Hynish holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, walking and log fire and TV

The Cottage

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 285612

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Ideal for a get away from it all family/friends holiday.Watersports, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.Part of the Category A listed lighthouse establishment built for the construction and servicing of Skerryvore lighthouse, The Cottage is a stone built ground floor property enjoying a wonderful, peaceful location close to the small beach at Hynish. Comfortably furnished throughout with sitting room enjoying sea views.SLEEPS 6 plus a double sofabed that may be used for a weekly supplement of £50. (MORE THAN 8 GUESTS? SEE ADJACENT PROPERTIES 285097 & 285611)Sitting room with sofabedFully equipped modern dining kitchen1 double bedroom2 bunk bedroomsBathroom with showerCloakroomA metered electricity charge will be due at the end of your stay.The property was restored by the Hebridean Trust (www.hebrideantrust.org) and the letting income contributes towards the future maintenance. The Hebridean Trust Limited (known as The Hebridean Trust) is a charity registered in Scotland (SC038956)

Ideal for a get away from it all family/friends holiday.Watersports, wildlife and birdwatching opportunities.Part of the Category A listed lighthouse establishment built for the construction and servicing of Skerryvore lighthouse, The Cottage is a stone built ground floor property enjoying a wonderful, peaceful location close to the small beach at Hynish. Comfortably furnished throughout with sitting room enjoying sea views.SLEEPS 6 plus a double sofabed that may be used for a weekly supplement of £50. (MORE THAN 8 GUESTS? SEE ADJACENT PROPERTIES 285097 & 285611)Sitting room with sofabedFully equipped modern dining kitchen1 double bedroom2 bunk bedroomsBathroom with showerCloakroomA metered electricity charge will be due at the end of your stay.The property was restored by the Hebridean Trust (www.hebrideantrust.org) and the letting income contributes towards the future maintenance. The Hebridean Trust Limited (known as The Hebridean Trust) is a charity registered in Scotland (SC038956) and in England and Wales (285629). The Hebridean Trust Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 1653639 and registered at 194 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NQ

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The Hebrides region

The Isle of Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides. It is relatively small - about twelve miles long and three miles wide - and very flat. Tiree's coastline has an array of wonderful white sand beaches, which are often deserted.

The island has a mild climate and is one of the sunniest places in Britain. It benefits from the moderating influence of the Gulf Stream ensuring that frost is rare, winter temperatures are generally higher than on the mainland and evenings in mid-summer are warm and balmy. Tiree is also known as a windy place. The advantage is that midges are almost non-existent in summer.

If you seek tranquillity, freedom of space and clean pure air, the Isle of Tiree has it all. The sky and sea stretch from horizon to horizon. With no woodland and only three sizeable hills on an otherwise flat landscape, there is nothing to obscure the view. The only sounds you are likely to hear are the waves lapping on the vast expanses of white sand beaches and a myriad of birdcalls, making it an ideal holiday destination for families and experienced travellers alike.

In the bay in front of The Cottage you can spot basking shark, seal and otter. Take a stroll in the area around The Cottage and you can hear corncrake and see lapwing and kittiwake. Naturalists can enjoy rare orchids and butterflies and witness the flowering of the Machair (rich seaside grassland).

The island hosts an annual music festival in July and is a popular windsurfing venue, hosting an international competition in October.

Tiree is known for its vernacular architecture, including 'blackhouses' and 'white houses', many retaining their traditional thatched roofs, as well as its unique 'pudding' or 'spotted houses' where only the mortar is painted white. Tiree's friendly people include many Gaelic speakers. From time to time there are Gaelic cultural events on the island.

Hynish

Hynish is the place that Alan Stevenson chose in 1838 as the base for the building of the Skerryvore lighthouse and later as the shore station for the lighthouse keepers and their families. The Cottage has been restored and given a new purpose by The Hebridean Trust, founded in 1982 to preserve the unique Hebridean way of life.

One of the other listed buildings in Hynish is home to The Story of Skerryvore Lighthouse exhibition. This exhibition records the fascinating account of the hazardous Skerryvore reef, 10 nautical miles to the south west of the Isle of Tiree, and the design and construction of the tallest lighthouse in Scotland by Alan Stevenson, uncle of Robert Louis Stevenson. It features unique examples of industrial archaeology, a scale model of the lighthouse and interpretation material of general and educational interest.

Visitors to Hynish can also enjoy the Treshnish Isles natural history exhibition. This exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the enchanted Treshnish Isles, which are visible from the Isle of Tiree and are owned and managed by the Hebridean Trust. Enjoying the Treshnish Isles whilst on Tiree helps to conserve a highly sensitive environment and to protect the seabird colonies, including puffins, razorbills, guillemots and petrels, that rely on the Treshnish Isles as an annual breeding ground. Visitors can experience the natural history of the Treshnish Isles through stunning displays, a scale model of the islands and audio visual material.

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Bunk Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 family bathrooms

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Amenities

  • Private garden
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Central heating
  • Log fire
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Secure parking
  • Suitable for people with restricted mobility
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy

About the owner

Fiona S
Response rate:
90%
Calendar updated:
05 Feb 2016
Years listed:
3
Based in:
United Kingdom
Payment accepted:
Credit cards accepted

Languages spoken: English

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“A wonderful refreshing stay!”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2013

Hynish feels and is a charming place, with its family-friendly sandy beach, historic dock and signal tower. Completely peaceful at night-time with just the sound of the wind and a heaven full of stars. And as always a friendly reception from Monica. Once again we all enjoyed a very relaxing, comfortable time with a real sense of getting away from it all. (If you really need to stay in touch, be aware that mobile phone reception in Hynish is fairly limited : only Vodofone seems to be available, although others may also be available along the road.)

“Great property in amazing location”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

Property was clean and comfortable, Monica was extremely helpful. Cottage was a minutes walk from the sea, where the beaches were wonderful and seals spotted regularly.

“Very comfortable accommodation”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2013

4 of us shared this accommodation in August and we were all very happy and comfortable here. Plenty of space, enough bathroom/shower rooms. We were part of a larger group who were staying at Alan Stevenson House and enjoyed our stay on the island of Tiree.

“Half term break”

Reviewed 9 Jun 2013

We loved coming back to this very simple cottage with outstanding views and location. Time slows down and the walks from the property are exceptional as is the wildlife. We will be back we hope!

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