Welcome to The Ard - New for Summer 2011
The Ard is a new build 2 bedroom holiday cottage on the captivating island of Great Bernera. It offers a setting in which to relax and appreciate the tranquility of island atmosphere.
It is only 5 mins from the beautiful beach of Bosta, which sites a reconstructed, fully working Iron Age house, and a Marcus Vergette art installation, The Time & Tide bell.
The Ard has been designed with the comfort of guests in mind. It is both spacious and well equipped and is the perfect choice for couples or families wanting to get away from it all and explore the wild and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides.
The house is located in a stunning setting and to make the most of this, the living room and kitchen have been positioned looking out to sea; patio doors lead out from the living room onto a decked area, where you can sit and relax while making the most of the view.
We have added some extra touches to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your stay:
An Aga stove is in the living room, making sure the house is nice and cosy.
All beds are fitted with Kaymed spinal support mattresses aiming to reduce any pressure from build up leading to neck, back and joint pains during sleep.
The bathroom has a whirlpool bath with 21 jets (base, side, back and reflexology and 7 colours). The bath has a directional flow valve, allowing you to isolate various jets to help relaxation and focus in on certain problematic areas of the body. Just the thing at the end of a tiring day exploring the islands!
Stunning view out to sea.
Decked area to make the most of the view.
To book this Holiday Cottage, or find out more, please contact them directly by
old hill at Bosta beach
Disabled Facilities: Yes. Ramp into the house for disabled guests
Linen Provided: Yes. Towels, bedding
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: Yes. Fuel type: Various / Other
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. decked area with chairs, table and bbq
Local Services: Local shop, museum, cafe, church, school, beach, bus service
Getting here from the Stornoway Information Centre
Take the A859 from Stornoway in the direction of Tarbert. After 7 miles turn right following signs for Bernera/Uig. After a further 8 miles, at Garynahine turn left following B8011 for 3 miles. Turn right for Bernera and continue over road bridge. 2 miles further to Beaclete then continue past the church, take the right turn just before the community centre, continue on until you see another right, take the turn and follow until you see The Ard at the end of the road (white cottage at top of the hill).See map.
Getting here by car:
Take the A859 from Stornoway in the direction of Tarbert. After 7 miles turn right following signs for Bernera/Uig. After a further 8 miles, at Garynahine turn left following B8011 for 3 miles. Turn right for Bernera and continue over road bridge. 2 miles further to Beaclete then continue past the church, take the right turn just before the community centre, continue on until you see another right, take the turn and follow until you see The Ard at the end of the road (white cottage at top of the hill).
FlyBe operates flights daily, Monday to Sunday, to Stornoway from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. For details phone 0871 700 2000 (calls cost 10p per minute) or check timetables and book online at http://www.flybe.com.
If you are arriving from further afield, you should book a flight to Glasgow, Edinburgh or London then onwards to Stornoway via Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness or Aberdeen.
If your main address is in the Western Isles, you can apply for an Air Discount Scheme card which will entitle you to 40% off air fares to and from Stornoway. For more information see www.airdiscountscheme.com.
Caledonian MacBrayne runs car and passenger ferries all year round. From Uig in Skye to Tarbert in Harris (1.5 hours sailing time). The drive from Tarbert to Bernera is about 1 hour. There is also a ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway (Lewis) every day (including Sunday). This sailing is 2.45 hours.There are 2 sailings during the week (3 on Wed, Friday during the Summer) and 1 on a Sunday. For times and reservations contact Caledonian MacBrayne on 01851 70261 (Stornoway office) or www.calmac.co.uk
You can bring your car across or leave it at one of the ferry departure points and travel as a foot passenger. As a guide car + 2 passengers is approx £108 return, foot passenger £14 return.