away from all the other villages on the island, where there is a wealth of historic sites. In Arnol, you can visit the Arnol Blackhouse Museum, which is really a traditional Scottish Highland home, built in 1855. See the restored earth and thatched cottages at the Gearrannan Black House Village of Carloway and you do have to make a visit to the standing stones of Callanish.
Stornoway is a great place to choose and Solas is ideally located for touring the Isle of Lewis. For some fictional reading on Lewis read the Blackhouse by Peter May www.petermay.co.uk
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17 Jun 2014
"Great location, wonderful house and lovely landlord!"
Our family of 7 had a great time staying in Solas. Ann was very helpful and accommodating. The house is nicely furnished and comfortable. Shopping, town, and sightseeing all easily accessible from her… More