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Airebroc house

House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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House / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This large croft house stands on the edge of one of the most famous and impressive Atlantic beaches in the Hebrides, in the hamlet of Crowlista at the road's end. A Tripadvisor review of the Uig Sands says: 'This was one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. The beach is something else, but all of the surrounding areas are fabulous as well - the cliffs, the water, mountains. Truly amazing. ' Home to oyster catchers, curlews, greenshanks, golden plover, divers and golden eagles, the beach is full of history, bordered by a manse, a ruined broch, a graveyard, a lodge and salmon stream, and the dunes where the famous Uig chessmen were found.

With several secluded white beaches less than 3 miles in each direction, the surrounding area is a paradise for those who want to escape the pressures of a busy life for a family holiday or romantic retreat. Enjoy the sunshine and panoramic views of the beach and hills from the comfort of the large sun room, and then relax around the open fire in the cosy wood panelled living room. There is also a study with a desk and piano and woodburning stove, and the house has wireless internet and a large screen TV so you do not have to leave entertainment behind.

The 3 upstairs bedrooms have their own private bathrooms, two ensuite, and there is a fourth bedroom downstairs with cloakroom next door. The house is spacious and has retained the traditional wood panelling throughout, Victorian wall sconces for candlelit evenings and an open fire, enabling you to experience the atmosphere of a genuine crofting home combined with all the luxuries of modern living. The kitchen fully equipped with a Britannia range cooker (gas hob, 2 electric ovens), microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and dining table that seats 8 comfortably. The living room has Freeview TV and DVD/Bluray player, HiFi with Ipod dock, 3 sofas to seat 8.

In front of the house there is a terrace where the barbeque can be used, and two large flower beds, and a lawn, with two stone lintel seats and a bench overlooking the bay. From the lawn a grassy path leads down to front gate, from where it is only a 200m walk to the beach.

At the back of the house, the kitchen looks across to the meadows behind the house out on to the Atlantic, and to the byre which used to house the cattle and sheep kept on the croft, but which has now been modernised. There is a gravel drive, and plenty of parking space on the drive and next to the road. Behind the house, open land leads to 3 lochs and a dramatic coastline with cliffs, sea birds, a special cove where we usually see seals, the remains of an iron age settlement, and 'Norse' mills in the streams.

There is an excellent shop for groceries a mile away at Timsgarry, and there is a community centre which hosts ceilidh dances and dinners at which visitors are warmly welcomed. It also houses a local history museum and a cafe which provides homemade soups and home-baked cakes throughout the day. There are also three other restaurants within 3 miles.

This is a fabulous place for walking, enjoying several white beaches, swimming, fishing, bird-watching, sailing, boat trips, and kite surfing.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Hebrides region

The Outer Hebrides is an area of outstanding beauty, and its landscape and history are captivating. This is one of the few areas in the UK where you can really feel you have escaped into a real wilderness, and its colours inspire artists and photographers and its wildlife is stunning. Watch seals in our local bay, or take a boat trip to spot whales and dolphins or visit the World Heritage Site of St Kilda, where people lived in isolation catching sea birds on the cliffs for food. Golden eagles inhabit our hills, and it is a bird-spotters paradise.

The Isle of Lewis abounds with ancient archaeological sites, wheelhouses and brochs of Pictish origin, and the mysterious Calanish stone circle. The Hebridean crofting life and its traditions have stayed alive into the present generation, and you can visit the Arnol blackhouse to experience the intimate and smoky atmosphere of life a century ago, and visit the Iron Age house at Bosta and the sites of Norse mills.

Uig

The Uig area is renowned for its beautiful white beaches, its charming offshore islands which can be visited by boat, and its lochs and mountains. Though enjoying a sense of remoteness, there is an excellent and well-stocked shop only 1.5 miles from the house, the Uig Community Shop, and they offer a home delivery service and also have a Post Office. There is a museum on local history and crofting life in the Erista Community Centre, which has a cafe serving delicious soups and cakes, and organises excellent ceilidhs (dinner, music and dancing) once or twice a season. Just across the sand there is a beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach , Auberge, providing excellent local cuisine cooked by a dedicated French chef, and there is a second good restaurant at Loch Chroistean in the old school house. The only whisky distillery in the Isle of Lewis also borders the Uig Sands at Ardroil.

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Review 1-10 of 10

11 Aug 2014

5/5

"Amazing location, thoughtful owners, lovely house"

Very much recommended. A lovely family home in a brilliant position, the official photos do not really do it justice. The owners bent over backwards to help us and make sure we had all we needed.

9 Aug 2014

5/5

"Stunning location, wonderful holiday"

The house is situated in a stunning location overlooking the sandy beach. We were blessed with good weather so were able to have a picnic and barbecue on the sands. There are numerous options for walks over the moors and along the rocky coastline. Sunset over the Atlantic ocean can be spectacular. The house is fully equipped and provided comfortable accommodation for our party of eight.

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