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Kabuis Chalet

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Shawbost Beach - a 15 minute walk from the Chalet.
Bathroom with shower over bath.
1 of 18Shawbost Beach - a 15 minute walk from the Chalet.
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Chalet
A newly built, tastefully furnished chalet-style cottage, boasting one twin and one double bedroom as well as a spacious lounge - stocked with interesting books - the magnificently fitted kitchen/dining room and a bathroom with all conveniences. Ideal for, say, a young family, the cottage also boasts a decked, verandah area to the south and west where guests may particularly enjoy sitting of an evening before one of our celebrated local sunsets. In both units linen and towels are provided and the price is, of course, inclusive of full central heating and gas-cooking; electricity in the chalet, being a separate building, is metered. The facilities are well maintained and the Macleod's 'welcome package' for all new arrivals includes fresh flowers and fruit, with the choice of tea and coff...A newly built, tastefully furnished chalet-style cottage, boasting one twin and one double bedroom as well as a spacious lounge - stocked with interesting books - the magnificently fitted kitchen/dining room and a bathroom with all conveniences. Ideal for, say, a young family, the cottage also boasts a decked, verandah area to the south and west where guests may particularly enjoy sitting of an evening before one of our celebrated local sunsets. In both units linen and towels are provided and the price is, of course, inclusive of full central heating and gas-cooking; electricity in the chalet, being a separate building, is metered. The facilities are well maintained and the Macleod's 'welcome package' for all new arrivals includes fresh flowers and fruit, with the choice of tea and coffee and a selection from the day's home baking. Oh, and - yes - Rhoda and Neil are delighted to welcome children and dogs are also welcomed by arrangement with a extra fee being charged. Only half an hour's drive from Stornoway, a little over an hour from Tarbert, and - for the adventurous - a half-hour drive from the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, at the north-western extremity of Europe. Stornoway has all shops and amenities for the visitor and South Shawbost all the peace, beauty and serenity of an ancient crofting township, from the scent of evening peatsmoke to the song and flutter of the birds for which these unspoiled islands are renowned. There's a lovely sandy beach within an easy walk of Kabuis, spectacular cliff scenery, and quiet lochs hoaching with brown trout. There are frequent, beautiful Atlantic sunsets and we're right in the middle of the 'West Side Heritage Trail', an easy tour taking in the most famous monuments on Lewis, from the Arnol Black House - vacated only in 1964 - to the ancient, most mysterious Standing Stones of Callanish.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Rhoda M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2010
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Reviewed 5 October 2021

In a peaceful location, views of both sea and loch from the tidy garden. My daughter and I walked every day with the help of a hire car in different parts of the western half of Lewis and north Harris from Butt of Lewis in...More

Date of stay: September 2021
Thank Angela R
Reviewed 6 August 2021

Beautifully decorated chalet, equipped to a very high standard, making for a very comfortable stay. Welcoming hosts, and a good base for exploring Lewis.

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank Discover142905
Reviewed 29 July 2021

A modern, purpose built, self-catering chalet, spacious and well fitted out. About 30mins by car from Stornoway and 1 hour from Tarbert ferries. Good location for local coastal walks, with a lovely sandy bay and plenty of bird-life to enjoy. Great base from which to...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank stephen8ear
Reviewed 18 July 2021

Once again we had a fabulous stay at the chalet, it was so nice to have a holiday in our favourite place on Lewis, the hospitality is first class, Rhoda and Neil are excellent hosts and looked after us so well, we were very privileged...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank islayscotland
Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

We found the hostess Rhoda (& her husband) to be very generous with their extra surprise treats and island hospitality. Weather wise, we had a mixed bag but we’re glad of the cosy comforts of the chalet when autumnal weather blew in. At times we...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Freedom779257
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lovely location. Good outside space. Sea views.Nice beach close by to walk to. Lots of interesting places to visit. Friendly welcoming host providing extra special touches. Comfortable , clean accommodation. Friendly locals. Gorgeous beaches. Just a fabulous place.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Monica P
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Made very welcome by owners Rhoda & Neil. Nice personal touch with flowers, home baking and smoked salmon in the fridge on arrival. Everything you could need in the chalet and more. Chalet in good central location to explore Lewis and Harris. Can't say enough...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank aksijc
Experience493325, VR Owner at Kabuis Chalet, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Our sincere thanks for a glowing review, we can't thank out enough for leaving the property in such an immaculate condition just the way we trust that our guests find it. We are ever so pleased to have met you both and trust that your...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the chalet - it was well equipped and very comfortable within walking distance of a lovely beach (10 mins). The chalet had everything we needed but the real bonus was the owners Rhoda and Neil who were so warm...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Jo H
Reviewed 21 June 2018

We stayed in Kabuis Chalet in May. It was a charming place. And it was tastefully decorated and very clean. The chalet was centrally located for sightseeing in Isle of Lewis and Harris. We were blessed with good weather during our stay. Uig, Eoropie and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

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Date of stay: June 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
There have been people here in Shawbost almost as long as there have been people. The remains of ancient settlements have been unearthed at nearby Dalmore and shards of pottery from the Beaker Folk are still regularly unearthed along the shore and even in the local cemetery at Bragar. The original Shawbost community lived hard by the beach, where the mounds of their tumbled homes can still be seen by the lane from South Shawbost. As they exhausted the nearby stocks of peat - their only fuel - the village moved progressively inland. New Shawbost, for instance, was laid out by Sir James Matheson only in 1850 and, a century later, a street of new houses was built up the hill at Grinnavat, South Shawbost. Some traditional wells are still in use and are said to have healing powers; the remain...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kabuis Chalet

Kabuis Chalet is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Kabuis Chalet has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Kabuis Chalet has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Kabuis Chalet must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.