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Hona

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

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Hona is a very special holiday cottage, not only because of where it's positioned, but because of the very keen attention to detail Louise and Matthew have given to I think almost everything within it!"

    The utilities are top notch - and the kitchen's facilities, kitchenware and essential provisions - above and beyond. The cottage is packed with useful books and information about the local area - and stylishly designed and furnished to give it a lovely homely feel. I perhaps missed the comments advising me to bring a laptop to 'cast' programmes/films to the TV monitor, but I managed that - and it didn't prove an issue. Very well weatherproofed and therefore warm and cosy, Hona is wonderfully located with some world class beaches, mountains and walks on its doorstep, and yet suitably distant (40 minutes) from Stornoway to make one feel that little bit off the grid! Wonderful! Everything one could want - oh, and I should add the bed is super comfortable too! Louise monitored my arrival on the ferry and contacted me a couple of times to check all was well, which of course - with her attention to detail - it was! I can't recommend Hona highly enough!

    Thanks very much Simon. Well, we were so pleased you got here through a snowy A9 AND got home safely too! It's great that you enjoyed the landscape of Uig even in the midst of winter and we hope you'll visit Hona again... there's so much more to see! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Dec 2023

  • "We were full of anticipation up to our arrival at Hona and we weren’t disappointed when we got there."

    Everything was as described, nothing felt used or shabby which can sometimes be the case, big grins all round. The welcome pack was above and beyond comprising fresh milk, butter, oatcakes, shortbread, cheese and a half bottle of Hona whisky. Wonderful. Oh there was also tea bags, coffee, sugar, dried herbs etc. This little residence is a bit like the Tardis. It has everything you need and perhaps more. You realise that here has been a lot of thought put into Hona. It is situated in the Mangersta area and is only a mile or two from the many glorious beaches that the Uig area boasts. We had tentative plans to explore Lewis and Harris but ended up scouring the Uig area. You see there are laminated map cards linked to a large topographic wall map from which you can plan your daily jaunts and forays which because are all fairly local means you’re not sitting in the car all day. Hona is warm, cosy and extremely functional, I even liked the cutlery, but hey that’s just me. It really has everything you need. Lou and Matt the owners are a friendly and seemingly laid back couple (arty) who are happy to advise. I could go on but I’d be here all day. I’m pretty certain we’ll be back next year, can’t wait!

    Aw thanks Glen, we really appreciate your positive feedback. We'll be adding to the map cards over winter so there'll be more to explore should you return next year... and maybe you'll see the Northern Lights again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely 5 stars."

    What an amazing cottage with absolutely everything you would ever need. On top of that the owners are fantastic, on hand to help with anything. Advising on the best places to visit. All the special little touches in the cottage made it feel like a home. You can definitely tell that Louise & Matthew are artists in the way they have designed, styled and curated the cottage perfectly. Location was a fantastic base allowing you easy travel around the isle. Uig beaches were the best for us. We also had the pleasure of seeing a White tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle, Deer and so much more. A special little welcome pack just takes it to a different level altogether. We had the most fantastic time and recommend the cottage to everyone. Can’t wait to go back one day.

    Many thanks Fiona, that’s very kind. Inspired by your wonderful collection I went searching for a sea potato yesterday and found one! But managed to break it helping my elderly dog get into the car. Will keep looking though! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house could not have been any better."

    Beautifully situated within walking and cycling distances of stunning beaches, cliff tops and mountains. The house is quite unique for a holiday let with its incredible resources regarding what to do in the area, a small library inviting you to discover more on the history, flora and fauna , with a related DVD and CD collection. The owners have designed the house and contents around their love of the natural world, which encourages you to fully embrace your visit and enjoy even more, these rare moments in nature.

    What a lovely review, this is greatly appreciated and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday in the Hebrides. It's a magical wee place with so much to discover once you get your eye in! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Hona."

    A beautiful cottage furnished with personal touches by the owners as well as most generous "welcome treats" on arrival. The local information provided was invaluable and we enjoyed great walks and beautiful beaches. Great communication with the owners throughout. The best holiday home that we have stayed in!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in the Hebrides and thanks for this positive feedback for Hona. Hope you had a safe journey back home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colm5.0Aug 2023

  • "Extremely well appointed in every regard, Hona is made unique by the personal touches the property owners have included in the décor."

    We were extremely comfortable during our stay. The local area has some beautiful beaches. Hona has a wall map and supporting documentation which suggests interesting locations to visit. We founds these suggestions to be excellent, so much so that we abandoned our pre-planned itinerary in favour of the walks and drives suggested on the wall map. The welcome pack awaiting us on arrival was lovely. The owners recently upgraded the internet connection to a Starlink system, which provided high speed service for WhatsApp, movie streaming, and general web browsing. We greatly enjoyed our stay here and feel that we only scratched the surface of things to see and do in the area. We plan to return to Hona again next year.

    Thanks John, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Hona and your time spent in the Hebrides. It really is a wonderful location and we too keep finding new places to explore. Look forward to seeing you and Karen next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely property with lots of thoughtful and individual artistic touches from whisky to ideas for walks."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this gem of a place which is equipped and looked after to a very high standard

    Many thanks Patrick, we are so pleased you enjoyed staying at Hona and its walking suggestions. Hope to see you again sometime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stunning peaceful location and cottage which has been beautifully presented."

    very useful welcome pack on arrival provided by the owner who was also very friendly and helpful .Lots of lovely beaches and coves nearby to explore. Great place to just get away and unwind.

    Thanks Cathy, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, the beaches here are certainly rather special ,we never tire of exploring them! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Can’t speak highly enough about our stay at Hona."

    The owners are artists and this is reflected in their home, so beautifully curated and yet homely and comfortable - they have thought of everything. It was such a pleasure and made for a wonderful week. We were lucky with the weather but equally would be a fabulous stay in cooler weeks including winter. They also left us some small gifts of Hebridean delights, I honestly haven’t stayed in a better holiday home than this. On top of it all, Lewis provided pure escapism from everyday life in the city and the area has the most fantastic beaches and walking on your doorstep. Pure heaven. We hope to return again in the not too distant future.

    Thank you so much Jill for this positive feedback, we are very glad to hear you had a lovely holiday. It is a wonderful location to get out and about in. We hope to see you again sometime soon! L + M Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at HONA was great!"

    Louise and Matthew our hosts well are so warm and welcoming! Lovely, lovely people!!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "Hona is beautifully presented, both inside and out, and is extremely clean, comfortable, cosy and well equipped."

    The owners are thoughtful and generous hosts who have provided everything their guests could require for a perfect holiday. The cottage sits in an idyllic location, and there are lots of gorgeous beaches and wonderful walks in the local area. We had a truly lovely week and highly recommend a stay at Hona.

    Thank you so much for this positive feedback, it was lovely to meet you both and we hope you had a safe journey back home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Words cannot describe how beautiful this property is."

    We have already booked for next year before we have even left the island.

    Thanks so much and we will look forward to your visit next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Spent a lovely week at Hona."

    The hosts were easily available in case of any issues and had thought of pretty much everything - from dog blankets to midge repellant - we were so impressed. It was beautifully put together with lots of personal artistic touches and made for a lovely home-away-from-home stay. We had plans to cover both of the islands but ended up just seeing more of the local sites once we had a look at the big map and handy info sheets provided, wanting to do that justice and have time to relax. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2022

  • "Maybe it’s hard to trust a feedback, when all rankings are 5 stars."

    But for Hona this is the only way to describe it. We discovered the house on the Sykes website and were attracted and at the same time concerned about it being so exposed out in the west. The owners offered a warm welcome, were helpful and concerned, which made us feel at home from the very first minute. They asked us at the end, what they could improve and we really could not name anything. The owners are very fine artists and they turned this home into a most enjoyable and intriguing work of art. Stating, what is stands for: home in the nature. Everything you need was there and even more, the views stunning and the veranda and the garden offered a place where you enjoy to sit and admire all the little details arranged with love and attentiveness. Much more to be said, you have to discover yourself. Of course it is in the western Hebrides and you would expect rain and sun and wind and fast changes. So nothing better than some coastal walk in the sun and hours later a cup of hot tea in the warm home, when it’s storming outside. It’s a nature resort, and that’s what we were looking for. A place to reconnect, to slow down and to gain new perspectives on what is important. We will definitely come back, it was the highlight of our journey.

    Reviewed by Rainer5.0Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with separate shower room, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area including a sofa bed.
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available
  • Private garden with decking and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.6 miles, restaurant 4.4 miles, beach 2 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Mangersta 3.1 miles.

Tucked away in the rural setting of Mangersta near Uig, Isle of Lewis, is this delightful one-bedroom cottage, Hona.

Enjoying a peaceful and elevated position with sea views, and a bright and airy interior, Hona, a former mission hall, is the ideal dog-friendly dwelling for a couple and their canine companion.

Be greeted by a charming front decked area with picnic bench, perfect for indulging in a spot of alfresco dining.

Step into the open-plan living space, where you will find an inviting sitting area with plush sofas and TV, and a well-equipped kitchen where you can impress your other half with tasty dishes ready to savour at the dining table for two.

Continue through to the sumptuous double bedroom, complete with its own ensuite shower room, so you can freshen up in style after a day of adventure.

Head straight for the beautiful beaches of Mangersta and Carnish, where you will find excellent fishing and watersports opportunities, as well as golden sands for relaxing on with your favourite book.

Head to Uig for your local amenities, where you can dine and sample the local ales at Uig Sands and the Uig Community Centre, stock up on essentials at the community shop, or enjoy leisurely strolls around the stunning Uig Bay.

For fascinating sites, continue onto Great Bernera, where you will find the Callanish 8 – Stone Circle, Bosta Iron Age House, Bosta Beach and Bernera Museum.

Next stop is Stornoway, home to the Museum & Tasglann nan Eilean, Raon Goilf Golf Course, the Hebridean Way, and a ferry service over to Ullapool.

There is so much to see and do with a stay at Hona.

The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00230-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 with stunning views over the Atlantic. 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: The garden is not fully enclosed. Note: Though electricity is included, charging for electric cars is not included in the rent. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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