10 Lower Sandwick
The Property - Location and Facilities:-
Comfortable well equipped bungalow in a crofting township overlooking Sandwick Bay and the approach to Stornoway harbour. The house is well placed to tour Lewis and Harris and is within walking distance of the town of Stornoway with its many visitor attractions. Sorry no pets or smoking please.
Accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms (one with ensuite wc and whb), a twin bedroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom and a small sun porch. There is a small enclosed garden to the front of the house. Heating is by electric storage and panel heaters and is included in the weekly rent. The kitchen has a double oven cooker, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave and TV/DVD.
During late spring and early summer there will usually be sheep and lambs on the croft at the front of the house. From April to October, Cruise Liners calling at Stornoway anchor in the bay at the back of the house.
The Area - Things to do and see:-
Stornoway is the main town in the island and in addition to the usual shopping and eating outlets has a number of interesting facilities such as the Lanntair Arts Centre, a well stocked library with a large reference section, a museum, a leisure centre and playparks.
The Lews Castle grounds can be seen across the bay from the cottage. Within the grounds there is an 18 hole golf course, interesting woodland walks and the Woodlands Cafe.
On the west side of Lewis visitors will find attractions such as the famous Callanish Stones, the Carloway Broch and the Arnol Blackhouse.
The island provides a large variety of opportunities for fishing and bird watching. Sea fishing trips are available as are cruises around the island where dolphins, whales and many types of sea birds may be seen. The many beaches in Lewis and Harris are among some of the finest in Scotland.
Rates for 2011/2012:-
November - March - £300pw
April, May; September, October - £350pw
June - August - £400pw
How to get here:-
From Stornoway, take the road towards Point and the Airport. Turn right at the Sandwick crossroads down into Lower Sandwick. Continue down the road past some houses and along the shore. No 10 is the first house on the right along the shore.
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This page was last updated: 09 January 2012