OLD MISSION HALL, pets welcome, woodburner, loch views, romantic retreat, near Cromore on Isle of Lewis, Ref. 14263
This charming lochside cottage sits 3 miles from the village of Cromore on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland, and sleeps 4 people with 1 bedroom. Old Mission Hall is a delightful, detached cottage boasting a lochside location, 1.5 miles from the village of Cromore on the Isle of Lewis. With one king-size double bedroom, plus double sofa beds in the sitting area and conservatory, this cottage can sleep four people. The rest of the cottage includes an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburner, plus a bright conservatory. Outside is ample off road parking, a decked area and a lawned garden with furniture. Old Mission Hall boasts beautiful views, direct access to Loch Cromore for trout fishing and offers the perfect romantic retreat for those looking to get lost in the remote yet rich beauty of the Outer Hebrides.
Amenities: Oil central heating with woodburner. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Ample off road parking. Decked area with furniture. Side lawned garden with furniture. Free fishing on Loch Cromore available. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub 10 miles. Note: The cottage has direct access to the loch, children must be supervised at all times. Note: Max. 3 adults only or max. 2 adults and 2 children.
Region: From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.
“Pretty, very quiet location with no passing traffic”
Left on 09/22/2014 for a stay in September 2014 | OldLodgeOwnerReviewed Sep 22, 2014Stayed Sep 2014
I stayed here for a week, and took the dog. Stornoway is a very beautiful place, and the location was very quiet and very private, at the end of its own lane, so no passing traffic. There was a little back garden and an enclosed decking area that opened from the main bedroom where we sat on an evening and enjoyed looking over the loch, (in fact it felt like we had our own personal loch!)
The manager was very helpful and the cottage was very well equipped, with everything you could wish for, and they left us some salmon in the freezer and milk etc (and even a tin of dog food!) for our arrival, which was lovely.
It would have been great if there had been access to the back garden from the decking without having to walk round the outside.
The main bedroom was large and comfortable. The other beds were sofa beds, one in the lounge and one in the conservatory. My adult daughter chose to sleep in the conservatory, but when the sun came up it got very hot very quickly, so unless the owners have now fitted blinds, you need to bear those things in mind. I can't comment on the sofa bed in the lounge because we didn't use it.
Sadly, although we were promised internet access there was none all week (there was even a laptop there that we could use, which would have been helpful but there was no access from the cottage laptop either). There was also no mobile phone signal until we'd driven about 5-10 minutes up the road, although there was a house phone.
The manager was lovely and said that the internet was often weak on the island, and that we could go up to her house and try, but we didn't want to do that as it felt a bit invasive. It was a shame because, expecting internet I had not set an away message for my email and had not researched restaurants or attractions (of which there are many), so we had to drive to the Isle of Harris Knitwear Company shop to get a bit of internet access. A warning about the internet prior to arrival would have made my trip better because I could have planned ahead more.
So, to sum up, if you want to get away from it all and you don't need to be in touch with work or whatever, and you research what you want to do on the island prior to going, this cottage gets 100%!
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