New Hebridean Retreat - Shepherd Hut with gym and hot tub use

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, hob, electric kettle

Overview of New Hebridean Retreat - Shepherd Hut with gym and hot tub use

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New Hebridean Retreat - Shepherd Hut with gym and hot tub use

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Gym
  • Outdoor space
  • Hot tub
  • Water view
  • Barbecue grill
Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuseum Nan Eilean19 min drive
  • Popular LocationStornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal25 min drive
  • Popular LocationLews Castle25 min drive
  • AirportStornoway (SYY)26 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

New Hebridean Retreat - Shepherd Hut with gym and hot tub use

Adults-only cabin with fitness centre and spa tub
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.
Free WIFI.
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!

Guests at IsleBebytheSea have access to my small home gym. It is attached to my house, approx. 40 metres from hut. The gym is approx. 3 Metres by 4 Metres and contains resistance and cardiovascular equipment. Guests using the gym will need to complete a short safety induction and agree to terms of use first.

You can have private use of our ‘secret garden’ with deck and ‘Lay Z Spa’ hot tub (soft tub). Please note, this is just a domestic hot tub. Terms of use apply to using it. It is chlorinated and tested daily, use of it is dependant on a satisfactory chemical balance and temperature. A short induction is required before it is used.

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.
Guest accommodation at this cabin offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub and a fitness centre.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • On the lake
  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Property does not allow children

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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About this area

Isle of Lewis

Located in Isle of Lewis, this cabin is in a rural area and on the waterfront. While the natural beauty of Tràigh Thunga and Tràigh Mhealaboist can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can head to Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including wildlife walks.

What's nearby

  • Tràigh Thunga - 14 min drive
  • Museum Nan Eilean - 19 min drive
  • An Lanntair - 20 min drive
  • Stornoway Lewis Ferry Terminal - 25 min drive
  • Lews Castle - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Stornoway (SYY) - 26 min drive


  • Bridge Centre - 13 min drive
  • Kopi Java - 13 min drive
  • HS-1 Cafe Bar - 13 min drive
  • Bangla Spice - 14 min drive
  • Thai - 14 min drive

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 2 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing hut - such luxurious touches - everything has been thought of. Location is fantastic for exploring both Lewis and Harris. We had a brilliant stay!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Delightful accommodation in an idyllic setting
Somehow this ‘shepherds hut’ miraculously contains everything one can need for a very comfortable and restful holiday. The loch-side setting is utterly tranquil and the views are glorious but it is Ann’s hospitality and attention to detail - for example the provision of fresh fruit and milk on arrival and even a fleecy hot water bottle in case it turned chilly at night - that made this a really delightful and memorable stay. If you like star-gazing from a hot tub, or waking to nothing but the sound of the occasional cockerel crowing or sheep bleating then this is the place for you.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019