Ceann an Loch Cottage - Isle of Lewis
Balallan 1.2 miles. Enjoying a wonderfully peaceful setting in South Lochs on the Isle of Lewis is this charming single-storey holiday lodge, Ceann an Loch Cottage. Perfect for families and couples travelling together, the cottage is presented to an extremely high standard. It might look attractively rustic from the outside but on the inside, it offers all the home comforts any discerning traveller would want. The light and airy open-plan living space sets the tone for the rest of the property with an inviting sitting area forming the focal point of the room. The seating is arranged to maximise the beautiful views from the cottage outside and a woodburning stove creates an attractive centrepiece to the space, perfect for curling up and warming up after a day of adventures. If it’s a warm evening then you can throw open the French doors and recline on the decking area and soak up the views while enjoying your favourite tipple. Or why not fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner alfresco? The decking is also the best place to watch the sun come up over Loch Erisort or watch it set behind the Harris hills and if you keep an eye out, you might even get to see some wild deer meandering over the fields. The extensive fully-fitted kitchen is the ideal place for cooking up a storm and while the chef prepares a sumptuous meal you can keep them company at the breakfast bar. Step out of the kitchen into the welcoming dining area which is again positioned to make the most of the stunning views out of the window. The beauty of the accommodation being all on one level means there isn’t far to stagger to bed and both super king-size bedrooms have their own en-suite wet rooms and there is a family bathroom which even has a wall-mounted TV so you needn’t miss your favourite telly while you’re having a soak! Ceann an Loch cottage is the perfect base for exploring the delights of the Isle of Lewis and there are activities to suit everyone’s age, budget and taste. Look out for otters on Loch Erisort or go for a refreshing hike whilst taking in the sublime panoramic views. A short drive away is the bustling town of Tarbert, home of Harris Tweed and a number of popular eateries with plenty of wild beach walks, watersports and even the North Harris Eagle Observatory, all not far from here. Stornoway is also only a short distance by car and is a great base from which to explore neighbouring islands and is the gateway to discovering even more of the wonders of the Outer Hebrides. For a holiday to remember, Ceann an Loch Cottage ticks all the boxes. The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway.