Lewis Longhouse

40C Coll, Back, Isle of Lewis HS2 0LR, United Kingdom
Linda Macleod-Brown
Accomodation
4 > Guests
Bedrooms
2 Bedrooms / 2 Beds
Bathrooms
2 Full

About this listing

An architect-designed Lewis retreat that’s set in a wildly beautiful location, close to the beach in an area of peaceful, natural beauty on the east coast of Lewis – cosy up by the woodburner, stargaze or stroll vast stretches of beach together.

Lewis Longhouse 

This Green Tourism Gold Award property the Longhouse, is an architect-designed build situated on the family croft, only 50 metres from the beach with jaw dropping views across the bay. This contemporary stone and larch-clad home has a wrap around decking area where you can relax under a twinkling Hebridean sky or breakfast alfresco to the relaxation surround sound of nature on your doorstep and the hypnotic sound of the waves. Superbly stylish, double height living area, imaginative interiors polished, perfect, and flooded with light.  The South-facing bedrooms have beautiful touches – modern chandeliers, Harris tweed throws – and from the bath you look up and see the sky. Bedrooms, bathrooms and living space are delightfully airy and open plan with oodles of room for the whole family to enjoy.

Under floor heating keeps oak floors warm underfoot, a multi-fuel stove keeps you cosy even in the wildest weather, and the house is equipped with broadband and Wi-Fi as well as LCD smart TV and music systems. Downstairs there are two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master-suite has a Super King-size bed and a wet-room style en-suite shower room for maximum luxury. The 2nd bedroom can be Super King-size or twin. The kitchen has all the equipment and gizmos you’ll need from dishwasher to wine-chiller with careful attention at every turn. Even the kitchen worktop was made by local craftsmen out of beech trees felled by winter storms in Lews Castle grounds.

Upstairs, there’s a cute mezzanine comprising of a seating area with balcony views and office space with computer in situ, perfect for a bit of chill time.  Skandi influences in the décor include beautifully peaceful colourways in keeping with the natural landscape outside, with sliding glass doors taking the outside in. Equipped with energy-conscious technology throughout, this stunning, low-impact building, EPC-AA rated,  has won awards for its modern take on traditional Lewis houses, and is the perfect eco-luxury solution stay for either families or couples heading to the Hebrides.

5 star location

Learn about the Lewis or Uig chessmen, named after Uig Bay where they where they were found. An intriguing group of distinctive 12th-century chess pieces, along with other game pieces, most of which are carved from walrus ivory discovered in 1831 on Lewis. Today, 82 pieces are owned and usually exhibited by the British Museum in London and the remaining 11 are at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Visit Valtos beach with its mile long arc of white sands. Whether you take to the water or not, you will be unlukly not to come across some of the famed local wildlife … breeding golden eagles, various sea birds, seals and sea otters as well as herds of red deer.

At Callanish, stands a mysterious set of stones dating back over 5,000 years which you can get up close and personal with. The iron age Dun Carloway Broch is also well worth paying a visit to. The 18 hole golf course in Stornoway provides a fun challenge while offering views of the harbour and the Minch so avid golfers should bring their clubs.

The Hebrides is famous for its beaches and machairs with pretty wildflowers and carribean-esque beaches. The Harris Tweed that is unique to the Hebrides take their inspiration from the landscape and the natural colours you will find in their wildly beautiful landscape. Visit weavers at work, remote blackhouses and museums dedicated to the old ways of life.

If it’s tranquillity and relaxation you crave, look no further than this superbly stylish property designed to reconnect you with one another. The Lewis Longhouse will allow you to slow down and embrace island time beautifully.

Getting there:

By Car: From Inverness take the A9 north from Inverness to Ullapool or head up west from Glasgow through the islands of Skye and Harris. Caledonian MacBrayne runs ferries to the Outer Hebrides all year round. Choose to sail directly into Stornoway from Ullapool or take your time through the islands from Skye to Harris and drive up to Lewis. The Longhouse is 6 miles from Stornoway. Or fly in less than 1hr!

Travelling by Plane: There are regular flights into Stornoway Airport from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen (plus Machester and Southend in summer). The Longhouse is 15 minutes drive, 9 miles, from the airport.

Rates:

From £1260/week in low season; May-September and festive season, £2020 per week. Short breaks, September to April with flexible arrival days from £718 for 3-night stays. Cost includes all utilities, linens, store cupboard basics and a welcome pack of local food goodies.

Reviews:

“Really, it’s very difficult to find fault with The Longhouse. From the initial booking, until the end of the holiday, it was first class all the way. Communication was friendly and yet efficient and it’s a pleasure to deal with the owner directly. You are met at The Longhouse by the most helpful and friendly local caretaker who provided any information needed. The Longhouse is spotlessly clean, warm and excellently appointed. Information about the house, local facilities and about the island generally is provided. In summary, The Longhouse is a first class experience all round!”

“The property is even better than it looks in the pictures. It is beautifully designed, very nicely furnished and well equipped. Our teenagers loved the chill out mezzanine area. The housekeeper met us on arrival, showed us round, and made us feel very welcome. There were nice touches such as a welcome grocery pack of local produce and the owner’s printed booklet on days out in Lewis. The house was very clean and well maintained. The location is good and the views are amazing. We had some lovely days out but always looked forward to returning to the Longhouse.”

“Probably the best self catering property I have ever stayed in! Very spacious with lovely open plan living area. Everything oozed quality. Local Harris tweed furnishings, incredibly well equipped, lots of basic store cupboard provisions, like someone’s home rather than just a holiday house. Uninterrupted views across Coll Bay. Location is very practical for exploring the island. On a bus route and you can walk down onto the beach where we saw pilot whales. In summary, a fantastic stylish and spacious house in a great location on a stunning island. Expensive but you get what you pay for!”

“From the moment we were greeted at the door by smiling Anne (the ‘housekeeper”), we knew we were in for a treat. Thoughtfully planned, brilliantly constructed, and thoroughly equipped, Lewis Longhouse ranks as one of our all-time favorite self-catering cottages based on the ten years we’ve been summering in the UK. Linda and Paul have anticipated every possible need and desire, providing copious instructions, books and suggestions for exploring Lewis and Harris and digging beneath the surface to experience some of the Outer Hebrides reality. Result was a magical two weeks. Hated to leave.”

“A cosy paradise and excellent base for exploring both Lewis and Harris. The greatest characteristic of our stay was the attention to detail provided by Linda. Her desire to make everything perfect was palpable from the pre arrival care through to the welcome bag. The Longhouse itself works hard to make the dramatic skies and ferocity of the weather a brilliant extension of the experience. I’ve rarely felt more delightfully snug as when the wind blasted the landscape outside. Do make time to meet Linda 2 from the Hebridean Soap Company and take binoculars for seal spotting. Completely magical.”

 

 

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Details

  • Guests: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Beds: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2

Prices

  • Per Night: £180.00

Features

Amenities

  • Barbecue Area
  • Bikes Available
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Room
  • DVD player
  • Family Friendly
  • Games Room
  • Garden
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Induction Cooker
  • Kayaks
  • Laptop-Friendly Workspace
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Music System
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Woodburner
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sea views
  • Secure Bike Storage
  • Sky TV
  • TV Cable
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Party allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes
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