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The Hatchery, Tolstachaolais, Isle of Lewis

7 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
As your ideal holiday home we offer you a truly exceptional property “The Hatchery” just outside the ancient village of Tolsta Chaolais on the west of Lewis. Sited above Loch na Muilne and within a couple of miles of the Callanish Stones and Dun Carloway Broch, the property is built into what was an old quarry hewn from the native rock. The road to Carloway runs past the front. The Hatchery is a beautifully built Finnish log house set on the site of the owner's old fish hatchery which has a waterfall and stream running past within twenty feet of the side door. Designed for simple spacious living it has two bedrooms, one on a large mezzanine, sleeping two to four people, a roomy bathroom, entrance porch, and lofty living, dining and kitchen area. The entire front of the house is frame...As your ideal holiday home we offer you a truly exceptional property “The Hatchery” just outside the ancient village of Tolsta Chaolais on the west of Lewis. Sited above Loch na Muilne and within a couple of miles of the Callanish Stones and Dun Carloway Broch, the property is built into what was an old quarry hewn from the native rock. The road to Carloway runs past the front. The Hatchery is a beautifully built Finnish log house set on the site of the owner's old fish hatchery which has a waterfall and stream running past within twenty feet of the side door. Designed for simple spacious living it has two bedrooms, one on a large mezzanine, sleeping two to four people, a roomy bathroom, entrance porch, and lofty living, dining and kitchen area. The entire front of the house is framed by floor to ceiling windows flooding the house with light and looking across the loch past the owner’s house to the distant Uig hills where you will enjoy stunning sunset views. Heating is by a modern wood pellet stove and in the bathroom by a heated towel rail and pleasant underfloor heating when required.More
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About the Owner
Caroline M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
Interaction with guests
The owner stays nearby and is happy tio provide as much or as little interaction as you require or are happy with.
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Reviewed 23 July 2019

the host was superb , the position fantastic.The cottage magnificent! i just would like broadband available as in these modern times we have to keep in touch for business and family, My mobile supplier was EE and I found I could get a signal on...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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Departure661942, VR Owner at The Hatchery, Tolstachaolais, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Best regards Alasdair & Mamie

Reviewed 26 May 2019

The hatchery cottage Tolstachaolais Lewis .This place is amazing built to great detail for everyone's comfort .A perfect place for a base to explore the island ,if you like fishing which I do you just cross the road and your at the loch plus lots...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank Happiness570838
Departure661942, VR Owner at The Hatchery, Tolstachaolais, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Look forward to seeing you next time! Alasdair & Mamie

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic property to stay in whilst exploring Lewis and harris. It was only a 20 min drive from stornoway ferry and then from there, a great base for driving around the island exploring. The property was clean and comfortable with a well...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank jennyb0wman
Management response:Responded 22 August 2018

Lovely to meet you all. Thanks for choosing The Hatchery for your holiday break. Alasdair & Mamie

Reviewed 5 August 2018

We loved our time at the Hatchery. Convenient and peaceful. Easy walks to major attractions (stones), and drives to everywhere on the island. Great, friendly hosts and everything you need for a wonderful holiday.

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank tk987
Management response:Responded 22 August 2018

Thank you for your review. Lovely to have met you. Alasdair & Mamie

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We have a wonderful time at the Hatchery, such a warm welcome and such a stunning house. The location meant we could explore the Isle of Lewis very easily, while also not having to go far to get to the food shops and attractions in...More

Date of stay: July 2018
3  Thank Andrew E
Management response:Responded 26 July 2018

Thank you lovely to meet you all.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Secure Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Is this holiday rental large?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Welcome to the Isle of Lewis, the most northerly inhabited island in the long chain of the Hebrides, scattered of the North West of Scotland. In this increasingly homogenised world a holiday here is like no other. Tall mountains, broad sweeping moorlands, a sense of space and uncluttered privacy, crofts, magnificent beaches, huge skies, the ever restless sea, ancient monuments, towns and villages. All await your discovery. Go fishing, walking, boating, hiking, surfing, bird watching, sea angling, day tripping, paddling, swimming, exploring, lying on a beach, visit the Callanish Stones, unwind or just relax with a coffee in a hotel or café. All these and more will fill your days.
Getting around
The property is on the circular main road around Lewis. Having a car is recommended for reaching the out of way beaches and walks the area is renowned for. The Hatchery is ideally situated for cycling and reaching many points of interest. The loch in front of the lodge is ideal for fishing and there their is a boat which you are free to use (at your own risk).
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