$193 / night
Total guests, Nights

Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides – Home 3671514 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides – Home 3671514

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Norma welcomes you to the Ard Holiday Cottage on the captivating island of Great Bernera which is situated in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The Ard has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. It is both spacious and well equipped and is the perfect choice for couples or families wanting to 'get away from it all' and explore the wild and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides.

It offers a setting in which to relax and appreciate the tranquility of island atmosphere and is only 5 mins from the beautiful beach of Bosta, which sites a reconstructed, fully working Iron Age house and a Marcus Vergette art installation, The Time & Tide bell.

The house is located in a stunning setting and to make the most of this, the living room and kitchen have been positioned looking out to sea, patio doors lead out from the living room onto a large decked area which is furnished with a table and chairs so you can relax while making the most of the view.

Some extra touches have been added to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your stay. An aga stove is in the living room making sure the house is nice and cosy. All beds are fitted with Kaymed spinal support mattresses aiming to reduce any pressure from build up leading to neck, back and joint pains during sleep. The house has been built with "Supawall" insulation and is very eco friendly.

The bathroom has a whirlpool bath with 21 jets (base, side, back and reflexology and 7 colours). The bath has a directional flow valve allowing you to isolate various jets to help relaxation and focus in on certain problematic areas of the body... just the thing at the end of a tiring day exploring the islands!

If you enjoy spending time outdoors, we have 4 bikes available so you can explore the island keeping fit at the same time. We also have fishing rods and can direct you to local lochs where you may be lucky enough to catch a fish or two.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Half bath, 1 Shower


  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($281.94) £200.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

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About the owner

Norma M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 45 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 May 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





101 reviews

Very Good

“Great place to stay”

Reviewed 13 Feb 2021

We enjoyed our stay here and found it a great base for walking, cycling and general exploring. It was clean, comfortable and cosy, looked just like the photos. Beautiful views from the decking and thr… More

“Lovely place, quiet, cosy, warm, nice views, clean, good facilities”

Reviewed 3 Dec 2020

We were looking for a place to escape to for a week and found this lovely place. It’s a great base to explore Lewis, the beaches, wildlife, local crafts/arts and archeology. The house is warm … More


Reviewed 1 Mar 2020

We had a nice relaxing time at The Ard.The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable with nice views from the lounge area. We would definately consider returning.

“Wonderful Place to Stay”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2019

We loved our fortnights stay in The Ard. We were warm, comfortable, and had a great view. We asked Norma if she could get us some lobster, and she ptovided us with two, perfectly cooked by her mother … More

“Highly recommend.”

Reviewed 14 May 2019

We are just back from a wonderful couple of nights here for a wedding. A beautiful house with spectacular scenery and Norms was such a friendly and helpful host. A great base for exploring the surroun… More

“Amazing break”

Reviewed 19 Apr 2019

We stayed for 3 nights (should have stayed longer!) at the beautiful Ard. Everything you could possibly need in this cosy and wonderfully appointed home. The bath was amazing at the end of each day. T… More

“Super weekend!”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2019

Lovely comfortable house with fantastic views. Enjoyed our three nights here while visiting family. Thank you Norma.

“Wonderfully comfortable place to stay surrounded by wild beauty”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2018

Beautiful remote location with easy access to the rest of Lewis and Harris by car. Cosy comfortable house to come home to. Norma a great host available if required. WE LOVED BEING HERE, 3 days wasn&r… More

Response from the owner Thanks for your review theresa you were a pleasure to have. Safe trip back home xx

“A great stay on Great Bernera”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2018

The Ard is an ideal place to stay for a visit on the Isle of Lewis. Thank you very much again Norma and Amy for your hospitality. A nice and calm place to be. Perfect for getting rest from stressful d… More

“The Ard”

Reviewed 11 Jun 2018

Fabulous, warm and very inviting. Outlook from lounge, view to die for. Owner very friendly and on hand to answer any questions. Definitely on the cards for a re-visit

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Norma (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Norma (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Norma (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Norma the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Norma (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Norma (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Norma (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Norma (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Norma (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Norma (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Norma (the owner) a message.

If Norma (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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