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Loch View, Bernera - luxury living in the Hebrides

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The open plan living area
The house, the loch and the sea beyond from the hill opposite
Bernera standing stones with Bernera bridge behind
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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Loch View is a stunning, award winning, 3 bedroom, open plan, architect designed house. Sleeping 6 in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with a modern open plan living area and lots of glass to appreciate the views. The house is set in a tranquil location overlooking Loch na Muilne on Great Bernera. The house won the best architect designed house in the Outer Hebrides Design Awards 2016, beating other houses built in 2014 and 15 The site is framed by the loch in front of the house and the ridge behind, providing a picturesque setting and shelter from the weather. Golden eagles often nest half way up the ridge. As you walk up the site, the loch opens up, revealing its 'H' shape and small island in the middle. We're told that in dry weather it's possible to walk to the island over stepp...Loch View is a stunning, award winning, 3 bedroom, open plan, architect designed house. Sleeping 6 in 2 double bedrooms and 1 twin bedroom with a modern open plan living area and lots of glass to appreciate the views. The house is set in a tranquil location overlooking Loch na Muilne on Great Bernera. The house won the best architect designed house in the Outer Hebrides Design Awards 2016, beating other houses built in 2014 and 15 The site is framed by the loch in front of the house and the ridge behind, providing a picturesque setting and shelter from the weather. Golden eagles often nest half way up the ridge. As you walk up the site, the loch opens up, revealing its 'H' shape and small island in the middle. We're told that in dry weather it's possible to walk to the island over stepping stones from the southerly bank. Bernera is surrounded by Loch Roag and is joined to Lewis by a road bridge that was built in 1953. There is good access to the tourist attractions on the west coast of Lewis and around Uig. Stornoway is the principal town and is a 40 minute drive. The location is great for water sports and walking holidays. The house is less than 1 mile from Bosta beach with its beautiful sandy beach and Iron Age house; we often walk there and back whilst the dinner cooks. There is a small shop with Post Office and community centre with a cafe in the nearest village about 1 mile away. DETAILS We've designed the house with the needs of the outdoor life in mind. There is a large entrance boot room and a secure external store room with plenty of space for wetsuits, drysuits, wellies, walking boots, bicycles or fishing equipment. The heart of the house is a large open plan kitchen, living room and dining room. The living room area is full height open to the roof and has a wood-burning stove with slate hearth. The whole area overlooks the loch with large floor to ceiling windows in the living room and dining room that open onto the patio. The kitchen has a full height fridge and a separate full height freezer so you can do a big shop on arrival in Stornoway. There is an oven, induction hob, microwave and dishwasher. The separate utility room keeps the noise of the washing machine and dryer out of the living areas. Local TV and mobile phone reception are poor so we have installed satellite TV and full fibre-to-the-premises ultra-fast broadband. Bernera is remote community selected for broadband funding by the Scottish Government. There is a Blu-ray/DVD player and a Bluetooth music player. Downstairs is a double bedroom and bathroom. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms - one double, one twin, and shower room. The downstairs and upstairs bedrooms are separated which works well if you have two parties eg grandparents downstairs. The house is extremely energy efficient. An air source heat pump provides environmentally friendly heating and hot water. The main living area and bathrooms have underfloor heating, bedrooms have radiators. Please note that the house is strictly non-smoking and that we are unable to accept pets. Children are welcome although at the moment we don't have any baby equipment eg cot or highchair. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Sally and Richard N
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2014
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxing week at Loch View mid September. Originally booked for April but COVID put an end to that. Sally has been most helpful and understanding in re-booking at this difficult time. We weren’t sure what to expect from the weather as it is the...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank CHandFH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would thoroughly recommend a holiday in Loch View. Sally was extremely helpful throughout the booking process and continued to look after us throughout the stay. The location of the luxurious cottage was perfect for anyone wanting to experience Bernera and the Isle of Lewis....More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank margaret471
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We spent a week at Loch View and, as a family, we all loved it. The house is beautiful and perfectly appointed - having two boys, aged 10 and 12, the only anxiety was boys being boys which made us slightly nervous. Thankfully the boys...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Phil M
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The house is very comfortable and in a peaceful location with a lovely Beach within a 20 minute walk. When the Sun was out the living area was bathed in sunlight which was a delight. Perfect for visiting the sites of Lewis & Harris if...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 17 October 2018

A great location, we were greeted by 2 golden eagles as we unloaded the car! A very modern development, with great attention to detail, such as lights in closets, easy to reach plug points and great lighting. Loved the open plan living area and fantastic...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank DavidFalk
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

A very impressive property with views located opposite a small loch, and a few hundred metres from a small coastal beach. Comfortably furnished with modern fittings providing all you will need for a relaxing stay in the remote area of Bernera or alternatively, as in...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Marto7356
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Located on the west of Lewis, Lock View is as peaceful and secluded a holiday as you could wish for. A sanctuary away from the busy lives we lead. Isolated in it's location Lock View offers every facility you could wish for, we wanted for...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We wanted a quiet, secluded holiday with log fires, seafood, wildlife and walking. Loch View delivered all of this, and in luxury!

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank andrewtmacdonald
Reviewed 18 June 2018

What a marvellous treat awaits you at Loch View If you're looking to escape the rigours of day to day life, enjoy some stunning walks, beautiful unspoilt beaches and gaze in wonderment at the natural scenery that envelopes this little gem then look no further...…....More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Passenger307606
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The most magnificent quality in the most spectacular setting. We had a wonderful time and we can't wait to go back.

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank ianh0w
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Bernera is on the west side of Lewis, surrounded by Loch Roag. It;s joined to Lewis by a road bridge which was built in 1953. There is good access to the tourist attractions on the west coast and around Uig. Stornoway is a 40 minute drive.Bernera has a number of local attractions. Bosta beach is a large white beach but with good sheltered spots, fabulous views of outlying islands and a time and tide bell which is rung by the rise of the tide at high water. At the rear of the beach is a replica Iron Age House similar to those uncovered by storms in 1993. The house is staffed by local volunteers and supported by donations.The main settlement is at Breaclete and within walking distance of Breaclete is a restored Norse mill. A longer walk takes you to the Bernera Lobster Pond. The best walk ...
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