Crobeg ref: UK5028

Balallan near Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Crobeg is a charming detached, single-storey cottage just perfect for couples. Situated in the crofting township of Balallan overlooking one of the many Lochans in the area, it’s cosy and welcoming with an open fire in the lounge and beams throughout the living areas. The large mature garden makes it private and secluded. Brown trout fishing is available on Loch na Deasport, 200 yards, and fishing rods can be supplied.

It is in a very central location just 15 miles from the main town of Stornoway which has much to offer in the way of shopping, restaurants, museums and an art centre. Enjoy days out visiting the historical sites of the Callanish Stones, Carloway Broch, Ness Heritage Centre, Bosta and Great Bernera, Blackhouse Village or just enjoy the pristine sandy beaches on the west coast. The Clisham (the highest mountain in the Western isles) is only a short distance from Crobeg. Boat trips depart from Stornoway, Uig and Great Bernera for whale and dolphin watching and also further afield to the Shiants Isles and St. Kilda. There are a number of popular festivals which take place throughout the year including the Hebridean Celtic Festival, a large music event with many international artists as well as local musicians taking to the stage in July. The Royal National Mod is also another annual event, held in October, which is rich in Scottish Gaelic traditions. Join in the fun and listen to Gaelic poems, traditional bagpipes or watch one of the plays. The area has so much to offer; dramatic landscapes, seascapes, sunsets, dark skies, and even the Northern Lights can be spotted. Pub 2 miles, shops 6 miles and restaurants 2 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The property is all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
Living Room: Beamed with open fire and 27" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: Beamed with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil, electricity, bed linen, towels and dressing gowns included. Initial fuel for open fire provided. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area. Fishing rods available. Bike store. Private parking for two cars. No smoking.
Please note: There is a loch 200 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Stornoaway
  • Shops
    6 miles
  • Distance
    15 miles
  • Restaurant
    2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    NA
  • Pub
    2 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    200 yards (loch)

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.

Skyeskyns

VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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