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“Fantastic Views and a Very Comfortable House”
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Sundown Cottage, Achmore, Isle of Lewis
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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emlaw123
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Views and a Very Comfortable House”
Reviewed July 10, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This house is very conveniently situated - not too far from Stornoway, but far enough to be completely out in the country. The accommodation was very comfortable and clean and we were very happy to receive a welcome pack when we arrived. There are no shops open on a Sunday and very few restaurants so it is vital to bring some food with you! The linen and plentiful towels were of a high quality and the kitchen contained all the cookware and equipment needed for creating meals for hungry people. The scenery is amazing and unspoiled with too many beautiful beaches to choose from! The food from the various restaurants we visited was excellent, and we were made welcome everywhere we went.

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Liked best: The peaceful location and the view
Liked least: I would have liked warmer weather
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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trishasco...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Back at Achmore for another wonderful week for the third time. This time we took both cottages as our family from Australia were with us (9 of us). The facilities are great and the cottages so welcoming and cosy, the views over the lochs towards the Harris hills are stunning. The cottages are so central for visiting the stunning beaches on Lewis and Harris. Thanks again to Christine and Calum Angus for making us feel so welcome. Cant wait to come back.

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Liked best: Just everything about the cottages.
Liked least: Nothing wrong
Traveling group: Extended Family
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MarlijnHe...
1 review
“It's a lovely cabin and great service!”
Reviewed March 18, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

This cottage is amazing. We had a great welcome. All you need is there and it's all very clean! The cabin and its location is lovely. The communication with the owners is very good and they are very nice. We had an amazing stay! Many thanks

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properwor...
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
“Sundown Cottage is the perfect 10; the only negative is that we had to leave!”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Without question, our time at Sundown Cottage was the highlight of our Scottish vacation...and that is saying a lot! The venue was breath taking; the accommodation was magnificent -- perfectly located, modern, extraordinarily equipped, cozy and yet spacious, felt like home. Space for each of us when we needed privacy, and comfortable "family" space as well. Christine, who met us on arrival, exuded Hebridean hospitality and warmth and made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in the door. And she was generous and thoughtful with provision, If Sundown and Achmore weren't so far from home (Virginia in the the US), we would book the cottage for a month every year. What a jewel!

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Liked best: Location, quality of accommodation(the cottage was a showplace) and ...well, everything, frankly!
Liked least: There was no
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Revs21
United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage, fantastic views, brilliant hosts, seriously impressed.”
Reviewed September 12, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

This place is fantastic, great location for exploring Harris and Lewis. A lovely wooden cottage, full of home comforts. The view is amazing, layer after layer of hills abound, all of which can be viewed from inside the cottage, or from the picnic table outside.

To top it off the hosts have thought of everything you may need for your stay here, plus extra homely touches such as fresh flowers, plenty of wood to enjoy the stove on an evening, candles and an array of welcome goodies for you to enjoy. We were very impressed by such hospitality. Christine was also flexible (Sept= shoulder season) to kindly meet our request for only 5 nights stay as we spent 2 nights on Uist cycling Barra+Vatersay.

We stayed in the 3 bedroomed cottage, clean, comfortable, relaxing. You are provided with a range of kitchen equipment, for those who like to cook, which I did every evening. The bathrooms have great showers and the bath was a welcome feature after a day walking/biking. There are plenty of towels, bedding and beds very comfortable. There are also washing/drying facilities, and a dishwasher which we did use. The WiFi proved very useful for planning our activities and general leisure time. We rediscovered radio programs (BBC Scotlands Get it On - 6-8pm) and didn't use the TV, although there was one. Just listened to music enjoying a drink every eve enjoying looking at the Mountains.

Any negatives? Not really, but if forced, some may find the location is a little north for day trips to the Harris Mountains (40 mins but it didn't stop us we went 3 out of 4 days), but it's great for the west beaches, stone circles and North Lewis, however since there's no traffic anywhere & the roads are very good so the driving was relaxed and easy, esp. when enjoying the views of the Harris Mountains.

We wish we could just stay here another week, so sorry our holiday is over and we have to leave.

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Liked best: The host, facilities and views
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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SamanthaE...
Edinburgh
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Awesome Hebridean Hospitality”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We were lucky enough to stay at Sundown Cottage for our summer holiday last week and were wowed by the Hebridean hospality shown to us by Christine and Calum, the owners of the cottage, who left us with everything we would need to start us off. This was especially important as we didnt realise that most shops are closed here on a Sunday. although we did find that local petrol stations were a Godsend - they sell anything from homemade steak pies to fishing boats!
The cottage itself was lovely, furnished to a high quality and the views are stunning. The photographs dont really do it justice which is a good thing and was a pleasant surprise to find the place even better than the pictures! It has such a nice feel about the place and is obviously well loved.
Lewis and Harris has so much to offer anybody who likes to explore in the car, on foot or on bikes like us. We had a great time, Sundown was a great base to explore and we would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2014
Many thanks for your kind review. Christine & CA
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Lorraine...
Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“amazing place to stay if visiting the Hebrides”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
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Sundown cottage has to be one of the nicest self catering cottages to stay in, Christine has thought of everything to make make your stay one of the best. The views are breath taking, the cottage is ideally located to get out and about, and its so nice to come home to after a day out to a warm log fire.
The cottage is well stocked, the kitchen has all good quality appliances and Christine evens leaves you a welcome gift which was so nice.
If you are looking for a cottage that has it all then Sundown is the one!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: leaving it
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 15, 2014
Thank you very much Lorraine for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again should you wish to return in the future and happy to help with anything you might need to make your stay even more comfortable. Christine & CA
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