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The Old Post Office

Entire cottage hosted by Kim
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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This charming and cosy self catering holiday cottage in the beautiful crofting village of Tolsta Chaolais on the Isle of Lewis awaits couples who are seeking a holiday away from it all.

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Located in the beautiful crofting village of Tolsta Chaolais, on the Isle of Lewis, The Old Post Office is a charming and cosy self catering holiday cottage. It awaits couples who are seeking a holiday away from it all. Beautifully decorated, this warm and welcoming cottage has both central heating and a wood burning stove. After a day spent exploring the island, settle down in front of the fire with a book, watch a film, play Scrabble or do a puzzle, or simply take it easy and relax.

The kitchen is fully fitted with modern integrated appliances including double oven and grill, washing machine/drier, dish-washer and fridge freezer, and a wine fridge. For those of you that like to cook, there is a good range of cookbooks, pans, cookware and crockery that will allow you to make both simple or sumptuous meals. There is a basic stock of everyday essentials such as cleaning products, herbs, spices, condiments etc. Tesco will deliver directly to the cottage; you can arrange this before you travel from the comfort of your own home, as Tesco will deliver to your holiday destination in the UK. Tea towels and hand towels are supplied.

The bedroom has a comfortable kingsized bed and with a slightly quirky touch, there is a large freestanding bath in which you can luxuriously soak after your days activities. For those who prefer to shower, the separate shower room has old fashioned character with modern fittings and a large shower. Towels and bed linen are supplied. There is also a hair dryer in the bedroom.

As well as being a great place to relax, The Old Post Office is conveniently placed to access a variety of outdoor activities. There are walks around the village that allow you to gain fantastic views of the village and out to the Atlantic Ocean, plus others along the shore for the beachcomber in you. Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles and Buzzards are regularly seen, plus a variety of other migratory birds such as redwings and geese.

The cottage lies within close proximity to many archaeological, historical and cultural attractions and places of interest, such as The Calanais Stones, The Gearannan Blackhouses. and the Dùn Chàrlabhaigh Broch. As such you will find many days of interest and pleasure readily are easily available to you. The island is famous for its production of Harris Tweed which you can see being made locally and purchase if you so wish. See our 'Places to...' menu for more on this and for details of other attractions.

Guest access
The cottage will be unlocked, but we will walk up to greet you and make sure you get settled in (please let us have an approximate arrival time if possible).
This charming and cosy self catering holiday cottage in the beautiful crofting village of Tolsta Chaolais on the Isle of Lewis awaits couples who are seeking a holiday away from it all.

The space
Located in the beautiful crofting village of Tolsta Chaolais, on the Isle of Lewis, The Old Post Office is a charming and cosy self catering holiday cottage. It awaits couples who are seeking a holiday…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
TV
Washing machine
Heating
Hangers
Iron

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Tolstachaolais, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tolsta Chaolais (Tolastadh a Chaolais) is a crofting township on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. It consists of about forty houses, clustered around Loch a’ Bhaile, about a mile from the A858 road, between Callanish and Carloway.The name has a Norse element, Tolsta, combined with a Gaelic element, Caolas, and means “Farm by the Strait”.

Recognised as one of the prettiest villages on the island, Tolsta Chaolais is nestled between a sea loch, Loch Roag, and a freshwater loch, Loch a’Bhaile.

This traditional crofting township, where croft animals and livestock roam freely, provides an ideal base for immersing in island life and touring Lewis and Harris.
Tolsta Chaolais (Tolastadh a Chaolais) is a crofting township on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland. It consists of about forty houses, clustered around Loch a’ Bhaile, about a mile from the A858 road, between Callani…

Hosted by Kim

Joined in July 2019
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    • Steve
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      Things to know

      House rules
      Check-in: After 14:00
      Check out: 10:00
      Not suitable for children and infants
      No smoking
      No pets
      No parties or events

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