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An award-winning, eco-friendly haven that's rich in home comforts and attention to detail, with breathtaking views of the Hebridean Isle of Lewis.

There's something special about the Lewis Longhouse, and it promises to soothe your weary souls just as soon as you arrive on this other-worldly, breathtakingly beautiful Hebridean island.

Ideally positioned low on a hillside, just above a sandy beach, the views across the dramatic island landscape are outstanding.  When viewed in all weathers, from floor-to-ceiling windows, they become even more astounding.

A calming, modern take on a traditional island house, the Lewis Longhouse is deliberately low-impact, using energy-conscious technology that made it the first Western Isles home to achieve an EPC rating of AA. But, you'll find that what it offers in eco-friendliness, it more than matches in luxury, style and comfort.

There are two large and lovely south-facing bedrooms to choose from; that is, when you're not relaxing in the gorgeous double-height living area, with toasty underfloor heating and relaxed seating with décor that blends with the outdoors, all surrounded by views of that amazing, ever-changing sky.

The kitchen and dining area features an island unit with a lovingly hand crafted worktop cut from beech trees rescued from the grounds of Lews Castle, and you'll find the kitchen itself impressively well-equipped. Yet if you're in the mood for al fresco dining, a gas barbecue on the dedicated dining deck is just what you need.

Upstairs, you'll discover a blissful relaxation space with a ‘surprise' balcony that's ideal for curling up with a good book, with the energising sounds of nature and the sea in the background.  Meanwhile, you'll find your Harris Tweed-furnished bedroom equipped with dressing gowns and irresistibly soft towels.

You'll find that every last detail has been thought about here. Not only will you find a selection of local foodie treats to welcome you, there is also plenty on hand to inspire and entertain you.  

Two fishing rods and two bicycles are available for you to borrow, while those who prefer to stay in will enjoy the supply of local information guides, books and games provided (not to mention the BOSE music system, Bluetooth speaker and an excellent selection of CDs and DVDs). There's also a wealth of space for you to store wetsuits and outdoor gear - meaning there's hardly any excuse not to get out and explore the local area.

With some of the best walks in Scotland accessible right from your doorstep, you can meander along idyllic white-sand beaches, or take an energetic hike through invigorating moorland. Whichever path you take, you're sure to be captivated by the awe-inspiring mix of terrains in this amazing corner of the world, from lunar-like rocks and rugged, windswept coastlines, to sweet-scented meadows teeming with wildlife.

Head for Stornoway harbour for seriously Insta-worthy scenery, including playful seals by the fishing boats.

Cast your own rod, indulge in an array of watersports...or maybe you could stock up on more mouth-watering goodies from the local deli - ideal if you're packing a picnic, or simply heading back to your island bolthole for a relaxing evening in.

Things to note


Pets are not permitted. Flexible check-in times are offered.  Minimum 3-night stay in low season, 7 nights during summer.

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The basics


Region: Lewis, Outer Hebrides
Cost (from): £605 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1370

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Facilities

Eco-friendly spacious coastal home sleeping up to 4 guests.  Open plan living, kitchen and dining space: seating, access to wraparound deck with gas barbecue, Smart TV, BOSE music system, Bluetooth speaker, multi-fuel stove with logs, well-equipped kitchen with central island and handcrafted worktop, induction hob, Nespresso machine, wine chillers, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, selection of cookery books, store cupboard ingredients.  Utility room with storage space, 2 bikes, 2 fishing rods.  Stairs to relaxation area with desk space and balcony.  Bedroom 1: superking bed, wet room style en-suite shower, WC.  Bedroom 2: superking or twin beds.  Bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC.  Underfloor heating throughout.  Provided: welcome pack, dressing gowns, towels and bedding, -laptop, superfast Wi-Fi, selection of books and games, CDs and DVDs.

Local Activities


Walking, cycling, hiking, nature watching, beaches, watersports, fishing, picnics, village life.

At a glance

  • An award-winning, eco-friendly home sleeping up to four guests, beautifully positioned on the east coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
  • Accessible by car, ferry, or plane. The house is on a local bus route, meaning you can give the car a holiday too!
  • There are two south-facing bedrooms, one superking, and one superking or twin, whichever you prefer.
  • There are maps and guidebooks available in the house, with a wealth of things to see and do in the local area - from hiking to watersports. Two bicycles and two fishing rods are provided, and there is plenty of storage space for wetsuits and equipment.
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