Kinnoull House is a traditional former croft house located on the Island of Lewis, in the fabulous Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Situated on the Eye Peninsula, only a 10-15 minute journey from Stornoway airport and ferry port.
• Opportunity to book separate nearby 1 bedroom cottage for extended groups/families of more than 6. Please see my other listing-Peninsula Cottage (in Aird, Point) for availability and booking (Hot-Tub is for Kinnoull House guests only unless one group book both properties).
• Wood fired hot tub under cover within the former stables therefore comfortable for use during all weather. Hydro jets allow for a superior spa experience. (Seats 5-6 persons max). Distant sea & mountain views from garden & hot tub on clear day.
• Outdoor Fire pit area & bench seating with distant views to lighthouse and additional patio dining area.
• Short walk to a beautiful pebbled beach on nearby coastal walking route where otters and seals are spotted regularly.
• Large 7kw log burner in lounge.
• Dog friendly property for up to 2 dogs. Large, private enclosed garden space. Bring your four-legged friends for free!
• Just a 2-minute walk to nearest bus stop with regular service into Stornoway.
• Self check in via key box.
• Wi-Fi and Netflix included.
• 55” Smart TV in lounge with Blu-ray/DVD player, smart TVs in both King bedrooms.
• Selection of DVDs, magazines, board games & books provided.
• Book 7 nights or more and enjoy a discounted rate plus welcome hamper.
• Luxury cotton bathrobes provided for use during your stay.
• Off street parking for up to 2 cars.
• Fully fitted kitchen including Fisher & Paykel range cooker with 5 gas burners, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer.
• Fridge/freezer plus further “beer & wine fridge” provided.
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You can be exploring the North and West of Lewis with some of the best beaches in the world in less than an hour. Have a wander around the lighthouse at the Butt of Lewis, visit the jaw dropping sands of Uig, stroll through the Blackhouse village or visit the spectacular Callanish Standing Stones which are older than Stonehenge!
Stornoway is a great place to explore. The working harbour is so picturesque with Lews Castle overlooking the water. There are 270 hectares of lush castle gardens and grounds to explore. For a wee shopping trip, there’s also plenty of lovely local eateries and shops selling local gifts such as Harris Tweed.
Go slightly further afield and explore Harris which makes up the south of the island and is separated only by the hills of North Harris. Here’s where you’ll find many sights including the spectacular Luskentyre Beach and the Isle of Harris distillery. Feeling more energetic? Then take on some epic hill walking on An Clisham, the highest peak in the Outer Hebrides standing at 799m tall.
Alternatively, hop on one of the many boat trips leaving from Tarbert or Leverburgh. There’s so much to do and see on both Lewis and Harris that you’ll want to be out exploring every day. Return from your daily adventures to your cosy croft house and unwind in the luxury wood fired hot tub with hydro massage system.
There are lots of fantastic local walks if you fancy spending your days closer to home. Take the dog for a walk to visit the stunning Tiumpan lighthouse only a 30-minute walk away (4 min drive). Use the viewing platform to search for whales, dolphins and porpoises. This is an official sighting spot for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation group! Watch the many nesting seabirds on the cliffs. On a clear day the mountains of mainland Scotland can be seen across the Minch (the body of water between the Western Isles and the Scottish mainland). You’re also a ten-minute walk from a lovely small beach. Explore the nearby coastal path which is accessed only a few minutes' walk away.
Create memorable evenings as a family or couple lounging in the private wood fired hot tub listening to the gentle crackle of wood. The hot tub is under cover within the old stables so you can enjoy the steamy bubbles whatever the weather. Alternatively, spend rainy days or evenings in front of the huge log burner in the lounge watching Netflix, one of the many DVD’s or playing board games provided. Fancy a night out? Use a local taxi service to pop into nearby Stornoway for a visit to one of the pubs and restaurants. Return to your croft house at the end of the evening to enjoy some well-earned relaxation.
Take the chance to experience the legendary Lewis summer sunsets and the beautiful Northern Lights in winter with some of the darkest night skies around. As the Western Isles is fortunate enough to be blessed with a micro-climate of its own, you are sheltered from some of the colder spells the rest of Scotland faces in the winter months.
Whatever you decide to do with your stay I expect you’ll fall in love with the island just as we did. Once you fall in love with the Outer Hebrides it never leaves you!
Chì mi thu a dh’ aithghearr
- Scots Gaelic for "See you soon.”
WHAT TO EXPECT
-Entrance porch including cupboard filled with games & books
-Lounge with large wood burner and seating for 6, 55-inch TV with generous selection of DVDs
-Dining room with table seating 6-8 people/bar area with selection of glassware.
-Kitchen with basic supplies, dishwasher, fridge, range cooker.
-Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer & fridge freezer.
-Bedroom one (King-size bed) & TV.
-Bedroom two (King-size bed) & TV.
-Bedroom three (Small double bed-best for sleeping up to 2 small children) plus dedicated workspace with printer available.
-Shower room with toilet & sink (no bath).
-Patio bench dining area for 6.
-Wood fired hot tub within the former stables.
-Distant sea & mainland mountain views from garden & hot tub on clear day.
-Large enclosed grassed area for pets.
-Gravelled area with firepit/grill and bench seating
We are located within a very quiet village with no shops/bars or restaurants within walking distance. We recommend that you collect a shop on your way through Stornoway. Please keep in mind that Sundays remain a sacred day in the Outer Hebrides and almost all shops close for the day.
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