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Review of Kabuis Chalet

Shawbost Beach - a 15 minute walk from the Chalet.
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Shawbost Beach - a 15 minute walk from the Chalet.
Chalet with wrap around decked verandah.leading on to picnic table in garden Spacious Chalet Lounge - through to Kitchen /Dining
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Shawbost Beach - a 15 minute walk from the Chalet.
Chalet with wrap around decked verandah.leading on to picnic table in garden
Spacious Chalet Lounge - through to Kitchen /Dining
Chalett Kitchen / Dining - open plan.
Kitchen/Dining area
Chalet Lounge - taken from open plan kitchen
Chalet Lounge, spacious and comfortable with cream leather sofas
Double Bedroom
Twin Bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath.
One of the many spectacular sunsets that can be captured, this one over Shawbost Beach.
Our Cavalier King Charles - named Rusti.
The start of the coastal walk from Shawbost Beach to Dalbeg / Dalmore and finish at Garen Blackhouse
Your already on the coastal walk to Dalbeg etc.
Dalbeg Beach.
Garenin Blackhouse Village.
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Chalet -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Shawbost, Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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browni22
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Smashing”
Reviewed September 12, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Came here after a week on Skye. This was a completely different landscape to there. We were welcomed by our hosts who were very attentive and explained everything about the chalet. Sunday Rhoda visited again to tell us about places to visit. The chalet was well equipped and we did not go short of anything. The location was good with all places being reached with too much trouble. Would visit this place again.

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Greet V
Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Even more better!”
Reviewed July 29, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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For the second time in one year we went to this fantastic place. There must be a huge motivation behind it because this trip takes us 3 full days to get there (car+ boat). And yes, motivated we were (and still are). This chalet is wonderfull. You have everything you need, and more. It feels immediatly like home (although our home is completely different). Rhoda and Neil are the hosts you always dreamed of: incredibly nice people, VERY generous and caring.
Lewis itself is for us -city dwellers from Belgium- extremely beautifull, calm and peacefull. The weather is of course uncertain, but hey, who cares when you are on such a stunning place.
Rhoda, Neil, see you soon!

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DARRAN S
1 review
“Delightful”
Reviewed July 15, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our first visit to the Isle of Lewis and we could not have been made to feel more welcome. Rhoda and Neil were excellent hosts, so friendly and willing to share their local knowledge of what to see and do, and always on hand if needed. The mouthwatering home baking, smoked salmon and fruit on arrival provided that extra special touch and was much appreciated. Rhoda kindly allowed us to bring our 2 dogs along, and the chalet provided an excellent base for our stay. Equipped with everything you would want, it is an inviting and cosy place to come back to at the end of a busy day out and about. We had a very happy and relaxing week and would highly recommend Kabuis.

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Management Response
Jul 16, 2016
Our sincere thanks for your kind words, we are delighted that you found the Chalet comfortable and well equipped. It a was our pleasure and happy to assist with your wonderful pets, Masie and Caber
X from Rusti
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Pam H
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An excellent stay on Lewis!”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

We were greeted by Rhoda who treated us like family, provided fresh cake, cheese and smoked salmon. What a great start to our week. Rhoda and Neil, knowing the island inside out, directed us to the best sites and interests making sure we missed nothing. The accomodation was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. We can thoroughly recommend Kabuis to anyone planning a visit to the Hebrides.

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Colin B
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed September 30, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Fantastic property, a real home from home. Of course the best place to be on these island is out and about enjoying the beautiful scenery but if you got rained in all holiday I could think of no better place. There are some fascinating books and newspaper cuttings in the chalet directly related to the owners who share an interesting lineage going back centuries, and warmer and more welcoming people you would travel a long way to find. Smoked salmon and a delicious home made cake greeted us on our arrival and another cake left with us to Skye for our second week, the accommodation wasn't a patch on this. Huge thanks to Neil and Rhoda. Tapadh leat! Chan eil aon chanan gu leor.

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Liked best: attention to detail
Liked least: if I was being picky, lack of direct views
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Allan B
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fabulous holiday in a fabulous place with fabulous hosts”
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

myself my wife and daughter drove from Warrington. Staying overnight on Skye before catching the morning ferry to Harris/Lewis , We arrived at the chalet and straight away felt at home and the greeting from Rhoda and Neil was fabulous, we had never met them before and it was like meeting old friends within seconds . The chalet was warm and comfortable and had everything we needed for the weeks stay and more. The chalet was clean and well maintained with quality everything. The local knowledge of our hosts - and Rhoda's baking - was excellent and nothing was to much trouble.10 out of 10.we are already planning our next stay but it will be at least two weeks as one was nowhere near enough.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: leaving
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Dean W
Salford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Lovely stay in a beautiful part of the world”
Reviewed September 12, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We booked the Chalet for a week in August 2015. All booking was done with Rhoda and this was very easy to sort out. Communication was great with good directions etc provided.
We arrived Saturday evening and were warmly welcomed by Rhoda, Neil and Rusti.
The accommodation was lovely and clean and perfect for the 3 of us.
The fridge was stocked with fresh salmon, milk etc and Rhoda regularly provided home made cake and biscuits.
The location was excellent and we managed to see the whole Island within the week. The village of Shawbost feels quite remote (which we liked) but then you are only 25 / 30 minutes away from all that you need in Stornoway. We mixed it up and had a few meals out and ate in a few nights with provisions from the butchers in Stornoway.
Neil and Rhoda are lovely people who welcomed us and provided us with ideas of what to do and where to go and also set us up with fishing gear for an evenings fishing.
There is a lovely beach within walking distance. There are some fantastic beaches (Uig and Luskentyre) within a short drive away.
We had a fantastic holiday and are already considering coming back soon.
Thanks Rhoda and Neil for a lovely stay.

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Traveling group: Young Children
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