Licence number ES00382F
EPC - D
There are lovely views and the lodge enjoys a secluded position, situated almost in the centre of the island at Achmore, a 20 minute drive from Stornoway and 10 minutes from the Callanish Stones, 45 minutes from Harris (Tarbert) and a short drive from some of the best west coast beaches. There is a petrol station with a minimarket 2 miles away.
The cottage is set right back from the road, very private with lovely views, the living space is open plan; there is a master bedroom with a super king bed (handmade, both the frame and mattress, in March'20, by a specialist company in Inverness), a twin room / dressing 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.
Although the lodge has 2 bedrooms, we are currently only accepting bookings for 2 persons, this allows for guests to have plenty of space.
Central heating, wood burner, dishwasher, microwave, integral fridge and separate freezer, washing machine, hairdryer. Towels and bedlinen provided (not beach towels). The lounge has a 32'' flat screen TV with DVD player.
Welcome pack, kitchen essentials such as foil, clingfilm, kitchen roll, salt, pepper, olive oil, tomato sauce, vinegar are provided, also dishwasher tablets, soap, toilet rolls, clothes washing liquid.
There is a flask, plastic cups and plates and some folding chairs for trips out.
An initial supply of logs, kindling wood and a 'quick burn log' is provided, more can be bought at most garages and usually at the large Co op supermarket.
There is an 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.
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).
Flexible start day, short breaks are available, see calendar.
please note we are currently accepting bookings for 2 persons only, there is the facility of 2 bedrooms.
STRICTLY NO SMOKING OR VAPING, TO INCLUDE THE DECKING AREA.
No facility for EV (electric vehicle) charging, the domestic lodge supply must not be used for this.
- ELECTRIC VEHICLES - cars, bikes, scooters, any electric mode of transport -NO EV charging facilities are available at the lodge, the domestic supply must not be used to charge a car or bike, scooter or any vehicle. Charging of vehicles, from the domestic supply, could result in immediate termination of occupancy and forfeiture of all payments, this is due to the safety / fire risk concerns.
IMPORTANT NOTE - EV (ELECTRIC VEHICLES) - We have been instructed by our insurance company to ensure that all guests are fully aware and accept that they must not charge any EV at the holiday let. The term 'ELECTRIC VEHICLE' includes, but is not limited to, all road going vehicles powered by batteries, including hybrid electric vehicles, e-bikes, e-scooters, electric wheelchairs or other mobility aids, electric go carts, balance (hover) boards or similar, any electric battery powered item that goes in water, any electric battery powered means of motion. Guests would be held fully liable for any damage and loss to ourselves, others and themselves, if an 'electric vehicle' is charged at the property. Bikes, scooters, boards etc and any associated batteries must not be brought into the house.
- We understand that there are not currently plentiful charging facilities on the island, the nearest charging points to our lodge are in Stornoway, 9 miles, at The Western Isles Hospital, at South Beach car park near the ferry terminal and at Stornoway Council Buidings by the Sports Centre. Please note this information, taken from a review written in July'23 - "Charging your electric vehicle is not always easy in the Outer Hebrides. There are only two rapid charging stations (50kW), one in Lewis (Stornoway) and one in Harris (Tarbert). At Stornoway we faced hour-long queues, especially when a ferry arrived. We have often decided that it makes more sense to charge on a slower 22kW charger but use the charging time to eat or do something else."
- We recommend those with an EV strongly consider booking accommodation that can offer charging facilities.
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.
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.
Modern and comfortable, well equipped
Thoroughly cleaned and checked by the owners before every visit.
Private with no immediate neighbours
Beautiful open views of the hills and lochs, often deer and other wildlife around the lodge.
large garden and driveway
Wifi and log burner
Central island position.
Super king hand made bed and mattress in master room.
"Thanks very much for a very comfortable week in your cottage. After staying in some pretty variable holiday cottages in the past, it is great to arrive and find somewhere so clean and well provided for! We had a great time exploring Lewis and Harris, and I'm sure we'll come back."-Review for stay in June 2017.
Repeat Booking - 5% Discount
2 Week Booking - 5% Discount (Fresh towels and bedlinen left for the second week).
See more photos and news on Facebook, 'Harris Hill Lodge'.
Children - We have no special facilities for babies and young children and have had only had a few families, with children under 10 years, stay at the lodge, since opening in 2014. The garden is not fully enclosed and a little uneven in places with a low fence and a bit of a drop to the croft, at the rear. We feel that the lodge is better suited to adults and older children.
Dogs - We do not accept dogs.
Bookings for two persons only.