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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
An Airigh, translated in Gaelic means shieling or hill pasture in Summer. This luxury self catering cottage offers a central location and is situated within 1 mile from the centre of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The cottage can accommodate comfortably up to 4 persons and has been awarded a 4 star quality assurance rating by Visit Scotland. Stornoway is a bustling town with a range of local shops and restaurants. Lews Castle overlooks a busy fishing harbour. An Lantair (Arts Centre) hosts performing arts and also incorporates a cinema and restaurant. If a rural setting is more to your liking then why not visit Shiantview Cottage our other 4 Star self catering holiday property (also with Holiday Lettings).Lewis being the largest island of the Outer Hebrides has a rich history and culture...An Airigh, translated in Gaelic means shieling or hill pasture in Summer. This luxury self catering cottage offers a central location and is situated within 1 mile from the centre of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The cottage can accommodate comfortably up to 4 persons and has been awarded a 4 star quality assurance rating by Visit Scotland. Stornoway is a bustling town with a range of local shops and restaurants. Lews Castle overlooks a busy fishing harbour. An Lantair (Arts Centre) hosts performing arts and also incorporates a cinema and restaurant. If a rural setting is more to your liking then why not visit Shiantview Cottage our other 4 Star self catering holiday property (also with Holiday Lettings).Lewis being the largest island of the Outer Hebrides has a rich history and culture dating back from the Norse invasions to strong Gaelic traditions that are still observed to this day. Stornoway is the main port and was named 'Steering Bay' by visiting Vikings in past centuries. The island's diverse habitats are home to an assortment of flora and fauna, making it the ideal place to 'chill out' and get away from it all. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ES00429P
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
We charge a fee of £5.00 per pet per day with a maximum of 2 pets - BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Isobel/Kenneth K
Hosting since January 2014
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsIf possible, we endeavour to meet up with guests on arrival at the property.

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Relax747193
Relax747193
21 contributions
Cosy and comfortable
A lovely friendly welcome from Isobel and Kenny and they gave us some local info and tips on places to visit. They were in contact with us before we arrived to check if there was any extras we needed for our stay. The cottage was very clean, cosy and comfortable with everything we needed for our stay. Fully equipped kitchen, fresh towels, washing machine and more! Also a lovely welcome bottle of wine! Thank you! We found the location of the cottage perfect for exploring the island (by car) and also a 5 min local taxi journey to near by restaurants in the evenings. Would definitely recommend.
Visited October 2020
Written 10 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sheena010
Sheena010
Glasgow, United Kingdom25 contributions
Lovely house, great base for seeing Lewis from
We really enjoyed our stay with a warm welcome from Isobel and Kenny, a great welcome pack including everything you need for breakfast, chocolate biscuits, wine, coffee, tea and milk. Lots of info to help you find your way around. Comfy beds, great shower and everything else you need for a great stay.
Visited April 2019
Written 22 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Hi Sheena, thanks for taking the time to review the property. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 24 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julian M
Julian M
Oxford, United Kingdom47 contributions
Cozy Cottage Conveniently Situated
Very impressed with An Airigh. The cottage is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Stornoway. Comfortably furnished, clean, warm and spacious. Kitchen is well equipped and included a washer/drier. Hot shower, comfortable beds and a selection of DVDs in addition to the TV package. A bottle of wine and bottle of milk were waiting for us. Owners couldn't have been more helpful, even phoning whilst on holiday themselves to check whether our ferry was still sailing as bad weather had been forecast. Neighbours were also very pleasant.
Visited October 2018
Written 1 November 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks Julian for taking the time to review An Airigh. We are please that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again some time soon.
Written 2 November 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rory Crutchfield
Rory Crutchfield
Ellary, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent self-catering house
The owners were really friendly and helpful, even printing out bus timetables for me and giving me a lift to the airport when I left. The property is very comfortable with everything you could possibly need for your visit, ideally located in Stornoway to allow for travel round the island. After a day of walking and catching buses round Lewis this was the perfect place to rest. I hope to be back again since there's lots still to see in the Outer Hebrides.
Visited September 2018
Written 29 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks for finding the time to review the cottage. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again some time soon.
Written 2 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mr Nicolson
Mr Nicolson
2 contributions
Wow
Amazing time we had in Stornoway and Isobel and Kenny gave us a lovely warm welcome. Their hoose was great and the special touches were very much appreciated.
Visited August 2018
Written 19 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks for taking the time to review the cottage. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 28 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ally b
ally b
Inverness, United Kingdom2 contributions
Excellent
Lovely warm island welcome from Kenny and Isobel. Fresh flowers, breakfast items in fridge plus a lovely bottle of wine. House had everything we needed and was a great base for touring the island plus close enough to Stornoway town centre. We loved it and so did Dolly and Elsie (the Doodles) Highly recommend.
Visited July 2018
Written 6 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks for taking the time to review the property. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting both yourselves and the Doodles again.
Written 7 August 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tricia R
Tricia R
44 contributions
Ideal family home for a stay in Lewis
Fantastic holiday cottage, where you really feel at home. We received a warm welcome from Ken and Isobel, who made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay in Lewis including a fantastic welcome pack of goodies. The kitchen had absolutely everything we could have needed including a coffee machine and pods. Really comfy beds with quality sheets and towels and plenty of hot water. The garden was secured and safe for the dog. Broadband connection was as good as home
Visited July 2018
Written 11 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Hi Tricia Thanks for taking the time to review the property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again. Isobel
Written 12 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

tourers2015
tourers2015
3 contributions
Comfortable accommodation centrally located for exploring Harris and Lewis
Easy access from ferry and close to central facilities. Compact accommodation, well presented and clean. Easy parking. All accom on one level.Ideal for a couple.
Visited July 2018
Written 8 July 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks for taking the time to review the property. You will be more than welcome to spent your next stay with us, any time in the future. Isobel
Written 12 July 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gordon R
Gordon R
Bathgate, United Kingdom615 contributions
Fantastic accommodation for exploring Lewis and Harris
Stayed at this accommodation for a first visit to the Outer Hebrides and this has excellent facilities in the property with all the amenities of Stornoway close by. Making this an excellent choice and great base for seeing the abundant nature, history and beaches that Lewis and Harris has to offer. Highly recommended.
Visited September 2017
Written 6 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks for taking the time to review An Airigh. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and would love to host you again.
Written 8 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Raj
Raj
London, United Kingdom5 contributions
Excellent cottage in a gem on an island
Clean, well maintained and in a good neighbourhood. All mod cons included (I could even access my netflix account on the TV which is internet enabled). Ken and Isobel are very welcoming hosts, kind and thoughtful and made our stay very pleasant indeed. I reckon it's one of the best places to stay in the outer hebredies
Visited August 2017
Written 23 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Vacationer609098
Vacationer609098
Thanks for taking the time to review the cottage and finding the property lived up to your expectations. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again soon
Written 25 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair

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About the neighbourhood
Lewis being the largest island of the Outer Hebrides has a rich history and culture dating back from the Norse invasions to strong Gaelic traditions that are still observed to this day. Stornoway is the main port and was named ‘Steering Bay’ by visiting Vikings in past centuries. The island’s diverse habitats are home to an assortment of flora and fauna, making it the ideal place to ‘chill out’ and get away from it all. The cottage is well placed for guests with a variety of pursuits in mind, whether into hillwalking, fishing or bird watching, fun packed watersports or just relaxing on a sandy beach. Stornoway boasts an 18 hole golf course, tennis and outdoor bowling and a sports centre with swimming pool.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
From Stornoway Airport: Follow exit road from airport until you arrive at the A855. Take a right turn and follow the Stornoway signpost. Turn right when you get to Seaforth Road junction and follow on until you arrive at Constable Road where you turn right. When you arrive at the Ivorhill turn-off (directly after an ambulance station), turn left then first right again. The cottage is the third on the right. If travelling from Stornoway ferry terminal: Turn left and follow Shell Street until the first roundabout. At the first roundabout take a right turn along James Street (signposted to airport) and pass directly through the second roundabout then on to Sandwick Road - you will pass a fuel station on your right. Follow along Sandwick Road and take the first left then carry on until you arrive at the Constable Road junction where you turn right. When you arrive at the Ivorhill turn-off (directly after an ambulance station) turn left then first right. The cottage is the third property on the right. Travelling from ferry terminal in Tarbert or Leverburgh in Harris: Follow the A859 to Stornoway. On reaching Stornoway follow on directly through the first roundabout for approximately 1 mile. Follow Perceval Road / Anderson Road and Constable Road. When you arrive at the Ivorhill turnoff (directly after an ambulance station) turn left then first right. The cottage is the third property on the right. Guests with Satnav (GPS) in their vehicle should set up their system using postcode HS1 2UN. Address: 3 Airidh Ard, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2UN
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 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 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Pets are charged at a rate of £ £5.00 per day per pet with a maximum of 2 pets - PRIOR ARRANGEMENT ONLY

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