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Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides

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The Ard Holiday Cottage, Bernera, Isle of Lewis
Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
Town of Stornoway
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Norma welcomes you to the Ard Holiday Cottage on the captivating island of Great Bernera which is situated in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The Ard has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. It is both spacious and well equipped and is the perfect choice for couples or families wanting to 'get away from it all' and explore the wild and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides. It offers a setting in which to relax and appreciate the tranquility of island atmosphere and is only 5 mins from the beautiful beach of Bosta, which sites a reconstructed, fully working Iron Age house and a Marcus Vergette art installation, The Time & Tide bell. The house is located in a stunning setting and to make the most of this, the living room and kitchen have been positioned looking o... Norma welcomes you to the Ard Holiday Cottage on the captivating island of Great Bernera which is situated in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The Ard has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. It is both spacious and well equipped and is the perfect choice for couples or families wanting to 'get away from it all' and explore the wild and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides. It offers a setting in which to relax and appreciate the tranquility of island atmosphere and is only 5 mins from the beautiful beach of Bosta, which sites a reconstructed, fully working Iron Age house and a Marcus Vergette art installation, The Time & Tide bell. The house is located in a stunning setting and to make the most of this, the living room and kitchen have been positioned looking out to sea, patio doors lead out from the living room onto a large decked area which is furnished with a table and chairs so you can relax while making the most of the view. Some extra touches have been added to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your stay. An aga stove is in the living room making sure the house is nice and cosy. All beds are fitted with Kaymed spinal support mattresses aiming to reduce any pressure from build up leading to neck, back and joint pains during sleep. The house has been built with 'Supawall' insulation and is very eco friendly. The bathroom has a whirlpool bath with 21 jets (base, side, back and reflexology and 7 colours). The bath has a directional flow valve allowing you to isolate various jets to help relaxation and focus in on certain problematic areas of the body... just the thing at the end of a tiring day exploring the islands! If you enjoy spending time outdoors, we have 4 bikes available so you can explore the island keeping fit at the same time. We also have fishing rods and can direct you to local lochs where you may be lucky enough to catch a fish or two. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower
About the Owner
Norma M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

We had a nice relaxing time at The Ard.The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable with nice views from the lounge area. We would definately consider returning.

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank kareen400
Reviewed 21 September 2019

We loved our fortnights stay in The Ard. We were warm, comfortable, and had a great view. We asked Norma if she could get us some lobster, and she ptovided us with two, perfectly cooked by her mother in law. On arrival we found fresh...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Vancatwoman
Reviewed 14 May 2019

We are just back from a wonderful couple of nights here for a wedding. A beautiful house with spectacular scenery and Norms was such a friendly and helpful host. A great base for exploring the surrounding area. Thank you so much, we will definitely be...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank 797jemmah
Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights (should have stayed longer!) at the beautiful Ard. Everything you could possibly need in this cosy and wonderfully appointed home. The bath was amazing at the end of each day. Thank you Norma for the warm welcome and home made...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Pathfinder99419
Reviewed 29 March 2019

Lovely comfortable house with fantastic views. Enjoyed our three nights here while visiting family. Thank you Norma.

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Nomad09474979756
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Beautiful remote location with easy access to the rest of Lewis and Harris by car. Cosy comfortable house to come home to. Norma a great host available if required. WE LOVED BEING HERE, 3 days wasn’t long enough!

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Theresa J
Jet399508, VR Owner at Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thanks for your review theresa you were a pleasure to have. Safe trip back home xx

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Ard is an ideal place to stay for a visit on the Isle of Lewis. Thank you very much again Norma and Amy for your hospitality. A nice and calm place to be. Perfect for getting rest from stressful days. It is recommended to...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank tgleich
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Fabulous, warm and very inviting. Outlook from lounge, view to die for. Owner very friendly and on hand to answer any questions. Definitely on the cards for a re-visit

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank John H
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I realize I am just repeating what others have said, but all the rave reviews are accurate. This new cottage is set in a quiet 'off the beaten path' location. But also centrally located for exploring Lewis and Harris. After the hordes of crowds on...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank goathill
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Norma's house is perfect for a visit to Lewis and Harris. It is on the island of Bernera, accessible by bridge only a few minutes drive from the house. It is centrally located for visits to all parts of Lewis and for trips down to...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank des652
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Hot Tub
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Patio
Porch
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Great Bernera, often known just as Bernera, is an island in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. With an area of just over 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi), it is the thirty-fourth largest Scottish island. The Ard Holiday cottage is situated in the main settlement on the island. Breaclete is home to a small museum, mini-mart & off licence, school, a post office, church, community centre with café, petrol station, fire station, doctor's surgery and childrens playpark. There is a beautiful beach closeby with a iron age house, a excellent example of a norse mill can be found 5 minutes walk from the Ard.
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