Healair ref: UK5954

Aird, near Stornoway, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star Self Catering

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No pets
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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Sea View 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 

Description

Situated in a unique location, with stunning sea views from the large cathedral window, this detached, architect-designed single-storey house is in a perfect location for exploring the Outer Hebrides. It has gated access to the coastal path through the owner’s croft, and offers modern conveniences such as USB charging sockets in most rooms, wall-mounted TVs and multiple lighting options. The open plan living space has vaulted ceilings and wood plank effect procelain floor tiles, whilst the kitchen has granite work surfaces, and there is a handy drying room with ceiling mounted pulley dryer, drying shelves and hangers.
Stornoway, the main town, is 9 miles away with several shops, and is home to Lews Castle, with its fabulous grounds and woodland walks. The museum, at the castle, displays six of the famous 12th-century Lewis Chessmen, found in the sand dunes at Uig Bay on the west coast. Visit the Ness Heritage Centre and discover the well-preserved Carloway Broch, or enjoy a stroll round the historic Callanish Standing Stones. Nearby, boat trips offer a chance to spot an abundance of wildlife, or further afield discover the archipelago St. Kilda, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also numerous festivals which take place throughout the year including the popular Hebridean Celtic Festival held in July. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice as there is a variety of activities to choose from including hill walking, surfing, fishing, golf, diving, sea kayaking, cycling and wild swimming. The islands are scattered with magnificent, white sandy beaches, boasting beautiful, clear waters. Healair is a bird watchers paradise, with some of the most iconic birds of prey in Scotland often spotted from the large window in the living room - if you’re lucky, you may spot the odd whale or dolphin swimming by. Artists and photographers will not be disappointed either with dramatic landscapes, spectacular sunsets and on occasion an opportunity to see the Northern Lights. The Outer Hebrides offer a truly unique experience and an escape from the pressures of modern-day life, bringing you back again and again! Beach 5 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 9 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
USB sockets in most rooms.
Open plan living space: With tiled floor.
Living area: With wood burner, 42" Freeview Smart HD TV and DVD player/Xbox 360.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Utility/drying room.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, 26" Freeview Smart TV and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, 24" Freeview Smart TV and oak floor.
Wet room: With shower, toilet and bidet.

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Second floor

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Fourth floor

Facilities

Air source and solar powered underfloor heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.

Miscellaneous

Raised, granite chipped sitting-out area with decking and garden furniture. 3-acre un-spoilt croft land. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking or e-cigarettes. Please note: No children under 10 years old. There are steep slopes, drainage ditches in the garden and nearby cliff drops to the sea.
  • Nearest town
    Stornoway
  • Shops
    5 miles
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    9 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Garve
  • Pub
    9 miles
  • Railway station distance
    95.3 miles
  • Lake
    0.5 miles (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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