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Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Holiday Rental House
Norma welcomes you to the Ard Holiday Cottage on the captivating island of Great Bernera which is situated in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The Ard has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. It is both spacious and well equipped and is the perfect choice for couples or families wanting to 'get away from it all' and explore the wild and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides. It offers a setting in which to relax and appreciate the tranquility of island atmosphere and is only 5 mins from the beautiful beach of Bosta, which sites a reconstructed, fully working Iron Age house and a Marcus Vergette art installation, The Time & Tide bell. The house is located in a stunning setting and to make the most of this, the living room and kitchen have been positioned looking o... Norma welcomes you to the Ard Holiday Cottage on the captivating island of Great Bernera which is situated in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. The Ard has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. It is both spacious and well equipped and is the perfect choice for couples or families wanting to 'get away from it all' and explore the wild and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides. It offers a setting in which to relax and appreciate the tranquility of island atmosphere and is only 5 mins from the beautiful beach of Bosta, which sites a reconstructed, fully working Iron Age house and a Marcus Vergette art installation, The Time & Tide bell. The house is located in a stunning setting and to make the most of this, the living room and kitchen have been positioned looking out to sea, patio doors lead out from the living room onto a large decked area which is furnished with a table and chairs so you can relax while making the most of the view. Some extra touches have been added to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your stay. An aga stove is in the living room making sure the house is nice and cosy. All beds are fitted with Kaymed spinal support mattresses aiming to reduce any pressure from build up leading to neck, back and joint pains during sleep. The house has been built with 'Supawall' insulation and is very eco friendly. The bathroom has a whirlpool bath with 21 jets (base, side, back and reflexology and 7 colours). The bath has a directional flow valve allowing you to isolate various jets to help relaxation and focus in on certain problematic areas of the body... just the thing at the end of a tiring day exploring the islands!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Shower

Meet the host
Norma M
Hosting since January 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (103)
Anita Adams
Anita Adams
Durham, United Kingdom29 contributions
Perfect retreat in a beautiful place
Absolutely loved the ard. We stayed here 6 nights on our honeymoon to r&r and explore the local area. The ard is spotless inside and has lovely decor with a fantastic outside decked terrace overlooking the island and sea. Lots to explore on great bernera including Bosta beach, iron House, noise mill and lovely quiet lanes for cycling. We met the host Norma whom was very friendly and helpful. We hope to be back again, we were so sorry to leave.
Visited September 2023
Written September 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jean046
Jean046
Stockport, United Kingdom65 contributions
Quiet and peaceful
A spacious and comfortable house with a lovely large decking area and great views, sadly no Northern Lights when we were there! Lots of lovely beaches to visit and superb walking. Kitchen was specious with cooker, dishwasher and washing machine. Could have done with more crockery, cooking equipment etc. A very enjoyable stay.
Visited September 2022
Written September 22, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Road56714023192
Road56714023192
1 contribution
Great home in a fantastic location.
Only stayed here for 3 nights as we were travelling through the isles but so wished it could have been longer. Great Bernera is a lovely place and the Ard cottage was a great find. It was spotless and in a perfect location with everything we needed. Had an early morning run in the sunshine to Bosta beach which was magical.
Visited October 2021
Written October 16, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Viosk
Viosk
United Kingdom7 contributions
Great place to stay
We enjoyed our stay here and found it a great base for walking, cycling and general exploring. It was clean, comfortable and cosy, looked just like the photos. Beautiful views from the decking and through the French doors, and a very quiet location.
Visited August 2020
Written February 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David and Naiara
David and Naiara
5 contributions
Lovely place, quiet, cosy, warm, nice views, clean, good facilities
We were looking for a place to escape to for a week and found this lovely place. It’s a great base to explore Lewis, the beaches, wildlife, local crafts/arts and archeology. The house is warm and had very good facilities, it was very clean and there were flowers on arrival. Norma is a good host and there if you need her, I’d highly recommend staying here.
Visited November 2020
Written December 3, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

kareen400
kareen400
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom2 contributions
Mrs
We had a nice relaxing time at The Ard.The cottage has everything you need and is very comfortable with nice views from the lounge area. We would definately consider returning.
Visited February 2020
Written March 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vancatwoman
Vancatwoman
Glasgow, United Kingdom527 contributions
Wonderful Place to Stay
We loved our fortnights stay in The Ard. We were warm, comfortable, and had a great view. We asked Norma if she could get us some lobster, and she ptovided us with two, perfectly cooked by her mother in law. On arrival we found fresh flowers, freshly baked scones, and a bottle of prosecco. This is our second stay in this lovely cottage and we hope to return.
Visited September 2019
Written September 21, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jemma H
Jemma H
2 contributions
Highly recommend.
We are just back from a wonderful couple of nights here for a wedding. A beautiful house with spectacular scenery and Norms was such a friendly and helpful host. A great base for exploring the surrounding area. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back.
Visited May 2019
Written May 14, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Pathfinder99419
Pathfinder99419
8 contributions
Amazing break
We stayed for 3 nights (should have stayed longer!) at the beautiful Ard. Everything you could possibly need in this cosy and wonderfully appointed home. The bath was amazing at the end of each day. Thank you Norma for the warm welcome and home made scones.
Visited April 2019
Written April 19, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Nomad09474979756
Nomad09474979756
2 contributions
Super weekend!
Lovely comfortable house with fantastic views. Enjoyed our three nights here while visiting family. Thank you Norma.
Visited March 2019
Written March 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Hot bath
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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About the neighbourhood
Great Bernera, often known just as Bernera, is an island in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. With an area of just over 21 km2 (8.1 sq mi), it is the thirty-fourth largest Scottish island. The Ard Holiday cottage is situated in the main settlement on the island. Breaclete is home to a small museum, mini-mart & off licence, school, a post office, church, community centre with café, petrol station, fire station, doctor's surgery and childrens playpark. There is a beautiful beach closeby with a iron age house, a excellent example of a norse mill can be found 5 minutes walk from the Ard.
Access
Car not needed

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
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 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
Please contact for short break availability. Special offers are available throughout the year. Check theardbernera website for details.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides

Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Ard HolidayCottage, Great Bernera, Lewis, Hebrides has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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