We stayed at Airebroc to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday with our 2 year old son and couldn't have been happier. The cottage was everything we hoped for and more, it is a beautiful old house with all modern comforts to make an extremely comfortable stay. The view from the panoramic sunroom at the back is absolutely stunning, it's a bright warm room so even on a miserable day you can pass the time enjoying the wonderful landscape. Beyond that there is a lot of space downstairs, you can light a fire in the cosy living room, spend time cooking in the large spacious kitchen, or sit in the study/music room which also has a sofa.
It was a real pleasure to stay in such a nicely furnished and homely place, things like nice lighting, furnishings, nice duvets, pillows and art on the walls make all the difference to enjoying spending time relaxing inside (which is particularly important for a winter break in Scotland!). The central heating warms the house very nicely so we were never chilly!
It is also so well-equipped, we really appreciated that many of the basics were already there like soap, dishwasher tablets, kitchen roll, clingfilm etc, and it was so nice to be able to cook and always find a good selection of utensils and crockery. Often when staying in a self catering place you constantly find you are missing things that you would have at home, which wasn't the case here. It worked well staying with our 2 year old, there was a high chair and cot, and a few toys, and aside from keeping an eye on the stairs he could toddle around quite freely.
The owners are extremely nice and helpful and have obviously put a lot of thought and pride into offering a comfortable holiday home. I really hope we'll be back at some point for a longer stay!
My husband and I stumbled on Uig Bay 8 years ago while making a one-night stay. We were so impressed we promised ourselves we'd return someday. Our week at Airebroc was more impressive than we imagined.
The house is charming with it's individual style, a taste of the old but with all the modern conveniences. Of course the sunroom was the real hit. You could sit in any kind of weather and be surrounded with the beauty of the bay and the mountains. A shop with just about anything you might need is only 5 minutes away by car. I spent literally hours at a time wandering about the area. It's a photographer's paradise. Stornaway is only a hour by car which makes a outing very easy. Although there is so much to see and do close to Uig Bay we really appreciated the quiet and solitude of the house. We would definitely return, given the opportunity.
The sun room is what makes this house! We spent most of our time watching the tide, reading or dozing in the warm sunshine and admiring the ever changing view. The house is well placed to explore Lewis from and for evening walks on the beach! Simply wonderful!
Loved the house - felt at home immediately. Beautifully kitted out, and the owners provided a few welcome gifts of local products, which was really thoughtful. The house had everything we needed, and the sun room was perfect for relaxing - we spent most of our time there. The location is amazing - the beaches are among the best we've ever visited, and yet were almost always deserted. Lots of historical sites to visit, fabulous hills and walks, and delicious freshly caught scallops and oysters were among the many highlights. We certainly hope to go back!
A lovely cosy house with a fantastic view.
The house had everything we needed and lots of useful information about the local area. The owner was very helpful and we had a great holiday.
This large comfortable house accommodated four adults and two children with plenty of space. We ate in the large kitchen and relaxed in the choice of lounges. Access to Uig Bay was easy, the children loved the sands and shallow water, the adults loved the walks and the canoeing opportunities. We bought shellfish from the shack at Miabhaig and essential supplies from the community shop. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place for you.
This house has a wonderful location, with views over the bay. Watch the sheep and rabbits around the house and oyster catchers, ringed plovers, curlews and gulls in the bay. It is so peaceful yet close to the community shop. The house is well equipped with comfortable beds. We are a group of four and it might feel crowded if you had 8 people here. Lots to do - sea trips, archeological sites, walking (with the chance of seeing otters, seals and red deer).