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Valasay - Great walking, Sea Views + Free WIFI.

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This is the view from the double bedroom window looking over the Kyles of Valasay
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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Valasay offers a real home from home in an area that allows you to be as active as you want or to chill out as much as you need. Located in a National Scenic Area and a marine Special Area for Conservation, Valasay is on the route of the fabulous coastal walk to the beach at Bosta. This recently built, semi-detached croft house is set in one of the most beautiful locations on the Isle of Lewis overlooking the Kyles of Valasay where grey seals, dolphins and many species of sea and shore birds are regularly to be seen. At the bottom of the drive is a 100 year old footbridge across a Marine Special Area for Conservation. This designation has been given to protect rare varieties of marine invertebrates and seaweeds. The flow of water changes with the tides and offers a unique atmosphere to...Valasay offers a real home from home in an area that allows you to be as active as you want or to chill out as much as you need. Located in a National Scenic Area and a marine Special Area for Conservation, Valasay is on the route of the fabulous coastal walk to the beach at Bosta. This recently built, semi-detached croft house is set in one of the most beautiful locations on the Isle of Lewis overlooking the Kyles of Valasay where grey seals, dolphins and many species of sea and shore birds are regularly to be seen. At the bottom of the drive is a 100 year old footbridge across a Marine Special Area for Conservation. This designation has been given to protect rare varieties of marine invertebrates and seaweeds. The flow of water changes with the tides and offers a unique atmosphere to the house as you lie in your bed listening to the soothing sound of the water flowing. For more information and photos of the interior and exterior click on the images link on the left. Located on a 20 acre croft, we offer:- 2 bedrooms sleeping 4 people Wireless broadband Fridge/Freezer Dishwasher Real coal fire and oil central heating Tasteful decor using Farrow and Ball colours Peace and relaxation. Great Bernera is a very scenic island, and is the perfect location to indulge in walking, fishing and birdwatching. Our house is located in an excellent area for walking, with a way marked circular coastal walk leading from your door to the magnificent beach at Bosta where in 1996 archaeological excavations revealed the site of an Iron Age settlement. Elsewhere in Bernera, other walks you can enjoy are to a Norse Mill or to an iron age Broch at Loch Baravat. For the more energetic, sea-kayaking can be enjoyed from the shore at the bottom of the drive, giving access over to Uig and the beautiful islands in between. Valasay is a forty-minute drive from Stornoway, and is ideally placed to explore the very scenic and historical district of Uig, or the west-side loop of Lewis that includes the world famous Standing Stones at Callanish, and the Arnol Blackhouse. Whether you want to experience the Gaelic culture at the new Arts Centre, catch a trout or two for tea or just relax in front of the open fire, Valasay has something special to affer everyone. In the words of one of our guests 'Fabulous everything - house, Island, hospitality, stuff to see & do, weather - everything WOW! A real escape, already plotting our return.' More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Anne R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I stayed at Valasay and Atlantic View cottages in October, seeking adventure after the pandemic lock-down in London. We found it! We spent our days exploring the archaeology and beauty of Lewis, then would return to open fires in the amazing cottages...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank Jamie F
Excursion552228, VR Owner at Valasay - Great walking, Sea Views + Free WIFI., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to provide a little escape during this pandemic. It's a great location to explore the archaeology of the islands so hope you'll be back before long!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb location for walkers, fishermen and everyone who loves the beauty of the sea and countryside. Lovely views from a very comfortable and well equipped croft house.Ideal to relax in front of a cosy fire on cold nights or to sunbathe in the garden overlooking...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank MikeAshurstwood
Reviewed 7 September 2020

The cottage is impeccably presented with all home comforts provided. Luxurious beds, cosy lounge and well equipped kitchen. The wow feature is the location with a wonderful walking route to Bostah beach from the doorstep. We had a wonderfully peaceful week with as much or...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Scenic716830
Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Comfortable cottage in a fabulous location. Great for walking and cycling. Photographers dream with lots of birds and wildflowers to add to the views

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Annelie G
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Had a super stay in Anne’s cottage, Valasay Croft. Its ideal for visiting all the sights and beaches in Harris and Lewis. Bosta Beach is a short walk or drive and we saw seals playing in the sea. On the drive to the cottage we...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank mussiem2015
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Reviewed 16 September 2019

Although fairly remote, Valasay Cottage has beautiful scenery to walk in such as the route to Tobson or Bosta Iron Age House. We drove out to revisit favourite places such as Calanais Standing Stones, up to Ness Point, down to Harris and out to the...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Discover49042812551
Reviewed 11 June 2019

Valasay Crofthouse is a warm and welcoming cottage, well equipped kitchen with cake. Overlooking a tidal loch with wonderful views. An ideal base for scenic walking and for touching history.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great week in Great Bernera with our 2 kids aged 8 and 10. We visited the seals on Bostadh beach most days with bike, car and on foot. We made trips to Callanish stones, Blackhouses and Stornoway. Beaches are beautiful and most of...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank roger t
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Valasay Crofthouse is a lovely 2 bed cottage set beside a tidal inlet on the western coast of Great Bernera. The cottage is warm, well equipped and comfortably furnished making it a great base from which to explore, rest, recouperate and generally unplug from life's...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Rhynchonellid
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Have stayed twice now.location is most tranquil I have ever visited. No traffic, just the sound of the Atlantic. Michael k

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank michaelatderbyshire
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Safe
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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