Croft 43 ref: UK11022

South Dell, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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bedrooms
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3
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No pets
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Set in the small village of South Dell, this detached house has been beautifully finished and very tastefully furnished. The property has open views from the balcony across the fields towards the sea, a beautifully crafted, cedar wood sauna, a contemporary bar and a cosy library with a large selection of books and old records. It is definitely an ideal home to return to after a day exploring the Outer Hebrides.

Head to the most northerly point of the Isle of Lewis where the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse proudly stands with its grassy banks and spectacular cliffs, it is a place not to be missed. Ness Heritage Centre takes you back in time with an impressive archive of documents, genealogical records and superb photographs. Visit the well-preserved Carloway Broch or the historic Callanish Stones.

The Outer Hebrides are known for their pristine white sandy beaches, magnificent sand dunes and turquoise waters. The famous 12th-century ’Lewis Chessmen’ were found at Uig Bay (a fabulous beach to explore) and the chessmen can be seen in Museum nan Eilean at Lews Castle in Stornoway, the main town on the island. The castle also has fabulous grounds, woodland walks, a café and gift shop. There is also a number of popular festivals which take place throughout the year including the very popular Hebridean Celtic Festival in July.

Outdoor activities include hill walking, surfing, fishing, golf, diving, sea kayaking and cycling. Boat trips can be arranged and offer a chance to spot whales and dolphins, or further afield discover the archipelago of St. Kilda, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With dramatic landscapes, spectacular sunsets and the opportunity on occasion to spot the Northern Lights, the Outer Hebrides provide a paradise for birdwatchers, artists and photographers. Without doubt you will have a truly unique holiday experience you won’t ever forget!

Dell beach is within walking distance through the family croft (owners can provide directions), with other beaches such as Port of Ness and Eoropie which boasts a popular play park, both approximately 4 miles away. Spòrsnis, in Lionel, is a large facility for sports, fitness and children’s activities with a soft play area and various other community resources. It also boasts the only 10-pin bowling alley in the Western Isles! Beach 1¼ miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant 6 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Ramp to entrance (2 steps to side entrance).
Living room 1: With electric pebble-effect fire, 42" Freesat TV, DVD player, music system and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, 24" Freesat TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request), 24" Freesat TV and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Open-tread stairs to...

First floor

Living room 2: With 42" Freesat TV, sauna, bar and patio doors leading to balcony.
Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, 24" Freesat TV, sloping ceiling and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Economy 7 heating, electric central heating (underfloor in bedroom 3 en-suite), gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Sauna (private). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Stornoway
  • Shops
    1.5 miles
  • Distance
    23.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    6.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Garve
  • Pub
    1.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    109.0 miles
  • Lake
    1.3 miles (beach)

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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