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7A Ardroil

(Ref. 1110755)

Uig Isle Of Lewis, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • local (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved the house and have booked again to return already."

    One thing we didn’t realise was that the garden is shared with 7B so we were wary of letting the dog out off lead there. There is a separate very small garden at the front though which is also enclosed so he went there more often . The housekeeper Anna was super and very responsive to queries via text as there isn’t a folder with information regarding rubbish bins , heating , TV or washing machine instructions. I did mean to leave her a tip but I forgot

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2024

  • "A very nice house in the most beautiful place."

    It is very well appointed, warm and comfortable. Lots of local information is provided and there are dozens of beaches to visit, long walks and interesting things to see not too far away. My only crticism would be the hardness of the matresses! Which i find hard on my back. Otherwise a great stay which we much enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Melissa4.7Jun 2024

  • "Lovely warm, comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting, although to say it has views of the coast is stretching things a bit."

    Lots of wildlife, regularly saw deer from the windows, heard cuckoo at all hours! and many other birds from the garden. Well equipped. Great to have good drying facilities, and excellent collection of books of local interest. It isn't clear from the details unless you look very hard at the photos that there are 2 double beds (not just 2 double bedrooms as in the listing), in the end it didn't matter as our 4th person couldn't come but that needs to be clearer. Unfortunately items in the kitchen had not been left clean by previous guests and that had not been picked up by the cleaners. A bit of maintenance required: some lights in sitting room didn't work and back door is pretty stiff.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1May 2024

  • "7A Ardroil is a very comfortable, well equipped and homely cottage in a great location for guests to enjoy Uig and its amazing surrounds."

    We enjoyed the artwork and historical exhibits and appreciated the books, games and other personal touches that gave the cottage a unique and welcoming atmosphere. We had a minor problem with some nesting starlings (which could have happened anywhere) and Anna the housekeeper was quick to respond and resolve the issue. Altogether we enjoyed a great week in a lovely place which we will remember for years to come. We have one, relatively minor, 21st century criticism which is that the WiFi coverage is almost non-existent in the bedroom furthest from the router.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "The location of this cottage is ideal."

    It's a short walk to the beach, and this part of Lewis offers several very enjoyable walks (mountains, coast, ...). No need to drive very far. And the shop (<5 mins drive) is very well stocked, so self-catering works well.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant house - with almost everything one could want."

    Excellent book collection of local matters. Lovely decor, comfy beds. A tiny detail... needs a new sharp veggie knife. It would have been nice to have a wee welcome pack (e.g. milk and bread) otherwise PERFECT!

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is our second visit and it is a really excellent cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "This was a delayed retirement adventure around the Western Isles."

    7A Ardroil was at the end of the journey, and we had a wonderful time. The facilities were excellent, and we did not even have the dilemma of jigsaw completion-the Regency-style table was ideal leaving the kitchen table for meals. The library and pictures were superb. And there was a choice of Lewis chessmen with which to play. Uig beach is a stone throw away and the cliff-walking was stunning. And the weather was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great week at the house, which was comfortable and generously equipped."

    Personal items like maps, books and local guides were hugely appreciated. Anna was in contact when we needed help, and she had prepared the house beautifully. It is in a fantastic spot - the surrounding area is stunning, and it was a brilliant base from which to explore. We loved it. Thank you.

    John StandingAug 2021

  • "My husband and I have just returned after the most relaxing and wonderful holiday."

    This property was wonderful, comfortable with all the facilities we needed for an amazing trip. The location was great, easy to find and made for a fantastic first trip to the Isle of Lewis. We had one slight issue requiring maintenance while we were there and this was quickly arranged. The property was well-stocked with guidebooks, maps and information about the island which made for an even better experience.

    Carol HansonOct 2020

  • "We loved the house, which was very well appointed and comfortable, with the best library of books and maps for the local area which we have ever seen in 50 years of holidaymaking!"

    However, we do have a few suggestions for improvement - 1. The lighting in the lounge was very poor for reading purposes ( you can tell we love books!). Perhaps the inclusion of a specific reading lamp might be good. 2. The kitchen knives in the block are very blunt - Knife sharpener needed maybe? 3. We had some very fine weather and it would have been good to sit in the garden in a freestanding" chair at the end of the day, rather than just at the fixed bench attached to a table. 4. Our dog managed to go through the bars of the gate. ( It was ok as we were there). However, perhaps some chicken wire across the bottom two gaps on the gateway might make it more secure for dogs. Despite the above, we still had a wonderful time, and would thoroughly reccommend! Thankyou Gwenda

    Gwenda MatthewsAug 2020

  • "We spent a wonderful week in this beautiful and well located house."

    There is all what you need, enough space for a family of four. We recommend!

    CélineAug 2019

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Summary

  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with corner bath, step-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Integral oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freesat, DVD player with selection of DVDs, music system, WiFi, selection of books, Lewis Chessmen chessboard
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gardens with gravelled area, lawns and picnic bench
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 26.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included, charging for electric cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Can be rented with the cottage next door (7b) for parties of 6
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Stornoway 35.3 miles.

For all those beach lovers out there, 7a Ardroil is the dream destination near to Uig on the Isle of Lewis.

Ideal for small families or couples on holiday together, this authentic Hebridean cottage is situated just a short stroll from the famous Ardroil beach, where the twelfth century Lewis Chessmen pieces were discovered.

The cottage itself offers visitors a warm welcome with an inviting and spacious sitting room complete with local artwork on the walls and an attractive woodburning stove, helping to set the scene for snug evenings in front of the fire enjoying quality time with friends and family.

The appealing farmhouse kitchen has all the mod cons you’d expect and is perfect for preparing tasty meals whether it’s a hearty breakfast round the table in the kitchen or something more formal in the dining room, meal times are certainly something to look forward to here.

There is also the added bonus of a wealth of gorgeous local produce available in the area to inspire even the most amateur of foodies.

After a hard day of enjoying the activities on offer on the island, where better to retreat than upstairs to one of the two pleasant and homely bedrooms which boast superb views over the dramatic coastline of Uig?

To complete the accommodation there is a family bathroom with bath and step-in shower and a useful downstairs shower room.

Outside, the cottage is surrounded by substantial gardens and there is a perfectly placed picnic bench, the ideal spot for enjoying a picnic and taking in those incredible views.

It’s all about the beaches here though with access to 24 stunning beaches along the Uig peninsula, you’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice!

If you fancy a change from the beach then there are fabulous hill walking routes in the nearby Uig Hills, birdwatching opportunities at Gallan Head and just a short but scenic drive away, are the fabled Calanais Stones and a local whisky distillery.

To truly appreciate the beauty of the Isle of Lewis, 7a Ardroil is the perfect base and promises to deliver holiday memories to treasure forever.

Fly from Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow or travel by ferry from Sky to Tarbert or Ullapool to Stornoway to reach this property.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00344-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

UIG ISLE OF LEWIS

Great Bernera 23.2. miles; Stornoway 35.9 miles; Callanish 20.5 miles.

Uig is a village resting on the edge of Uig Bay on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis and takes its name from the Norse word for ‘bay’. It is known for its rugged landscapes and attractive sand dunes. Attractions include the beautiful beaches of Valtos Peninsula and Mealista Beach plus refreshing walks along Berie and Ardroil sands, which are both rich in history (ancient hut circles have been discovered here by archaeologists and the famous Lewis Chessmen were found here) and more modern activities such as kiteboarding and windsurfing. Dining options include the impressive Uig Sands restaurant (in season) or head to the Uig Community Cafe which serves a great selection of food. There is also a distillery here at Abhainn Dearg. You can stock up on essentials at the Uig Community Shop. Just outside of the village is nearby Miavaig Pier where visitors can take boat trips to outlying islands.

Note: Though electricity is included, charging for electric cars is not included in the rental. Note: Can be rented with the cottage next door (7b) for parties of 6. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.