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Traditional Croft House with Spectacular Views over Beach and Mountains

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Crowlista, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides - Exceptional Location 2 Minutes Walk from White Sand Beach

Airebroc - a self-catering holiday home set in some of the most lovely scenery in the Western Isles

Looking out over the hills surrounding Uig Sands, Airebroc is a stone-built croft house at the edge of Uig Sands, one of the most beautiful beaches to be found in the Outer Hebrides. TripAdvisor reviews of Uig Sands say:

'This was one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. The beach is something else, but all of the surrounding areas are fabulous as well - the cliffs, the water, mountains. Truly amazing. '

'A huge golden beach, fringed by mysterious, dark mountains. '

'as remote as any place can as good'

The village of Crowlista is in a remote location and it is easy to feel you have ‘really got away from it all’. Nevertheless, there is an excellent shop for groceries a mile away at Timsgarry, and there is a community centre which hosts ceilidh dances and dinners at which visitors are warmly welcomed. It also houses a local history museum and a cafe which provides homemade soups and home-baked cakes throughout the day. There are also three other restaurants within 3 miles.

Airebroc has lots of comfortable sofas where you can enjoy the view, or relax and unwind in front of the fire after a day on the beach or walking in the hills. It is furnished in a traditional style retaining the old wood-panelled walls, and an open fire and morso squirrel stove, whilst also providing all modern comforts, with ensuite bathrooms and plenty of hot water from a newly installed central heating system.

Ground floor

• Kitchen fully equipped with Britannia range cooker (gas hob, 2 electric ovens), microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, and dining table that seats 8

• Living Room with traditional open fireplace, Freeview TV and DVD/Bluray player, HiFi with Ipod dock, 3 sofas to seat 8

• Study with piano, games cupboard, Morso Squirrel stove, and desk overlooking bay with large screen chromebox for internet browsing available for visitors

• Sun Room seating for 8, with stunning views of the bay and beach. Light, warm, peaceful - ideal for reading, talking, relaxing

• Single bedroom (with WC and basin next door)

• WC and hand basin next to bedroom

• entrance lobby with coat and boot storage area

First floor

• Front double bedroom with ensuite basin, corner bath and WC. Views east to Uig Sands, Uig Lodge, Suainaval and other mountains.

• Front double bedroom (with additional single bed) with ensuite basin and WC. Views to Forsnaval and Traighe nan Sruba (Cockle Bay)

• Back double bedroom (with additional single bed), next to main bathroom. Some of the best views in the house: the Atlantic, and the Uig mountains.

• Family bathroom with bath/shower, basin and WC.


• Britannia Range Cooker with gas hob and 2 electric ovens

• microwave, fridge and freezer, kettle, toaster

• full supply of crockery, cutlery and glasses, the kitchen is well equipped with utensils, blenders etc.

• new A* efficient oil-fired central heating and ample hotwater supply

• TV with freeview channels, Blue Ray DVD player

• wi-fi / broadband works throughout the house and EE and T-mobile have good reception

• radio with CD player and sound system

• bed linen, towels and soap provided

• Cot and high chair available

• Local maps, guide and history books

• Weber Barbecue


In front of the house there is a terrace where the barbeque can be used, and two large flower beds, and a lawn, with two stone lintel seats and a bench overlooking the bay. From the lawn a grassy path leads down to front gate, from where it is only a 200m walk to the beach.

At the back of the house, the kitchen looks across to the meadows behind the house out on to the Atlantic, and to the byre which used to house the cattle and sheep kept on the croft, but which has now been modernised. There is a gravel drive, and plenty of parking space on the drive and next to the road.

Local Activities

Walking - fabulous views from local mountains, huge Uig Sands in front of house to explore, dramatic coastal walk behind the house to lochs and iron age settlement remains,

Swimming - in the sea, or under the bridge on far side of bay at low tide - can be quite warm in summer.

Fishing- trout fishing in local lochs is free. Stornoway angling societies provide lessons.

Birdwatching – gannets, fulmars, sea eagles, and migrating waders on the beach

Sailing - slipways at Miabhaig and Valtos to explore the extensive sheltered waters of Loch Roag

Boat trips - Seatrek, based at Miabhaig for day trips to offshore islands such as Pabbay and Scarp, and further to St Kilda

Kite surfing and kite buggying on Uig Sands

Restaurants - Auberge Carnish, The Old School House, Baille na Cille Hotel

Whisky distillery at Ardroil

Erista museum and cafe – a mile away, providing excellent lunches, homemade soup and cakes


No pets allowed.

What is included in your stay

electricity and oil

coal for open fire and Morso Squirrel stove, kindling and peat


soap and towels

welcome hamper

kitchen and bathroom staple supplies

broadband internet access

Rates: £590 to £990 per week depending on season and number of guests.

Suitable for 7 people (can sleep 10 if additional single beds and sofabed used for additional charge of £6per person per night)

Children are welcome.

No smoking. Sorry, no pets.

Off street parking.

Wi-Fi/internet access.


Flights to Stornoway

The nearest airport is just outside Stornoway, about an hour's drive from Crowlista. Several airlines offer routes from the Scottish mainland to Stornoway Airport:

Flybe recently started providing connection flights through to Stornoway from Gatwick, taking about 3 / 4 hours in all.

British Airways fly between Stornoway and Glasgow, Inverness and Edinburgh

Easyjet fly from Luton and Gatwick to Inverness, flights are generally cheap and arrive in time to either connect with Flybe flight to Stornoway or get the bus from Inverness to catch the afternoon ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway, from where one can pick up a hired car.

By ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne (phone 0800 066 5000) run two ferry routes to the Scottish mainland, from Stornoway (Lewis) to Ullapool and from Tarbert (Harris) to Uig (Skye)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We really felt we had escaped to another world when we got to this house.'

'The views were stunning, and walking out onto the beach facing all those mountains was unforgettable'.

'Airebroc is a very special place, and it was hard to leave.'
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Isle of Lewis in Western Isles

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Toilet and basin ensuite to bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , main family bathroom next to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Toilet and basin next to bedroom 4 downstairs
  • Family bathroom with bath, basin and wc. Downstairs wc.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , 4ft wide double (ie not the full 4ft 6") in downstairs study
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed plus single bed. Bedroom 3 with double bed plus single bed. Bedroom 4 with single bed. Bedroom 5: 4ft double sofabed available in piano room/study.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • museums
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The house is set in it's own croft, grass to front and rear, with a bench and mown lawn in front of the house and there is a concrete apron around the front of the house where guests can eat outside and have barbecues. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels and linen are provided at the start of each week. The property is cleaned each week between departure and arrival of new guests. Other: Hall and downstairs wc. Ample space for storing boots and coats.


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Traditional Croft House with Spectacular Views over Beach and Mountains
average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Amazing visit

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in absolutely stunning location

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Perfect location and views

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is ideally located for exploring the Isle of Lewis, but a car is essential. We also explored Harris from here, a long day but well worth it.

The cottage has 8 bed spaces although that would be rather cramped. We were 4 & comfortable. Kitchen rather tired but well equipped, but only 5 chairs + high chair for 8????). Great to be provided with basic essentials eg olive oil, pepper & salt mills, porridge, dishwasher tabs etc. (see owner's list)

Beds quite comfortable. Wardrobe space in 1 bedroom only, but plenty of drawers. Sun room fantastic views - great for chilling any time of day or night. This goes a long way to justifying the price, however we felt the cottage would benefit from an internal freshen up of the paintwork and some items of furniture.

Overall a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Great place, phantastic area, warm and individual holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Airebroc as a family of five with younger kids. We very much enjoyed the quietness of the place and the phantastic surrounding. The house is spacious and friendly. Different from many other holiday homes the owners have created a special place that makes you feel that it once was a real home and it still breathes the atmosphere from that time. As fine food lovers the excellently equipped kitchen allowed us joyful meals. We really liked to stay there and can fully recommend the place for a family holiday "out of the world".

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour de rêve dans une maison douillette

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour (une semaine en famille, 8 personnes dont un enfant de 2 ans). La maison est très très bien équipée, spacieuse et a très bien convenu à notre grande famille. Tout est prévu par les propriétaires pour rendre le séjour agréable. Nous la recommandons.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Stornoway harbour
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Birdwatching. The owners are not birdwatchers, but they think there are probably superb birdwatching opportunities. There was a concrake in the garden last year, and in the bay immediately in front of the house, and in the surrounding moor and coastline at the back you can regularly see snipe, lapwings, golden plover, red and black throated divers, greenshanks, great northern diver (once), redwings, ravens playing in the updraught around the neighbour's house, peregrines and many more. It's not unusual to see eagles when walking in the hills to the south.


The Uig Sands in front of the house extend for a square mile, and rarely have more than a dozen people on them even on Bank Holidays. Children can swim in the safe clear water pools around the bridge which crosses the Bruton stream on the sands, and in the bay in front of the house when the tide is in. Within 5 miles of the house there are the beaches of Reef and Cliff on the Valtos peninsula, and also the dramatic rocky coastline and beaches of Mangersta and Mealista.


The nearest airport is Stornoway, 38 miles away by car. Flights go to Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh direct. Caledonian Macbrayne run car ferries twice a day from Ullapool to Stornoway and from Uig (Skye) to Tarbert.


The nearest village Erista is 1 mile away and has a community centre, museum, cafe and shop. Miabhaig harbour is 2 miles away, from which Seatrek runs boat trips to the islands. The Valtos peninsula with its beautiful beaches and archaeological sites is 3 miles away. The Callanish stone circle and the restored iron age house on Bosta beach are each 20 miles away, and 25 miles away are the iron age tower of Carloway Broch, and the restored black houses of Garenin and Arnol.

Further Details:

The local shop carries a surprisingly wide range of luxury groceries, including fresh bread and cakes, local produce and fish and meat. There are 3 restaurants within 5 miles: a cafe at Aird provides lunch; the Old School House at Loch Chroistean provides lunch and dinner with regular social ceilidh suppers; the hotel Baille na Cille 5 minutes walk across the sand can take outside guests for dinner if prebooked, and the community centre does soup lunches and teas. The shop acts as bank and post office.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring /Summer 2018
31 Mar 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas NY 2018
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Arrivals and departures
The house will be ready for you from 4 pm, and the property must be vacated by 10 am on the day of departure to allow time for preparing the house for the next party. The keys to the house will be left on the kitchen table.
Please leave the house clean and tidy on departure. We reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning if this proves necessary.
No pets are allowed in the house.
No smoking is allowed inside the house.
If anything has been damaged or needs replacing, please inform us by phone or email or leave a note on the kitchen table prior to departure. Damage and losses will be charged.
Vehicles/ Personal Property
Clients are recommended to take out holiday insurance to cover loss or damage to personal effects as well as cancellation and curtailment insurance. Vehicles, accessories and contents are left at their owners risk. The proprietors will not be responsible for any loss or damage or any injury to persons not caused through the fault of the proprietor. To minimise the cost and inconvenience of cancelled bookings we would strongly advise you to take out holiday insurance.
You must allow us, or our representative, access to the house at any reasonable time during your stay (eg to read meter, reset fuses etc).
Restriction on rental
We reserve the right to remove person or persons from the property due to unreasonable behaviour, damage to the property or exceeding the stated occupancy. In this case refund will be at the discretion of the owners.
If for any reason due to circumstances outside our control (eg fire, theft or damage), the cottage is not available, we will make every effort to inform you as soon as practicable, and fully refund the money you have paid us. You will have no further claim against us.
We cannot be held responsible for the failure of public services (water & electricity), disturbance or closure of amenities which is beyond our control.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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