The house and the island
The Isle of Lewis
Bursting with world famous archaeological sites, the Island is blessed with 18hrs of summer warmth a day through June and July and bears the full impact of North Atlantic storms during the winter giving the island the best and most consistent surf in Europe. The whole landscape of the island is built for adventure with great sea cliffs to abseil and bays and islands to explore by kayak or boat.
The main town of Stornoway surprises most first time visitors as it has all the amenities and industry of a mainland town, as well as a lively and vibrant social scene, especially at the weekends! There are a host of pubs, restaurants and clubs to keep you busy as well as organised events and ceilidhs.
Learn more about Lewis here: Local highlights
The location of Hebridean Home
All our amenities are listed at the bottom of this page for your information, along with a video of our Island.
The house is a large, 4 bedroom family home incorporating 2 king rooms (one en-suite), a double bedroom and a large room with two single beds. There is the option to convert the ground floor snug into a bedroom with a double sofa bed.
The lounge has a wood burning stove, reading corner and stunning views of the moor, ocean and village.
The dining room has a large, solid wood, 12 seater dining table made from the reclaimed railway sleepers from St. Pancras station when it was renovated to make room for the EuroStar terminal.
The kitchen is large and modern and there is a utility area and internal drying space for clothes or wet walkers/fisherman/adventurers.
The large, gallery hallway, is also a great space to grab a book and read in silence. All our bedrooms, our dining room and snug are equipped with digital HD televisions. There is a large bathroom with a walk in shower and slipper bath which also looks out over the ocean and loch.
Outside the property there are 4 distinct garden zones. There is the large lawn suitable for a whole host of your own sports adventures or relaxing in the sun and breathing in the refreshing sea air. There is a fenced area which acts as a sun trap on warm days. It includes a rare example of a Monkey Puzzle tree, our kennels, wood store and the designated smoking area (our property is non-smoking throughout including e-cigarettes).
Then there is our vegetable patch. Here we grow our own potatoes, carrots, herbs and rhubarb. Finally there is the old croft. This area, uniquely preserved, has the ruins of old croft buildings that you can explore and also, usually, has a friendly sheep or two that would enjoy a slide of toast in the morning or, their favourite, a donut (plain!).
The house is the perfect place to leapfrog into an amazing island holiday away from the hustle and bustle of life. You will feel the total relaxation and isolation that our house offers you.