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St. Duthus House

Stornoway, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 945987)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Earthles77
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    “Definitive comfort and conviviality in a perfect location… A host beyond all measure!”

    Situated conveniently close to the centre of town, this is a wonderfully comfortable and well-appointed three-bedroomed house, that is more like a high quality, period hotel, rather than your normal rented accommodation. It has all modern facilities, including… for many… the essential WiFi, induction hob and microwave oven, yet retaining its period charm and elegance. You can certainly imagine yourself taking a step back in time, living here for a week, as we did. ...

    Situated conveniently close to the centre of town, this is a wonderfully comfortable and well-appointed three-bedroomed house, that is more like a high quality, period hotel, rather than your normal rented accommodation. It has all modern facilities, including… for many… the essential WiFi, induction hob and microwave oven, yet retaining its period charm and elegance. You can certainly imagine yourself taking a step back in time, living here for a week, as we did. Mr McCleod was the most definitively and exquisitely perfect of hosts, picking us up and returning us to the airport, attentive to our every need and eager to make sure we had the best possible experience… not only in his property, but also in Stornoway itself, driving us around all the key locations in town, when we arrived. The house was sparkling clean and the beds immensely comfortable in all bedrooms, with lots of storage space and…what’s often lacking in old properties… lots of electrical sockets for all our electronic devices and chargers needed these days. The living room was quite delightful and atmospheric at night, with all the multiple subdued lighting and glowing fire effects. Mr McCleod also provided a starter breakfast, including bacon, bread, eggs, butter and milk… together with other essential ingredients, including his wife’s homemade, delicious and not too sharp, genuine Scottish marmalade, to a traditional recipe. Personally, being a marmalade fan, I had that every morning! The kitchen was lacking in nothing… except a good ceramic teapot, that we were delighted to buy for the house and leave behind when we left. We deliberately chose one that had the best pouring spout we could find, so please feel free to make the best tea in Scotland using such an iconic Art Deco design. Just a small point, but so useful . . . There were multiple sets of door keys for everyone staying to use independently, so no complicated planning of key exchanges or all that messing around with key-boxes and combination locks outside, that you see so often nowadays. So, in summary, I would give this property, Mr McCleod… and his wife’s traditional Scottish marmalade the highest recommendation possible. Trust me . . . I’m a doctor! Les Dr Les Willmore

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful and traditional detached Victorian house is located in the centre of the town of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

This spacious house is ideal for families or small groups who wish to explore the Isle of Lewis/Harris and the surrounding area.

Set over two floors, the three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room are all on the first floor, with the living areas downstairs.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need during your stay and it also has a dining area, and there is also a dining area in the open plan living area.

The lounge has the bonus of an electric fire, so why not relax in front of it with a good book or whilst planning what you wish to see and do during the remainder of your stay?

Within a couple of minutes’ walk is the harbour where you can watch local fishermen and maybe sample some of the day's catch.

On your doorstep are a variety of coffee shops, restaurants and gift shops selling locally produced gifts.

The Lews Castle College with its magnificent grounds are within easy walking distance of the house and the amazing sights of Callanish, Carloway Broch and Gearranan Blackhouse village are less than an hour’s drive away.

The Hebridean beaches on Lewis and Harris are also easily accessible from this lovely holiday home.

A delightful base for exploring the Outer Hebrides.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with electric fire and dining area.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and harbour 5 mins walk
  • Note: One step down from kitchen into utility with low headroom.

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About the location

STORNOWAY

Arnol 14.5 miles; Callanish Stones 16 miles.

Stornoway is the only town in the Outer Hebrides and is a bustling and growing area with a busy working harbour, a great selection of shops selling local gifts including Harris Tweed, leisure facilities and wonderful award-winning restaurants selling locally sourced food of the highest quality. Lewis is a place where the lilting Gaelic language is spoken everywhere! Visitors to the town will find plenty to keep them occupied, the magnificent Lews Castle Grounds and the iconic Lews Castle, many good museums and art galleries and also a smart golf course and clubhouse. The large, quiet sandy beaches are close by and provide visitors with wonderful views and the town itself forms a great base for a holiday exploring the unique islands that form the Outer Hebrides. On the north west side of Lewis you can visit the village of Arnol with its Blackhouse Museum, an unmissable visit for anyone wanting to understand the way of life that was once widespread in Lewis. Carloway Broch is nearby and is another fascinating landmark and incredibly well preserved. The Callanish Stones from the Neolithic are also well worth visiting. The whalebone arch and numerous Iron Age dwellings on stunning Bosta beach make for great days out. The friendliness of the local people will astound visitors to the islands and you cannot fail to be impressed with the genteel and contented pace of life you will encounter here.

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