Bayview House holiday home situated in picturesque Port-of-Ness in the Outer Hebrides, which commands stunning views of the bay, the Minch and the Scottish western coast. The house is rentable from Easter to the end of October, subject to availability.
We hope that you will treat it as a home also and enjoy its comfort and the spectacular views it offers.
The house sleeps five people plus two children in bunk beds. All the rooms have great views overlooking Port of Ness harbour and beach in a stunning location with a panoramic vista across the Minch to the mountains of North West Scotland.
Two large double bedrooms with TVs and one small single bedroom. Upstairs toilet. A large kitchen with washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge freezer, electric cooker, microwave and toaster. Downstairs bathroom. Spacious dining room, comfortable sitting room with large screen Sky FreeSat Smart TV and DVD player. Free WiFi throughout. Oil fired central heating with additional electric heaters if required.
The area is rich in wildlife, especially sea birds, corncrakes, eagles, and is popular with bird watchers particularly in Spring and Autumn when rare migrating birds are seen. Dolphins and basking sharks are regular visitors to the bay
The house is 28 miles from the capital Stornoway along the A857 through Barvas and up the west coast. The journey time is only 35-40 minutes by car and there is a regular bus service between Port of Ness and Stornoway.
Stornoway is a good place for shopping, having an Argos, supermarkets such as Tescos and a Co-op superstore. The town has a wealth of independent shops to browse and look for local specialities such as Harris Tweed, jewellery, pottery and not forgetting the famous Stornoway black pudding! It has some excellent restaurants including, Digby Chick, HS1, and Solas at the Cabarfeidh Hotel. There are a number of other cafes and restaurants including Thai, Chinese and Indian.
Stornoway Castle grounds include tennis courts, bowling green, an 18 hole golf course, scenic woodland walks and salmon fishing on the river Creed.
The island is the largest of the Outer Hebrides or Western Isles consisting of Lewis in the north and the more mountainous Harris in the south. The island is particularly attractive to the adventurous visitor with many beautiful and varied landscapes to experience from the rugged moors and peaceful lochs of Lewis to the famous golden surf beaches of Harris. It contains vast areas with a remoteness not found anywhere else in the UK. Lewis particularly has historic attractions including the Callanish Neolithic stone circles, Arnol Blackhouse, and Garenin village.
The island can be reached by flying to Stornoway airport which has regular daily flights to and from Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness. For Lewis, there are Calmac vehicle ferries connecting Stornoway and Ullapool, and Tarbert in Harris for Uig on Skye. Coach services to the mainland ferry ports are operated by Citylink. The nearest railway link is Inverness with a coach service to Ullapool.