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Stornoway 29 miles.
The area known as Ness (Port a Nis) is made up of a number of small villages situated on the most northerly part of the Isle of Lewis, and is the most north-westerly community in the European Union. Visitors to this remote and peaceful island will want to visit the lovely beaches and appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the area. The island is a great place to spot wildlife such as otters, seals, deer, whales and dolphins to name just a few. The men of Ness are famous for their Guga hunting activities, a tradition still carried on today and involves the capture of young gannet chicks for their meat which is considered a great delicacy. The locals also also still speak Gaelic and to most living in this area, English is a second language, although English is widely used. Ness has a pretty harbour that once flourished as fishing was very important to the area, and a small road from here will take you even further north to the famous Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. The Isle of Lewis is joined to the Isle of Harris some 65 miles south of Ness, and the whole area is a great place to tour and savour the unique atmosphere of the magical Outer Hebrides.
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A charming west highland cottage comfortably situated in the crofting community of Eoropie, which forms part of the far larger area of Ness, on the Isle of Lewis. This pretty whitewashed stone cottage is very comfortable and fresh, and is just a 5 minute walk to the beach. This Isle of Lewis cottage boasts three bedrooms, including one on the ground floor, a well-equipped kitchen and a sitting room with a cosy open fire. Outside, a neat garden surrounds the cottage and on warmer evenings it is a nice place to sit and enjoy the real tranquillity of the area. Your lovely Isle of Lewis cottage is well appointed and makes a great place for a family holiday or perhaps for a group of friends who not only want to embrace the outdoor life but also appreciate the magnificent array of wildlife, particularly birds such as oystercatchers, corncrakes and golden eagles to name but a few. There are a couple of village shops and local inns within a 2 miles radius of this Scotland cottage and the capital town of Stornoway has excellent facilities and a busy harbour. Visitors should visit the famous Callanish Standing Stones to be found on the west coast of the island with history dating back to 2600 BC, or perhaps you want to take to the sea and explore the coastline to look for dolphins and whales. The Outer Hebrides has it all and more!
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x eaves single, 1 x eaves double. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with open fire. Porch/boot room.
Heating powered by open fire in sitting room, additional electric heaters available. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV/DVD with Freeview. Electricity and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Garden with seating. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles. Coast 5 mins walk.
Open until 9.30pm