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“Wonderful holiday home”
Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
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Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
The Ard Holiday Cottage, Bernera, Isle of Lewis Bright, comfortable living room, 32' Samsung LCD T.V. with Sky,  aga multi-fuel stove, payphone.
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Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
The Ard Holiday Cottage, Bernera, Isle of Lewis
Bright, comfortable living room, 32' Samsung LCD T.V. with Sky,  aga multi-fuel stove, payphone.
Open plan Kitchen and living room with spectacular view to sea
En suite double room with King size bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, tv, radio alarm
Twin room with  2 single beds with Kaymed Spinal Support mattresses*, fitted wardrobe
Bathroom with Whirlpool bath (8 base jets, 5 side jets, 6 back jets, 2  foot jets and 7 colours).
Tiled En suite  with enclosed shower cubicle, wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Patio doors leading out to decked area where you enjoy the spectacular view out to Loch Beag
View from The Ard Holiday Cottage Kitchen & Living room
Northern Lights as seen from The Ard
Bernera Bridge built in 1953, the bridge was the first pre-stressed concrete bridge in Europe.
Standing Stones above Bernera Bridge
Little Bernera lies between the sea lochs of West & East Loch Roag
Bosta Beach is made from sparkling white shell sand. This  beach is approx 3 miles from The Ard
The Old Hill, Bosta Beach Bernera
Iron Age house at Bosta Beach
Callanish Standing Stones - rows of large pieces of Lewisian Gneiss arranged in a cross shape.
Lews Castle & Wicker woman under the stars
Garenin black house village
Dun Broch
Butt of Lewis
Town of Stornoway
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Fiona M
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful holiday home”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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The Ard is a wonderful holiday home. Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and with fabulous views. It is extremely comfortable, has everything you could need and more and makes the perfect base to explore Lewis and Harris. Norma is a great host and the very welcome fresh scones, bottle of prosecco and local info on arrival helped make our trip. You will not be disappointed. We were sad to leave!

Travelling group: Teenagers
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Second visit to The Ard”
Reviewed 27 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

When we began planning our second trip to The Outer Hebrides we didn't even have to consider where to stay, there was no other choice but to return once again to Norma & Amy's little retreat The Ard.
This time we took my parents both in their 70's with us and they loved it as much as we did, my Mum didn't want to leave!
The little cottage is spotlessly clean, and very modern and well appointed. There is everything you could wish for in your stay on Lewis. We have traveled the length and breadth of The Hebrides now from The Butt of Lewis to Eriksay beach and out as far as St Kilda but no beach comes close to Bosta Beach on Great Bernera, 5 mins drive from The Ard, a lovely pace to see the sun set. The views from the property balcony towards the sea and the Island of Little Bernera are breathtaking and relaxing at the same time. Just sitting on the decking in the early morning with a coffee taking in the view, absorbing the quietness, just the sheep, rabbits and birds for company. Bliss. When we arrived at The Ard at 9.30pm on a Sunday night it felt like coming home and even at this late hour on a Sunday Norma was waiting to greet us and make sure we had everything we needed including some delicious home made scones! Great Bernera is close to the standing stones, to the black house village and has some stunning landscapes. As a professional photographer I was in my element here. As a busy couple who both run their own businesses and travel extensively around the world we rarely use our precious holiday time to return to a place we have already been but The Ard is an exception and I left on the Saturday morning already wondering how and when I could excuse a trip back here. Thank you Norma & Amy for sharing part of your home with anyone lucky enough to book The Ard you really have a gem. Mark & Natasha x

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Liked best: The whole package!
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Irene R
Kendal, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“High standard and a view to die for”
Reviewed 28 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The internet photos did not do this place justice. It was spacious, warm, clean with a wonderful view down the Loch. It was a great place to explore this amazing coastline.

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Liked best: The space , light and views .
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Alan B
Stonehaven, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Island of peace and history”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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person found this review helpful

First ever visit to Isle of Lewis. What a great place to holiday. This is a good location from which to travel the length and breadth of Lewis and Harris. The island is steeped in history.....standing stones thousands of years old , ruined brochs,early Christian remains, brooding peat moors and black houses. So many stunning beaches you lose count. The comfortable modern cottage is in a lovely Hebridean setting with loch and sea views. Good accommodation in fine weather and on wet days.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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David M
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
Reviewed 3 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have enjoyed a nice relaxing stay at The Ard. Norma made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The Ard is finished to a good spec and has everything you need for a relaxing stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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french45
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Thoroughly recommended”
Reviewed 22 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for one week at this quiet and beautifully situated bungalow. Clean, comfortable, warm. Everything you need for self catering is provided. There is absolutely nothing but good things to say about this place. If you like to be away from it all, looking at fantastic views with only the sound of birds to disturb your peace then, this is for you. The photos on the website make it look good but it's even better in real life. Little village shop just up the road very convenient but better still Tesco will deliver your grocery order to the door from Stornaway.
Do I recommend it? You bet I do!

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Liked best: The comfort and privacy
Liked least: Absolutely nothing everything was first class
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Donald M
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Back again!”
Reviewed 20 March 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Returned for a weekend break, this time in mid January.
Immediately stepped back into relaxed luxury on arrival after a warm welcome.
A fantastic place to disappear to, then unwind, recharge and rejuvenate.
The peace and tranquility experienced at the cottage is truly sublime, and to escape to Bernera is the perfect antidote to an increasingly manic world.
We saw Red Deer Stags by the road and two Golden Eagles circling above Breaclete from the cottage decking during our stay, see photos. You don't go looking for wildlife here, it comes to see you!
Stunning.

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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