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Harris Hill Lodge is a lovely property situated near Achmore. The property offers panoramic views across open croft land and lochs and to the hills of Harris and Uig. The location offers a perfect base for exploring. The largest island of the Outer Hebrides, Lewis offers amazing opportunities to explore all the elements of life on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The main town of Stornoway is about 20 minutes drive away and offers a good range of facilities including a supermarket and various restaurants and dining options, however, there is also a petrol station/minimarket close to the Lodge.
Inside the property is all on the one level and is tastefully furnished and equipped throughout. The main living area is open plan with the sitting room, dining area and kitchen being one. This area is bright and spacious and offers direct access to the decked area to the front. The lodge has two bedrooms one with a king-size bed and the other a twin. All the rooms enjoy views across the surrounding crofts. Completing the facilities is a family bathroom complete with a bath and separate shower. Outside there is a large natural garden where wildlife such as deer often visits.
Enjoy the ever-changing beautiful, dramatic skies and look out for the visiting and breeding birds such as Dunlin, Golden Plover, Red and Black-Throated divers as well as the hunting Golden Eagles who regularly visit. This is also an ideal base from which to explore the island of Lewis and the neighbouring island of Harris, Tarbert is only a 40-minute drive away and it is only a short drive to some of the best beaches that the islands have to offer.
This island is steeped in history and culture and dates back thousands of years, visit the Callanish Standing Stones which rise from the landscape and results in a most imposing outline against the skyline or perhaps the sea caves and stacks at Garry Beach which show how the relentless seas have shaped this island, it’s environment and the lifestyles of the islanders. Stornoway itself has neat Victorian homes lining its streets and there are, of course, the stretching white sands on Great Bernera where the Atlantic Ocean reminds us of the inextricable link between the islands folk and the elements. You can, in summertime still see people out cutting the peats which, in winter, will heat their homes and when you can still get the distinctive dry smell of those fires drifting through the air. It is fair to say that Lewis is an island where you can experience contrast and diversity.
Whether your interests lie in the history and heritage and crofting lifestyle, the wildlife and wilderness or in the arts, crafts and culture it is all on hand on hand here as part of your holiday and comes along with a warm Hebridean welcome.
How to Get Here
By Ferry -
Caledonian MacBrayne www.calmac.co.uk operates direct ferry services from Uig on the Isle of Skye to Tarbert (1 hour 40 minutes crossing, plus a 40-minute drive to the cottage) or alternatively Ullapool to Stornoway (2 hours 30 minutes crossing). Due to these ferries being extremely busy it is highly recommended that you book in advance.
By Plane -
Stornoway Airport (12 miles) has regular connections with Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow. These flights are operated by www.loganair.co.uk Once here car hire would be available.
Included in the rent
A maximum of one well behaved pet is allowed, a £30.00 weekly charge applies for each pet. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.
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