Hona

Mangersta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EY

Type:Self Catering

From £500.00

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About

Hona is a small house in an imposing landscape of contrasts, from austere rocky mountains to soft white sandy beaches. The incredible landscape of Harris and Lewis has much to offer in terms of its dramatic natural beauty, social history, and outdoor activities such as swimming, walking, climbing, fishing, canoeing. Hona offers a comfortable and individual one-bedroom house that is well equipped to provide the perfect getaway in any season. Inside the house there are nature inspired artworks made from locally foraged material  and a ‘rustic’ bathroom cabinet made from the old pews that were in the original Mission Hall that stood here, that add atmosphere and amplify the sense of place within this wild landscape. On the shelves you’ll find a selection of specially collated books, films and music that resonate with this place. When you arrive you will be greeted with a Hona tote bag containing a reflective nightcap (Hona has its own unique whisky that embodies the elemental spirit of this location), allowing you to savour and reflect on a perfect day as well as a small gift made from a seasonal found object...

The house also contains some working tools for observation. Close focus binoculars for watching insects, birds and catching glimpses of seals, dolphins, basking sharks and whales, all local to the area. Take one of the field lenses with you on a walk to magnify your finds, revealing the architectural structures of tiny marsh plants or the whorls in a whelk shell. A series of cards detail suggested walks and places to visit during your stay (these relate to a large wall mounted aerial view of the landscape around Mangersta) and include bird-watching locations and what to look out for; the best beach to find auger shells or cowries, and where to find the best boulders. Hona’s bookshelves are stocked with helpful guides to identify wildflowers, coastal finds and geological information, as well as social historical information on the area. After a day of fresh air and exploration you can also buy fresh sea food locally and a well-stocked community grocery or visit Uig Sands for a fine dining experience with a view you’ll not forget.

One well behaved dog is allowed on application. An additional cleaning charge of £40 per week is requested, but we ask that dogs are not allowed onto furniture and that care is taken to dry paws in the porch before entering the house. Please note this is an active crofting area, dog owners should be mindful of livestock and keep their dog under control at all times and on a lead during lambing and nesting seasons.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
1
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Hona£500.00 per unit per week

*17 Dec - 6 Jan £800
7 Jan - 1 April £500
2 April- 15 June £800
16 June- 15 Oct £1,000
16 Oct - 16 Dec £500

Facilities

Catering

  • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles - Uig Sands 10 minute drive
  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop - Uig Community Shop 15 minute drive

Children

  • Children Welcome

Domestic

  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Cooker
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron Available
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Private Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towel Charge
  • Towels Provided
  • Wash Hand Basin
  • Washing Machine

Facilities

  • Disabled Access
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking Permitted - no smoking inside the house
  • Picnic Area

Leisure Facilities

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Recreational Facilities - Nature abounds right outside the house
  • Radio
  • Television
  • TV Lounge
  • WiFi

Location

  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Lochside Location
  • Mountains area
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted

Special Requirements

  • Business Travellers
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Dogs Welcome - additional cleaning charge £40 / week
  • Families - sleeps 2 but there's a bed sofa
  • Pets Allowed - one dog only @ £40 per week
  • Pets Welcome By Arrangement - one dog only @ £40 per week
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People

Transport

  • Cycle Hire Nearby - there are 3 bike hire shops in Stornoway
  • Disabled Parking
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Parking

Map & Directions

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Awards

  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
  • Other AwardsPlatinum Listing Platinum Listing 2020

What's Nearby

  1. You will find Mangurstadh Gallery, a  family run business, on a working croft in Uig,…

    0.73 miles away

  2. Photograph © David Wilson


    The glorious bay at Uig, south west Lewis, has many of…

    1.04 miles away
  3. Short, low growing with spike of bright yellow flowers

    1.04 miles away
  1. Low growing white flower with 5 petals found in rocky crevices and shingle on coast

    1.1 miles away
  2. One of the largest fish seen in the waters around the Outer Hebrides.

    1.28 miles away
  3. Stac Dhomhnuill Chaim is situated near the village of Mangersta in Uig.

    1.3 miles away
  4. Camas Uige or Uig Bay is in a national scenic area in the south west of Lewis.

    1.68 miles away
  5. Traigh Mhangurstadh (Mangersta) is a beautiful beach in the parish of Uig in south west…

    2.01 miles away
  6. Ard Feinis is a rocky promontory just south of Mangurstadh in the south west of Lewis.

    2.28 miles away
  7. In the remote region of uig on the Isle of Lewis, you will find Uig Heritage Centre. …

    2.81 miles away
  8. Camas na Clibhe (Cliff beach) is a quartz sand beach situated on the Valtos peninsular in…

    4.95 miles away
  9. Public Art structure by artists Marian Leven and Will Maclean that reflects local,…

    5.54 miles away
  10. Traigh na Beirghe (Reef Beach) is a very long, sweeping, white sand beach in Uig

    5.6 miles away
  11. A low growing plant with small white 2 lobed flowers. Found on improved agricultural land…

    5.77 miles away
  12. Tall, slim stems with pale blue flowers

    5.91 miles away

  13. Photograph of Pabbay from Reef Beach © David Wilson

    In The Chessmen, Uig Gala day is…

    6.38 miles away
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