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Self catering in Stornoway

Feel at home away from home on the beautiful Isle of Lewis


The Braes

The Braes is a delightful, fully modernised two storey holiday home that sleeps a maximum of  8 people.   Stornoway is two miles away. There is a well maintained

and extensive garden with excellent outdoor sitting and safe play areas.

Car parking is by the house,with space for turning.


Here in the Western Isles, the landscape and history of Lewis, together with the hospitality of its people provide a wonderful escape from the pressures of modern life. With luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins. Deer tend to keep to the high ground during the summer, but sometimes you can see them on the Harris Estate near Ardhasaig and Ardvourlie along the main road from Tarbert to Stornoway. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen on the machair.

The heather is a picture of purple in late summer when in full bloom.



Two spacious double bedrooms ;  one family bedroom.  (featured)

Towels, bed linen and hairdryers provided. Travel cot with bedding available. 

Bathroom with instant-heat shower on ground floor.  Shower room and toilet upstairs serving the two bedrooms. 

Oil fired central heating, with radiators in all rooms. Broadband,  Digital  TV with inbuilt DVD facility

Kitchen facilities include  washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric/gas cooker and microwave oven. Small TV.

  Dining table seats 8 comfortably.

Garden facilities include two six seater bench-style picnic tables, a garden bench seat,

 patio table with chairs for six and  a small portable barbecue on wheels .

Bedroom one
Bedroom three
Bedroom two - family


The Braes is available throughout the year. From 1st April 2021. Rates are as follows:-

Peak season bookings:-  £130 per night

Low season bookings:-  £120 per night

Discount of 20% for 1 week stay +

Peak seasons as follows - 

1st April - 15th April; 1st June - 31st October;18th December - 9th January 
. For bookings of more than 4 people, a one-off surcharge of £50 will apply.



house front
garden aspect
rear aspect
roadside aspect
roadside aspect 2
bedroom 1
bedroom 2 - family
bedroom 2 - aspect
bedroom three
sitting room
Sitting room - aspect
kitchen area


Wineries Tour
Explore the new industry of
Harris Gin.  Take an hour long roadtrip from Stornoway and find other adventures along the way.
Leisure Activities
New Sports Centre includes swimming pool, running  track, etc. also available
Go-Karting, Canoeing, water skiing, 18-hole golf course


Cultural sites
Callanish stones
Trip to St. Kilda
Garenin heritage village
Carloway brochd
(Harris Tweed loomshed on site)
Butt of Lewis lighthouse
Lews Castle and grounds
River Creed walk to Arnish point
St Clement's Chapel, Rodel, Harris
Market Day
Stornoway town centre boasts a weekly market of fresh local produce every Saturday from 8am.
Younger children
Swing park with chutes,
climbing frames, see-saw, etc.
Soft play jungle adventure
Small pool at Sports Centre
Bird Sanctuary

The Barvas Moor which stretches for approximately 5  miles north of Stornoway, is a nationally recognised wild bird sanctuary.

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