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Harsgeir Holiday Cottage WiFi

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Cottage on the Croft in rural village - stunning views. Central heating  No oil or electric charg
Living room with wood burner, leather sofas and loads of island based books.
1 of 29Cottage on the Croft in rural village - stunning views. Central heating No oil or electric charg
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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Harsgeir View WiFi cottage was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor - 'for having consistently earned outstanding feedback from Trip Advisor travellers'. Harsgier View is a modernised stand alone cottage in the Village of Hacklete on Great Bernera. (once home of my wife's ancestors) it sleeps four people it has one double room - one twin room and is in an ideal 'get away from it all' location for a relaxing holiday. This cottage is run as a small family island based business. We are partner to a local business that offers boat tours and exploration of the island of Little Bernera. The cottage has oil central heating, double glazing and is fully fitted for self -catering. Dishwasher, Microwave, Home laundry, Phone line and WiFi access. Wooden flooring thro... Harsgeir View WiFi cottage was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor - 'for having consistently earned outstanding feedback from Trip Advisor travellers'. Harsgier View is a modernised stand alone cottage in the Village of Hacklete on Great Bernera. (once home of my wife's ancestors) it sleeps four people it has one double room - one twin room and is in an ideal 'get away from it all' location for a relaxing holiday. This cottage is run as a small family island based business. We are partner to a local business that offers boat tours and exploration of the island of Little Bernera. The cottage has oil central heating, double glazing and is fully fitted for self -catering. Dishwasher, Microwave, Home laundry, Phone line and WiFi access. Wooden flooring throughout, leather sofas and yes we accept well behaved pets.The cottage is on one of the highest areas of Bernera which gives it a wide panoramic view of an area which is known for it's outstanding natural beauty. It is close to beaches and coastal and inland walks many of which have been sign posted out by the community. The views span from Achmore, Uig and old Hill in Bosta. Harsgeir View is so named because of its view from the kitchen window to the tiny island of Harsgeir in the mouth of West Loch Roag which surrounds Bernera and Uig. The cottage is fully serviced each week and a welcome pack of local produce will greet you. Leave the cottage, walk over the bridge at Valasay, up the side of the Toab Loch and over to the fantastic beach at Bosta were the reconstructed Iron Age house ( open summer months) sits on the original archaeological site which was discovered in the 1990's. The finds of this dig can been seen at the community run museum which serves tea and coffee during the summer. Bird watchers and wildlife lovers are regular visitors to the cottage, Seals, Buzzards and even Otters are known to inhabit the immediate location. You are welcome to use the fishing rods in the cottage if you fancy a spot of rock fishing and the cottage is well stocked with books and games if you fancy a stay in day. We have been letting this cottage for some 10 years now and we boast all our feedback so far has been positive. No oil or electric charges. Contact us and we will post you out our very useful and comprehensive tourist/visitor pack of maps and information leaflets so that you can start planning your holiday even before you arrive. Once you book via holiday lettings they will pass you our phone number if you want to contact us direct. Travel around Lewis visit - Stornoway ( 40 min drive ) Callanish Stones, The Broch Carloway, The Viking Mill at Shawbost, The Whalebone Arch - Barvas The black houses at Arnol and Gearnan Village, Dal Beg and Dal More Beaches, Rodel Church in Harris and the Water Weel and Woodlands Centre in the Castle grounds Stornoway. If you are tempted to try a taste of the Hebrides we can source the best of local produce inc. sea food such as lobster, clams, salmon, crab, Hebridean lamb and venison. On occasions our neighbours might call - but only to deliver lovely free range eggs. !! The local village community hall does great lunches during summer months. Very friendly island community. We are more than happy to accept well behaved pets and can supply dog beds/ pet towel's and bedding by arrangement.Change over days during high season ( April - Oct ) are Sat - Sat During Low season - this is flexible you are still not sure if this is the cottage for you - read our reviews. Any items left by our guests are posted on by us at no cost. If you would prefer a town location look on this site for our other house - Barony Square WiFi. Trip advisor has rated The Western Isles as one of its top ten word wide best locations. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Calum W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2011
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Date of stay: September 2020
Escape551262, VR Owner at Harsgeir Holiday Cottage WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

We (including our dog) had a wonderful time at Callum's cottage, which is clean, spacious and made an excellent base for our exploration of both Isles of Lewis and Harris. Thank you Callum for your kind help and prompt actions during our stay. Wifi at...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Yurin0315
Reviewed 23 August 2020 via mobile

What a beautiful cottage in a great location. Quiet and peaceful spot within a 10 minutes drive of the stunning Bosta Beach. The owner was friendly and helpful too. We saw lots of wildlife including: Golden Eagles; Sea Eagles; Harriers; and were also lucky enough...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank goshawk2015
Reviewed 26 August 2019

Lovely cottage in a beautiful, rural location. The cottage is well situated to explore the island - Bosta beach is 10 minutes drive away and there's a lovely cafe in the local village. The cottage is equipped with everything you need for a comfy stay,...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank OnAir68464865687
Escape551262, VR Owner at Harsgeir Holiday Cottage WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2019

Moran taing - many thanks calum and Anne

Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

Lovely cottage. Couldnt ask for more. Hospitality 100% Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Scenery is absolutely stunning. Lewis is so quiet perfect place to chill from the real world. We absolutely loved it x

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank christinewP3767TC
Escape551262, VR Owner at Harsgeir Holiday Cottage WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

we are glad you had a nice time Moran taing calum and Anne

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Reviewed 16 May 2019

A warm welcome from Claire bearing delicious duck eggs which were enjoyed for breakfast with “toast soldiers”. The cottage was clean and well appointed with everything needed for a very enjoyable week. We were blessed with wonderful weather which made this, our first visit to...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Peter P
Escape551262, VR Owner at Harsgeir Holiday Cottage WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2019

come back anytime. moran taing calum

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: September 2018
Escape551262, VR Owner at Harsgeir Holiday Cottage WiFi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Date of stay: August 2018
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Date of stay: July 2018
Management response:Responded 26 July 2018

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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic place to stay,everything you need supplied, great location peaceful,quiet, welcoming pack from owner Callum on arrival typical Lewis hospitality, great neighbour with duck eggs on hand to welcome you as well,

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank JamesA4760
Management response:Responded 24 July 2018

Cheers James thank you for coming to us Moran taing

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The village of Hacklete is one of many small villages on Bernera which make up this unique rural environment where the people are friendly and welcoming. The cottage is centered in a district steeped in Norse history. Village names resound like a role call from Viking Valhalla Valtos, Kneep, Reef, Uigen, Mangersta , Hacklete, Valsay and Croir the origin of the name Bernera ( Bjarnarey) thought to be Bjorn's Island. Bernera is the site of the Land Riots of 1874 a direct response to the Highland Clearances history was made when the result was a new Act of Parliament which gave crofters protection from eviction.
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