Aultbeithe

Self Catering

Dalbeg, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9AE

    Aultbeithe is situated at the end of the road at Dalbeg, on the west coast of Lewis, overlooking Loch Dalbeg and just 100 metres from a beautiful secluded sandy beach.

    It is 20 miles and 30 minutes from Stornoway - 25 miles and 40 minutes from the airport. There are geese and ducks on the loch and golden eagles soar above the hills opposite the house. An imposing stone stack dominates the left hand side of the beach. There are cliffs and a natural stone arch to the right hand side. Aultbeithe has been fitted out to the highest standard - we anticipate gaining a 5-star rating, just like our other house, Caberfeidh, on the Isle of Harris. Two bedrooms, one king-size and one twin, sleep four people in comfort. A large, open-plan living-dining area lets out through patio doors onto decking that overlooks the loch. Weekly rentals range from £695 during 2008. The house is close to the Westside Coastal Walk and right in the middle of some of the best countryside and archaeological sites in the world. No pets and no smoking. Welcome to Aultbeithe, our stunning, luxury self-catering cottage on the west coast of Lewis. Aultbeithe (pronounced awlt-bay, the Gaelic for Birch Burn) is located at the end of the road, overlooking Loch Dalbeg and 100 metres from a wonderful, sandy beach - serene on a calm day and awesome when it's wild! The house will be available from mid-June 2008. It will be equipped to the highest standard and we anticipate gaining a 5-star rating from VisitScotland. Two bedrooms, one king-size and one twin, will sleep four in comfort. The spacious open-plan living, kitchen-dining area has stunning views over the loch and lets out onto decking in front of the house. The walls are covered in art, much depicting scenes within minutes of the house.

    Aultbeithe is just 30 minutes from Stornoway, close to the Westside Coastal Walk and set amidst some of the most amazing countryside and archaeological sites in the world. Dalbeg is a magical place. It is one of those places where you could come on holiday and stay put for the entire time - there is so much to do in the immediate vicinity that you need look no further. 10 miles to the south are the standing stones of Callanish. 3 miles to the south is Dun Carloway, an Iron Age broch (or fort), and the restored Black House village of Gearrannan. Closer still is the beautiful beach at Dalmore, surrounded by towering cliffs and stacks. The area around Aultbeithe is one of Special Scientific Interest and is home to a wealth of wildlife. 2 miles to the north is a restored Norse Mill and a little further again are the Black House Museum at Arnol, James Smith's Photographic Gallery, the Morven Art Gallery and the pottery at Borgh.

    The spacious living accommodation is situated on a single floor. The open plan living-dining-kitchen area is almost 60 square metres in size - so there is more than enough room for four people to enjoy the space without bumping into each other! We have a superb LCD TV and cinema sound system, a large selection of DVD's and a full Sky package just in case the weather doesn't live up to expectations. Sky+ is part of the package so you can record your favourite programmes while you are enjoying the great outdoors. There is also an iPod docking station - so you can bring your own music or you can use the supplied iPod if you dare brave our taste in music! There is a computer and broadband available for those of you that want to stay in touch with the outside world while you are on holiday. Large patio doors offer breathtaking views over the loch and access to raised decking - what better place from which to watch the sun set! A utility room and separate loo round off the accommodation at this end of the house. There will be a high level of equipment throughout - so you should have everything you need to ensure a wonderful holiday. Two bedrooms, the family bathroom, and a storeroom occupy the other end of the house. The master bedroom will have a king-size bed and great views over the loch through a large picture window. The second bedroom is a twin, again overlooking Loch Dalbeg. The storeroom provides a place for you to store your cases and anything else you want to get out of the way during your stay. The spacious family bathroom has a bath and a separate power shower. The entire house has been decorated to reflect Aultbeithe’s location right next to the sea.

    Gradings
    5 Self Catering
    Awards
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Aultbeithe
    £950.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Holiday Rentals

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Hi-Fi
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers

    Children

    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Transport

    • Parking
    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    Aultbeithe is situated 20 miles (30 minutes) west of Stornoway off the A858, Google Earth coordinates 58º18'46.92"N 6º44'03.94"W. Take the A857 out of Stornoway, signposted to Barvas. Just after a petrol station on the LHS, turn left onto the A858. Go 8.5 miles, passing Brue and Bragar. After a large loch on the RHS, 19.5 miles from Stornoway, turn right onto a single-track road. Aultbeithe is the last house on the RHS, 0.5 miles further on.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Regular bus services connect with ferry arrival and departures times. The main operators from Central Scotland are Scottish Citylink Coaches, for all connections call +44 (0) 99 05 05 05 05 or check times online at www.citylink.co.uk. For timetables and information on getting around the islands by bus phone Stornoway Bus Station on +44 (0)1851 704327. Ask for Dalbeg and the bus will stop at the end of the road, leaving a short walk down the hill to the house.

    Getting there by railway:- Travel to Inverness by rail and then catch the coach that connects with the ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airport is just outside Stornoway, approximately 25 minutes drive from Aultbeithe. Several airlines offer routes from the Scottish mainland to Stornoway Airport. Highland Airways fly between Stornoway and Inverness - www.highlandairways.co.uk or tel: +44 (0) 84 54 50 22 45. British Airways fly between Stornoway and Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh - www.britishairways.com or tel: +44 (0) 87 08 50 98 50. FlyBe fly between Stornoway and Edinburgh - www.flybe.com or tel: +44 (0) 87 02 64 22 29. All these mainland airports offer a wide range of flights all over the United Kingdom and beyond.

    Getting there by ferry:- Caledonian MacBrayne run a number of ferry routes both between the Western Isles and to the Scottish mainland. You can choose to travel to Ullapool and take the ferry to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis or go over the Skye Bridge to Uig and take the ferry to Tarbert on the Isle of Harris - www.calmac.co.uk +44 (0) 87 05 65 00 00.

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