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Beach Bay Cottage

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Carnish, Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides
Grade 5 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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Description

This property is ideally located for a romantic break away, and benefits from a 2-person sauna and Jacuzzi bath.

In a truly unique location amid the spectacular scenery of the Island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Beach Bay Cottage is nestled on the edge of the unspoilt white sands of Uig Bay, a National Scenic Area and one of the most beautiful beaches on Scotland’s Atlantic Coast. A stunning natural stone and turf roofed single-storey detached cottage built into the hillside reflecting an ancient neolithic design with breathtaking beach views, and with access to a family friendly beach less than 110 yards from the door. In a very secluded and magical location, Beach Bay Cottage and the surrounding area is a paradise for artists, photographers and bird-watchers. There are many outdoor activities nearby, such as hill walking, surfing, kite surfing, fishing (Apr-Oct, licence required), golf, wildlife watching, boat trips (including to the World Heritage Site of St Kilda), diving, sea kayaking and cycling. The landscape and history of the Outer Hebrides, together with the hospitality of its people, provide a wonderful escape from the pressures of modern life and offer an active or relaxing family holiday or the perfect romantic retreat. The holiday property benefits from a 2-person sauna as well as having a Jacuzzi bath in the en-suite of the twin bedroom. There is a whisky distillery within 550 yards and the local community shop is only 3 miles away. There is a community café within 10 minutes drive and the nearest restaurant is a 15 minute drive away.

Living/dining room with 180-degree bay window looking directly onto beach, multi-fuel stove and patio doors to stone patio, open plan with well-equipped kitchen with slate floor. Two-person sauna. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with twin basins and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV and zip and link beds (can be 6ft double) with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet (access also from hall).

  • Multi-fuel stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full LPG, underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • 2-person sauna
  • Welcome pack
  • Special occasion/honeymoon hampers with local produce available by prior arrangement directly with owner
  • No smoking
  • Wheelchair access
  • NB: Drop in grounds

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Telephone
    Telephone
  • Thatched Roof
    Thatched Roof
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Boutique Collection
    Boutique Collection
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
    Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Turfed Roof
    Turfed Roof
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Unique Cottages
    Unique Cottages


Customer Comments

  • 10

    26/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2018
    We expected a great stay in the house, it turned out to be even better than hoped for.


  • 10

    05/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2018
    If you want a completely different 'cottage' experience go no further than Beach Bay Cottage. Communication with the owners was friendly and they were extremely helpful with information from the start. Walking into the cottage, well, you just had to stop and stare out of the panoramic windows at the most amazing sandy beach scenery. The cottage was immaculate and all accessories you could want including a coffee pod machine (although there were some pods to start with we would advise taking your own supply as the local Uig community shop did not stock them and its a 45 minute journey to Stornoway if you need them). For provisions for your holiday Tesco deliver to the door so we would advise ordering a week in advance before your trip. The bedrooms/bathrooms were just stunning and beds so comfy. Powerful binoculars were also supplied and we were fortunate enough to spy sea and golden eagles in the bay. We could not possibly fault anything at the cottage, the location was just breath taking. The beach is amazing and the softest sand we have ever walked on. The beach is extremely safe for children and the river that runs into the sea had lots of small fish in it for the kids to catch in their nets. There are areas next to the cottage on the sand which have clams and cockles (just look for the blowholes at low tide) and armed with a rake you can have yourself a potful of them in 15 minutes for clam chowder. The local amenities are local community coffee shops and it's a pleasure to watch locals get together there and speak their native tongue. The locals are very friendly and we helped a crofter gather his cows and move them to a new grazing area on one of our walks. where else could you do that? There are no local resturants close by but there is one being built so should be good for 2019 and we would recommend SEATREK for a variety of outdoor pursuits which is only a 10 minute drive away from the cottage. If you like fishing then you have virtually unlimited lochs to fish for free with the guidance of the local ghillie who was kind enough to visit us and point to where to fish. There is beautiful scenery all around and numerous hills to climb but sadly we ran out of time. If you want total peace and quiet and a get away from it all holiday, then look no further. I would class the holiday as self catering because of the distance you would have to travel to eat out and the local Uig community shop is horrendously expensive with very little selection available to you so ensure you have a meal menu for the week and buy provisions at Tesco in Stornoway or get them delivered. If we're fortunate with availability then we'll be back 2020 for another amazing week. I understand the cottage was a monumental effort to build with the regulations and professional services to deal with so our grateful thanks to George and Lynda for making the effort and enriching our lives with an experience we will never forget. Thank you for letting us spend time in your cottage.


  • 10

    25/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/05/2018
    Stunning location,everchanging views of the bay enhanced by the unique architecture of the building.


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