This house is situated in a quiet little cul-du-sac, up a small hill about 10 mins walk from the town. There's parking up and down street but not always outside.
Overall we were happy with our stay in the house. Everything advertised was available, and worked. The beds are really super comfortable (like, REALLY!), and up stairs was nicely, and recently decorated. Linen and towels were spotless and the general cleaniness of the house was decent enough. Carpet were clean and appreciated. The wifi was great, no problems with speed even when we were all using it, and the neighbours were friendly and quiet.
A few things to note, not that they should detract you from booking:
The living room is set up for functionality, not comfort. We felt the house lacked a place to snuggle up in the evenings, and ended up in bed early most nights because we didn't enjoy the futon to sit on, or the set up of the room.
The ensuit toilet has a really loud flush, annoying at night!
The downs is functional but the decor is a little bit dated. That in itself isn't, and wasn't an issue for us. But we felt the photos were quite misleading because they're of the very best bits of the house. I would have preferred to have an honest depiction of what were renting, it wouldn't have changed our minds but it would given us a realistic expection of what we were opening the door too.
The hot water is an emertion tank so be prepared to wait for around 20 minutes, and the heating is a mixture of night storage and panel heaters. We didn't need them, but worth noting.
The owner is so incredibly helpful, a really efficient and friendly person. The house is great value especially because everything on the island is pretty expensive! It's not the prettiest house or street around but it is in a practical location and for bargain price.
painted to impress in photos,,parking a problem,dont know when the refurbishment was but it wasnt yesterday and cheaply done ,no photos of bathroom ? tile grouting dirty ,kitchen like a junk yard and hob cracked bits of burnt food in oven , previous occupants food in cuboards, kitchen door dosent shut fire hazard ?. dont leave the door or windows open as through the walls cats will be in, and the front might look better when neighbour cleans up all the rubbish no photo ? , been in stornoway on many occasions but wouldnt go back to this rental overall cleanliness poor noticed that the photos of this rental only show half the house, no doors, staircases ,no front of house, no bathroom, photos
the house was very clean and very well equipped. within easy reach of Stornoway and the harbour the garden would be a great escape in the summertime.
A group of us stayed and there was plenty space for everyone. The beds were very comfy and everything was really clean.
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