The accommodation consists of a lounge area, a well provided kitchen, a toilet and shower room, and a double bed on the mezzanine. The lounge also contains a comfortable sofa bed. The Cabin is also equipped with a washing machine, wifi, plenty of books and a selection of DVDs and tapes, with a video monitor. In addition, to help your holiday, we have provided a range of local information, maps and wild life identification guides.
The Cabin is compact but has a great feeling of space inside. It has a marine theme with its furnishings, artwork, some of its wall lights and boaty staircase. There are also a few objects originally from old boats.
The Cabin is situated on a traditional working croft – sheep and a friendly, sometimes over-friendly, band of chickens. The surrounding area is a quiet crofting community along a single track road by the sea.
There are beautiful views from The Cabin and croft. To the north lies Lewis and Harris, the Outer Hebrides; in the west there are hill grazing grounds and some lovely walks; to the east across the beautiful Loch Snizort is the ferry port of Uig and the Trotternish Mountains behind; and to the south, are views to the Raasay and mainland mountains some sixty miles away. The Cabin enjoys, when the weather is kind, beautiful sights of both the Sun and Moon rising over the Trotternish ridge across the loch. In the summer the sun rises early, perhaps too early for some! However it is quite spectacular. Another spectacle are the Northern Lights occasionally seen during autumn and winter.
There are frequent sightings of eagles, whales and dolphins from the croft, and a range of birdlife and wild flowers are found on the croft land, and surrounding hills and cliffs. The Waternish countryside make the Cabin an ideal centre for walking or cycling.
The Cabin is on a working croft and lies within its own garden and next to the croft house. At the top of the croft, through the gate opposite the Cabin is a seated area with a table that has wonderful uninterrupted sea views. Next to this is a place where fires may be lit. You will, however need to collect your own driftwood.
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