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This charming self catering holiday home on the Isle of Lewis offers tasteful accommodation midway between Stornoway and the Isle of Harris in the Rural village of Balallan. Formerly a pumping house for Scottish Water, the property has been expertly converted into a lovely holiday home that caters for upto 6 persons over two floors.
Whatever your reason for holidaying on this historic Island (Fishing Holidays, Relaxation, Hill Walking or sight seeing), this holiday cottage offers everything the everyday modern holidaymaker expects.
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Fabulous cottage and a beautiful spot on the loch. Ideally located for travelling to Harris or Lewis very easily. Cottage was modern & very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a perfect holiday away from it all with the added bonus that it accepted dogs too. Lovely little touches from the owner like chocolates, wine & some basics in the fridge were a welcomed surprise after a long journey to get there. I would highly recommend & would definitely stay there again on our next visit to the Outer Hebrides. Thank you.
Visited August 2023
Written 22 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Well appointed property
Stunning location, well appointed property, ideal for travelling around and relaxing in the evening, my husband fished most days catching trout in the loch. Eagles flying over regularly and good access to walking trails.
Visited June 2023
Written 11 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Beautiful and peaceful
I agree with the other reviews, beautiful property, warm and cosy, spotlessly clean, lovely bedrooms with fabulous views upstairs, and the swing seat on the decking is a bonus, so tranquil to sit gazing over the Loch. Fishing was great - rods supplied. The location is ideal and central for visiting the rest of the island. Total bonus was we saw the Aurora Borealis from the decking - made the week very special.
Visited February 2023
Written 21 February 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Enjoyed a superb week in this comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting by the loch. Every cottage should have a swing seat - ideal for quietly watching the wildlife!
Will certainly be back.
Visited September 2022
Written 12 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Stunning cottage and location
We have just spent a week in this beautiful cottage. The photos do not do it justice!
We were a party of 4 adults, 2 dogs and one baby. We deliberately chose the location for ease of visiting both Harris and Lewis as its pretty central. This is our fourth visit to the island and this cottage is the best we have stayed in.
The cottage was very comfortable and kitted out with everything we would need. On arrival we were greeted with a lovely welcome pack and the cottage was toasty and warm.
The cottage has been updated since we booked and the spiral staircase mentioned in previous reviews has been replaced with a standard staircase. The bedrooms upstairs in particular are gorgeous.
The whole place is very quiet and the situation beside the loch made for a very special location.
The decking with its swing and picnic bench were a great place to sit and relax. My husband spent evenings and mornings fishing for brown trout, they gave him the run around and unfortunately outsmarted him!
The owners were very responsive when we had a minor issue and came out the same day to fix it.
We would love to return and would totally recommend the cottage to anyone visiting the island.
Visited April 2022
Written 29 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Spent a week at this lovely cottage...three adults and three children. It was spotlessly clean, spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. A real home from home. The location at the loch edge is outstanding and we enjoyed fishing and just taking in the view. It's located by the main road between Stornoway and Tarbert giving easy access to all parts of the island. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would book again if visiting the Hebrides.
Visited April 2022
Written 17 April 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Lanark, United Kingdom4 contributions
Perfect home from home for the family
Really enjoyed our week staying in the cottage. The location is 10/10.
We found the house fully equipped with everything needed for our stay. Comfortable, warm, welcoming, and the view is just superb.
The location is the perfect place in Lewis to be based to explore the island and the local shop is a short drive ( 10min) is well stocked with lots of essentials.
Our favourite time was sitting on the porch swing in the evening peacefully watching the trout jump out the loch for their dinner while the neighbourhood Robin sang us a song.
Good phone and internet reception ( for the young ones)
The only fault I could say is for some people the spiral stairs could be difficult to climb.
My husband, my dog and I can’t wait to return to relax and enjoy sitting by the log fire & taking in the perfect view.
Visited September 2021
Written 26 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
United Kingdom2 contributions
An excellent holiday home, perfectly located to explore Lewis / Harris
A well-maintained, very attractive and spacious holiday home with all the comforts one would need, whatever the weather. The facilities are good (TV's in three rooms, WiFi); kitchen is well-equipped; and bedrooms are airy. The swing chair and master bedroom balcony, both overlooking the lake, are nice touches and the rowing boat is a real bonus. The property itself is centrally situated, about 20 minutes drive outside of Stornaway and pretty equidistant between the Point of Ness (north), Leverburgh (south), and Mangersta and Luskentyre Beaches (west).
If I was to be picky, i'd say that the tight spiral staircase to the upper floor was a challenge for the bleary-eyed.
Visited July 2021
Written 5 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Burntisland, United Kingdom1 contribution
You couldn't ask for a better holiday home! The cottage is in a remote and peaceful location, but in a central position for exploring all that Harris and Lewis have to offer. It's so relaxing to sit on the porch swing, whatever the weather, when all you can hear is the local wildlife. And it's idyllic to potter around the loch on your own rowing boat. Highly recommend. We'll be back!
Visited June 2021
Written 9 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Unreal place to stay
We spent a week at Tigh na Phoirt Deas and the first point to make is how stunning the location is waking up each morning to look out over the Loch is incredible. Arriving at the cottage the place was immaculately clean and tidy. The fire had already been set up so all that was needed was to light it although we didn't use it untill the end of the stay as the place was lovely and warm. It has a lovley cosy feel inside. We took our dog with us and it's great that this place is pet friendly as not many places are. He loved sitting out side in the evenings and swimming in the Loch. He even ventured out on the boat with us for a spot of fishing. The place had everything we needed. The upstairs bedroom had a great veiw from the balcony looking down the loch. We would definitely stay here again.
Visited May 2021
Written 23 May 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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