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The Happy Bishop

Uig, Isle of Lewis

Contemporary, energy efficient holiday home perched overlooking the Isle of Lewis’ stunning coastline and surrounded by nature.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£150-225 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

The Happy Bishop is owned and managed by Annabel.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Annabel.

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£150-225 per night
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The highlights
  • With a backdrop of rugged mountains and views over the unspoiled coastline of the Isle of Lewis, The Happy Bishop (named after the Uig chessmen) offers a peaceful escape for couples looking to reconnect with nature.
  • The house has been designed with sustainability in mind with a living roof, underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump and timber cladding that helps it blend in with the natural landscape.
  • Enjoy the spectacular views through huge windows in the open-plan living space or step out onto the glass-fronted balcony to soak it all up.
  • Be sure to pack a picnic and go for a stroll along the coastline.
  • There’s plenty to see and do in the area, from discovering the mysterious Callanish Standing Stones to exploring the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village to a day trip to Stornoway on the opposite coast.
  • You can also take local boat trips to see the area from the water, that set off from Miavaig harbour, which is about 10 minutes away.
  • You're also nicely placed to visit Uig Sands restaurant, which is a great fine dining restaurant within easy reach of The Happy Bishop.

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You should know
  • Due to the rural location, a car is recommended.
  • Check in and out days are Tuesdays and Saturdays for the last week of June to the end of the first week in September.

Licensing
This property has a Scottish STL Licence
Licence No: ES01051F
Licensed up to: 2 guests
EPC rating: C

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Passivhaus / airtight construction

Heat pumps / Heat recovery ventilation system

Other green credentials

Grass / living roof

100% green energy supplier

Underfloor heating

Motion sensor lightbulbs

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Recycling of all recyclable waste

Very high levels of insulation

Draft-proofed to a very high level

100% local produce in welcome pack

Eco toiletries

Organic and ethically sourced soap / shampoo

All energy efficient appliances

Public transport accessible

Superior double or triple glazed windows

Energy Performance Certificate rating C

All food waste composted

Eco cleaning products

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The detail

Perched overlooking the stunning coastline of the Isle of Lewis, this striking, energy-efficient house is surrounded by rugged mountains, sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters. Explore the breathtaking natural beauty around you or head out to explore Lewis or Harris nearby, with the opportunity to spot wildlife such as seals, dolphins and seabirds along the way. Or, you can simply take it all in from the glass-fronted balcony with a glass of something and soak up the serenity of this patch of unspoiled coastline.

You'll find The Happy Bishop in one of the island's traditional crofting communities with a remote, wild feeling to the location. The contemporary style of the house was designed with sustainable living and the surrounding environment in mind. It features a sloping living roof that mirrors the dramatic shapes of the landscape beyond and is clad in Siberian Larch, helping it blend in with the natural surroundings. You'll be warm and cosy while enjoying the stunning views through huge windows thanks to the underfloor heating, all powered by an air source heat pump. And thanks to the Bluetooth speaker, you can play your own tunes throughout your stay.

The open-plan living area is the heart of the house with the huge windows that overlook the water providing the focal point. Relax on the sofa or sit down to a meal at the dining table and enjoy the stunning views. On warmer days, open the big sliding doors and extend your living space out onto the balcony, the perfect spot for a cup of coffee to start your day off. There's a fully-equipped kitchen with all the essentials to get you started and a picnic bag and flask for your outdoor adventures.

You also have a study area that is ideal for anyone who needs to do a bit of work during their stay. The study area is spacious and is separated off from the open lounge living area and has a large desk.

Move through to the bedroom where you'll find a luxurious king size bed, complete with soft, crisp linens and with Egyptian cotton towels waiting for you. The ensuite bathroom features a walk-in shower and natural, ethical toiletries are provided.

There's plenty of exploring to do in the surrounding area, from hiking along the coastal trails to visiting historic landmarks and cultural sites. Get your bearings with a stroll along the coast to Cliff or Reef beach or hop in the car and head to picturesque beaches like Dalmore and Uig Sands where you might be lucky enough to spot some seals. Alternatively the Kneep/Valtos beaches are literally on your doorstep.

For history enthusiasts, a trip to the ancient and mysterious Callanish Standing Stones is a must. Or you can learn a bit more about the island's traditional crofting heritage by visiting the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. For a change of scene, the bustling town of Stornoway is less than an hour's drive with a range of shops, restaurants and a museum to explore.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • No Smoking
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Strictly No Single Night Stays
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Netflix
Outside
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
£150-225 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 3 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability

The Happy Bishop is owned and managed by Annabel.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Annabel.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Last week of June to end of first week in September check in/out on Tuesdays and Saturdays only
All other dates check in/out any day
Minimum 3 night stay
£140 cleaning/laundry fee
£35 pet fee - maximum of two well behaved dogs.

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