Thank you to both Kirsty and Tony for letting us share their home. The room was very large ,clean,with a wonderful bed.The large picture window meant you could lay in bed and look out over Uig Sands. Breakfast was continental style,left fresh every morning in a picnic basket outside your room.A fridge in the room meant you keep could keep milk,cheese,cold meat etc fresh at all times. A truly great area to stay with lovely host's and first class accomadation.
Fortunately booked longest B & B stay, 3 nights, here on our Scotland/Hebridean road trip. and so glad we did. Stunning views and position of the property overlooking the bay, what a special island. Big breakfast hampers each morning, full of a wide range of goodies, far too much to eat it all! But most of all we loved how engaged Kirsty and Tony are in their guests. No quick passing chats at this B & B, they go out of their way to connect with you and tell you about life on the island & places to go and that's why we love staying at B & Bs. We weren't blessed with wonderful weather, but hey ho, can't have everything. And a mention too of the wonderful selection of books in an enormous bookcase in your room.
By chance we discovered Suainaval when we travelled the Scottish mainland and the Outer Hebrides. A warm welcome, lovely room with a huge panorama window looking towards Uig Bay (better than any TV-program !!!). Tony and Kirsty were lovely hosts. The breakfast was fabulous. When ever going back to Lewis, that is our first adress. p.s. There are some changes since 2017. Blease check the homepage. p.s. Our last visits have been in May 2013 and May 2016. We missed 2017/2018.
Some places are difficult to review, because they have something “SPECIAL”, nearly impossible to describe… Suainaval, to us, is one of them. I think that, likely, what made us feel so good there was the distinct feeling that the family doesn’t host only for guests benefit, but also for their own… because THEY TRULY LIKE DOING THAT! And actually, we remember this accommodation as one of the best ever received in our life. Kirsty, Tony, lovely Megan (hope the name is right…); not to mention Rose and Charlie, the authentic Eriskay ponies… a GREAT TEAM! We loved the way how they behaved: SHOWING THEMSELVES IN THEIR FAMILY LIFE, in the most natural way… we were so honoured by that… Moreover, their MANAGEMENT was VERY EFFICIENT AND HELPFUL, WITHOUT BEING INTRUSIVE. HIGHLY RELAXING. They met all our possible needs, provided us with info on tours and places to eat; and more, they gifted us some of their beautiful pictures of Uig area… Thank you :-D BREAKFAST too was EXCELLENT, served on a very well looked after and inviting table. Little by little, we also started falling in love with the LANDSCAPE around: apparently not sensational, if compared to other beaches on the island; and YET INCREDIBLY FASCINATING, AND ALWAYS SURPRISING, because of its non-stop changing! Well… as I told at the beginning, I feel that I could just give a clue of how was staying at Suainaval… You must go there, and experience first-hand. What we already are hoping to redo next year! Thank you to all of you :-)…
If you're headed to Lewis with a small party, stay here. Your hosts will be warm and helpful, and the area is full of interest. The rooms are very comfortable with lots of windows onto an area dominated by the Uig sands and the hills of west Lewis. When we arrived, with the sun setting and the moon rising, Tony told us to go drive up Forsnabhal for the incomparable panorama out across the headlands and the Atlantic and, turning around, back across the island. The next day, learning that we were two geologists, he and Kirsty gave us an itinerary that included the sands, headlands, mountains and machair. Although we did not go out very far, Ness is an easy drive, so that one could see, for example, the Butt of Lewis, Callanish, and Dun Carloway all in a day.