We stayed at Seaview House for a week in July and we wish we had booked for two. The place is absolutely lovely, the setting stunning and the support from Anne and Maureen, who lives nearby was exemplary. Seaview house has three double/twin bedrooms each with its own bathroom and that was the major plus for us. It was exceptionally clean and tidy and looked as if it had been recently redecorated. We are mostly walkers so we did the Great Bernera trail (in two legs) and walked across to Bosta Beach one day.
The weather was so good that we ate outside a couple of evenings and not a midge in sight! The only slight downside is that there wasn't a barbecue because it would most certainly have been used.
Great Bernera is a good place to stay to visit the rest of Lewis and we also toured Harris. Be sure to stock up on food because there is only a small local shop nearby. The Tesco's in Stornoway is dreadful, the Coop much better and there is a wonderful butcher next to it.
By the way, there is no mobile phone signal at Seaview house and the WiFi is (as expected in such an isolated place) painfully slow. I was very happy with that though as noone could mither me!
I'd go back to Seaview House tomorrow!
(Bolton, UK), Дата посещения: 2014-07, : TripAdvisor
This cottage has everything and more and the location was perfect for us, its only about a mile and a half from Bosta Beach which has plenty of parking, Iron Age House, and one of my favourite beaches on Lewis, the views and sand are stunning and we mostly had it to ourselves, we shared if with a friendly film crew one day. Its a great spot for getting around to other locations too but you don't have to venture far if you don't want to. Cliff beach and the dramatic waves at Ness beach was lovely, we also visited the Stones and the Blackhouse Village, we enjoyed a picnic on the beach there at the bottom of the village, well worth doing and watched a stunning sunset with our children at 10pm in T'shirts, amazing!!!!
The owners of the cottage Mr & Mrs Macdonald were so helpful before we came, nothing was to much trouble. The bonus was we saw a Deer and Golden Eagle within a couple of miles of the cottage. We will be back and I'm now going to enjoy my last evening with a glass of wine outside taking in the beautiful view from the veranda. Thanks so much..ps the children (and me) loved the all singing dancing bath - bubbles, lights & steam :-)
(Skipton, United Kingdom), Дата посещения: 2014-05, : TripAdvisor
I stayed here with other members of my family and had a fantastic time. The quality of the house, bedrooms, living room and kitchen are first class and the shower room with jacuzzi and multiple jets really has the Wow factor!
The location is quite stunning with beautiful white sandy beaches only minutes away which are untouched by mans work ie no trash!
If you want a peaceful break in idyllic surroundings, Seaview House will be hard to beat and you can really discover the difference between living - and being alive!
Написано: Malcolm Murdo
(West Sussex), Дата посещения: 2013-07, : FlipKey
Stayed here for a quiet New Year break. The house is fabulous, with everything you need for a very comfortable break.
The bedrooms were very comfortable and beautifully equipped, as were all the bathrooms, and sitting room.
The area is beautiful, with lovely beaches, and lots of walking to be enjoyed. Due to winter weather we did not venture out on this occasion.
Kitchen is fully equipped with all you could want to make any kind of meal, even down to a New Years celebration dinner, which we shared with friends staying also.
We also enjoyed a shindig in the village hall up the road.
If you want an away from it all break this is the place to go, whether with your family or friends.
If you go in summer you can also enjoy touring all the local historical sites, craft shops, beaches to rival tropical shores.
I would definately return, in the summer months.
Написано: A FlipKey verified reviewer
(Montrose), Дата посещения: 2011-12, : FlipKey
We have recently returned from a weeks stay at this house. The house is in a beautiful and peaceful location. There is a beach very close by where our young boys had great fun. There is also a great beach (Bosta) a short drive away.
While relatively remote, it doesn't take that long to get to other beaches and popular attractions.
The house is fantastic. Clean, comfortable, well decorated and very well equipped. Don't think I saw one midgy either! A fantastic holiday and house, would highly recommend.
Написано: Emily S
(Kirriemuir, United Kingdom), Дата посещения: 2015-07, : TripAdvisor
Seaview is a very comfortable well appointed house. It coped very well with 8 adults staying there for a week with excellent provision of catering needs and comfortable bedrooms and lounge. It is just 200metres from a lovely beach with great views over Loch Roag and not far from the Callanish stones and the iron age house. We used it as a base for sea kayaking and it was very well positioned for a number of trips. It is well looked after and has all you need for a wonderful stay.
Написано: Rob B
, Дата посещения: 2015-06, : TripAdvisor
I am reviewing Seaview House because it is only fair to the owners, but I don't really want anyone to book it because we want to go back whenever we like!
The house is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Tobson, down a single track lane, on the beautiful, rugged island of Great Benera. The house is beautifully appointed, with quality fittings and furnishings. The views are amazing with windows to three sides. Behind the house is a rocky hill, populated by sheep and rabbits. The house is peaceful and perfect if you want to get away from it all, but retaining the standard you would expect at home. The addition of a washer and drying facilities was much appreciated as it meant we could travel light!
The kitchen has everything you need and the addition of gas, which isn't always the case on the islands. We lacked nothing in the way of crockery or kitchen utensils, pans etc. Similarly, the bathrooms were fitted out to a high standard, and the towels and bedding were of a high quality.
At the bottom of the road - approximately 50 meters away, is a small, but perfectly formed beach, which the children loved. It is sheltered and safe, and only every used by us!
Over the rocky hill, a 2km walk takes you to the breathtakingly beautiful beach of Bosta. Nearby are other beaches on the Isle of Lewis, including Uig Sands and Cliff beach.
We would love to go back and will definitely consider returning next year. Thank you very much for letting it to us.
(Nottingham, United Kingdom), Дата посещения: 2016-07, : TripAdvisor
Beautiful house. Well equipped and plenty of space, all finished to a high standard. Great location for exploring the islands. The wee nearby beach is lovely, and Bosta beach was stunning.
(Strathaven, United Kingdom), Дата посещения: 2017-06, : TripAdvisor
We stayed a week in Seaview house. It’s a beautiful, comfortable house in a very peaceful and scenic location.
The kitchen has everything you would need and more. The bedrooms and bathrooms are immaculate. It’s a lovely spot to hang out whilst making the most of the local attractions. I loved watching the rabbits playing in the garden in the evening. And the local sheep were very pleasant neighbours! Nice wee beach st the end of the road which would be great for kids.
There is a shop for essentials 2 miles away and a very interesting museum nearby. The history of the area is fascinating. We had a lovely walk to Bosta beach 2 km over the hills with stunning views.
Had a great time.
(Dunfermline, United Kingdom), Дата посещения: 2018-07, : TripAdvisor
Within days of paying for the accommodation in full (more than 2 months before our stay) the owner started to contact us requesting information over which rooms should be made up. Received a further 3 requests for this information before the owner reluctantly had all of the beds made up.
On arrival: The location is lovely and the accommodation is nice and well equipped but the couch is tired and the bunk beds wood is loose on the top bunk.
On the 2nd day we requested additional towels so that we were able to clean and dry them without having to use the same dirty towels each day. The owner obliged but seemed put out and also advised in her response that “that our internet is not ‘unlimited’ so if you are downloading a lot it will have to add more Gb to the package.”
We responded to request that an additional 5Gb were added to cover the week, particularly as the mobile signal on the island was so poor, and requested how any transaction would be handled. The owner then replied to advise we were in fact no where near the limit, but would monitor it.
On exit the owner has sent an emotive and scolding email stating that we damaged her couch, this is untrue. The owner then scolded us for not stripping the beds and for using all beds which we did not as the bunk beds were unsafe. She also scolded us for not leaving the dirty towels in each room. We had folded these and left in a pile in the utility & had actually done one towel wash. Most disturbing she accused us of leaving a syringe. This was a child’s Calpol plunger. As a result she has currently retained our deposit.
For any future visitors be very wary. Ensure you can strip all the beds even if you are leaving at 5am for the 7am ferry. Make sure leave your dirty towels in each room. Take photos on entry for any of the furnishing that do not look up to scratch as the owner will use this as an opportunity to claim your deposit.
We are very disappointed with outcome of this and the cloud it has left over our family holidays this summer, especially given the amount of money paid in advance for 1 weeks stay.
(Clarkston, United Kingdom), Дата посещения: 2018-07, : TripAdvisor
This house is exactly what we expected from the description and is in a beautiful location. There is a very pretty and quiet beach 5 minutes from the house. You need to walk down onto the beach to appreciate it fully. Behind the house there are some very convenient steps to help you climb over the fence and if you are feeling agile you can climb up to the top and join the post marked path to Bosta Beach. We did circular walks to Bosta Beach, around the Butt of Lewis, Uig, Stornaway and Hushinish. The ever changing weather and light made everything so beautiful. We will definitely return!
Написано: A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
, Дата посещения: 2018-09, : Holiday Lettings
This is a very special holiday home. The house is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. During our two weeks it did become ‘home’. However it was the location and outside space that made it exceptional for us. We had glorious weather and spent several days ‘at home’: reading in the garden, watching and listening to the birds, and very occasionally chatting to friendly but unobtrusive neighbours. Even in May, the night skies are mesmerising. Daily spectacles included skirmishes between a raven and a buzzard over territory, guillemots on the sea, cuckoo posturing on the hilltop rocks, gannets diving in the sea, and listening to the waves breaking on the exquisite tiny beach nearby. Every road takes you to another delight. It is only two kilometres to the wondrous Bosta beach over the hill! The house is also a good a good base to travel to the north, west and east of Lewis and south to Harris. It took us a few days to unwind and notice the nuances of the landscape, but the beauty and tranquility of Great Bernera, and Tobson in particular, can only heal and restore. This was a very special holiday for us. Thank you.
, Дата посещения: 2019-05, : TripAdvisor