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Loch View, Bernera - luxury living in the Hebrides – Home 4924955 House

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Loch View, Bernera - luxury living in the Hebrides – Home 4924955

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  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

House / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Loch View is a stunning, award winning, 3 bedroom, open plan, architect designed house. Sleeping 6 in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with a modern open plan living area and lots of glass to appreciate the views. The house is set in a tranquil location overlooking Loch na Muilne on Great Bernera.

The house won the best architect designed house in the Outer Hebrides Design Awards 2016, beating other houses built in 2014 and 15

The site is framed by the loch in front of the house and the ridge behind, providing a picturesque setting and shelter from the weather. Golden eagles often nest half way up the ridge. As you walk up the site, the loch opens up, revealing its "H" shape and small island in the middle. We're told that in dry weather it's possible to walk to the island over stepping stones from the southerly bank.

Bernera is surrounded by Loch Roag and is joined to Lewis by a road bridge that was built in 1953. There is good access to the

Loch View is a stunning, award winning, 3 bedroom, open plan, architect designed house. Sleeping 6 in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with a modern open plan living area and lots of glass to appreciate the views. The house is set in a tranquil location overlooking Loch na Muilne on Great Bernera.

The house won the best architect designed house in the Outer Hebrides Design Awards 2016, beating other houses built in 2014 and 15

The site is framed by the loch in front of the house and the ridge behind, providing a picturesque setting and shelter from the weather. Golden eagles often nest half way up the ridge. As you walk up the site, the loch opens up, revealing its "H" shape and small island in the middle. We're told that in dry weather it's possible to walk to the island over stepping stones from the southerly bank.

Bernera is surrounded by Loch Roag and is joined to Lewis by a road bridge that was built in 1953. There is good access to the tourist attractions on the west coast of Lewis and around Uig. Stornoway is the principal town and is a 40 minute drive. The location is great for water sports and walking holidays.

The house is less than 1 mile from Bosta beach with its beautiful sandy beach and Iron Age house; we often walk there and back whilst the dinner cooks. There is a small shop with Post Office and community centre with a cafe in the nearest village about 1 mile away.

DETAILS

We've designed the house with the needs of the outdoor life in mind. There is a large entrance boot room and a secure external store room with plenty of space for wetsuits, drysuits, wellies, walking boots, bicycles or fishing equipment.

The heart of the house is a large open plan kitchen, living room and dining room. The living room area is full height open to the roof and has a wood-burning stove with slate hearth. The whole area overlooks the loch with large floor to ceiling windows in the living room and dining room that open onto the patio.

The kitchen has a full height fridge and a separate full height freezer so you can do a big shop on arrival in Stornoway. There is an oven, induction hob, microwave and dishwasher. The separate utility room keeps the noise of the washing machine and dryer out of the living areas.

Local TV and mobile phone reception is poor and we have installed satellite TV and broadband. There is a Blu-ray/DVD player and a music player.

Downstairs is a double bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms - one double, one twin, and shower room. The downstairs and upstairs bedrooms are separated which works well if you have two parties eg grandparents downstairs.

The house is extremely energy efficient. An air source heat pump provides environmentally friendly heating and hot water. The main living area and bathrooms have underfloor heating, bedrooms have radiators.

Please note that the house is strictly non-smoking and that we are unable to accept pets. Children are welcome although at the moment we don't have any baby equipment eg cot or highchair. If you need these please let us know.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Lewis is famous for scenery and weather but there are plenty of tourist attractions. Contact us to help decide your itinerary. Our favourites include

Morven Gallery - art and great coffee on the west side at Barvas. Seriously, if you are into coffee this is the only good place we know in the whole archipelago.

Carloway Broch - our favourite and our children love exploring it.

Callanish standing stones - windswept and utterly exhilarating.

Gearreanan Blackhouse Village - a privately run enterprise with accommodation but also having good displays of blackhouse life including a working Harris Tweed loom that you can try and a cute cafe.

Arnol blackhouse - preserved blackhouse and white house - the best place to for an insight into the old ways and how they disappeared. Heart wrenching stuff.

Then there are the beaches - we always take a camping stove and wetsuits. Bosta, Valtos, Reef, Uig sands. There are also some good beaches on the East side.

Salmon fishing is available at Grimersta and Gary-na-hine. Both these lodges book by the week but it's worth calling for availability.

Great Bernera

Bernera is on the west side of Lewis, surrounded by Loch Roag. It's joined to Lewis by a road bridge which was built in 1953. There is good access to the tourist attractions on the west coast and around Uig. Stornoway is a 40 minute drive.

Bernera has a number of local attractions. Bosta beach is a large white beach but with good sheltered spots, fabulous views of outlying islands and a time and tide bell which is rung by the rise of the tide at high water. At the rear of the beach is a replica Iron Age House similar to those uncovered by storms in 1993. The house is staffed by local volunteers and supported by donations.

The main settlement is at Breaclete and within walking distance of Breaclete is a restored Norse mill. A longer walk takes you to the Bernera Lobster Pond. The best walk on the island is from Breaclete via Tobson, over the highest point on the island to Bosta.

Local resources consist of a small shop with off-licence, Post Office, cash machine and filling station, a local museum and a community centre where lunches are served during the week.

The house is less than a mile from Bosta beach and about half a mile from the community slipway.

The loch opposite the house is stocked with brown trout.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
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About the owner

Sally And Richard N
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
27 Feb 2017
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English


This House has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Aug 2014. Located in Isle of Lewis, it has 22 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £650 to £1050.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 27 Feb 2017.

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