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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Cottage
This fully equipped three bedroom holiday home nestles by the sea. In an idyllic setting overlooking a loch on the west side of Lewis this high quality bungalow is very well furnished and decorated throughout. The lounge has patio doors to the garden which contains a garden table. There are lovely views to the sea and the Isle of Bernera beyond. Within walking distance of the bridge across to Great Bernera, with its fabulous unspoilt beaches and many heritage sites, including the fully reconstructed Iron Age House at Bosta, makes it an ideal location for walking, photography, touring and fishing.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Small, well behaved pet's allowed.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Mary M
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
Interaction with guests
Guests cant contact either of the hosts via email, phone or WhatsApp at any time should they wish to get in touch prior, during or after their stay
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Reviews (25)
Richard F
Richard F
4 contributions
We have stayed at Hollyburn 3 years in a row now and love it’s location and relaxing view over the loch. The bungalow is very comfortable and family + pet friendly. The owners could not be more friendly and helpful. It is a lovely part of the island with beautiful beaches nearby and a good base for exploring the island. Highly recommended.
Visited June 2022
Written June 27, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
It was a pleasure and delight to welcome you both back to HOLLYBURN Delighted you enjoyed all experiences whilst exploring our beautiful Island Haste ye back Mary & Patrick
Written August 9, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve and Racha... D
Steve and Racha... D
1 contribution
Our family came back to Hollyburn and enjoyed a fabulous holiday. The cottage looks out over the sea loch and there was lots of wildlife to see from the cottage including red deer on the hillside and dolphins in the loch. The cottage itself is well laid out and clean with everything needed. Highlights of our holiday this year included kayaking with the dolphins, eagle watching and exploring the amazing beaches. Patrick and Mary are super hosts and everyone around is so friendly.
Visited August 2021
Written September 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn ,it was lovely to have met you again We look forward to welcoming you again in the future Thankyou Mary & Patrick
Written October 11, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Richard F
Richard F
4 contributions
We have stayed at Hollyburn twice now and look forward to further visits. The Isle of Lewis is a very special place to visit and the location of Hollyburn is ideal - within easy distance of Stornaway but secluded and very close to the beaches around Bernera and Uig. The views from the bungalow over the sea loch are endlessly fascinating. Even in bad weather there is pleasure in staying at Hollyburn. The bungalow is well fitted, very comfortable and dog friendly. Marey and Patrick are great hosts.
Visited June 2021
Written June 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou Richard & Fiona Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn We look forward to welcoming you back
Written June 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ClaireSmith12
ClaireSmith12
Edinburgh, United Kingdom38 contributions
This cottage is exceptional for the price compared to others on the island. The photos just don’t do it justice, the accommodation throughout is welcoming , warm and relaxing. The fire in the living room was very much appreciated on a cold autumn evening after a days exploring. The view from the living room and dinning area are fantastic, lots of wildlife can be seen , you could sit for hours looking out on to the loch. Well equipped with board games , books and television. The kitchen has absolutely everything you would want for cooking, lots of utensils and microwave, George Forman, sandwich maker etc. If you love your fresh coffee you will love the coffee machine. The fridge was big enough to hold our groceries for a family of 4 for a week which meant only one trip to the supermarket the entire stay. The bathroom was clean and had a shower and a bath ( ideal for soaking in after a long day exploring the island) plenty of lovely fluffy towels too. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds very comfortable with lovely warm duvets and comfortable pillows. Plenty space for storing clothes. We found the location ideal for exploring Lewis and Harris , 25 min drive to Stornaway where the supermarkets are located. We found the big coop ,near lewes castle entrance ,better stocked than Tesco and the petrol station next door sold wood and kindling for the fire. There is a little store with essentials about a 20 min drive away on the road to Stornaway ( lochs services), it also has quite reasonably priced fuel if you need to refill before the journey home. There is a little pizza take way place on the road to here to if your looking for a night off from cooking We were lucky , on several occasions to spot Deer On the road down to the cottage in the early evening on the way back after a day out and lots of wildlife in the garden in front of the house. Have really enjoyed our week here , Patrick and Mary couldn’t have made us feel more welcome when we arrived and the home baking and treats the left were just what was required after a long day traveling. Would most definitely visit again. A few points to note. We were aware of the lack of internet when we booked and were prepared to sacrifice wifi for location however phone signal at the house is great on Vodafone but none with three. There was no hairdryer in the house , this may have been taken out for covid related measures but just a point to note
Visited October 2020
Written October 24, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou so much for kind words it was much appreciated We plan to have WiFi installed in the next few months all being well We look forward to welcoming you back in the future Patrick & Mary
Written October 27, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alanjackie52
alanjackie52
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom7 contributions
Warm welcome and extra touches from the owners of Hollyburn set up our fantastic week here. Watching the sea loch from the cottage was endlessly fascinating. Everything needed was in the cottage, including a roaring fire. Walks directly from the cottage or a short drive away to amazing beaches such as Bosta, Reef, Cliff and Uig. Highly recommend.
Visited September 2020
Written September 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
It was lovely to have met you ,pleased you enjoyed your time at Hollyburn ,whilst exploring our beautiful Island Thankyou for positive comments 🙂
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amanda B
Amanda B
1 contribution
Stayed at Hollyburn cottage 28th August till 5th September, it’s a beautiful cottage with stunning scenery , walks right from your doorstep, amazing beaches , wildlife on tap . Clean comfortable cottage very spacious and comfy would definitely recommend, owners were fantastic couldn’t have asked for a better holiday . Also pet friendly which was nice 👍.
Visited August 2020
Written September 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn ,we look forward to welcoming you back in the future Thankyou for positive comments 🙂
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

A Niven
A Niven
1 contribution
We had a wonderful stay at Hollyburn. Lovely home from home with everything you could need for a relaxing holiday away from it all. Beautiful island and this cottage is perfectly located to be able to visit many places easily. The oatcakes and scones were a great treat and topped off a lovely holiday. Thank you.
Visited July 2019
Written June 26, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou Pleased you enjoyed your stay
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christine R
Christine R
2 contributions
Thank you Mary and Patrick for allowing us to enjoy such a lovely home and location at Hollyburn. Perfect for relaxation with a beautiful view, lovely neighbours who very kindly supplied us with homemade goodies. Thank you for our homemade Oatcakes (going to try making these at home they were so good). Hollyburn was the perfect location to explore the beautiful Isle of Harris & Lewis, plenty of space in Hollyburn, clean and well equipped, will definitely be back in the future. Ellie my Sheltie puppy loved chasing her footie down the spacious corridor and Bill loved the armchair to sit and look at the view. Thank you Mary & Patrick for everything, it was a pleasure to meet you both. Best wishes, Christine, Bill & Ellie x
Visited June 2019
Written October 14, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thankyou for positive comments We look forward to welcoming you back 🙂
Written October 13, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jenny D
Jenny D
Sheffield, United Kingdom7 contributions
Home from home! Always such a lovely welcome, generous gifts of local food waiting for us, and every comfort in the house. We come as a couple, but there is plenty of room for a family of 4-6 here, even if you are confined by the weather! Hollyburn is ideally placed on the island, with lots to do locally, or beautiful scenery the length of the island if you want to travel further. We always enjoy the wildlife - watch for eagles, cuckoos, seals and otters (if you are lucky) and wonderful wild flowers. There is so much variety here, whether you are here for coastal or hill walking, history and archeology, birdwatching, photography...
Visited June 2019
Written August 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thank you so much for your review. We now look out for your annual trip to Hollyburn and it really does mean so much having regular holiday makers like yourselves, it reassures us we are doing it right!! It was so lovely seeing you during you stay and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. You both are so kind! Take care, Regards, Patrick, Mary & Mairi
Written August 10, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ian N
Ian N
Dundee, United Kingdom8 contributions
This is a great, very spacious house with an ideal location to explore Lewis (and Harris) from. The photos don't do it justice! Equipped with everything you need including a coal fire and a bath should the weather turn. Thoughtful welcome gifts from very friendly owners, GREAT neighbours and a coffee machine to die for! All you want from the Hebrides is on your doorstep. We hope to be back :-)
Visited March 2019
Written April 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Mairi M
Mairi M
Thank you so much for your positive feedback & we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hollyburn & we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Written April 10, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The surrounding area is 'Bernera' and 'Uig' where you will fine the famous Iron Age houses situated at Bosta Beach, only 10 minutes drive away from Hollyburn. This is esspeically busy during the summer months when the weather is warmer and there is lots of local events going on such as 'Bosta fun day' where you will find something for the whole family!
Getting around
We would highly reccomend renting or bringing a car with out as Stornoway (Main town) is approx a 40 minute drive. However this is what make the cottage so special. it is set in a remote and rural part of the island overlooking the sea with many beautiful beaches nearby.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about Hollyburn

Hollyburn is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Hollyburn has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Hollyburn has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Hollyburn must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.