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  • Jamac - (Ref. 989543)

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Balallan, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 989543)


(4 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "I would like to send you photographs of what the cottage was like if you can tell me how I can do this please?"

    The situation and size was perfect for what we wanted and the kitchen was well equipped Other than that it was a total disappointment. I cannot believe that anyone from your organisation has ever visited this place. It was filthy and seriously needed work done. I look forward to your reply. - I did try and follow the 'complaints procedure' - call then press 3 then 3 again but this didn't work. Rgds Maggie Winterborn

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2019

  • "Have stayed in many holiday cottages with Sykes cottages and all have been fab, this one unfortunately wasn’t."

    Very old, dated and tired inside. The property itself was nice but smelt really bad in a few of the rooms we couldn’t sleep in them. Also the mould in the downstairs bathroom was very bad. Never seen it that bad before. Beds uncomfortable and need renewing. Both now suffering bad backs. Kitchen very old and not a lot worked. Ignition broken, grill doesn’t work. No baking trays. Sink was filthy. All windows were filthy and inside walls were very dirty too. Windows were also broken and we couldn’t open them which isn’t great in summer when the house smelt of mould. Couldn’t wash my hair in the bath as the mixer tap was broken, didn’t want to use the shower room to wash my hair as the smell and mould was so bad. The whole place needs a really really deep clean but better still gutting it and starting again with windows that work would be better. Really disappointed with Skye’s on this one.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "The location was wonderful, the view was amazing, and the house was even better than described!"

    5 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms, TWO of which are accessible. (One person in our party is in a wheelchair and cannot walk.) I would greatly recommend having a shower seat (or two—one for each accessible bathroom) available. We had to improvise for my friend to be able to take a shower. The toilet seats were also quite low for someone in a wheelchair. Otherwise, the house was perfect and we would happily stay again and recommend it to our friends!! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by CherylMay 2019

  • "We had a fantastic week away on the Isle of Lewis and Harris."

    This holiday home was in a great location for exploring the entirety of the island. The home is very well equipped with kitchen utilities and utensils; the heating worked really well so the home was warm after a long day exploring. Would definitely recommend this holiday home.

    Reviewed by SamanthaMar 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC (disabled friendly), 1 x ground floor double, 2 x first floor double, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • (disabled friendly shower) First floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Utility Sitting room. Games room.
  • Oil Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Note: The property is on a main road but does have fencing and a cattle grid to the entrance of the property
  • Note: Ramp access to the property
  • Note: This property can sleep nine but the seating in the living area is only for 5 and the dining room table only seats 6 comfortably.

The property

This roomy cottage lies in the beautiful village of Balallan with scenic views over the breath-taking loch, and a home away from home feel throughout.

Perfect for families or friends, Jamac caters for every guest, including adapted facilities for those less mobile visitors, and ground floor sleeping arrangements.

Stepping inside, the comfy living room will...

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About the location


Kershader 5.4 miles.

Balallan meaning Allan's Town, is a crofting township on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Balallan is within the parish of Lochs. The township is the longest village, being four miles in Lewis, and also in northern Scotland. Straggled along the head of a long sea loch between Arivruach and Laxay, it formed due to a mixture of crofting along the loch shore and fishing. It sits at the head of Loch Erisort. Whether you are visiting the island to see the varied wildlife, the numerous historic sites, or just to get away from it all, you will never be far from scenic surroundings. Beautiful, remote and peaceful, the views are right on your doorstep. Also known as the Outer Hebrides, the Western Isles form a 130 miles arc running from north to south off the north-western coast of Scotland. Taken from north to south they include Lewis, North and South Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas