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“Lovely house, perfect location”
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Taigh Chalum, Achmore, Isle of Lewis : Lovely 2 bedroomed cottage, set in the most beautiful vista.
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Taigh Chalum, Achmore, Isle of Lewis : Lovely 2 bedroomed cottage, set in the most beautiful vista.
Spectacular exterior view from patio View from Deck and cottage
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Taigh Chalum, Achmore, Isle of Lewis : Lovely 2 bedroomed cottage, set in the most beautiful vista.
Spectacular exterior view from patio
View from Deck and cottage
Alternate viewfrom cottage
Cosy Living area
Kitchen & Dining area
Master Bedroom - Ensuite
Ground Floor Bedroom - Ensuite
Natural woodwork .. from local sawmill.
Downstairs room + ensuite
Deer visit!
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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debbie a
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lovely house, perfect location”
Reviewed May 11, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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We stayed in this property for 5 nights in April. We arrived in the worst weather to find the log burner on and the cottage so cosy. Christine couldn't have been any more helpful or welcoming.
The location was perfect as we wanted to do a lot of exploring and this was central for everywhere. The cottage didn't lack any amenities and we had everything we needed plus christine had left us a couple of little treats.
We travel often but this was by far my favorite trip away, the Isle of lewis is unbelievable, the callanish stones are well worth visiting but I would highly recommend taking a trip to Harris and the distillery in Tarbert. I can't wait to visit again soon.

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Management Response
May 15, 2017
Many thanks indeed Debbie for the kind review. Happy to welcome you all back at any point, and hoping for better weather for you .. this time. Best wishes Christine
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TABMFife
Fife
1 review
“Lovely little house, spotless, warm and welcoming.”
Reviewed April 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Good communication. Turned up late off the Saturday ferry. Easily found and felt immediately at home - fresh flowers, wee goodie pack, everything you could possibly need. Weekend not helped by rain and wind, but you get wet, you get dry, and Lewis is still close to heaven.
A general comment to Saturday selfcatering late arrivers in Lewis and Harris. Bring what you need for Sunday eats. No wee corner shops, no supermarkets, nothing ; bring it, or fast. Cafes with websites that say they're open Sunday lunchtime, aren't, and it can be quite a long drive, worse when you drive back hungry. For Monday's, recommend the roadside van above Luskentyre, best ever burger.

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Management Response
Apr 17, 2017
Many thanks Terry for your kind review and please enjoy the rest of the Spring/Summer. Weather has been sunny last couple of days but still very cold. I too enjoyed a roadside burger, today, above Luskentyre.
Regards Christine
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Reviewed November 9, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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louisemar...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Mrs”
Reviewed September 26, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

So cosy, log fire, candles, blankets, fresh flowers, loved it! Thanks for a great stay and the wee treat on arrival!

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Aukje K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very cosy cottage with superb views”
Reviewed September 21, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

A really nice cottage with a great atmosphere, nice decoration and a comfortable bed. Not everything was in perfect condition, for example the dish washer is missing some bits and pieces, but that didn't really impact our stay. We missed tools for poking in the wood burner. But the views were splendid, and the location is convenient for exploring.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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414alison...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fine, centrally located base from which to explore Lewis”
Reviewed October 9, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The chalet is well located and attractive. The bed in the downstairs bedroom is very comfy. We were slightly disappointed that the woodburning stove (featured in the pictures of the property) didnt have fuel supplied and unfortunately the garage suggested for us to buy it didnt have any. I should say though that the house was perfectly warm without it.....we were just expecting to be able to use it.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Alice B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful home with wonderful views from every window...”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This house is a designer home but with all the homely comforts that you could wish for. A beautiful kitchen with raised dining area; a snug area with a woodburner; decking that looks onto the wilderness on one side and the hills and lakes across the front. The bedrooms are laden with lovely bedding and towels galore. There is plenty of space inside and out. It is a fully-equipped house so you don't need to take anything. There are books on the landing, games in the cupboards, a decent TV, en-suites to both bedrooms and views to marvel at whilst eating at the dining table or sitting out on the decking, or just lolling about in the chairs and watching the wildlife beyond the patio doors. I loved it ~ I will book for much longer next time. The owners are very generous and first class providers.

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Liked best: The stylishness of the house
Liked least: My stay was too short!!
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