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Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views.

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5 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This quality 5-bedroom house has awe inspiring views towards the town of Stornoway and the landscape beyond. The owners bought the house principally for the views. The house has 5 bedrooms (one en-suite), one other bathroom and a toilet/washbasin in the utility room. There is a large kitchen with dining area and substantial living room. The Master bedroom has a King Sized bed, bedroom 2 has a king sized bed and a single bed as well, bedroom 3 has a double and bedrooms 4 and 5 are twins. There is an infants cot available. The whole configuration is subject to change without notice. The town is around 5 miles away, the airport about 3 miles and the ferry terminal about 5 miles. Shops, public transport etc are all easily available. There is a substantial rear garden that has been used for foo...This quality 5-bedroom house has awe inspiring views towards the town of Stornoway and the landscape beyond. The owners bought the house principally for the views. The house has 5 bedrooms (one en-suite), one other bathroom and a toilet/washbasin in the utility room. There is a large kitchen with dining area and substantial living room. The Master bedroom has a King Sized bed, bedroom 2 has a king sized bed and a single bed as well, bedroom 3 has a double and bedrooms 4 and 5 are twins. There is an infants cot available. The whole configuration is subject to change without notice. The town is around 5 miles away, the airport about 3 miles and the ferry terminal about 5 miles. Shops, public transport etc are all easily available. There is a substantial rear garden that has been used for football, barbecues or lazing around while admiring the views that often feature cruise ships passing into the harbour. The house has been popular in the past with pilots, doctors, engineering staff and contractors working on the island who have often brought their families with them. It is a perfect house to recuperate after a hard day surfing, trekking, fishing, hiking or enjoying Stornoway's rich culture.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
No wild parties. No stag or hen parties. Please notify type and number of pets at time of booking. The owners reserve the right to refuse certain pets or numbers of pets if we wish. Please respect the neighbours' privacy, peace and quiet. An allowance for electricity and oil is provided in the cost at £30/week and 20mm respectively unless otherwise agreed in writing. The guests will have to pay for any excess above this.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Manager
John Gibson (Property Manager John Gibson)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2014
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Reviewed 16 May 2019

This was our first visit to Stornoway and our choice of accommodation could not have been better. John was the most accommodating and understanding owner for various reasons. The house was everything he said it was with outstanding views. It was absolutely spotless with all...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2019

It was great having you and absolutely no bother at all.I'm glad you enjoyed the house. John

Reviewed 5 May 2019

We spent the week here exploring Lewis and Harris and the house was perfect for us. Modern, spacious and everything we could’ve needed and we’d use it again

Date of stay: April 2019
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2019

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so. Glad you and the family enjoyed it. John

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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2018
Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: October 2018
Reviewed 3 October 2018

A house silent in the near of the cliffs enough room but only 2 bathrooms with shower not 3 bathromms,the 3 was just a toilette,very nice rooms,nice kitchen

Date of stay: August 2018
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you Robert. We are indeed considering a 3rd bathroom as it would be a great advantage.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

The house is in an excellent location overlooking the sea, a short drive from Stornoway, Very clean, comfortable beds, The owner John was very helpful and kept in touch to make sure everything was ok, we had an amazing holiday and would definitely recommend.

Date of stay: August 2018
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you, David. We replaced all mattresses and some of the beds at the beginning of this summer. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. Best wishes, John

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

House was very spacious. A peaceful retreat with good amenities and beautiful views. 10 mins from the town

Date of stay: April 2018
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you Shona for the nice review. We really appreciate it.

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Couldn’t recommend staying here enough to be honest! Very spacious modern and comfortable, have been here for nearly a month and basically it’s become a home from home! Owner John is extremely helpful and will assist with any issues you have should they arise. Perfect...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Allan, It's been a real pleasure to have hosted you and your group. Thank you very much for such a nice review, which is a tremendous encouragement to me, and especially to my helpers. Also,sharing the enjoyment of living in the house gives us a...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Very spacious. Well equipped with all mod cons. Cracking views and easy to find. Very friendly and accommodating owner

Date of stay: September 2017
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you for your encouragement! It makes the effort so worthwhile, particularly for my helpers.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

The location is excellent , conveniently located just minutes from the ferry and airport and town centre yet the absolutely fantastic views across the estuary and distant mountains are truly stunning.Just over the garden fence are stunning cliffside walks with magnificent scenery.This very spacious well...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Gibsoft, VR Owner at Druim Mor: very spacious modern house, 10 mins from town with fabulous views., responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thank you! I really appreciate your comments and it makes all the hard work worthwhile when we hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
City Getaway
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The house is situated in the area known locally as Swordale, which is a small village in Point - a peninsula tenaciously joined onto the main island by the Braighe - a thin causeway. There is a community shop and café about half a mile from the house on the way to town. Art, craft, groceries and a chat with the locals is available here.The house is set in a rural location, yet the main town of Stornoway is only 10 mins away by car. The airport is halfway between the town and the house. The views from the front of the house are absolutely stunning and a spectacular feature of the house. The vista allows residents to see the Scottish mainland, South Lochs, the Braighe, and ferries, cruise liners etc., making their way to and from the mainland. The house has some neighbours, but is still priv...
Getting around
Getting around is very easy. The bus stops only a matter of a few meters from the gate of the house as it turns on its way back to town again, usually at intervals of 20-30 mins It simply could not be more convenient. Taxis drivers are familiar with the house too and it's reasonably cheap. If you are bringing your own bikes, it is about half an hour to cover the 7.1 miles and mostly flat to the centre of town. By car (recommended), a quick tour of the island is to head towards town, onwards to Barvas and take a right to Ness if you've time, or left to Carloway. At Carloway, follow the road to Uig for some remote but fantastic sights, or turn towards Luerbost and continue round the circle back to town.
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