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"Have just spent New Year at this wonderful home and had a great time, even if the roaring storms kept us mostly indoors! That was probably the best thing about the home. Even in the wild weather the house was a great vacation and a good escape from everyday life. The house is large and comfortable and certainly cosy. All the rooms are in great condition (and given the house is new onto the market that probably isn’t a surprise). Big bedrooms and a great dining space but overall the lounge, with its woodburner, was the best space (albeit it was so warm outside that we didn’t actually use the wood-burner). The outdoor space is expansive and, even in the strong winds we could explore the adjacent croft, which is part of the home, and also take a great walk to an old ruined house along the shore. In fact it took us 5 minutes to walk to the edge of the Atlantic ocean and watch the giant rollers crash onto the bay. The hosts were great and would hope to keep in touch. You keep a great home and it deserves to be experienced by others. Could sit and look at that view forever. Overall great value for money and I would definitely take the family back to experience the island in summer. If I do, I will update my review!"
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Lisa Bvia TripAdvisor
"We were a group of 8 including a 5year old and a baby of 4 months (and 2 black labs.). The weather turned out to be near perfect with beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The stunning beaches and changeable landscapes were so beautiful. The accommodation was perfect , spacious, comfortable and was of a high standard. There was plenty to do, including fishing on the Loch Barvas and its river. The week went past so quickly."
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Undisclosedvia TripAdvisor
"Das Haus ist sehr komfortabel, gepflegt und großzügig., die Küche gut ausgestattet, der Blick vom Esstisch und vom Wohnzimmer wunderbar, die Schlafzimmer sind groß und die Betten gut. Die Lage ist für eine Erkundung der Insel optimal und in nur wenigen Minuten ist das Meer zu Fuß erreichbar. Wir können es jederzeit weiterempfehlen."
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Undisclosedvia HomeAway
"We found the house no problem following directions given by owners and met on arrival to be given “the tour”. The house is certainly 5* ….furnished and decorated to a very high standard. We would definately recommend the house to all of our friends and we hope to visit again in a couple of years….Mac even organised blue skies and warm weather for our two days…..FANTASTIC. Thanks for all the communications prior to our stay and for allowing us to stay in your beautiful house….and for returning our deposit straight after our departure."
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Undisclosedvia HomeAway
"We had a great time in the house, with lovely views across the bay and sheep, rabbits and cows all milling around beyond the garden. The house was incredibly well appointed, with all the kitchen equipment etc you could ever possibly need. A real home from home."
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Jamesvia AirBnB
"We had a fantastic stay in Mac’s patch of Hebridean paradise. The house is beautifully decorated and well equipped, with plenty of space and some amazing views across the coast and the countryside. The location is perfect for exploring with easy access to Stornoway and around the island. Key collection/drop off with Mac’s father was very easy and the whole trip went very smoothly. Thanks for a great trip!"
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Lucy Dvia AirBnB
"The experience of renting Mac’s Brue home was a pleasure from the start. Before we arrived communication was excellent and very professional. When we arrived we were met by Macs father who showed us around and told us all we needed to know. We have found the house to be every bit as lovely as the pictures, very tastefully decorated with quality furniture and fittings. There is enough space and separate rooms with things to do for those occasional rainy days! My kids have loved the TVs…. One big surprise was what the pictures don’t show…. the beautiful sea and moor views that the property enjoys. All the rooms make the most of the fantastic location giving plenty to look at (surfers catching the waves off Barvas beach) as well as providing plenty of light…. I’ve never experienced a better view whilst taking a shower before! It really has been a perfect home from home which the whole family really enjoyed."
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Claire Tvia HomeAway
"Best self catering home I have ever stayed in, and by far! First of all the house is situated at a great location, very central to the west coast of Lewis with great views of the ocean. The place is spotlessly clean, the interior decoration is lovely and gives the home a very cosy feeling. The kitchen is huge and its an open area with a very big table in front of a large panoramic window with a view on Barvas bay. Our favourite place in the house! The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils and accessories you might need. Not the cheap version with the bare minimum like in most places I’ve stayed. You have two ovens, a gas stove, woks, quality pans that aren’t scratched, cast iron pots for slow cooking, quadruple toaster, a thermos to take out for your outdoor expeditions. For a guy like me that likes to cook it was paradise. There is a den with great movies and tv shows, satellite tv. You don’t go to Lewis for that but when you have 70 km/h winds and heavy rain its quite nice to be able to cozy up in front of a good movie. The library is stocked with a great selection of books. The living room is beautiful with very comfortable couches and it also has a noce panoramic view of Barvas bay and the loch. The rooms are nice, you are welcomed with fresh towels and toiletries on each pillow. In terms of beds there was a bit of everything going from the very firm to the very soft. Its never your own bed but I slept better than I have in years. I guess the island contributes to this sense of serenity… The bathrooms are nice and the top floor bathroom has a shower and bathtub and a view on the bay!!! My communications with Mac were very professional, he has this hospitality approach down to a science, logistics were smooth and everything about this was easy. If I had more time I’d like to spend months a year in this home. No actualy I’d like to live in it year round… Thanks for the warm welcome in your gorgeous home!"
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Frederic Hvia AirBnB
"Absolutely fantastic house, we stayed there for a work trip and was so lovely to have a spacious warm relaxing place to come back to in the evening. Great views, tastefully decorated, lovely welcome pack. Highly recommended for anyone and everyone, they have really thought of everything you might need."
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Kirsty Mvia AirBnB