IsleBebytheSea is a new and bespoke built shepherd hut, especially designed and built for the local elements. It is decorated with a cosy traditional Hebridean theme, finished using local wood and tweed, in a vintage character. The benefits from modern comforts, hot water and of course, electricity!
We accept up to 2 guests. There are 2 full size double beds, set up as bunks. There is a short ladder to access the top bed. It offers a bespoke crafted, fully equipped kitchenette, baby butler sink, Le Creuset cookware and vintage cups & saucers.
There is a cute little, but fully equipped WC and shower room with electric shower.
Due to the open location and fierce Winters we get in the Outer Hebrides, we opted for sealed cottage style windows, these are very cosy, offer amazing uninterrupted sea views, and are finished with Harris tweed blinds.
There is under bed luggage storage available to guests.
Mobile signal is very weak and is not reliable here.
There are a radio and books for your use.
Your hut is fully insulated and has a heater if you need it, and a fan for the hot days.
The hut is located at the bottom of my garden on a working croft, opening onto the sea shore via a private foot path.
The hut is set 50 meters away from the road,
in a rural location, in the North Lochs area.
We are central to Lewis & Harris, approx 3 miles off the main 'spinal' road which connects Lewis &Harris. Our guests comment on the convenience of the location of IsleBebytheSea, using it as a base for exploring both Lewis & Harris, and having easy travel to and from ferry and airport. (IsleBebytheSea is approx. a 15min drive to Stornoway & 30min drive to Harris - 40min to Tarbert.)
We are close to the Hebridean Way too.
Please be aware we have cats, dogs, hens and horses near your accommodation, and the cats will be very keen to meet you!
This is primarily a working croft with large animals, often heavy machinery, deep ditches and electric fencing, so sadly we are not suitably geared up for accepting children. As such we cannot accept children. Sorry if this doesn’t suit your needs. Please also note the hut is accessed via 2 steps.
We do not accept pets, sorry.
Please note, as a shepherd hut, this type of accommodation is snug. Your studio area is approx 2.8 x 3.5 m, (excluding the bed area and shower room). This is generous for a shepherd hut, and bigger than most glamping pods, but it's still cosy!
Relax and enjoy watching the boats sail by on the water, spot the marine life swimming about, listen to the birdsongs, star gaze to our dark sky while in the hot tub, enjoy the sight of the wild flowers and sample the fruit from the bushes lining the hut garden. Walk to the top of the drive to look out for the aurora borealis.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended for your trip to the Islands. Sometimes our ferries and planes get weather bound or can’t travel due to technical issues. Occasionally, we are subject to long power cuts in here in the Islands. (These are more Winter problems, but they have been known in Summer too!) Or maybe you have to change your plans at short notice.. These things could ruin your holiday and leave you out of pocket.. And as we stick to our cancellation policy 100%, travel insurance could offer you peace of mind for the financial side of things.