Burnvale , 17 North Shawbost , Isle of Lewis, is a well equipped comfortable holiday home which sleeps 4 ,where you will find everything you need. Shawbost is on the main route around the island passing the main attractions.
Welcome to Burnvale, 17 North Shawbost, where you will find everything you need to have a relaxing or active holiday on the Isle of Lewis.
The village of Shawbost is a small crofting, weaving community on the west coast of Lewis, it's lovely safe sandy horseshoe beach is a 15minute walk from the house. The post office is next door, the village store is a few minutes drive away. For lovely take away food call at 40 North Bragar in the next village, it is all locally sourced produce, just delicious, fine dining.
A very interesting local museum is within the newly refurbished old school community hall. The new school has a swimming pool which is open to the public. Just out of the village going south, is the Norse Mill, about half a mile walk from the car park next to the main road, it is well worth a visit. Take a walk out to the hill, Ben Bragar, climb to the top and be rewarded with views of the island and on a clear day you can see the flannan isles, we have seen golden eagles and mountain hare, out on the moor. Walk into the shore and enjoy the soft sandy beach , safe for swimming, see the oystercatchers, pied wagtails, curlews, seals and maybe an otter. Back at the croft you will hear the cuckoo in the spring, the corncrake in the summer, and in between the displaying lapwings, the flutter of the snipe wings and the song of the skylark.
The West Side Coastal walk passes Shawbost. It stretches from Barvas and ends at the black house village at Garinin, taking in spectacular coastal views and passes though beautiful sandy beaches at Dalbeg and Dalmore, both accessible by car.
Shawbost is on the main circular route around the island, passing all the main attractions to visit, Arnol black house, Whalebone arch in Bragar, The Norse Mill, Garenin Blackhouse Village, The Carloway Broch and The Standing Stones at Callanish. Go further afield and visit the stunning beaches of Uig, the sand goes on forever and ever. Travel north and visit the village of Ness with its lighthouse and lovely little sheltered harbour. Go south and climb the Clisham , the highest mountain for more stunning views, then on to the little harbour town of Tarbert in Harris, down the west coast you will find more fabulous beaches.
Stornoway is a pretty harbour town , with all the main shops, a sport centre , golf course, an arts centre with cinema. Lots of great places to eat and traditional pubs. Visit the castle grounds and walk through the woodlands which were planted in the 1850's by Sir James Matheson.
The new museum and cafe is now open in the Lews Castle where you will see a few of the original Lewis Chess men. We hope you will have a wonderful holiday at Burnvale, don't forget to look up at the night sky , you will feel you can touch the stars and maybe see a few shooting ones.
£450 per week.
A deposit of £200 is required within 7 days of booking. The remainder is to be payed within 21 days of arrival date.
Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer.
No Smoking allowed and No pets allowed.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.