“Our perfect summer holiday” A wonderful holiday in an amazing house.
We could list all the many superlatives that describe this beautifully renovated property, but the best is that it is a true 'home from home', with everything we have at home.... and then much more! Rhoda's attention to detail is mind-blowing.
With the most stunning of situations, it is a great base to explore this most beautiful of islands, or just simply to sit with a book looking out at the view.
And Rhoda and Neil's warm welcome and island hospitality is the 'icing on the cake'
“Absolutely fabulous cottage in a stunning location in the hamlet of Borrowston near Carloway - my idea of heaven!” I have been planning to visit the Isles of Lewis/Harris for such a long time and I could not have found a more perfect base from which to explore the idyllic Outer Hebrides.
Cliscro is a wonderful cottage, superbly equipped with everything you need - a real home from home. The views from the cottage are spectacular, especially at sunset. The owner, Eleanor, so very kindly baked a truly scrumptious cake, which was accompanied by a bottle of wine and chocolates on the bedside tables to welcome us. Such thoughtful special touches.
In the immediate vicinity of the cottage, guests can visit the Doune Carloway Broch, the Garenin Blackhouse Village and the Callanish Stones. The waymarked Coastal Walk from the Blackhouse Village to Dalmore Beach is fantastic with incredible views.
The Isles of Lewis and Harris boast stunning beaches with white sand and crystal clear turquoise sea. There are so many amazing beaches, that it's hard to choose a favourite. Bosta Beach on this island of Great Bernera probably just edged it to me, but Dalmore Beach and Dailbeag Beach on the Isle of Lewis, only 5 minutes from the cottage, are equally beautiful, as are Huisinis Beach and Luskentyre Sands on the Isle of Harris.
For a night out whilst on the Island, HS-1 in Stornaway is an excellent, bright, welcoming restaurant with exceptional food very reasonably priced. It's very popular with local residents as well as visitors, so best to book although there are nice comfy areas with sofas where you can have a drink and wait for a table to become available if you haven't pre-booked.
This holiday was my idea of absolute heaven, despite the fact that the weather was very much against us with a mix of heavy rain, sunny spells and a very strong cold wind for the whole week. It didn't detract from our enjoyment of this fabulous location, particularly as we could look forward to coming back to such a warm, welcoming holiday home at the end of each day.
Thank you so much, Eleanor and Stuart, for an inforgettable holiday, made all the more special for being able to stay at your wonderful holiday home.
“Best holiday ever.” Although the weather was not the best every day the scenery, the accommodation and the welcome we received made our holiday. When the sun shines nowhere can beat this. Mind you even in the rain we loved our holiday.
Thanks to Calum and Ann for there kind welcome. Will be back.
“well worth a visit” very warm welcome from rhoda and neil with a cup of tea and home made cake on arrival.
lovely welcome pack in fridge of salmon.
lovely 2 bedroom accomodation slept the 4 of us very comfortably and a well equiped kitchen with nice view out to the sea.
quiet location is good for beaches and local tourist attractions .
would definateley go back again