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Barn -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 27 reviews
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Liz H
Fairlie, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“This is a real home from home”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We really enjoyed staying in the Barn. It is comfortable in every way and totally lived up to our expectations.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 May 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words! We do appreciate you going to the bother of sending your comments. It's reassuring when guests feel comfortable and at home. You were a pleasure to have as our guests.
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Moira P
2 reviews
“Cosy and welcoming cottage for one or two people”
Reviewed 23 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This must be one of the best cottages I've ever stayed in. It is light and airy with a view over the fields to Gress Bay and beautifully warm and cosy. As it happened, during the ten days I spent there the weather was mostly glorious with only a couple of rainy days, but even then I was able to admire the view while enjoying the warmth of my temporary home.
Lilian and John are perfect hosts; not intrusive but there if I'd needed them and they'd thought of everything when they equipped the cottage. Lots of fluffy towels, soaps and lotions, welcome pack of goodies in the fridge and wifi.
I had a hire car and was easily able to visit the whole island of Lewis and Harris from the cottage. The roads are good, even the single track roads have plenty of passing places, and there are so many fabulous places to visit. Don't miss Calanais and the Blackhouse at Arnol and do go to Great Bernera where there's a lovely beach at Bosta with the remains of an Iron Age village half buried in the dunes. Also on Great Bernera, Sallie Tyszko's tapestry weaving studio at Tobson is well worth a visit. Tolsta beach and the bridge to nowhere are just a few miles down the road from the cottage.

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Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 May 2016
Thank you so so much for all your kind words on you stay in The Barn! We try our best to make everyone's stay as comfortable and cosy as we would like ourselves. In order for us to improve anything we appreciate any comments .Everything is all worthwhile when guests enjoy there stay and having you as a guest was an absolute pleasure. Perhaps one day our paths may cross again. We send our most gracious wishes and wish you well on your next adventure!!
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Robert A
Inverness, United Kingdom
1 review
“Peaceful, quiet and comfortable stay, will be back.”
Reviewed 21 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The rental was clean, tidy and located in a quiet site with good views out to the sea. The facilities were of a good standard and the owner who was close by, was welcoming and friendly and helpful when needed, but left us to come and go freely. Would recommend as a quiet and restful retreat.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments. It's what makes it all worthwhile when guests are happy.
Hope to see you both sometime in the future.
Thanx again

Lilian & john
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annaS8052...
Totnes, United Kingdom
1 review
“Friendly and helpful hosts”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Lovely sea views, bus to Stornoway from outside the cottage, enjoyable walks from the house with, at this time of year, lambs and daffodils wherever we went. We were lucky enough to have sunny weather and blue skies. Lilian and John went out of their way to help us with everything we needed. Highly recommended.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
Thank you so...much for you positive review. It was a pleasure accomodating you and hope to see you sometime in the not too distant future!! Thank you for our delicious chocolates!
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Mrs Freya...
1 review
“A perfect base for our adventures on Lewis!”
Reviewed 16 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

My husband and I (20s/30s) recently stayed at The Barn with my mum (60s) for a busy long weekend (graduation, catching up with friends and sight-seeing) and were delighted with our choice of accommodation. It was the perfect size for the 3 of us, felt incredibly homely, had great views and was one of the best equipped self-catering cottages we've stayed in. Lillian is an excellent host, who has thought of every detail and was very helpful, particularly with a last minute request we made.

The Barn is in a lovely location, close enough to Stornoway for easy access, but far enough out to be very peaceful indeed. I will definitely recommend it to any friends and family visiting the island!

Travelling group: Other
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Sep 2015
Thank you ever so much for your kind words on your stay in "The Barn" we are so delighted you had fun on your visit and altho I say it often- it just makes everything so worthwhile. It was a pleasure having you and wish you all the best in the future. Perhaps we will meet again should you return to The Isle of Lewis. We are so fortunate in meeting such lovely guests.

Kindest regards
Lilian & john
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