Heb.Holiday, Self Catering, Outer Hebrides

4.63

Entire residential home hosted by Archie

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Self check-in
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This comfortable 3-bed family home on the Isle of Benbecula is newly refurbished to a high standard and includes fibre broadband and a 4K Smart TV with Freesat and complementary Netflix.

Perfect for exploring the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides, it is located in Balivanich village, next to all amenities (shop, bank, filling station, bakery etc.)

As well as the home creature comforts, the property is just yards away from the island's beautiful beaches.

The space
Failte! Welcome!

Heb.Holiday is a brand newly refurbished holiday let, available this year (2019) for the first time.

Located next to the supermarket, bakery, hospital, post office, children's play area, bank, restaurant, garage, filling station, airport, take away, gift shop, delicatessen and local golf course, and with parking immediately outside, Heb.Holiday is the perfect location from which to explore the islands. The famous Askernish links course, built by Old Tom Morris, is less than 30 minutes drive away, while Culla Bay, one of the signature beaches of the Hebrides, is on the doorstep, just three minutes drive from the property.

Whether here for business or pleasure, Heb.Holiday is ideal for up to five visitors. We are open for individuals, couples, families or up to five adults sleeping in three comfortable bedrooms (one king, one twin and one single).

So, come in, relax and enjoy visiting to our beautiful islands while experiencing the comfort you'd expect in your own home - you are very welcome.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free on-street parking
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Garden
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Where you’ll be

Balivanich, Scotland, United Kingdom

Centrally located in the Southern Isles, Balivanich is the largest village in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides and benefits from all the necessary amenities, including an airport. It is just a short walk from a couple of the Hebrides' greatest attractions: beautiful, pristine white sandy beaches! It is also just a mile away from the local 18-hole golf course.

Wherever you are approaching Balivanich from, you will know you are nearly there when the distinctive 'egg-cup'-style water tower - almost as famous as the island's beaches - looms into view. You can see the tower close up when you visit MacGillivray's gift shop, immediately across the road from this unique landmark.

Balivanich's name is derived from the Gaelic for "town of the monk" and possibly relates to a monastery which may have been founded here as early as the 6th century. Teampull Chaluim Chille, an ancient church dedicated to Columba, may have been part of this monastery. Its remains can still be seen south of the village.

The airfield, built during World War II, became the control centre for the Hebrides rocket range, established in 1957 at the height of the Cold War. It is now Benbecula Airport. Unusually, as a result of the Range's presence, on the western outskirts of the village is a nuclear-proof shelter, which has long been sold by the Ministry of Defence to the community, and is now a community hub housing several businesses, including the local community radio station.

Balivanich's location makes it the perfect base to explore the Southern Isles, which stretch to the south and north of the Isle of Benbecula.

Hosted by Archie

  1. Joined in April 2019
  • 9 Reviews
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Born and raised in South Uist. Fluent Gaelic speaker. Former editor of award-winning local community newspaper, Am Paipear. Currently editor of four community newspapers in County Durham and now hosting guests at my former home in Balivanich.
Born and raised in South Uist. Fluent Gaelic speaker. Former editor of award-winning local community newspaper, Am Paipear. Currently editor of four community newspapers in County…

Co-hosts

  • Irene
  • Chrissie

During your stay

A host will be available at all times to answer any questions you might have or provide any advice you may need.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 67%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £100

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