A large, spotlessly clean, comfortable chalet filled with every modern convenience. We lacked for nothing during our stay. The location too was ideal as a base for exploring the Isle of Lewis, since it's centrally located but only a short drive from Stornoway.
We spent a week here while visiting some of my family who live in Lewis, and had a wonderful stay. The chalet was extremely well equipped and comfortable, and the view from the decking was incredible. The location for exploring both Lewis and Harris by car was very convenient. As semi-regular visitors to the Outer Hebrides, we would love to come back to the Chalets again in the future.
A really good quality cabin and very well equipped - signifcantly better quality furnishings and kitchen equipment than normal. Washer and drier also good. Good position and slightly higher meant a bit of a breeze to keep the midges away! A good distance from another cabin or any houses. Owner came round to say Hi and see if we needed anything but otherwise left us to enjoy ourselves.
On arrival we found a perfect house-chalet, perfect and perfect, with a specific climate.Very close to Stornoway, 5 min drive to the local store and gas station.Don very polite and helpful. He explained everything with details, showed where the fish equipment is and where the good fisheries area.Close to amazing attractions, I recommend visiting the beach: Luskentyre beach, Traigh Bhostadh( Bosta beach), Scarista beach,Mangersta Beach.For the first time in my life I have seen such beautiful views.At Bosta beach, you must see the Iron Age House! Be sure to see the Gearannan Blackhouse Village and second great Museum Black House in Arnol.Huge impression is also made by the Viking village, available for sightseeing without a fee-full name-Norse Mill and Kiln, Shawbost.Sunday drivers are warning before driving GOLDEN ROAD.Beautiful views, but we were all sweaty with fear, like rats, a narrow road over the girdle, we drived 20 miles an hour, my wife was terryfied.The Chalet has a great location for sightseeing with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains,It deserves the highest marks, the owners also. We fell in love with this place. I threw a few photos on facebook, at work I was overwhelmed with questions about the island and chalet, everyone was surprised by the price of the chalet - very honest, amazed by the beauty of the landscape.Unfortunately, no one from my place of work was on Isle of Lewis and Harris, so all the information I got online, but I suspect that some people I talked to would go for a holiday in this amazing place.I think it was the best holiday in my life.Great thanks to Don for a wonderful chalet and professional help and kindness.
I have just returned from a wonderful visit to the Outer Hebrides, Isle of Lewis and Harris. When you go traveling a lot of the activities you plan and accomplish are dependent on the weather. We were fortunate that after a bit of soggy start we had three days of sunshine and rising temperatures. It was a wonderful trip and the Island offers culture, hills, stunning beaches and much much more...
So, Orisaigh Chalet, our chosen venue because of the the locality to Stornoway and the all important admission of our dog 'Basil'.
The chalet is a good size, all rooms are clean and well appointed. There are plenty of towels and the kitchen comes with every utensil you could wish for. The chalet also comes with local literature and a DVD collection. There is a good size decking with table and chairs to the front of the property which affords wonderful views.
To the rear of the chalet there is a wee loch with a little hut that allows you to take a seat and admire the scenery.
So, why after such a glowing review have i not given Orisaigh 5 stars (Excellent)? Simply this, when we arrived at the chalet we were informed in the introduction manual that we would have to pay an additional fee for electricity. This is done by taking a key for the electricity meter to a nearby shop and purchasing credit for it. We did not by any stretch of the imagination go crazy with electricity, just the normal, heating water, the fridge, cooker and the TV, but this was still draining approximately £5.00 a day which is more than i pay for my 3 bed detached house back home. My criticism is that no where on the Heather Isle Chalets website does it mention this, and although a trivial thing to some, for me personally I don't want to come on holiday and have to monitor my use of electricity when i have paid a fee upfront.
Another thing to note, the Outer Hebrides is old school, on a Sunday there are very limited places open to buy groceries, the Island basically has the day off... I like that.