A rare traditional old crofter’s cottage, in a stunning area of the Isle of Lewis called South Lochs, Caberfeidh’s stone walls are over 2 feet thick, and many of the internal walls retain its original V lining –wooden paneling, which was used for further insulation in times gone by.
The cozy cottage overlooks the sea is set in its own fenced garden. You can walk to the coast within minutes. The closest neighbors are 100 meters away, and you’d be lucky to see a car go bye, or anyone else for that matter. The Cottage was fully renovated in 2011, and this is this only the second year I am renting Caberfeidh out. The three bedro...oms have comfortable double beds, with the third bedroom also has a single bed, and there is a single bed in the Snug.
The Isle of Lewis is a very scenic island in a rugged way, and is the perfect location for walking, fishing and bird watching. Caberfeidh is located in crofting community where you can observe the daily lifestyle of the crofters attending to their livestock.
There are a number of registered walks in the Lochs area, including sign posted walks in local villages of Cromore and Orinsay to Steimreway.
The Ravenscroft Centre, which is a few miles down the road, had a well equipped shop, café, local museum, and visitor information.
Many of my visitors come to Caberfeidh, for the wild life, to walk, fish, cycle, paint and write. You can clamber over the rocky shorelines or walk the moor-land, and even hike to long deserted villages, or just chill in the cottage. Golden Eagles, Buzzards, and Sparrow Hawks are among the birds seen in the area.Read more
Caberfeidh is in a small crofters village called Marvig, which is some 10 miles from the main road from Stornaway to Tarbert. The area is called South Lochs, and is famous for fishing, walking and bird watching, where sometimes you can see Sea Eagles flying overhead. The cottage has a garden and a drive and can accommodate two cars.
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Last updated on September 21, 2014
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The prettiest cottage in a real 'get away from it all location'
Left on 05/09/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Australian abroad
We loved our week away, and rather than the week flying by, felt that we had been away for a month, and felt relaxed.
The house is fully contained - everything has been thought about, and the owner couldn't have made the stay easier. Highly recommended for couples, small families, or friends wanting to get away.
Nice cottage in a stunning location
Left on 12/11/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Colin
Everything was as described but the cottage was difficult to heat when the wind blew the little heat from the electric fires away. The main fire place is huge but without a fire in it the wind just sucked all the heat up the chimney. It was quite a long drive from the main road but other than that was very convenient for sight seeing around the island. The cottage was clean and quite comfortable and safe for a large family as there is little traffic in the area. You can do walks from the cottage as it is quite hilly and very scenic around the cottage. There are no amenities within walking distance such as a shop or pub, a nice place to get away from it all. Read more
Hi Colin. Thank you for your feedback, and I’m glad you enjoyed your stay at Caberfeidh. This is the first time a guest has mentioned the issue of heat loss in the Living Room. You didn’t mention the three large storage heaters in the Living Room, Kitchen and Hall, which are very easy to operate and pumps out heat when they are turned up. The one portable electric heater is for the only bedroom without a wall heater, and there is no extra charge for electricity used. That said, I am looking into a fireproof sheet being fitted in the chimney to stop birds coming down, rain in storms, but as nobody had mentioned heat loss through the chimney, and I hadn’t thought of it as an issue, I had given it a low priority. I hope you return to Lewis, and stay at Caberfeidh again. The Island is a very special place. Rgs Rob
Left on 11/01/2012 for a stay in December 2010 | Mrs B
Having done lots of self catering cottages in the past, this one was by far the best, traditional cottage but equipped to a higher standard than we have had in the past and so well maintained and clean. We stopped over Christmas and it was so cosy to come back to a warm cottage and relax in front of the log fire after walking around the stunning scenery, all in all the perfect place to unwind.
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