Outer Hebrides Holiday Accommodation

When you bowl down into Tolsta Chaolais and turn left, up the wee sweep of hill, to Glenview, you’re at once enthralled by its stance.

The house sits neatly on a bluff with a commanding outlook over the village – and much of Lewis and Harris beyond.

Immediately the pleasant homes, green fields, neat gardens and evocative ruins of old, roofless ‘black houses’ roll out below – a living village of cheerful future as well as respect for the past.

Somewhere, a cockerel crows; lambs call for their Mums. You can hear the laughter of village children; scent the delicious reek of local peat fires. 

But, beyond, Loch Roag glitters; and further out – always murmuring and, by night, with steady swell and roar – rolls the mighty Atlantic. (We like, in our droll way, to describe Lewis as a large island to the east of Canada.)

South, over Loch Roag, your eye sweeping east and west, there’s a great array of hills, from the round summits of the Park district ramparts of the Harris mountains (Clisham, the highest in all the Outer Hebrides, stands 2,621 feet tall – that’s 799 metres in European) to the closer and somehow more eerie mountains in the lonely heart of Uig.

But you must tear yourself away and step inside – though perhaps noticing our handsome decking-area, and other little spots outside the house where you can perch with your morning coffee and drink in the scenery.

Inside Glenview, you’re struck at once by the sense of light, brightness and flow.

With soft white décor, sweeping engineered-oak flooring throughout, and – everywhere , for our late summer evenings – recessed ceiling-spotlights – it’s classy, uncluttered, and without the least sense of being cramped.

There’s an interesting story about Glenview.

Built only in the early 1950s by a local veteran of the Second World War, it was erected with a tender eye on the lady he expected to marry.

But she was in distant Argyll, it took him years to finish the building – and, before they could wed, she sadly died.

In such poignancy it was completed. Decades on, modernized and immaculately refurbished, Glenview will have quite other memories for you.

Fantastic holiday cottage, extremely well equipped and furnished to a very high standard.

Glenview photo gallery 3 star self catering cottage