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“Gorgeous Cottage, Beautiful Location”
Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
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Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
The Ard Holiday Cottage, Bernera, Isle of Lewis Bright, comfortable living room, 32' Samsung LCD T.V. with Sky,  aga multi-fuel stove, payphone.
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Northern lights as seen from the decking of The Ard
The Ard Holiday Cottage, Bernera, Isle of Lewis
Bright, comfortable living room, 32' Samsung LCD T.V. with Sky,  aga multi-fuel stove, payphone.
Open plan Kitchen and living room with spectacular view to sea
En suite double room with King size bed, fitted wardrobes, bedside tables and lamps, tv, radio alarm
Twin room with  2 single beds with Kaymed Spinal Support mattresses*, fitted wardrobe
Bathroom with Whirlpool bath (8 base jets, 5 side jets, 6 back jets, 2  foot jets and 7 colours).
Tiled En suite  with enclosed shower cubicle, wash hand basin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Patio doors leading out to decked area where you enjoy the spectacular view out to Loch Beag
View from The Ard Holiday Cottage Kitchen & Living room
Northern Lights as seen from The Ard
Bernera Bridge built in 1953, the bridge was the first pre-stressed concrete bridge in Europe.
Standing Stones above Bernera Bridge
Little Bernera lies between the sea lochs of West & East Loch Roag
Bosta Beach is made from sparkling white shell sand. This  beach is approx 3 miles from The Ard
The Old Hill, Bosta Beach Bernera
Iron Age house at Bosta Beach
Callanish Standing Stones - rows of large pieces of Lewisian Gneiss arranged in a cross shape.
Lews Castle & Wicker woman under the stars
Garenin black house village
Dun Broch
Butt of Lewis
Town of Stornoway
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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LauraWyll...
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Gorgeous Cottage, Beautiful Location”
Reviewed October 25, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We spent one week (Sept into Oct) at The Ard and cannot praise it highly enough. The accommodation is superb and the setting is perfect...and our welcome pack of a bottle of fizz and freshly home made scones was a really lovely touch! We spent all our time exploring Bernera and the Isle of Lewis and Harris. The beaches are outstanding. Bosta beach is a short distance from the cottage and is simply stunning. There are well marked walks that even novices like us could complete and plenty of areas of interest if you want to get out and about. The owner was very welcoming and helpful with regards information about the island and advice on where to visit. We would definitely return to The Ard, one of our favourite holidays to date!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Boyle1761
Manchester, England
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8 reviews
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“Stunning”
Reviewed September 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Warm welcome from norma. The facilities in the cottage are excellent, everything you will need for your stay. Whirlpool bath is very relaxing. Beautiful wood burner. Can't wait to return.

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Shottle, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Liked best: the comfort and the views
Liked least: the midgies
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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S H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very good holiday home”
Reviewed August 22, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We greatly enjoyed our stay at The Ard, Isle of Lewis.
Clean and well equipped, the bungalow makes a comfortable base from which to explore this fascinating island.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The midges
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Richard P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“A wonderful house in a beautiful location”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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The island of Bernera ( reached by a bridge) is an ideal place to stay if visiting Lewis - close to sites like Calanish, yet a beautiful location which repays exploring. Sea views from the house, a shop - with post office (ideal for getting cash) and a couple of petrol / diesel pumps (most important!)and community centre ( with museum and café) within walking distance, fascinating archaeology locally and abundant wildlife, fabulous beaches and great walks.
The Ard itself is very well equipped, extremely comfortably furnished and well insulated so would be suitable for visits at any time of year. Norma lives in the adjacent house, and was so very welcoming as well as informative. A typically generous touch was a bottle of prosecco and a plate of freshly baked scones when we arrived. Spotlessly clean of course, the house was not only a great base from which to explore but a very pleasant home to come back to. Great sunsets over the sea. We would love to go back.

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Fiona A
Loch Ness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Perfect accommodation in a stunning location”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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The Ard is a fabulous property with everything you need for a comfortable stay. There is lots of information about what to do in Lewis and Harris but the best brochure was prepared by local schoolchildren who tell you about everything there is to see and do on Bernera. The old Norse Mill can be accessed directly from The Ard and if you visit in the evening you can experience the most magical sunset. The walk from Valasay to Bosta beach is fabulous - very clearly marked and the views are stunning. Bosta beach with the time and tide bell is a must see and you can also explore the Iron Age house. Head down to Kirkibost pier where there is a wonderful craft studio with all things wooden. A great find. Or, if you are interested in weaving, search out the weavers studio at Tobson where the wool comes from the angora goats and sheep on the croft. This is all in an area of around 6 miles square! There is of course the rest of Lewis and Harris to explore but so much is right on your doorstep.
If you want a really fabulous trip of a lifetime then we thoroughly recommend a trip to St Kilda with Kilda Cruises. A really professional and friendly service will make your trip a day to remember.
Thank you Norma for your very warm welcome to The Ard, to Bernera and to Lewis.

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Liked best: Comfort, location and view from The Ard
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jan T
Prague, Czech Republic
2 reviews
“Perfect reatreat on beautiful place”
Reviewed July 14, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The Ard cottage was brilliant, absolutely clean, very nicely (and with taste) furnished, equiped and decorated. The location is quiet, with a nice view of the sea from the window and terrace; perfect starting point for trips around Lewis and Harris Isles. The owner (Norma) was very helpful. I would highly recommend this place!

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Liked best: The cottage and location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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