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New Tolsta Self catering, Lewis
This original stone built croft house is situated on the East Coast of the lovely Isle of Lewis approx 14 miles from the town of Stornoway, convenient for airport and ferry terminal and within a walking distance from the popular Garry Sands, almost a mile of undisturbed golden sands and suitable for bathing.
Garry Beach, Lewis
Golf, Fishing (sea and loch), Hillwalking, and Birdwatching are just some of the recreational pursuits to be enjoyed on the island. There is also the traditional Neolithic “Standing Stones” of Callanish which predate the Egyptian Pyramids and the Pictish Carloway Broch, a 2000 year old dry stone fortified tower, worth a visit on the West coast of the island, too.
New Tolsta provides many opportunities for walking, with one of the island's most popular walks from the "Bridge to Nowhere" above Garry Beach along the high cliffs to the waterfall at "Abhainn na Cloiche" where a wealth of wildlife and seabirds can be seen; this walk takes about 30 minutes from the bridge, but for the more experienced there is the option of continuing along the coast following the green painted posts to Skigersta in Ness which will take approximately 4 hours one way, with some breathtaking views on the way.
View from the road, New Tolsta Self catering, Lewis
The house is in the village of New Tolsta North of the island's main town of Stornoway with Superstores and a large choice of pubs and restaurants.
The village of Tolsta boasts one well stocked shop including a Post Office just a mile from the house. A regular bus service from the village to Stornoway connects with bus routes to all other areas of the island daily except Sunday. Stornoway Airport is on the outskirts of the town with daily flights to the Scottish Mainland to Inverness and Glasgow. There is also a ferry terminal with daily ferries from Stornoway to Ullapool, twice daily during Summer months.
Downstairs double room, New Tolsta Self catering, Lewis   Upstairs double room, New Tolsta Self catering, Lewis
The cottage has been modernised to a good standard to include partial double glazing, however it still maintains many of its original features. Ground floor comprises of kitchen with full size 4 ring gas cooker, microwave oven, automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer, Sky TV; sitting room with Sky TV, DVD player and CD player, double bedroom, full bathroom with electric shower over bath and bathroom heater. Upstairs are one double bedroom and one twin bedroom both with traditional sloping ceilings with Sky TV in the twin room.
Upstairs twin room, New Tolsta Self catering, Lewis   Kitchen, New Tolsta Self catering, Lewis
Bed linen and towels are supplied.
Cottage sleeps 4 + cot.
One pet by arrangement.
Non Smoking.
Off road private parking.
Free Wifi.
Cottage mostly electric, Electricity on key meter - First £20.00 free.
Full size 4 ring gas cooker - gas included in rental.
Open May - September.
How to find us - Lewis can be reached by ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway or from Uig Skye to Tarbert Harris (check with ferry company Caledonian MacBrayne for ferry times), there is also daily flights to Stornoway. From the town of Stornoway take the A857 main route out of town to its junction with the B895 signposted North Tolsta and follow this road to the village of North Tolsta, continue through the village, keep to the left at the war memorial, continue on to the Post Office situated on the left side of the road and take the second right turn after the Post Office, the house is the 3rd on the right. Private off road parking.
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