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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
This fully equipped three bedroom holiday home nestles by the sea. In an idyllic setting overlooking a loch on the west side of Lewis this high quality bungalow is very well furnished and decorated throughout. The lounge has patio doors to the garden which contains a garden table. There are lovely views to the sea and the Isle of Bernera beyond. Within walking distance of the bridge across to Great Bernera, with its fabulous unspoilt beaches and many heritage sites, including the fully reconstructed Iron Age House at Bosta, makes it an ideal location for walking, photography, touring and fishing.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Small, well behaved pet's allowed.
Bedrooms
1 Double4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Mary M
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsGuests cant contact either of the hosts via email, phone or WhatsApp at any time should they wish to get in touch prior, during or after their stay

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Annie
Annie
Brighton, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, peaceful holiday
We had an amazing stay at Hollyburn! The cottage has everything you need and we felt very comfortable there. The view out onto the sea loch is beautiful and changes constantly with the weather, tides and time of day. We spotted seals in the loch and even an otter on our last last evening! The location is great for visiting Callanish, not far from Stornoway for provisions and within easy access of Uig and Harris too.
Visited August 2023
Written 8 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Hello Ann, so very lovely to hear from you and that you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn. We wish you a happy and healthy onward journey wherever that may be next for you and perhaps, will cross paths with you in Lewis again!
Written 30 September 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard F
Richard F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hollybeck Beckons
We have stayed at Hollyburn 3 years in a row now and love it’s location and relaxing view over the loch. The bungalow is very comfortable and family + pet friendly. The owners could not be more friendly and helpful. It is a lovely part of the island with beautiful beaches nearby and a good base for exploring the island. Highly recommended.
Visited June 2022
Written 27 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
It was a pleasure and delight to welcome you both back to HOLLYBURN Delighted you enjoyed all experiences whilst exploring our beautiful Island Haste ye back Mary & Patrick
Written 9 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve and Racha... D
Steve and Racha... D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage in amazing location
Our family came back to Hollyburn and enjoyed a fabulous holiday. The cottage looks out over the sea loch and there was lots of wildlife to see from the cottage including red deer on the hillside and dolphins in the loch. The cottage itself is well laid out and clean with everything needed. Highlights of our holiday this year included kayaking with the dolphins, eagle watching and exploring the amazing beaches. Patrick and Mary are super hosts and everyone around is so friendly.
Visited August 2021
Written 14 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn ,it was lovely to have met you again We look forward to welcoming you again in the future Thankyou Mary & Patrick
Written 11 October 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard F
Richard F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hollyburn
We have stayed at Hollyburn twice now and look forward to further visits. The Isle of Lewis is a very special place to visit and the location of Hollyburn is ideal - within easy distance of Stornaway but secluded and very close to the beaches around Bernera and Uig. The views from the bungalow over the sea loch are endlessly fascinating. Even in bad weather there is pleasure in staying at Hollyburn. The bungalow is well fitted, very comfortable and dog friendly. Marey and Patrick are great hosts.
Visited June 2021
Written 25 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou Richard & Fiona Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn We look forward to welcoming you back
Written 26 June 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ClaireSmith12
ClaireSmith12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderfully comfortable home from home with spectacular views.
This cottage is exceptional for the price compared to others on the island. The photos just don’t do it justice, the accommodation throughout is welcoming , warm and relaxing. The fire in the living room was very much appreciated on a cold autumn evening after a days exploring. The view from the living room and dinning area are fantastic, lots of wildlife can be seen , you could sit for hours looking out on to the loch. Well equipped with board games , books and television. The kitchen has absolutely everything you would want for cooking, lots of utensils and microwave, George Forman, sandwich maker etc. If you love your fresh coffee you will love the coffee machine. The fridge was big enough to hold our groceries for a family of 4 for a week which meant only one trip to the supermarket the entire stay. The bathroom was clean and had a shower and a bath ( ideal for soaking in after a long day exploring the island) plenty of lovely fluffy towels too. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable with lovely warm duvets and comfortable pillows. Plenty space for storing clothes. We found the location ideal for exploring Lewis and Harris , 25 min drive to Stornaway where the supermarkets are located. We found the big coop ,near lewes castle entrance ,better stocked than Tesco and the petrol station next door sold wood and kindling for the fire. There is a little store with essentials about a 20 min drive away on the road to Stornaway ( lochs services), it also has quite reasonably priced fuel if you need to refill before the journey home. There is a little pizza take way place on the road to here to if your looking for a night off from cooking We were lucky , on several occasions to spot Deer On the road down to the cottage in the early evening on the way back after a day out and lots of wildlife in the garden in front of the house. Have really enjoyed our week here , Patrick and Mary couldn’t have made us feel more welcome when we arrived and the home baking and treats the left were just what was required after a long day traveling. Would most definitely visit again. A few points to note. We were aware of the lack of internet when we booked and were prepared to sacrifice wifi for location however phone signal at the house is great on Vodafone but none with three. There was no hairdryer in the house , this may have been taken out for covid related measures but just a point to note
Visited October 2020
Written 24 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou so much for kind words it was much appreciated We plan to have WiFi installed in the next few months all being well We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Patrick & Mary
Written 27 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alanjackie52
alanjackie52
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning location and home-from-home cottage
Warm welcome and extra touches from the owners of Hollyburn set up our fantastic week here. Watching the sea loch from the cottage was endlessly fascinating. Everything needed was in the cottage, including a roaring fire. Walks directly from the cottage or a short drive away to amazing beaches such as Bosta, Reef, Cliff and Uig. Highly recommend.
Visited September 2020
Written 27 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
It was lovely to have met you ,pleased you enjoyed your time at Hollyburn ,whilst exploring our beautiful Island Thankyou for positive comments 🙂
Written 13 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amanda B
Amanda B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage with stunning scenery
Stayed at Hollyburn cottage 28th August till 5th September, it’s a beautiful cottage with stunning scenery , walks right from your doorstep, amazing beaches , wildlife on tap . Clean comfortable cottage very spacious and comfy would definitely recommend, owners were fantastic couldn’t have asked for a better holiday . Also pet friendly which was nice 👍.
Visited August 2020
Written 20 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn ,we look forward to welcoming you back in the future Thankyou for positive comments 🙂
Written 13 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

A Niven
A Niven
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay
We had a wonderful stay at Hollyburn. Lovely home from home with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday away from it all. Beautiful island and this cottage is perfectly located to be able to visit many places easily. The oatcakes and scones were a great treat and topped off a lovely holiday. Thank you.
Visited July 2019
Written 26 June 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou Pleased you enjoyed your stay
Written 13 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christine R
Christine R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilliant place to stay
Thank you Mary and Patrick for allowing us to enjoy such a lovely home and location at Hollyburn. Perfect for relaxation with a beautiful view, lovely neighbours who very kindly supplied us with homemade goodies. Thank you for our homemade Oatcakes (going to try making these at home they were so good). Hollyburn was the perfect location to explore the beautiful Isle of Harris & Lewis, plenty of space in Hollyburn, clean and well equipped, will definitely be back in the future. Ellie my Sheltie puppy loved chasing her footie down the spacious corridor and Bill loved the armchair to sit and look at the view. Thank you Mary & Patrick for everything, it was a pleasure to meet you both. Best wishes, Christine, Bill & Ellie x
Visited June 2019
Written 14 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou for positive comments We look forward to welcoming you back 🙂
Written 13 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny D
Jenny D
Sheffield, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fourth visit!
Home from home! Always such a lovely welcome, generous gifts of local food waiting for us, and every comfort in the house. We come as a couple, but there is plenty of room for a family of 4-6 here, even if you are confined by the weather! Hollyburn is ideally placed on the island, with lots to do locally, or beautiful scenery the length of the island if you want to travel further. We always enjoy the wildlife - watch for eagles, cuckoos, seals and otters (if you are lucky) and wonderful wild flowers. There is so much variety here, whether you are here for coastal or hill walking, history and archeology, birdwatching, photography...
Visited June 2019
Written 8 August 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thank you so much for your review. We now look out for your annual trip to Hollyburn and it really does mean so much having regular holiday makers like yourselves, it reassures us we are doing it right!! It was so lovely seeing you during you stay and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. You both are so kind! Take care, Regards, Patrick, Mary & Mairi
Written 10 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available

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Map
About the neighbourhood
The surrounding area is 'Bernera' and 'Uig' where you will fine the famous Iron Age houses situated at Bosta Beach, only 10 minutes drive away from Hollyburn. This is esspeically busy during the summer months when the weather is warmer and there is lots of local events going on such as 'Bosta fun day' where you will find something for the whole family!
Getting around
We would highly reccomend renting or bringing a car with you as Stornoway (Main town) is approx a 40 minute drive from Hollyburn & to travel around the rest of the island. However this is what make the cottage so special. it is set in a remote and rural part of the island overlooking the sea with many beautiful beaches nearby.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
If you would like more details on how to get to Hollyburn you can call us direct or email prior, during or after their stay
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Watersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hollyburn

Hollyburn is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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