Isle of Lewis - smart cottage with panoramic views towards the Harris hills and across surrounding lochs.
A smart two bedroom cottage, newly renovated in 2014.
A fifteen minute drive from both Stornoway and the Callanish Stones, 40 minutes from Harris and a short drive from some of the best west coast beaches. There is a petrol station with a minimarket close by.
The cottage is set back from the road, very private with lovely views, the living space is open plan, there is a double bedroom and a twin room and a spacious bathroom with bath and a separate shower. The lounge has patio doors leading onto a decking area that overlooks the neighbouring loch.
Central heating, wood burner, dishwasher, microwave, integral fridge and separate freezer, washing machine, hairdryer and highchair. Towels and bedlinen provided (not beach towels). The lounge has a 32'' flat screen LCD TV, DVD player. Wifi.
Welcome pack, kitchen essentials such as foil, clingfilm, kitchen roll, salt, pepper, olive oil, tomato sauce, vinegar are provided, also dishwasher tablets, soap, washing liquid.
There is a comprehensive information folder for the cottage and for the island and a large notice board in the hall has details of local events, restaurants, places to visit, boats trips etc.
Wi-Fi included, good mobile phone signal for most networks. The Wi-Fi has been extremely reliable, very occasionally (once in the last 9 months) there may be breaks in service due to local issues or a problem with the provider. Whilst we can not guarantee the service, we will do everything possible in the event of a problem to find the cause and hopefully restore the service as quickly as possible.
Extensive parking with a large natural garden where wildlife such as deer frequently visit. An excellent choice for a tranquil break, surrounded by nature, wildlife and the ever changing beautiful and dramatic skyline. The area is a popular spot for bird watchers: 'At Achmore, look South towards Harris over patterned pools, small hills and lochs. Breeding birds include dunlin, greenshank and golden plover with red throated and black throated divers and golden eagle hunting the area.' A quote from 'Western Isles - Wildlife, Birdwatching Holidays in the Outer Hebrides'.
Wooden bench table and chairs.
A very relaxing spot, ideal for exploring the island of Lewis and for travelling to Harris (the ferry port at Tarbert, Harris is a 40 minute car journey from the cottage).
One well behaved dog allowed in living area only at a surcharge of £25, dogs should be well house trained, NO PUPPIES PLEASE.
Please contact if you need to bring a second dog, this may be possible by arrangement.
Dogs must not be left alone in the cottage, even for a short time. Please see Dog Rules under 'Details' tab.
STRICTLY NO SMOKING, TO INCLUDE THE DECKING AREA.
Please note - the garden is fenced but this is low in places and is not dog proof; young children should be supervised at all times in the garden, it has been left in its natural state, in keeping with the surroundings and parts of the garden and fencing could be a hazard to children. There are often deer and sheep on the immediate neighbouring land.
Good housekeeping deposit of £100 required with payment.
We advise that you take holiday insurance to cover yourself should you need to cancel your holiday for any reason; whilst we have the usual recommended insurance in place for the cottage, it does not cover the possessions of guests and if you are responsible for significant damage /loss to the premises and / or the contents, you can be asked to pay for this.
International bank transfers - you will need to add the cost of the bank transfer to your payment. We have found that this can add £10 or more to the original payment and there will also be a loss of about £10 from the good housekeeping deposit if this is returned to a non UK bank account.
For further information on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, we recommend "Undiscovered Scotland" an online site with a full guide to the island, photographs and maps.
See HHL on www.visitscotland.com
See 'Harris Hill Lodge' on Facebook, includes visitor reviews from our Guest book.
Modern and homely, well equipped
Private with no immediate neighbours
Beautiful open views of the hills and lochs
large garden and driveway
Wifi and log burner
Central island position.