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Carloway holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access and walking and log fire

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 282671

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House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Cliscro offers spectacular sea and mountain views from its vantage point above Loch Carloway. The house is set at the edge of the peaceful village of Borrowston. It has been tastefully renovated to offer you comfort and relaxation in its stunning setting. You are ideally placed to explore the island, with beautiful beaches and historic attractions within a few minutes drive. Whatever your pleasure; fishing, walking, surfing or cycling, it is an ideal base for your adventures. If you wish to stay closer to home there is plenty available to keep you entertained (a flat screen television, Wifi, board games, books, a DVD library and Ipod compatible CD system) so settle down in front of the log burning stove and relax. If you enjoy star gazing, the roof windows in the master bedroom often allow you to view the Milky Way while snuggled up in bed.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach 3.5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway Airport 42 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

There is one comfortable double bedroom upstairs and a twin room downstairs. You may not need the central heating on in summer time but if you like it hot, then the traditional solid fuel stove in the kitchen will heat the radiators and do the trick . We will provide you with plenty of wood, coal or peat to keep you going.The dining room and living room boast south facing views over Loch Carloway. You may wish to try your hand at cooking on top of the traditional range but if not, don't worry as the modern kitchen is well equipped with an electric oven and gas hob.

Further details outdoors

The patio table and four chairs will allow you to soak up your outside surroundings in comfort. Let us know if you like cooking in the great outdoors and we will make sure barbecue equipment is available for you.

The garden is fully enclosed so children can play outside happily. In spring, they may want to take a 50m stroll up the road to see the wee lambs at play. In summer it should be easy to spot salmon jumping in the loch and if you are lucky you may see an eagle soaring over head.

The Hebrides region

The Isle of Lewis is the most north-westerly island in a long chain of islands known as the Outer Hebrides or the Western Isles. Lewis has a unique landscape and culture and is bursting with world famous archaeological sites. It is attached via land and road to the island of Harris to its south. This allows easy access to arguably some of the most stunning beaches in Europe.

Gaelic is spoken along side English and many islanders are still involved in the traditional tasks of cutting peat (turf) for fuel, weaving tweed, crofting and fishing. In summer the machair is carpeted in a blanket of wild flowers.


Lewis is the most populated island in the Outer Hebrides with the main town of Stornoway on its eastern shores. Stornoway has fantastic facilities including shops, restaurants, pubs, a sports centre with swimming pool, golf club and a modern theatre/arts centre.

The west coast of Lewis is bathed in the North Atlantic swell and as a result, has the most consistent surf in Europe.

Lewis is etched with sea lochs, islands and inlets making it a paradise for sea kayakers.

It is quick and easy to obtain a permit from the Carloway Angling Club to try your hand at salmon fishing. Or if you prefer there are lochs teaming with brown trout.

For golf fans there is access to two unique courses. Stornoway Golf Course is a full eighteen hole parkland course on the edge of Lews castle grounds. The Harris course is a nine hole links type course with beautiful Atlantic views. Both courses welcome visitors and the green fees are very reasonable.

Cyclist will enjoy the scenic roads which are relatively traffic free and can easily tour round the many archeological sites which Lewis has to offer; the Neolithic Callanish Stone which pre date Stonehenge, the Pictish Carloway Broch, the Norse mill to name but a few. The Arnol blackhouse and Gearrannan Blackhouse Village museums offer an interesting insight into crofting life in Lewis during the last centuries.

There are numerous art galleries and craft shops on the island which sell many unique locally made products. Among them is the Morvern Gallery on the northwest coast which is surely one of the lovliest galleries in Scotland.

Eating out is a favourite pastime in Lewis so there are numerous high quality cafes and restaurants where you can sample home baking or local sea food and game.

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6 Jul 2013


"Brill cottage and great owner"

Cottage was brillant on arriving Elanor had the aga on for us to take the chill out as it was a windy day.The view is amazing i saw golden eagles a few times flying in front of cottage,all the things that you want to see in lewis are within half an hours drive at most from the cottage,ie callanish stones,uig beach,Stornoway etc.we done and saw just about everything that you can do on the isle and it was an expierence to remember.The isle of Harris was out of this world for the beaches and Mountains though..This cottage has the wow factor and we all felt at home..

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      Calendar last updated:30 Sep 2015

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