ABOUT THE ACCOMMODATION

IsleBebytheSea is a shepherd hut decorated with a cosy traditional Hebridean theme using  wood and tweed, in a vintage character.(Finished with a little bit of luxury.)

The hut is new and bespoke; custom built for us. It benefits from modern comforts, hot water and of course, electricity!

BEDS….
IsleBebytheSea  has an open plan / studio set up –  It has 2 full size double beds, set up as bunks, with a short ladder to access the top bed.  It is snug up in the top bed, very cosy, but as with most top bunks, you will need your mobility to use it!
The mattresses are hotel quality pocket sprung, the bed covers are 100% cotton and blankets are traditional Hebridean woven wool ‘cuibhrigs’ .
We accept 2 guests maximum
 KITCHEN…
IsleBebytheSea offers a bespoke crafted, fully equipped, oak topped kitchenette, baby butler sink, Le Creuset cookware and vintage crockery.
The kitchenette is stocked with tea and coffee – including coffee beans , grinder and cafetiere.
The kitchenette has a single hob, combi microwave, fridge freezer, toaster,kettle and slow cooker.
Cutlery and utensils are provided.
SHOWER ROOM…
There is a cute little, but fully equipped WC and shower room with electric shower. Towels and essential toiletries are provided.
COMS….
Mobile signal can be weak and drop. But we provide you with free WIFI.
If the Hebridean weather is against you, there are a T.V, DVD player, radio and books for your entertainment
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ALSO GOOD TO KNOW….
For your convenience at meal times, there is a petite, vintage drop leaf table, 2 chairs and a reclaimed church pew.
Due to the open location and fierce Winters we get in the Outer Hebrides, we opted for sealed cottage style windows, these are very cosy, offer amazing, uninterrupted sea views, and are finished with Harris tweed blinds.  Inside IsleBebytheSea is dressed with local timber and is floored with engineered oak.
IsleBebytheSea is fully insulated and has a heater if you need it, and a fan for the hot days.
There is under bed luggage storage available to guests.
.If you want to stay looking pristine while you stay, there is even a small size iron and board and a hair dryer.
Please note, as it is a shepherd hut, this type of accommodation is snug.  Your studio area is approx 2.8 x 3.5 m, (excluding the bed area and shower room).  This is generous for a shepherd hut and larger than most ‘pod type’ accommodation,  but it is still small and cosy!
OUTSIDE….
IsleBebytheSea has its own private back garden, lined with trees on 2 sides. Young fruit bushes are planted beside the trees, although they are seasonal, so may not be in fruit when you visit..  There is an outside tap for rinsing off your outdoor gear and underseat storage by the door for wet clothing.  An outdoor fire bowl/bbq is available, along with fuel and an outdoor table and seating, for use when the weather allows it.
LOCATION….
The hut is located at the bottom of my garden on a working croft, opening onto the sea shore via a private foot path.  The hut is set 50 meters away from the road, and is on a main bus route.  This is a rural location, in the North Lochs area of the Isle of Lewis.  Our location is central to Lewis and Harris, ideal for exploring the our Islands.  It is approx 15 min drive from Stornoway and 45 min drive from Tarbert, (just 30 min drive til you’re actually in Harris though). . FYI for the adventurous..We are close to the Hebridean Way route!
While IsleBebytheSea is fenced off, please be aware we have cats, dogs, hens and horses near your accommodation, and the cats will likely be keen to meet you!
This is primarily a working croft so sadly we are not suitably geared up for accepting young children. Sorry if this doesn’t suit your needs. (I can recommend HebridesBothy.com for child friendly accommodation though!)  Please also note the hut is accessed via 2 steps.
EXTRAS..
Guests staying at IsleBebytheSea have access to my small home gym.  It is attached to my house, approx. 40 metres from hut. The gym is approx. 3 Metres by 4 Metres and contains resistance and cardiovascular equipment; treadmill, exercise bike, squat cage, Olympic bar and range of weight plates, single cable, small selection of free weights and various other bits of kit. I am a trained gym instructor and will require anyone using the gym to complete a short safety induction with me first. Gym use is for over 16s only.
As a little extra bonus for guests, IsleBebytheSea has a ‘secret garden’ and we are in the process of building a deck in it, to sit a ‘Lay Z Spa’ hot tub (soft tub) on. We estimate this will be up and running by Summer ’19.

Sorry, we are not set up to accept children.

We don’t accept pets, sorry about that.

 

For everyone’s comfort and safety, the whole premises is strictly non smoking.

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