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The Old Post Office, Tolsta Chaolais, Isle Of Lewis

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 ...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.More
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About the Owner
Steve M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2017
Interaction with guests
We provide all our guests with a warm welcome and we live in Tolsta Chaolais so are always available if required.
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

What can I say that hasn’t already been said. This is the perfect holiday rental. The village is lovely and all of the locals are very friendly, speaking to you as you walk along or giving you a wave if they drive past. The location...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank clb1953
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The Old Post Office is a credit to Kim and Steve, a stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Besides the high quality decor, furniture and fittings, it really does feel like home, due to all the little extras. Delicious home made fruit cake and fizz...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank susiestodmorden
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Date of stay: September 2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A relaxing and quiet spot, the ideal "get away from it all" location, but still an accessible base to explore all the main areas of the islands. Steve and Kim were very helpful and friendly hosts who have thought of just about everything you could...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank steve m
Reviewed 10 June 2018

What a beautiful property in the middle of a stunning little village Tolsta Chaolais. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by puppies from next door (adorable) and it was just a WOW moment as we entered the property, realizing we had picked a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 324nataliem
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Housekeeping Included
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Ocean Views
Freezer
Private Garden
Iron
Parking
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
The cottage lies within close proximity to many archaeological, historical and cultural attractions and places of interest, such as The Calanais Stones and The Gearannan Blackhouses. As such you will find many days of interest and pleasure readily and 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 these and for details of other attractions.
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