IsleBebytheSea - Hebridean Shepherd Hut


Hut hosted by Ann

2 guests, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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IsleBebytheSea is a bespoke built luxury shepherd hut, in a coastal area, in a rural village on the Isle of Lewis.
We are central in Lewis & Harris, close to the Hebridean Way. IsleBebytheSea is approx. a 15min drive to Stornoway & 30min drive to Harris.
Whether a hiker, fisher, kayaker, explorer or retreater & relaxer, this bolthole is great for you!
2 guests.
See our website for our additional complementary therapies and hot tub availability.

The space
IsleBebytheSea is a shepherd hut decorated with a cosy traditional Hebridean theme using wood and tweed, in a vintage character.(Finished with a little bit of luxury.)
The hut is new and bespoke; custom built for us. It benefits from modern comforts, hot water and of course, electricity!

Please note, this type of accommodation is snug. Your studio area is approx 2.8 x 3.5m, (excluding the bed area and shower room). The accomodation is generous for a shepherd hut, and it is bigger than most ‘glamping type’ pods. But it is still just a cute wee shepherd hut.

IsleBebytheSea has an open plan / studio set up.
Beds are 2 full size doubles, set up as bunks, with a short ladder to access the top bed. It is snug and quirky up in the top bunk - very cosy, but headroom is low and you will need mobility get up to it.
Although the bunks are double, we feel it is more suited to 2 guests due to the compact size of the accommodation.
The mattresses are hotel quality pocket sprung, the bed covers are 100% cotton and blankets are traditional Hebridean woven wool 'cuibhrigs' .

IsleBebytheSea offers a bespoke crafted, fully equipped, oak topped kitchenette, baby butler sink, Le Creuset cookware and vintage crockery.
The kitchenette is stocked with tea and coffee - including coffee beans , grinder and cafetiere.
The kitchenette has a single hob, combi microwave, fridge freezer, toaster,kettle and slow cooker.
Cutlery and utensils are provided.

There is a cute little, but fully equipped WC and shower room with electric shower. Towels and essential toiletries are provided.

Mobile signal is weak and will drop. But we provide you with free WIFI.
If the Hebridean weather is against you, there are a T.V, DVD player, radio and books for your entertainment.

For your convenience at meal times, there is a petite, vintage drop leaf table and a reclaimed church pew.
The pew is the main seating in the hut. (The pew is a wooden bench with cushions.)
Due to the open location and fierce Winters we get in the Outer Hebrides, we opted for sealed cottage style windows, these are very cosy, offer amazing, uninterrupted sea views, and are finished with Harris tweed blinds. Inside IsleBebytheSea is dressed with local timber and is floored with engineered oak.
IsleBebytheSea is fully insulated and has a heater if you need it, and a fan for the hot days.
There is some under bed luggage storage available to guests.
.If you want to stay looking pristine while you stay, there is even a small size iron and board and a hair dryer.

IsleBebytheSea has its own private back garden, lined with trees on 2 sides. Young fruit bushes are planted beside the trees, although they are seasonal, so may not be in fruit when you visit.. There is an outside tap for rinsing off your outdoor gear and underseat storage by the door for wet clothing. An outdoor fire bowl/bbq is available, along with fuel and outdoor seating, for use when the weather allows it.

The hut is located at the bottom of my garden on a working croft, opening onto the sea shore via your own private foot path. The hut is set 50 meters away from the road, and is on a main bus route. This is a rural location, in the North Lochs area of the Isle of Lewis. Our location is central to Lewis and Harris, ideal for exploring the our Islands. It is approx 15 min drive from Stornoway and 45 min drive from Tarbert, (just 30 min drive til you're actually in Harris though). . FYI for the adventurous..We are close to the Hebridean Way route!

While IsleBebytheSea is fenced off, please be aware we have cats, dogs, hens and horses near your accommodation, and the cats will likely be keen to meet you!

This is primarily a working croft so sadly we are not suitably geared up for accepting children. Really sorry if this doesn’t suit your needs. Please also note the hut is accessed via 2 steps.

Sorry, we don't accept pets.

For everyone's comfort and safety, the whole premises is strictly non smoking.

Where you'll sleep

Common space
2 bunk beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Scotland, United Kingdom

The hut is in a peaceful, coastal area, in a rural crofting village, in the Lochs area of the Isle of Lewis.
You have uninterrupted views of a beautiful coastline, accessed via your own private 50m footpath.
The hut is set 50 meters away from the road.
We are central to Lewis & Harris, approx. 3 miles off the main 'spinal' road which connects Lewis &Harris.
Due to our location, our guests comment on the convenience of using the IsleBebytheSea as a base for exploring both Lewis & Harris, and easy travel to and from ferry and airport. (IsleBebytheSea is approx. a 15min drive to Stornoway & 30min drive to Harris.)
We are close to the Hebridean Way.
Relax and enjoy watching the boats sail by on the water, spot the marine life swimming about, listen to the birdsongs, star gaze to our dark sky while in the hot tub, enjoy the sight of the wild flowers and sample the fruit from the bushes lining the hut garden. Walk to the top of the drive to look out for the aurora borealis.

Hosted by Ann

Joined in February 2018
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    Check-in: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Check out: 10:00 am
    Self check-in with lockbox
    Not suitable for children and infants
    No smoking
    No pets
    No parties or events

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